Three Poisons, aka: Three Evil Roots, Three Fires; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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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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