Methuna: 2 definitions
Methuna means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
methuna : (nt.) sexual intercourse; coupling.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Methuna, (adj. -nt.) (fr. Vedic mithuna pair, der. fr. mithu. Cp. micchā) 1. (adj.) relating to sexual intercourse, sexual, usually with dhamma, sex intercourse, in phrase °ṃ dhammaṃ paṭisevati to cohabit Vin. I, 96; D. II, 133; Sn. 291, 704; Nd1 139; Vism. 418; SnA 536.—(m.) an associate J. VI, 294 (na rājā hoti methuno).—2. (nt.) sexual intercourse (Vedic maithuna) D. I, 4; III, 9, 88 sq. , 133; Sn. 400, 609, 814, 835=DhA. I, 202; Nd1 139, 145; Pug. 67; Vism. 51. (Page 541)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Story of Brahmin Magandhi < [Chapter 27b - The Buddha’s Ninth Vassa at Kosambī]
Part 10b - The method of fulfilling the Perfection of Morality (Sīla-Pāramī) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)