[PDF] Kamasutra; | by â Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger - Kamasutra;, Kamasutra The Kama Sutra is neither a sex manual nor as also commonly believed a sacred or religious work It is certainly not a tantric text In opening with a discussion of the three aims of ancient Hindu lif
  • Title: Kamasutra;
  • Author: Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger
  • ISBN: 9783803136145
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[PDF] Kamasutra; | by â Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger, Kamasutra;, Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger, Kamasutra The Kama Sutra is neither a sex manual nor as also commonly believed a sacred or religious work It is certainly not a tantric text In opening with a discussion of the three aims of ancient Hindu life dharma artha and kama Vatsyayana s purpose is to set kama or enjoyment of the senses in context Thus dharma or virtuous living is the highest aim artha the amas The Kama Sutra is nei [PDF] Kamasutra; | by â Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger - Kamasutra;, Kamasutra The Kama Sutra is neither a sex manual nor as also commonly believed a sacred or religious work It is certainly not a tantric text In opening with a discussion of the three aims of ancient Hindu lif
  • [PDF] Kamasutra; | by â Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger
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  1. Mallanaga Vātsyāyana Sudhir Kakar Wendy Doniger says:

    V tsy yana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived around 3rd century CE in India His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra and of Ny ya Sutra Bh shya, the first commentary on Gotama s Ny ya Sutras.Hardly anything is known about him, although it is believed that his disciples went on his instructions, on the request of the Hindu Kings in the Himalayan range to influence the hill tribals to give up the pagan cult of sacrifices He is said to have created the legend of Tara among the hill tribes as a tantric goddess Later as the worship spread to the east Garo hills,the goddess manifest of a yoni goddess Kamakhya was created His interest in human sexual behavior as a medium of attaining spirituality was recorded in his treatise Kama Sutra.At the close of the Kama Sutra this is what he writes about himself After reading and considering the works of Babhravya and other ancient authors, and thinking over the meaning of the rules given by them, this treatise was composed, according to the precepts of the Holy Writ, for the benefit of the world, by Vatsyayana, while leading the life of a religious student at Benares, and wholly engaged in the contemplation of the Deity This work is not to be used merely as an instrument for satisfying our desires A person acquainted with the true principles of this science, who preserves his Dharma virtue or religious merit , his Artha worldly wealth and his Kama pleasure or sensual gratification , and who has regard to the customs of the people, is sure to obtain the mastery over his senses In short, an intelligent and knowing person attending to Dharma and Artha and also to Kama, without becoming the slave of his passions, will obtain success in everything that he may do.

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  1. Get a bigger flute Increase ur Size 6 Don t walk with tail between your legs V agr.a, C a5, and Phen.term ne CHeep Was the Kama Sutra the original idea for spam email Take pomegranate and cucumber seeds, extract the juice of elab luka eluva, Gisekia pharmaceoides and bhatakataiy Solanum indicum, eggplant Cook in oil over a low heat Use it to massage the penis It will remain swollen for six months It didn t sound so bad until I got to the last line Ram s or he goat s testicles boiled in sugared m [...]

  2. before biff and chip, before the alphabet books, this is the first book i ever read i remember well being read this book as i nodded off to sleep, and the pleasant dreams that would follow as afour year old this book meant a lot to me, it completely shaped my views on literature and what a book meant to people at age 8 i killed a man that has nothing to do with this book, just thought i d mention it anyway, without this book i would never have got that job as a basketball player for the detroit [...]

  3. Arguably the hottest non fiction book I ve ever read the translator has done a fantastic job of not only providing a translation of the original text, but also including translations of the commentaries by ancient Hindu authorities.The book is less pornographic than you would think I have seen countless reproductions that merely involve couples photographed in the positions These detract from the content of the original, as does the reputation that proceeds this book.This actually is of a list [...]

  4. Am comandat o de pe Book Depository acum ceva vreme i i am acordat vreo 30 de minute de r sfoial i acum vin cu un verdict, cei drept, cam precar this is something Dac analizezi cartea prin ochii cuiva care tr ie te n 2016, vei g si nu doar o voce foarte misogin care trateaz femeile ca ceva ce poate fi doar gained dar supune i b rba ii la acelea i standarde imposibil de atins bog ie, s n tate, nobilime, etc ofer chiar o list de 60 i ceva de chestii la care femeile trebuie s se priceap , pe l ng s [...]

  5. Coming from a strong background in philosophy and the Classics, I found this book to be an invigorating read In general, nobody has any idea what Kama Sutra means, what the books is or what the author intended it to be Simply put, dispel yourself of any preconceived notions before you read even the first paragraph of this opus or my review.I was consistently intrigued by the exotic perspective and expansive scope of the Kama Sutra In a sentence, the book is an exposition of the author s personal [...]

  6. I ve always wondered about this book after I heard about it in my history class in 8th grade When I was downloading things on ibook I saw this and I felt myself enough of an adult to finally read it without being embarrassed.It was a historical guide to relations with the opposite sex in all different castes in India So this included the beggar all the way to royalty To be honest much of it was tiresome and repetitive, but then every once in awhile you would stumble on something interesting like [...]

  7. Like most children, my brother and I knew where everything was in our house, paying particular attention to the things we weren t supposed to know about This book was contained in a shoebox in the closet of my parent s bedroom.The Kama Sutra is commonly mismarketed as a sex guide or as pornography Although courtesans are mentioned, it is not about the sex trade but includes discussion of marriage, adultery, transvestism, homosexuality etc Most memorable from the childhood perusal of it is the lo [...]

  8. admittedly i did not read cover to cover, but i read enough to get a good sense i was surprised to discover that much of it read like emily post s book of etiquette but for subjects such as kissing, scratching and biting as in love play , how to behave toward the first wife if you are the second wife, personal adornment, and lying with courtesans.

