According to the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, there are “five poisons” that are of ultimate danger to the soul’s spiritual progress. These are counteracted by the wisdoms of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, who provide the antidote for each poison.
|Ignorance||Vairochana’s All-Pervading Wisdom of the Dharmakaya|
|Anger, hate and hate creation||Akshobhya’s Mirrorlike Wisdom|
|Spiritual, intellectual and human pride||Ratnasambhava’s Wisdom of Equality|
|The passions—all cravings, covetousness, greed and lust||Amitabha’s Discriminating Wisdom|
|Envy and jealousy||Amoghasiddhi’s All-Accomplishing Wisdom, the Wisdom of Perfected Action|
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 38, no. 2.