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(Skt.; Pāli, kusala-mūla).

Collective name for the three roots of good, being non-greed (arāga), non-hatred (adveṣa), and non-delusion (amoha). Expressed in a positive form they correspond to unselfishness, benevolence, and understanding. All good or virtuous states of consciousness are seen as ultimately grounded in one or more of these three. They are the opposite of the three roots of evil (akuśala-mūla) or unwholesome mental states of greed (rāga), hatred (dveṣa), and delusion (moha).

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