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)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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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)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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