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The Buddha’s Lists

The three poisons

All the negatives in Buddhism come from the Ego, the strong sense of self which keeps us apart from the truths of being alive, of being part of the oneness and ultimately of being happy.

Since the Ego is the sense of self it makes sense that the three poisons are about self interest, summed up as roughly:

on my side



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Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Mindfulness teacher, poet, advocate for mental health and compassionate living, author of ‘No Visible Injuries’, ‘Living Well and Loving ADHD’ and many others