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Celibacy and Religious Traditions$
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Carl Olson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306316

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.001.0001

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 Sthūlabhadra's Lodgings

 Sthūlabhadra's Lodgings

Sexual Restraint in Jainism

(p.181) 10 Sthūlabhadra's Lodgings
Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Paul Dundas

Oxford University Press

Celibacy was integral to the Jain ascetic because it protected the soul from the harm associated with passion connected to sexual activity, and it was directly connected to the practice of nonviolence. Women as sources of temptation and the connection between food and erotic desire are also considered as threats to the soul.

Keywords:   nonviolence, sexual, Jain, women, erotic, food

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