  9. Este livro um aut ntico tsunami cultural Foca se nos escritos de Vatsyayana que ter vivido algures entre os s culos I e VI da nossa era , um dos s bios hindus que, atrav s da observa o atenta e da pr pria experi ncia de vida, escreveu estes Aforismos sobre o Amor utilizando uma linguagem simples e direta, descrevendo o mundo que o cercava em termos de relacionamentos Fiquei fascinada com a cultura que encontrei aqui retratada, que desconhecia por completo Uma grande surpresa que tive foi ao perc [...]

  10. This is a funny book Since the book was written in the ancient India, many of the non sexual instructions like courtship, concubines, courtesan, prostitutes, are just passe and ridiculous However, the sexual parts which is just 1 out of 7 parts of the book are still thought provoking and could still bewilder one s imaginations This being an instruction book and an undeniably an indespensable part of classic literature is nothing but a must read piece of work of art.Thanks again Tata J for lendin [...]

  11. The Kama Sutra handles subjects of marriage, hetero and homosexuality, monogami and polygami alike, how to steal a woman from another man as well as the life of courtesans, and last mot not least, how to attract a woman by extra medicines.It handles things quite scientifically and is in no way erotic In fact, only one out of seven parts discusses Sexual Union while the rest focuses on cultural issues and etiquette Most of which are clearly outdated, but hence I have a great general historical i [...]

  12. Come on who hasn t at some point in their life picked this up and flicked through it Turned it upside down, trying to figure out just what is going on Honestly if you need a guide for this stuff you re not thinking hard enough.

  13. It undoubtedly would ve been helpful for me personally had I read this classic work as a younger man, rather than as one now approaching his 80 s Unfortunately, most Americans, hearing the name Kama Sutra, immediately think sex manual Here s how the 3rd cent Indian author, Mallanaga Vatsyayanna, in the Epilogue sums it up One who understands the Kama Sutra s essencewill look to virtue, wealth and pleasure,his own faith, the world around him,and not act just out of passionLearned and adept in the [...]

  14. Great book on society and culture and sex that order Not even 100 pages are explicitly dedicated to intercourse More of the book is talking about what is acceptable in various cultures at that time This ancient survey of customs and relationships that were contemporary at the time the pieces were written it is a compilation of works from various authors offers unique insight, going beyond the popular conception of the book It is interesting on many levels If someone is just looking for the sexua [...]

  15. I read the complete original text and I found it interesting in the fact that the content wasn t what I thought it would be Most of the reading is outdated in the sense that it was written for the culture of that time For example, I skipped the chapters about how to acquire a wife and what should be included in a dowry I learned about Chinese history and culture than anything else.

  16. To be honest I feel a little ridiculous rating a book which belongs to an era and culture so removed from my own I don t feel that any person born in the west in the twenty first century can truly grasp much of the Kama Sutra beyond its basic meaning, and we certainly cannot fathom its cultural significance in its own day and age.That being said, the Kama Sutra has probably always been a hard book for any woman to appreciate it is overtly sexist and makes multiple claims about women being primar [...]

  17. You won t find any picture there Book describes social norms, custom behaviors related to sexual life, relationships between men and women For us, living in Europe, in modern times, it s rather a source of knowledge of different culture, or a comic book, not guidebook telling us how to live I m not a big fan of kidnapping women that don t want to have a sexual relationship with a man or of a thought that my spouse will have few other wives and even courtesans In a very detailed way author descr [...]

  18. The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana is a great book that gives a detailed description on several aspects on sex, love and marriage in Sanskriti culture There s a lot of cultural information in this collection of tales and advice that is really interesting and rather surprising These examples are made using the highest ideal potential one can work towards It s not the general standard that was actually lived by but the standards a person was meant to aim for.I would use this book as a part of sexual edu [...]

  19. The Kama Sutra is a very interesting book, and gives a very interesting view on ancient Indian Culture However, I can not see it as this Ultimate sex guide people seem to give it credit for the Majority of the book is about how to interact with people in ancient Hindu society, and of course it s Sexual advice is truly dated Read it if you want to read a truly classic piece of literature and gain a higher understanding of how Ancient Hindu and Indian Culture works However, if you are going to rea [...]

  20. I can t believe it took me so long to remember this one Didn t everyone in the 50 s 60 s read this I mainly remember the part about how to enlarge the ole lingum No idea what edition I had and the date read is a guess.

  21. The translation is absolutely flawless Not only does it provide the original Sutras, but the reader is also provided with descriptions and advice from other parties It s not just a book to give to your friend at her bachelorette party It s a fabulous and educational read.

  22. Este libro lleg a mis manos de prestado, por casualidad, sin ser buscado Siempre asum el concepto popular de Kama Sutra sexo, posturas, placer Nada m s empezar a leerlo, comprend que dif cilmente entend a qu era el Kama Sutra No es un texto er tico Mi lectura fue como si encontrase un estudio sociol gico de la sociedad hind del siglo I d.C aprox , interesante para estudiar, pero no para imitar Voy a intentar explicarlo aqu.Al comenzar, en el pre mbulo, se pone de manifiesto las creencias religio [...]

  23. Everyone knows what The Kama Sutra is about Right Well, for those of you laughing at me or looking at me askance, maybe you don t know quite so much as you think you do Yes, it is about sex, but, than that, it is a study of pleasure, of courtship Only one chapter focuses on sexual positions, although the other chapters do include other sexual acts.This new edition of The Kama Sutra does not have any pictures of how to accomplish the sexual positions Disappointed Well, there s always the cover a [...]

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