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ascetic
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Heart of Darkness
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  • He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol.

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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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