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Sadhu

A Hindu holy man

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Ascetic

suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence

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Austerity

Living a poor life, opposite of prosperity

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Nirvana

Ultimate reality

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Enlightenment

a final blessed state marked by the absence of desire or suffering

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Orthodox

conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved

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Novice

a man or woman who intends to take ordination must first become a novice, still preparing for full ordination

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Secular

A form of Buddhism that is based on humanist and skeptical, as well as naturalism, rather than religious (or more specifically supernatural or paranormal) beliefs

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Homage

special honor or respect shown publicly.

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Arduous

involving or requiring strenuous effort

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Incantation

An incantation or enchantment is a charm or spell created using words. An incantation may take place during a ritual, either a hymn or prayer, and may invoke or praise a deity.