Three spirit poisons
the three spirit poisons are a central term of the Buddhismus. Greed (lobha), hate (dosa) and ignorance, glare (moha, avijjā) are the three fundamental “spirit contamination” (p. kilesa, skr. kleśa). In the Visuddhimagga ten Kilesa are called.
The counterpart to these roots (mūla) unheilsamer (akusala) actions, the roots are more heilsamer (kusala) actions: Gierlosigkeit, Hasslosigkeit, Unverblendetheit (alobha, adosa, amoha). The attitudes of generosity (dāna), quality (mettā) and wisdom (paññā) correspond to that, which are considered as the cures against the three spirit poisons. The quality of the Kamma (skr. Karma) hangs of this mischief seeds or welfare seed roots off (“the natures become inheriting their works”).
On the three spirit poisons (jap. bonno) also the principle “Hendoku Iyaku” (into medicine convert poison) refers, which shows dialectic handling of the Mahayana with the overcoming from obstacles to the mental development.
In the life wheel of the Tibetan Buddhismus the three spirit poisons are represented as the driving force SAM era): a cock (greed), a queue (hate) and a pig (ignorance) rush each other in the seeming endless cycle of suffering.