Erotica in the Pali Tipitaka

Virtually every reference to sex in the Pali Tipitaka is condemnatory. However, there are two passages which could be said to have a mildly erotic content. The first of these are the unusual verses in the Sakkapanha Sutta of the Digha Nikaya which compare sexual love to spiritual attainments. I reproduce Walshe’s translation from The Long Discourses of the Buddha



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