Friends:

Wearing away the 3 Roots of Evil stops all Suffering!
 

There are, friends, these three kinds of fading away, that are directly
observable, obviously evident, inviting each & every one to come and see
for themselves, practical, to be personally experienced by any clever one!
What three?
Someone here is & greedy & lustful, and caused by this very greedy lust,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, & to harm both himself & others...
When this greedy lust later is discarded, then does he neither come to harm
himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of desire, is directly observable,
immediate, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, practical,
freeing, releasing, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!
Furthermore:
Someone here is full of hate & aggression, and caused by this rage of anger,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, and to harm both himself & others...
When this angry hatred later is eliminated, then does he neither come to harm
himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of ill-will, is directly observable,
apparent, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, smoothing,
soft, sweet, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!
Finally:
Someone here is deluded, blinded & confused, and caused by this very ignorance,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, and to harm both himself & others...
When this lack of understanding later is cleared up, then does he neither come
to harm himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of obscuration, is easily observable,
actual, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, all advantageous,
awakening, opening, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!
These, friends, are the three kinds of fading away, that are directly observable,
immediately accessible, inviting each & every one to come and see for themselves,
practical, applicable, reachable, & personally experiencable by any intelligence...

There are 3 Root Causes of all Evil:
     Greed!
      Hate!
   Ignorance!


Greed + dilutions:
Lust
Desire
Thirst
Craving
Yearning
Longing
Wishing
Hoping
Liking
Attraction
Tendency


Hate + dilutions:
Anger
Aversion
Irritation
Indignation
Resentment
Opposition
Contrariety
Impatience
Intolerance
Stubbornness
Rigidity


Ignorance + dilutions:
Confusion
Bewilderment
Perplexity
Uncertainty
Doubt
Skepticism
Hesitancy
Indecision
Oblivion
Stupefaction
Obscurity

These wrong mental roots blend in innumerable ways:

Examples of Root Mixtures:
Mixed Greed and Hate becomes => envy or jealousy...
Mixed Ignorance and Greed becomes => search, urge & frustration...
Mixed Ignorance and Hate becomes => extremism, fanatism & terrorism... 

More on these 3 Root Causes (Mūla):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/muula.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Origin_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_is_Disadvantageous.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Cure_Anger_and_Irritation.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Proximate_Causes.htm



Source:

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [330-40]
Section 42: On The 6 Senses. Rasiya: 12.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

The 3 Root Causes of all Evil!


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