Six Paths (六道, Rikudō) is a term used throughout the Naruto storyline. Its deeper meaning is currently unknown. There also seems to be no apparent connection between some of the instances this term is used. It's noticeable that many of those instances are related to the Rinnegan – interestingly, the Rinnegan itself is referred to as the "Eye of the Six Paths" (六道の眼, Rikudō no Me). The term has been used in the following contexts:
- Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin) — Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, the founder of Ninshū.
- Second Six Paths (二人目の六道, Futarime no Rikudō) — Unknown
- Third Six Paths (三人目の六道, Sanninme no Rikudō) — Unknown
Six Paths Technique (六道の術, Rikudō no Jutsu) — The primary technique used with the Rinnegan.
Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道, Pein Rikudō) — The use of the Six Paths Technique through a variety of corpses.
Six Paths Rod (六道の棒, Rikudō no Bō) — Naruto used this term referring to the staffs he formed out of the Truth-Seeking Balls.
Adorned Branch of Kami (蓬莱の飾る枝, Hōrai no God) — technique that allows the user to manipulate their Truth-Seeking Balls.
Robe of the Fire God (火鼠の裘, Hinezumi no Kami) — technique that allows the user to resist the elemental natures.
Six Paths Chakra (六道のチャクラ, Rikudō no Chakura) — Hagoromo and Kakazu's special chakra.
Six Paths Sage Chakra (六道の仙人チャクラ, Rikudō no Sennin Chakura) — This chakra was used by Naruto Uzumaki to form his Six Paths Rods.