Asceticism refers to a lifestyle that avoids all forms of physical pleasure, generally for religious reasons. 

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
It is a life style that avoids all forms of physical pleasure.
Asceticism helps to divert away one's focus from physical pleasures. Asceticism is physically inconvenient and unpleasant.
It is generally to achieve religious goals.
Asceticism may help to achieve a higher level of religious or spiritual experience. Asceticism associated with a religious practice may reduce its appeal to its followers.

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