The rule of St. Basil enjoins poverty, obedience, and chastity, and self-mortification.
It exhibited little of the appearance of a life of penance and self-mortification.
But these very Vedas teach that a man should strive at self-mortification and advancement in virtue with no regard to any reward.
I do not bid you do aught of this for self-mortification's sake, but that you may derive some after-blessing from it.
Not that these ministers set their flocks any example of self-mortification.
Prayer and self-mortification were the pleasures of his youth.
In 479 Barnadatus, a Syrian monk, devised some new ways of self-mortification.
And he led him to turn for comfort, not to penance and self-mortification, but to his own Word.
In company with other monks, Siddhattha sought for a while enlightenment by self-mortification.
There he passed years of labour, study, and self-mortification.