Proliferations

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sundara
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Proliferations

Post by sundara » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:43 pm

How can you stop proliferating?

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Re: Proliferations

Post by fivebells » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:57 pm

Abstention from sex is a common strategy.

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Re: Proliferations

Post by 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

Post by 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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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Proliferations

Post by 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

Post by 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:

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With Metta

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