Kautkucya: 1 definition

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Kautkucya means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kautkuchya.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Kautkucya (कौत्कुच्य, “erotic gestures”) refers to one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “vow of abstaining from purposeless” (anarthadaṇḍavirati): one of the seven supplementary vows (śīlavrata), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 32.—What is meant by erotic gestures (kautkucya)? It means to employ vulgar language mixed with laughter and wicked actions of the body.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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