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Raja asked, “if anger is a facet of greed, is fear too?”

Yes. Anger is a facet of greed.
– Fear is the RESULT of anger.

Think about it this way.
– When we hurt someone by verbally threatening or even physically injuring another person, we generate a form of fear in that person.
– That mindest (technically called sankhara) in our mind, leads to fuel an existence (bhava) corresponding to that sankhara. Now, this “bhava” is NOT a “bhava” for rebirth, but an existence within a life.

Generation of greed in the mind (greedy sankhara) can lead to a “peta bhava” within this life in the same way.

In both cases, the Paticca Samuppada process proceeds in the standard way: “avijja paccaya sankhara” through “bhava paccaya jati“, “jati paccaya jara, marana, soka, etc” or SUFFERING.

This is the “Idappaccayātā Paṭicca Samuppāda” process.

Now, if one keeps engaging in that kind of behavior, the kammic energy can grow and could lead to a birth in a bad existence.
– That is the “Akusala-Mūla Uppatti Paṭicca Samuppāda” process.

A more detailed analysis at, “Paṭicca Samuppāda in Plain English

The main point is that we prepare our own futures (whether in this life or in future lives) by thinking, speaking, and doing things in certain ways. As mentioned above, those are sankhara. For details, see, “Saṅkhāra – What It Really Means
– Those on the “good side” lead to “good results.’
– Those on the “bad side” lead to “bad results”.

As cubibobi suggested, it is a good idea to review AND follow the guidelines in the initial posts of the section, “Bhāvanā (Meditation)
– That provides the necessary background to comprehend and fully understand the Paticca Samuppada processes.
– Learning Dhamma is to learn Paticca Samuppada, how we create our own futures.

Some of the links above may be somewhat advanced. I would suggest starting with the “Bhāvanā (Meditation)” section.

P.S. Please start a new topic if the new question is not related to the previous question.