The majority of human beings living in the mundane world are ordinary and deluded by the three main afflictions: greed, hatred and ignorance. In Buddhist terminology, these are the “three poisons”.
Once our mind is caught up in the three poisons, we feel uneasy and lose our freedom. If our negative emotions develop to a certain point where they cannot be subdued, our family and friends become the victims, and these afflictions can even harm the whole society.
How do we overcome and eliminate these emotional afflictions? Buddhism provides many ways to do so, one of which is cultivating the Buddhist view. There are Buddhist views that go beyond the understanding of ordinary beings, but the general view can be divided into three categories: the value of our world, life and morality.
~ Luminous Wisdom Book Series 3: The Illusory World