Three Poisons, aka: Three Evil Roots, Three Fires; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)or Three Roots 1. Greed or wrong desire 2. Hatred or anger 3. Illusion or stupidity or ignorance These are the source of all the passions and delusions.(Source): Buddhist Door: GlossaryThe three (evil) roots, i.e. desire, hate and stupidity. Another group is the three grades of good "roots" or abilities, i.e. superior, medium and inferior.(Source): Buddhist Door: Glossary
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Search found 32 books and stories containing Three Poisons, Three Evil Roots or Three Fires. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Eliminating the three poisons from the kṣetra < [Part 1 - Eliminating the three poisons]
VI. Where the destruction of the traces is located < [VIII. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions]
Part 2 - The nine notions according to the Mahāyana < [Chapter XXXV - The Nine Horrible Notions]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 1b - The basis of the confusion in the eight consciousnesses < [B. The extended explanation of the particulars]
Part 1b.2a - The root, ignorance < [B. The extensive explanation of the nature of karma]
D. The dedication of merit < [Chapter XI - Meditation, the Chapter of Spotless dhyana]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.230 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Verse 2.231 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Verse 3.153 < [Section VIII - Śrāddhas]
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