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It.088 Antaraamala Sutta | Mala Sutta Bhikkhus, these three are inner stains, inner enemies, inner foes, inner murderers, inner adversaries. What three? Greed, bhikkhus, is an inner stain . . . an inner adversary. Hate is an inner stain . . . an inner adversary. Delusion is an inner stain . . . an inner adversary. These are the three " Greed is a cause of misfortune, Greed agitates the mind; People do not understand that as A danger produced from within. A greedy person does not know the good, A greedy person does not see the Dhamma; Blinding darkness then prevails When greed overwhelms a man. But one who has abandoned greed Longs not for what invites cupidity. Greed slips away from him As a water drop from a lotus leaf. Hate is a cause of misfortune, Hate agitates the mind; People do not understand that as A danger produced from within. A hater does not know the good, A hater does not see the Dhamma; Blinding darkness then prevails when hate overwhelms a man. But one who has abandoned hate Is not angered by what incites to anger. Hate drops away from him As a palmyra fruit from its stalk. Delusion is a cause of misfortune, Delusion agitates the mind; People do not understand that as A danger produced from within. One deluded does not know the good, One deluded does not see the Dhamma; Blinding darkness then prevails When delusion overwhelms a man. But one who has abandoned delusion Is not bewildered by confusing things. He puts an end to all delusion As the sunrise puts an end to the dark. 45/539 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.083 stains


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