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

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In Buddhism

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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