monkey mind

kapicitta – having a monkey’s mind” (meaning capricious, or fickle; easily distracted; jumping from place to place.)

Sources of the concept in the suttas;
-https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/we-all-have-monkey-minds/

“Monkey mind is a term that refers to what in Pali is called papanca or conceptual proliferation:”
-https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=29256#p420557

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