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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Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

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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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Mudita
& Upekkha


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