Proliferations

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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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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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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
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