Bhavatanha, Bhava-tanha, Bhavataṇhā: 5 definitions
Bhavatanha means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'craving for (eternal) existence'; s. tanhā.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Bhava-tanha is craving for becoming. This kind of clinging may be accompanied by wrong view or not.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Bhava-tanha (craving to be) is described as follows:
1) Pali: bhava-taṇhā
2) Also referred to as craving for "becoming" or "existence"
3) This is craving to be something, to unite with an experience.
4) Ron Leifer states: "The desire for life is present in the body at birth, in its homeostatic, hormonal, and reflexive mechanisms... At the more subtle level of ego, the desire for life is the ego's striving to establish itself, to solidify itself, to gain a secure foothold, to prevail and dominate, and so to enjoy the sensuous delights of the phenomenal world. The desire for life manifests itself in all of ego's selfish, ambitious strivings..."
5) Ajahn Sucitto states: "Craving to be something is not a decision, it’s a reflex... So the result of craving to be solid and ongoing, to be a being that has a past and a future, together with the current wish to resolve the past and future, are combined to establish each individual’s present world as complex and unsteady. This thirst to be something keeps us reaching out for what isn’t here. And so we lose the inner balance that allows us to discern a here-and-now fulfillment in ourselves."
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhavataṇhā : (f.) craving for rebirth.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhavataṇhā refers to: craving for rebirth D. III, 212, 216, 274; S. V, 432; Sn. 746; Vbh. 101, 358, 365; Th. 2, 458; ThA. 282; VbhA. III, 133.
Note: bhavataṇhā is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhava and taṇhā.
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.
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Ends with: Vibhava-tanha.
Search found 22 books and stories containing Bhavatanha, Bhava-tanha, Bhava-taṇhā, Bhavataṇhā; (plurals include: Bhavatanhas, tanhas, taṇhās, Bhavataṇhās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Part 1 - Three Kinds Of Desire < [Chapter 2 - The Second Noble Truth]
Introduction < [Chapter 2 - The Second Noble Truth]
Part 2 - Right Aspiration < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
The Catusacca Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
The Creations of Self (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Letting go of Desire (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 216 - The Story of a Brāhmin < [Chapter 16 - Piya Vagga (Affection)]
Verse 277-279 - The Story of Five Hundred Monks < [Chapter 20 - Magga Vagga (The Path)]
Verse 410 - The Story of Sāriputta being misunderstood < [Chapter 26 - Brāhmaṇa Vagga (The Brāhmaṇa)]
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)