Taṇhā: relation to the three poisons

Taṇhā and avidya (ignorance) can be related to the three poisons as follows:

  • Avidya (ignorance), the root of the three poisons, is also the basis for taṇhā.
  • Raga (attachment), the second of the three poisons, is equivalent to bhava-taṇhā (craving to be) and kāma-taṇhā (sense-craving).
  • Dvesha (aversion), the third of the three poisons, is equivalent to vibhava-taṇhā (craving not to be).[13][21]

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via: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taṇhā

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