Could you please take this survey? It will help us a great deal in our academic research.

Please note that is a very general survey and it tries to find the meaning of asceticism in our current society.

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* 1. What do you understand by Christian ascetic life, ascesis and asceticism?

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* 2. How important is the ascetic life for you?

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* 3. If you were given a spiritual recipe by your spiritual director (10 prayers, 30 prostrations, 40 minutes of meditation etc.) for each day, would you be willing to fulfill it?

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* 4. What do you think is the purpose of Christian asceticism?

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* 5. Do you believe there is a connection between holiness and the amount of ascetical practices?

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* 6. Which is the relationship between external and internal asceticism?

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* 7. What should be the balance between relaxation and spiritual tension:

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* 8. Would you be interested in practicing certain forms of Christian meditation on a daily basis?

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* 9. Choose from the list below the items that can represent new forms of asceticism relevant for today:

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* 10. Choose all of the true statements for you:

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