Bhavabhuta, Bhava-bhuta, Bhavabhūta, Bhāvabhūta: 5 definitions



Bhavabhuta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhavabhuta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhāvabhūta (भावभूत) refers to “being” (i.e., the ‘states of being and things’), according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] They say the transmission (krama) is Śāmbhava from which all things come into being. The foundation (of practice) is the Accomplishment of Speech. The Command is impelled by Speech. (The Command is) Śāmbhavī who is pure Being (bhāvamātrā) and functions as two processes (dvikramā). (In her) extending (aspect) (prathā), she is Rudra’s energy and, within Being (bhāvabhūta), (the power) Śāmbhavī. (The former is) authority (adhikāra) and she bestows the qualities of purity. [...]”.

Note: It is the pure (mātra) practice of the Śāmbhava (state) that takes place (spontaneously) in due order (kramāt). (The Command is) Śāmbhavā established within Rudra’s energy of the individual soul (aṇu) and is within (all) states of being (bhāva) and things (bhūta).

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavabhuta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhavabhūta (भवभूत).—the source of all beings, i. e. the Supreme Being.

Derivable forms: bhavabhūtam (भवभूतम्).

Bhavabhūta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhava and bhūta (भूत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhavabhūta (भवभूत):—[=bhava-bhūta] [from bhava] mfn. being the origin or the source of all being, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bhavabhūta (भवभूत):—[(bhava + bhūta)] adj. der Ursprung seiend; derjenige, durch den Alles wird, [ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 6, 5.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bhavabhūta (भवभूत):—Adj. derjenige , durch den Alles wird.

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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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