Bhavabhava, Bhavābhava, Bhāvābhāva, Bhava-abhava: 11 definitions
Bhavabhava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Bhāvābhāva (भावाभाव) refers to “being and non-being”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] The observance of the teacher’s dictates is his vow. He resides in a mountain cave. Having established his space, he fasts and eats roots and bulbs. He is a regular initiate and eats what he has begged from houses. He is a yogi who lives in the forest. Free of duality and craving, he is intent on practicing Yoga at night. Free of being and non-being [i.e., bhāvābhāva-vinirmukta], he is wrapped in an old blanket. ”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Bhāvābhāva (भावाभाव) refers to “existence and non-existence”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly as The Lord said: “Śāriputra, the Tathāgata Ekaratnavyūha, seating in the lion’s throne thus, explained the dharma-seal called Gaganapariśuddhi to these Bodhisattvas, which has thirty-two aspects of entrance. What is this Dharma-seal (dharmamudrā) called Gaganapariśuddhi which has thirty-two aspects of entrance? [...] To wit, 1) all dharmas are free from existence and non-existence (bhāvābhāva-vigata) since they have no proper nature; 2) all dharmas are without a proper nature because of their essential characteristic (lakṣaṇa) of cognition (vijñapti); [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Bhāvābhāva (भावाभाव) refers to “existence and non-existence”, according to the Ṭīkā Pot Worship [i.e., Kalaśapūjā] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Rising out across the circle, that kindles the wind, of a hundred shining suns, A burning triad, infatuating the three worlds, an overflowing stream of nectar, Giving her own abundant bliss, having the pure essence of Buddha knowledge, Free from traversing existence and non-existence (bhāvābhāva-vicāriṇā), beloved sow, drink to you”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhavābhava : (m.) this or that life.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhavābhava refers to: this or that life, any form of existence some sort of existence Sn. 1060, 1068; Nd1 48, 109, 284; Nd2 472, 664 A; Th. 1, 784 (ThA. mahantāmahanta bh.) ThA. 71 (Ap. v. 30); VbhA. 501.
Note: bhavābhava is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhava and abhava.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhavabhava (भवभव).—f (Imit.) Hot throbbing or quivering (in the temples or belly, from pain, hunger &c.) v uṭha, hō, vāṭa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhavabhava (भवभव).—f Hot throbbing in the temples or belly.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) 1. Non-existence of the world. 2. A sage, one unaffected by worldly infirmities. E. bhaba, and abhāva non-existence.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhavabhāva (भवभाव):—[=bhava-bhāva] [from bhava] m. love of w° ex°, [NīlarUp.] (cf. -manyu).
2) Bhavābhava (भवाभव):—[from bhava] m. [dual number] ex° and non-ex°
3) [v.s. ...] prosperity and adversity, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
4) Bhavābhāva (भवाभाव):—[from bhava] m. non-ex° of the world, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhavābhāva (भवाभाव):—[bhavā+bhāva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Non-existence of the world; a sage.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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