With ignorance comes attachment to all that is pleasant to the ego as well as hatred and repulsion for all that is unpleasant. In that way the three poisons — ignorance, attachment, and hatred — come into being. Under the influence of these three poisons, the mind becomes like a servant running here and there. This is how the suffering of samsara is built up. It all derives from a lack of discernment and a distorted perception of the nature of phenomena.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
from the book Pith Instructions: Selected Teachings and Poems
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