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Gati: lit. 'going': 'course of existence', destiny, destination.;There are 5 courses of existence: hell, animal kingdom, ghost realm, human world, divine world; D. 33; A. XI, 68. Of these, the first 3 count as woeful courses.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.