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འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ།

    ’dod pas log par g.yem pa

    kāma­mithyā­caryā

  • Term
Publications: 3
Translation by Gyurme Dorje
  • Sexual misconduct
  • འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ།
  • ’dod pas log par g.yem pa
  • kāma­mithyācāra

Third of the ten non-virtuous actions.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Sexual misconduct
  • འདོད་པས་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ།
  • ’dod pas log par g.yem pa
  • kāma­mithyā­caryā

The third among the three physical misdeeds.

Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz
  • Sexual misconduct
  • འདོད་པ་ལོག་པར་གཡེམ་པ།
  • ’dod pa log par g.yem pa
  • kāmamithyācāra

For laity this would ostensibly constitute any sexual misconduct such as adultery, molestation, or any conduct seen as perverse or improper (mithyā). Refraining from sexual misconduct is the third of the eight poṣadha vows. However, laity practicing the one-day poṣadha additionally practice celibacy, just as monastics do.