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What is a Buddhist approach to reducing envy?

Envy is an explicitly unwholesome mind-state, according to Buddhist doctrine. Unfortunately I am experiencing strong envy lately. Can somebody please provide any and all resources to help understand ...
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Mild and severe forms of the three poisons

The three poisons are greed or sensual attachment (lobha or raga), aversion or ill-will (dosa or dvesha) and delusion or confusion (moha). These are said to the unwholesome roots, or the roots to all ...
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How does one know the difference between aversion and danger?

How does a Buddhist know when to tolerate a situation, and when to exit a situation? For example, a lay Buddhist in an abusive relationship: is it correct to accept the abuse, or avoid it? Disclaimer:...
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Attachment and the three poisons

Is there any dependence between these? My understanding is that ignorance is the main cause for samsara (the first of the 12 links of dependent origination). Ignorance meaning not recognizing our true ...
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Is anxiety connected to the three unwholesome roots?

I have read that anxiety/worry is unwholesome. Is this because it is a form of aversion, one of the three unwholesome roots, or something else?
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Who is ignorant and when does one realize that one is ignorant?

Who is considered to be ignorant according to Buddhism? What does the term ignorance cover ? When does one realize, one is ignorant ? Can one know nothing of ignorance and still become enlightened?
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How to get rid of hate?

I have a friend that I met few years back. He always look polite, look decent, and look helping others a lot. I did him a lot of helps that no friend would do to him. Later, when I needed helps he ...
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The bliss of nirvana without sensation

Some sensations are neither good nor bad, when I think there is an absence both of pleasure and pain. But what about nirvana itself? Obviously there is no vedana to it. Is its "bliss" something ...