avīci (T. mnar med མནར་མེད་; C. abi diyu/wujian diyu) is the lowest and most severe of the eight hot hells in the hell realm. The beings reborn in this hell experience being ceaselessly consumed by flames.
The Princeton Dictionary states that avīci:
- ... is the destination of beings whose "wholesome faculties are eradicated"...or who have committed the most heinous of acts..." (i.e. one of the five heinous actions).
- Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Boston: Shambhala, 1998), page 66.