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good root

(善根) (Skt kushala-mula; Jpn zengon or zenkon )

Also, root of goodness, root of merit, good act, good cause, or act of merit. A cause, or action, that produces a good effect or reward. Good acts are compared to the roots that nourish the plants and trees so that they bear flowers and fruit. In Buddhism, "good roots" are necessary for the attainment of Buddhahood. Greed, anger, and foolishness are called the three bad roots or the three poisons. In contrast, "no greed, no anger, and no foolishness" are called the three good roots.

 Good Roots
    There are eleven kinds ofgood roots:

        faith
        shame
        remorse
        absence of greed
        absence of hatred
        absence of stupidity
        vigor
        tranquility
        non-laxity
        non-harming
        renunciation
These are eleven good Dharmas of the fifty one Dharmas belonging to the heart.

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