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.

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

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

How important is the ascetic life for you?

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

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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* 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?

What do you think is the purpose of Christian asceticism?

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

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

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

Which is the relationship between external and internal asceticism?

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

What should be the balance between relaxation and spiritual tension:

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

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

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

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

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

Choose all of the true statements for you:

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

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