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ascetic
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Brave New World
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  • Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.

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  • The ascetic life has been more pronounced in Hinduism and Buddhism than in other major religions.
  • Most religions have or have had traces of asceticism in order to achieve a spiritual goal.

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