Bhavanga, Bhava-anga, Bhavāṅga, Bhavaṅga: 5 definitions
Bhavanga means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Bhavāṅga (भवाङ्ग) refers to the “members of existence” (e.g., the terrible miseries of worldly existence), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] she who is the Tāmasika power of all the Gods, she who is visible in the Rājasika quality of the Creator, she who is heard by us as the benefactress and of the form of Śiva is eulogised here. Let us bow to her who is interested in residing on the Vindhya mountains; who is clever in the playful activity of affording protection to Aṣṭāṅga Yoga; who is devoid of cessation and who acts like a raft that enables the crossing of the ocean of worldly existence with its terrible miseries (i.e., karāla-bhavāṅga-duḥkha)”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
life continuing;Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhavaṅga : (nt.) the sub- consciousness.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhavaṅga refers to: constituent of becoming, function of being, functional state of subconsciousness, i.e. subliminal consciousness or subconscious life-continuum, the vital continuum in the absence of any process (of mind, or attention) (thus Mrs. Rh. D. in Expos. 185 n.), subconscious individual life. See on term Cpd. 26 sq. , 265—267; & cp. Dhs. trsl. 134.—J. VI, 82; Miln. 299 sq. ; Vism. 164, 676; DhsA. 72, 140, 269; DhA. I, 23; VbhA. 81, 156 sq. , 406.
Note: bhavaṅga is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhava and aṅga.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Bhavanga Citta, Subconscious Stream, Sense Doors, Mind Door, Santana, Arupavipaka Citta, Bhavanga Sota, Karala, Anga, Arupavacara Citta, Mana, Paccavekkhana-nana, Manasikara, Vinnana Kicca, Kicca, Javana, Vinnana, Vishuddhi.
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Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
Glossary < [Book III]
Chapter 1 - Preliminaries < [Part 1 - Abhidhamma]
Chapter 2 - Consciousness < [Part 1 - Abhidhamma]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Summary of Doors < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Summary of Functions < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Diagram IX < [Chapter IV - Analysis of Thought-Processes]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 5 - Manodvara Vithi < [Part 3]
Chapter 4 - Vithi-cittas < [Part 3]
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)