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Series : Emerging Perceptions in Buddhist Studies no. 24(ISSN 0971-9512) ()
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Deviant Sex and Buddhism

by: Wadinagala Pannaloka

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ISBN: 9788124610039
Year Of Publication: 2020
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xvi, 321
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 650

Overview

Deviant Sex and Buddhism discusses deviant sexual practices recorded in Pali Sutta and Vinaya texts categorizing into normal, pathological and sociological. In Buddhist spirituality and philosophy, like in other religions, sex within the institution of marriage is admissible, while all other forms of sexual practices are immoral and denounced. A sexual act violating the norms of chastity and celibacy within the Buddhist community comes to be identified as a deviant sexual act.
At the backdrop this positioning, this volume engages one in a deep study of what were sensuality and sexuality in early Buddhism, Buddhist attitude to human body, and the definition of celibacy, chastity and normal deviant sexual behaviour along with the nuances of the other two forms of deviant sexual behaviour, i.e. pathological and sociological. Going by the Buddhist philosophy, any deviant sexual behaviour is connected with the issue of human suffering. Twofold sexual conformity – complete sexual abstinence and sex only with one’s own spouse – is emphasized while decrying all non-conforming sexual practices and deciding on a range for sexual acts including homosexual relationship.
This scholarly work should invigorate the interests of many researchers and academicians to take up further studies and researches on the topic, which has not yet been exposed to the literary world at length.

Contents

Preface                                                                               

    Acknowledgements                                                       

Abbreviations

  1. Introduction

Introduction to Deviant Sexual Behaviour

Sensuality and Sexuality in Buddhism

Defining Deviant Sexual Behaviour

Previous Studies

Vinaya Pitaka

Value of Vinaya Pitaka for the Study                           

  1. Sensuality and Sexuality in Early Buddhism

Introduction

Sensory Perception and Sensuality

Philosophical Aspect of Sensuality

Psychological Aspect of Sensual Attachment

Buddhist Cosmology and Sense Desire

Positive Aspects of Sensuality

Problematic Nature of Sensuality

Sex and Psychological Obsession                              

  1. Buddhist Attitude to Human Body

Introduction

The Constitution of the Human Body

The Body as a Meditation Object

Negativism on the Human Body

Reasons for Negativism                                              

  1. Celibacy, Chastity and Normal Deviant Sexual Behaviour

Introduction

Celibacy

Chastity

Marriage                                                                     

Adultery

Monogamy and Polygamy

Premarital Sex

Masturbation                                                               

  1. Pathological Deviant Sexual Behaviour

Introduction

Rape

Incest

Exhibitionism

Voyeurism

Paedophilia                                                                 

  1. Sociological Deviant Sexual Behaviour

Introduction

Prostitution

Homosexuality

Pornography                                                               

    Conclusion                                                                     

    Bibliography                                                                   

    Word Index                                                                     

Index of Pali Suttas

Meet the Author
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1974
Rev. Dr Wadinagala Pannaloka, a Theravada Buddhist monk born in Sri Lanka, has been trained as a monastic, both in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. After completing the monastic education, he entered the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He received his BA (with a Specialization in Pali) and Master of Philosophy (in Buddhist Studies) from the University of Peradeniya. In 2008, he received Master of Arts Degree in Chinese and Mahayana Buddhism from the Yuan Kuang Buddhist Research Institute in Taiwan and obtained PhD from National Central University in Taiwan in 2015. He is serving as a Senior Lecturer, since 2016, at the Department of Buddhist Thought of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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