Hatred is one of the character afflictions that causes Dukkha. It can also appear as fear. When there is fear, one dislikes the object which is experienced. Fear is harmful for mind and body.
Hatred arises with two types of citta (heart-mind), of which one is "unprompted" (asankharika) and one "prompted" (sasankharika).
Hatred is one of the Fourteen Unwholesome Mental Factors and one of the Three Poisons.
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