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In the words of Wijayaratana (172), "did they not necessarily become renouncers in the very moment they became Arahants?
Similarly, a broad view of what is "ascetic" also avoids the limitation of seeing "asceticism" as mainly or exclusively the domain of "ascetics" in the sense of full-time renouncers.
Hijras come into their selves, as it were, "through constructing their individuality as renouncers, and the medium or currency through which they construct their individuality is izzat (respect).
Sati-narratives are told in ancient and medieval Jain texts and are among the most popular and widely known of Jain literature among renouncers and laity in both of the main Jain sects, Svetambar and Digambar.
This first chapter also recounts the origin and development of female renouncers in the Buddhist traditions of South and South East Asia, a movement which had a profound affect on the development of the Theravada movement in Nepal.
They are famed for their naga or naked sadhus -- the renouncers -- whose rejection of the material realm is shown by walking around naked.
The ongoing transactional relationship between renouncers and laity is investigated in terms of the gifting of food to the renouncers among the Svetambar Murtipujak Jams.
Ten years later, it is only thanks to the freshness of our memories that we can still talk about the young poets, the renouncers of history and tradition, the rebels and the traditionalists; and the accounts of those huge debates, for instance the one on classicism, now sound somewhat absurd.
Idealizing the sangha as a company of renouncers, they tended to dismiss the everyday devotional Buddhism of the faith's many ordinary adherents - including such things as their veneration of the sangha and of Buddha images and relics - as a corrupt form of Buddhism that arose as illiterate peasants throughout Asia embraced the faith after the Buddha's death.
Under such conditions, monastic renouncers would attain enlightenment in great numbers and the proliferation of saints (arahant) would bestow religious merit and material prosperity on Buddhist laity.
Nath traditions are part of this larger tantric milieu and are thus able to embrace both renouncers and family men.