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Ten Volition 3 - Unwholesome Acts - Misconduct in sensual pleasures

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  • Ken O
    Dear all Commentary to Right View Misconduct in sensual pleasures (kamesu micchacara): here, in sensual pleasures (kamesu) means in regard to sexual
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 13, 2013
      Dear all

      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.
      KC


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