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Blowing Away our Three Poisons

How can we get enlightenment
With the constant flow of Three Poisons
How can we get out of the Six Realms
When we have Greed, Anger and Ignorance

We must continuously be aware
Of the states of our mind
When the effect of poison arises
We then can keep them out of the way

In order for our Wisdom to grow
These are things we should know
Let the Compassion in our heart flows
For the Three Poison be gone like pollen grains when the wind blows


Three Poisons

In the world we are living today, we are bombarded with sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches that arouse our senses. With the working of our senses and consciousness, they create internal craving for more (greed), burning sensation of hatred and jealousy (anger) and thoughts of foolishness and stupidity (ignorance). Together, greed + anger + ignorance = three poisons.

We are intoxicated by three poisons without even realizing it, leading to more suffering. That is why we should meditate to see things as they really are.