To me, evil is simply the greed of the mind gone wrong.
The body has basic needs and the mind is greedy to get those needs met...that just part of staying alive. When push comes to shove, my instinct is first going to try to protect me. It becomes the survival of the fittest.
We can't escape that reality. The body must be taken care of first or life is miserable regardless of our consciousness.
Lacking consciousness, we lack joy in life. There is so much we don't understand in life and that produces the fear of the unknown. On top of that are all the social conditionings of culture and religion that create confusion in our minds with all of the contradictions robbing us of mental peace.
The mind is given the task to sort all this out but nearly all the confusion in the mind can't be solved except to see the source....that belief systems have corrupted and divided the mind so badly...that fiction has created ficticious questions that have no answer which is why the mind can't reconcile them. But the mind tries and tries to figure out this stuff, exhausting our energy that could've been used for creative purposes for lovingly expressing ourselves.
Instead, the greedy mind uses our creativity to find ways of steling a happy moment off a drug, off a one night stand, from stealing stuff from others, or even killing someone that is causing trouble in his life. The mind is pure logic so if the mind equates sex with happiness and comes up with rape as the way to get sex then the mind commands the body to rape the woman. The mind has no truth and no heart and no soul.
The mind is greed. If the mind is our servant as designed, it is a tenacious gopher for good. It our mind is the master, then living heartlessly in logic will allow horrible things to take place in the name of the pursuit of happiness.