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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Mahāmālunkyā Sutta：On the five bonds that chain uninstructed men to the lower life：delusion as to personality，doubt，attachment to rites，lusts of the flesh，and malevolence．The path to the destruction of these bonds is the cultivation of the jhānas （M．i．432-7）．
The Sutta is so called because it was preached in contradiction of a wrong answer given by Mālunkyāputta to a question of the Buddha．The Buddha pointed out his error，and Ananda requested the Buddha to give the correct answer．
This is one of the suttas which teach samatha-vipassanā．MA．ii．572．