Ten Volition 3 - Unwholesome Acts - Misconduct in sensual pleasures
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Commentary to Right View
Misconduct in sensual pleasures (kamesu micchacara): here, "in sensual pleasures" (kamesu) means in regard to
sexual intercourse. "Misconduct" is entirely reprehensible vile
conduct. As to characteristic, sexual misconduct is the volition to transgress
bounds occurring through the body door by way of unrighteous intent.
Herein, out of bounds for men, firstly, are the twenty kinds of
women, that is, the ten beginning with those protected by the mother, namely,
"protected by the mother, protected by the father, protected by the mother
and father, protected by the brother, protected by the sister, protected by
relatives, protected by the clan, protected by the law, under protection,
entailing a penalty"; and the ten beginning with those purchased with
money, namely, "one purchased with money, one who lives (with a man) by
her own desire, one who lives (with a man) on account of wealth, one who lives
(with a man) on account of cloth, one who is given (in marriage with the
ceremony of) dipping the hand in water, one who has been (taken to wife and)
relieved of her burden-carrying head-pad, one who is a slave and a wife, one
who is a servant and a wife, one who is carried off in a raid, one engaged at
so much a time.
Then, as concerns women, for the twelve kinds of women
consisting of the two, namely, under protection and entailing a penalty, and
the ten beginning with those purchased with money, other men are out of bounds.
This sexual misconduct is less blameworthy when (the person) out
of bounds is without good qualities such as virtue, etc., and more blameworthy
when (the person) possesses good qualities such as virtue, etc. There are four
constituents of this act: an object which is out of bounds, the mind to engage
in that, the effort to engage, and consent to the union of sexual organs. The means is single: one's own person.
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