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Here he lived a quiet if not an ascetic life.
The first four gurus led simple ascetic lives and were regardless of wordly affairs.
It shows a clear discernment of the dangers of the ascetic life, and a deep insight into the significance of the Augustinian doctrine of grace.
Cromwell himself was no ascetic and saw no harm in honest sport.
A more or less ascetic mode of life was also natural under the circumstances.