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How can you stop proliferating?
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Abstention from sex is a common strategy.
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Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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sundara wrote:How can you stop proliferating?
Do you mean conceptual/mental proliferation, also known as papanca?
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183
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renunciation- not getting caught up in every little thing- simplifying one's life
finding rest, peace
meditation- developing samadhi
being mindful of the mind
letting go through vipassana- reduces attachment hence proliferation
other methods of developing a calm mind:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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