Three poisons

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The centre of the Wheel of Life, featuring a pig, snake and bird representing ignorance, anger and desire

The three poisons (Skt. triviṣa; Tib. དུག་གསུམ་, duk sum, Wyl. dug gsum) are the following destructive emotions:

  1. desire or attachment
  2. anger or aggression
  3. ignorance