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What are the cause(s) of a biased or sticky mind?

This is a very good, very important question, touching on an essential topic. I wish more people asked this question, in fact I hope one day this will be common knowledge taught in schools. The ...
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What are the cause(s) of a biased or sticky mind?

What you describe as a biased mind or sticky mind, and also cognitive biases, are part of what I would describe as a mental model, or a sort of mentally constructed world one lives in, or a mental ...
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Why does the mind (my mind) continue to deviate to past experiences at any point for no reason

This answer by Suminda is a good answer for this question. The phenomena you described is basically caused by papanca, also known as reification, objectification-classification or concept ...
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Causes of specific illnesses/death

I will attempt to answer this question. I think one of the misunderstandings of karma arises from the analogy of planting of seeds to describe good or bad karmic fruits. Good seeds lead to good karmic ...
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Is a thought of killing someone without actually killing him bad Karma?

If there's intention behind it, I expect it would, since intention is karma according to the suttas. The least it does is reinforce a negative, unhappy mental state, like wearing a groove with a wagon ...
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Why does the mind (my mind) continue to deviate to past experiences at any point for no reason

I believe our mind has a default action or mode i.e. it drifts. And this is something that it does all the time. It drifts by leaning towards that which is agreeable. Or it drifts from that which is ...
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What are the cause(s) of a biased or sticky mind?

The link you cited says, If you had to think about every possible option when making a decision, it would take a lot of time to make even the simplest choice. Because of the sheer complexity of the ...
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What are the cause(s) of a biased or sticky mind?

All these cases lead me to read: AN10.61:1.1: “Mendicants, it is said that no first point of ignorance is evident, before which there was no ignorance, and afterwards it came to be. AN10.61:1.2: And ...
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Causes of specific illnesses/death

The exact workings of kamma are imponderable (AN 4.77) for everyone but a Buddha. We know general trends like not killing creatures leads to a long life. MN 135 Kamma is also not the only factor. If a ...
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