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Flickering light during meditation

It's just an apparition of the mind and nothing particularly important. Things like this will arise from time to time. Like Max said in the comment, the mind subconsciously tries to entertain itself....
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Is respect a form of ego?

If you read Pali suttas, you will see how Buddha says times and again, that people's opinion about a person is in large degree a reflection of person's virtue. Basically, human ethics and Buddha-...
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Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, according to Buddhism, hell exists. Individuals who have accumulated bad karma may be reborn in hell, the animal realm, as ghosts, or even in the human world but with great difficulties. Hell is ...
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Are multiverses real according to Buddhism

It is possible that our “dream world” could be a window to our “mind plane”. Our past memories of even past lives could live within us in the “näma thalaya” or the “mind plane”. It is not storage in ...
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Are multiverses real according to Buddhism

31 Planes of existence coming together is one universe. There are infinite similar universes according to the Abhidhamma. This may be similar to multiverse but unlike in Sci Fi there are no duplicates ...
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Stop influence on mind

Related to Andrei Volkov's answer, I don't think we need to tie supra-mundane phenomena (chakras, etc) into our explanation of why this happens. However, in a Buddhist sense, this is very relevant ...
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Is respect a form of ego?

Paying respect or veneration is an act of acknowledging greatness in a person. It has nothing to do with ego. But it can lead to ego if the recipient isn't mindful. On the other hand, if one's actions ...
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Propelling the continuity of mindfulness

As meditators, our job is to be aware or knowing as much as we can through out our daily life. And like it or not, we can't live our lives without fabricating. Right now, as you read this, your ...
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Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, hell exists in Buddhism as a literal real place as real as this world we live in, but there many hellish worlds and they are temporary (though many can last for extremely long time-periods). In ...
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Unwholesome thoughts at the time of death

the key word is 'habitually looked' meaning one develops a strong habit. these stain the mind almost as though taking possession or control of it. prior to that is the unskillful perception arising ...
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Unwholesome thoughts at the time of death

Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw explains here that clinging leads to suffering, and in this case, this includes clinging to family members, clinging to their beauty, clinging to the beauty of possessions etc. ...
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Flickering light during meditation

Of that which is experienced during meditation, the Buddha says: MN64:10-12.1: Furthermore, as the placing of the mind and keeping it connected are stilled, a mendicant enters and remains in the ...
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Multiverse in Buddhism?

Refer the DN 27. Aggaññasutta which describes how life on earth came to be. (Starting from 3. Candi­masū­ri­yā­di­pātubhāva). In DN 1. Brahmajalasutta there is a mention about higher planes of ...
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Multiverse in Buddhism?

One of Guatama Buddhas appellations is 'Teacher of the Devas'. I quote from that Access To Insight article (which is the Therevada perspective, & refers to the Pali canon): The Buddha has ...
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Why living beings like / dislike things in the world?

If you look the chain of events that lead to one another in the Dependent Origination, you may conclude that just after 'contact' (the encounter between the senses, sense stimuli, and consciousness) ...
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Is respect a form of ego?

What a "fart" (just to call the story by it "low-light")... things do not "exist" but arise by causes and decay. When there are still cause, it arises, dependent on the quality of the cause it might ...
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Is respect a form of ego?

I think that conformism, e.g. ... Behaving like other people Behaving as other people want you to Also reacting to other people's expectations ... is a existent phenomenon. This can be beneficial, ...
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Is shame and remorse unskillful?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on the circumstances. Sometimes shame and remorse can guide you to do skillful actions. Sometimes it can guide you to do unskillful actions.
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Is shame and remorse unskillful?

I suppose it's part of a skillful response to unskillful action. Conversely, "shameless" is usually portrayed as undesirable. The response to skillful virtue is said to be "lack of remorse".
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