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maithuna

A Sanskrit term used in Tantra for sexual union in the context of a ritual.
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Drawing a distinction between depictions of mithunas (amorous couples) and maithuna (coitus), Desai states that the earliest maithuna scenes in temple art belong to the 6th-7th century, a period "when the Tantras came to be accepted by the literate class" (p.
A raiz de la lectura de Maithuna (copula, en sanscrito) y de otros poemas contenidos en Ladera este (19621968), he sido ferviente lector de sus textos.
From all accounts, Naranappa comes across as a sybarite with a prodigious appetite for the three M's of conservative brahmin horror, as it were--madira (wine), mamsa (meat), and maithuna (copulation).
Unrighteous conduct associated with the body included himsa (violence), steya (theft), and pratisiddha maithuna (unlawful sex).
Sus obras publicadas: Maithuna (Monte Avila Editores, 1978); Barbazucar y otros relatos (1979) y El Juego Infinito (Criteria Editorial, 2005).
The citizens of the utopian society of Pala practice maithuna, the yoga of love, which is equivalent to the Male Continence pioneered by John Humphrey Noyes in his Oneida Community, and which, in addition to being a reliable form of contraception, is a method of contemplation that allows the Palanese to perceive nirvana in samsara, or, in other words, to perceive the eternal and transcendent in the immanent and temporal.
It is surely no coincidence that in Island the Rani and her son Murugan, who strike a deal with the neighbouring dictator Colonel Dipa to sell the island's oil concession, thereby pulling the utopian plug on Pala, spurn the practice of maithuna and cherish "the Ideal of Purity" or "Brahmacharya" instead, and furthermore plan to use their filthy oil lucre for a "Crusade of the Spirit" (56).
At 1999: 23, next to ahimsa, satya, astainya, and tyaga, maithuna does not fit well as a vrata; rather maithunasya varjanam (Baudhayanadharmasutra 2.
In the Shunga period the depiction of maithuna or amorousness of humans and of animals may have some fertility significance, but the one belonging to the Kushana period exhibits similarities with Amaravati reliefs in its style and sophistication of content.
Teatro LAH-CHO (Lah-Karma, Cho-Dharma) de Horacio Salinas es uno de esos ejemplos, actualmente en temporada en ese espacio con el espectaculo Maithuna y El instante vivido.