Proliferations

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sundara
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Proliferations

Postby sundara » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:43 pm

How can you stop proliferating?

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Re: Proliferations

Postby fivebells » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:57 pm

Abstention from sex is a common strategy.

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Re: Proliferations

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:07 pm

Oh, snap!

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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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Re: Proliferations

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:14 pm

Greetings sundara,

sundara wrote:How can you stop proliferating?


Do you mean conceptual/mental proliferation, also known as papanca?

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"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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Re: Proliferations

Postby adosa » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:25 am

"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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Re: Proliferations

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:36 pm

renunciation- not getting caught up in every little thing- simplifying one's life
finding rest, peace
living ethically
meditation- developing samadhi
being mindful
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
With Metta

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& Upekkha


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