Points of Controversy

23.1. Of United Resolve

Controverted Point: That sexual relations may be entered upon with a united resolve.

Theravādin: Do you imply that a united resolve may be undertaken which does not befit a recluse, does not become a bhikkhu, or that it may be undertaken by one who has cut off the root of rebirth, or when it is a resolve that would lead to a Parajika offence?

Or when it is a resolve by which life may be slain, theft committed, lies, slander, harsh words, idle talk uttered, burglary committed, dacoity, robbery, highway robbery, adultery, sack and loot of village or town be committed…

You must be more discriminating in your use of the term “with a united resolve”!