Methuna Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Methuna Sutta 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Methuna Sutta in Theravada glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

Preached to Janussoni in answer to a question as to what constitutes brahmacariya (chastity).

There are seven sex bonds mentioned, subjection to any of which is violation of brahmacariya.

The Buddha claims that he has destroyed them all. A.iv.54f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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