Words of Wisdom 16.05.19

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2019-05-16
AUTHOR: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro
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The majority of human beings living in the mundane world is ordinary and is deluded with 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 level 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 the Buddhist view.  There are Buddhist views which 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.

~ Depicted from Luminous Wisdom Book Series 3