Kamakarman, Kama-karman, Kāmakarman: 1 definition


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kāmakarman (कामकर्मन्) refers to “sexual activities”, as mentioned in verse 3.24 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves cooled by southerly winds, discharging water on all sides, the sun having perished in them (as it were because of its being) invisible, showing the splendour of tessellated jewel pavements, resounding with cuckoos, affording excellent places for sexual activities [viz., kāmakarman], [...]”.

Note: Kāmakarman (“sexual activity”) has been modified to ’dod-pai loṅs-spyod (“sexual enjoyment”).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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