three evil paths ［三悪道・三悪趣］ ( san-akudō or san-akushu): Also, three evil paths of existence. The realms of hell, hungry spirits, and animals, the lowest three of the six paths. The three evil paths are the realms of suffering into which one falls as a result of evil deeds. “Path” here means state or realm of existence. See also six paths; Ten Worlds.