Whether in this life or in the entire cycle of rebirth, we have three major problems: Firstly, the mind of greediness. Because of greed for wealth, fame and material goods, one invariably gets tied up with these. This greed has become one of the most crucial facets of the world of samsara. Secondly, the selfish mind. Selfishness is indeed a real, serious issue in that one pursues one’s own self-interest at the expense of others. Lastly, attachment, which is the most serious— persistently holding onto everything and worrying about personal gain and loss concerning whatever one is attached to.
Owing to these three harmful states, we have been caught in the world of samsara and unable to attain liberation. The door to overcoming these problems is to practice the genuine Dharma.
~ Depicted from Luminous Wisdom Book Series 7