For good reason, greed, hatred, and delusion are known as the three poisons, the three fires, and the three unwholesome roots.

These metaphors suggest how dangerous afflictive thoughts and emotions can be if they are not understood and transformed.

This is a potent Dharma teaching clearly explaining the characteristics of the three poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion, how to understand these defilements, and how to transform them using their sublime antidotes (alternatives).

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