Bhavasvabhava, Bhāvasvabhāva, Bhava-svabhava: 3 definitions
Bhavasvabhava 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Bhāvasvabhāva (भावस्वभाव) or bhāvasvabhāvaśūnyatā refers to “emptiness of the self-existence of existence” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., bhāvasvabhāva). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Bhāvasvabhāva (भावस्वभाव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. by Mādhavadeva. B. 4, 230. Lahore. 20.
2) Bhāvasvabhāva (भावस्वभाव):—med. by Mādhavadeva. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 107.
3) Bhāvasvabhāva (भावस्वभाव):—med. by Mādhavadeva. C. by Megha Deva, son of Ravinābha. Rep. p. 10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhāvasvabhāva (भावस्वभाव):—[=bhāva-svabhāva] [from bhāva] m. Name of [work]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Bhavasvabhavashunyata.
Ends with: Abhavasvabhava.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 9.11 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Emptiness 4: Emptiness of Emptiness (śūnyatāśūnyatā) < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
III. Emptiness according to the Madhyamaka < [Note on emptiness (śūnyatā)]