Encyclopedia – The Kama Sutra

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Mallanāga Vātsyāyana. It contains a portion of practical advice on sexual intercourse.”Kāma” means sensual or sexual pleasure, and “sūtra” literally means a thread or line that holds things together.he Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as
Kama Shastra. The contents of the book are structured into 7 parts like the following: Introduction-three aims and priorities of life, the acquisition of knowledge who assist the lover in his enterprises. On sexual union-concentrated in stimulation of desire, types of embraces, caressing and kisses, marking with nails, biting and marking with teeth and ect. It describes 64 types of sexual acts. About the acquisition of a wife-relaxing the girl, obtaining the girl,union by marriage ; About a wife-different wife behaviour. About others’ wives- on behavior of woman and man, how to get acquainted a kind of examination of sentiments. About courtesans-the choice of lovers, looking for a steady lover, ways of making money, renewing friendship with a former lover. And On the means of attracting others to one’s self-concentrated on improving physical attractions, arousing a weakened sexual power. Kama Sutra teaches how to stay away from dangers that come with the search for pleasures of the senses.People in the
Western Worls get wrong Kama Sutra idea to be a manual for tantric sex. The Kama Sutra is not a Tantric text, and does not touch upon any of the sexual rites associated with some forms of Tantric practice.

The most widely known English translation of the Kama Sutra was privately printed in 1883, under the guidance of Burton’s friend, the Indian civil servant Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot.The copy of the manuscript obtained in Bombay that was defective,as so as in Benares, Calcutta and Jaipur.Copies having been obtained, they were then compared with each other, and with the aid of a Commentary called ‘Jayamanglia’ a
revised copy of the entire manuscript was prepared, and from this copy the English translation was made. A noteworthy translation by Indra Sinha was published in 1980. In the early 1990s its chapter on sexual positions began circulating on the internet as an independent text and today is often assumed to be the whole of the Kama Sutra. The Alain Daniélou’s new translation preserves the numbered verse divisions of the original, and does not incorporate notes in the text. He includes English translations of two important commentaries. Other remarkable english translation had been made by Wendy Doniger and Sudhir Kakar, an Indian psychoanalysts and senior fellows at Center for Study of World Religions at Harvard University.The translation was published by Oxford University Press in 2002.

The Kama Sutra is original adviser for the mankind how to provide, extract and apply possitivly each natural human instinct in intimate(sexual) relations.

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