Wrong view has been present and has arisen since time without beginning. It is the cause of becoming a hell being, a starving spirit, or an animal. It is pitch-black darkness. It is a fondness for negative beliefs. It is antithetical to the genuine path. It is like a weapon, fire, poison, and an abyss. It destroys all beings. It is a view that is wrong and mistaken.
There are two kinds of wrong view: those that accept the existence of conditions and those that deny karmic actions and results. To accept conditions is to claim that all happiness and suffering is the result of actions carried out by oneself. To deny karmic actions and results is to reject the relevance of generosity, and so forth. Thus, as the basis of all ten unvirtuous actions, wrong view functions as the fundamental destroyer of all meaningful objectives.
—Buddha Shakyamuni, Āryasaddharmasmṛtyupasthāna