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Pratigha

Pratigha (Sanskrit; Pali: paṭigha; Tibetan Wylie: khong khro) is a Buddhist term that is translated as "anger". It is defined as a hostile attitude towards sentient beings, towards frustration, and towards that which gives rise to one's frustrations; it functions as a basis for faultfinding, for negative actions, and for not finding a moment of peace or happiness.

Pratigha is identified as:

  • One of the six root unwholesome mental factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma tradition
  • One of the ten fetters in the Theravada tradition (according to the Dhammasangani)