We'd like to share this text written by Nina van Gorkom on Paramattha Dhammas, which we believe is of great value for our practice.
What is the cause of all misery and sorrow in the world? We read in the ‘Kindred Sayings’ (Vol. I, Ch. III, iii, par. 3, The World) that King Pasenadi asked the Buddha: ‘How many kinds of things, lord, that happen in the world, make for trouble, for suffering, for distress?’ The Buddha answered: ‘Three things, sire, happen of that nature. What are the three? Greed, hate, and delusion; these three make for trouble, for suffering, for distress.