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In the Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta (translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu):

He engages in sensual misconduct. He gets sexually involved with those who are protected by their mothers, their fathers, their brothers, their sisters, their relatives, or their Dhamma; those with husbands, those who entail punishments, or even those crowned with flowers by another man.

Questions:

  1. What is meant by "those crowned with flowers by another man"? Since this is differentiated from "those with husbands", can I guess that "those crowned with flowers by another man" refer to a woman who is not-yet-married but with a lover or fiancé who is committed to her?
  2. If this assumption is correct, then can I take it that it is not a sexual misconduct for an unmarried adult woman, who is not protected by her parents or relatives, to become sexually involved with with a lover or fiancé who is committed to her?
  3. Also, what is meant by "those who entail punishments"?
  • I think these questions are answered here by Ven. Yuttadhammo's "rough translation" of the commentary. – ChrisW Apr 24 '18 at 22:20