PTS: Digha Nikaya: Sangiti Sutta 33.3.20 pp288
BD: DN: The Compilation33.3.20, MO, trans.
WP: Walshe, trans, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, 33, pp484
PTS: T.W and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., Dialogs of the Buddha II: 15: The Great Discourse on Causation, pp53n1; III: #33 pp 209
Puremind, M. Punnaji, Awakening Meditation, pp8-56
All The Asavas Outline of Majjhima I:#2: Sabbasavasutta
AIT: All the Fermentations, MN I:2, Thanissaro, trans.
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, Translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, All the Taints, pp 91
PTS: The Collection of The Middle Length Sayings, Translated by I.B. Horner, Discourse on All the Cankers, pp8
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings, 5.75: The Warrior, Hare, trans., pp76
PTS: The Book of the Kindred Sayings, 5, The Great Chapter, Kindred Sayings on the Way: 163: Asava, Woodward, trans., pp45
The 10th Lesson: The Destruction of the Asavas
DhammaTalk: On Vibhava
|Pali||MO||Hare||Horner||Punnaji||Bodhi||Nanamoli||Rhys Davids||(Mrs)Rhys Davids||Thanissaro||Walshe||Woodward||Warren|
|bhava, bhavāsava||living, being, becoming||becomings, the canker of becomings||becoming||urge for existence, being, being self, personalization||craving for being||future life, becoming||future life, becoming||becoming, mental or physical worlds created through craving and clinging in which rebirth can happen -- either mentally, as when entering a mental world or a dream world; or physically, as when rebirth follows the death of the body||becoming||becoming||attachment|
|Kāma-||worlds characterized by experience of sense pleasures|
|Rūpā-||worlds characterized by matter solely in the form of light||form||material shape||appearance||material form||material form||material qualities, form||material qualities, form||form||form, materiality||form||form|
|Arūpā||wholly mental worlds|
Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
Bhava: "becoming," (form of) rebirth, (state of) existence, a "life." There are 3 states of existence conventionally enumd as kāma-, rūpa-, arūpa- or sensual existence, deva-corporeal, and formless existence... D II.57; III.216; S II.3; IV.258; A II.223; III.444.... - Another view is represented by the division of bhava into kamma- and upapatti- (uppatti-), or the active functioning of a life in relation to the fruitional, or resultant way of the next life.... - In the "causal chain" (Paṭicca-samuppāda, q. v.) bhava is represented as condition of birth (jāti), or resultant force for new birth.....
-agga the best (state of) existence, the highest point of existence (among the gods) J III.84...; often as highest "heaven" as opposed to Avīci, the lowest hell; thus at J IV.182; VI.354....
-anga 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]..., subconscious individual life.
-antaga "gone to the ends of existence," past existence, Ep. of the Bhagavan Buddha Vism 210.
-antara an existence interval, i. e. transition fr. one life to another, a previous or subsequent life Vism 553 sq.
-a-bhava this or that life, any form of existence some sort of existence....
-āsava the intoxicant of existence D III.216
-uppatti coming into (a new) ex.
-esanā longing for rebirth D III.216, 270.
-ogha the flood of rebirth
-cakka the wheel or round of rebirth, equivalent to the Paṭicca-samuppāda Vism 529, 576 sq....
-carimakā the last rebirth Vism 291.
-taṇhā craving for rebirth D III.212, 216, 274; S V.432...
-saŋyojana the fetter of rebirth
-salla the sting or dart of rebirth
Bhavati [bhū to become, cp. Sk. bhūmi earth; Gr. fu/sis nature (physical), fu/omai to grow; Lat. fui I have been, futurus=future; Oir. buith to be; Ags. būan=Goth. bauan to live, Ger. bauen, also Ags. byldan=to build; Lith. búti to be, būtas house Dhtp 1: bhū sattāyaṃ] to become, to be, exist, behave etc.....
II. Meanings. In general the meaning "to become, to get" prevails, but many shades of it are possible according to context and combinations. It is impossible and unnecessary to enumerate all shades of meaning, only a few idiomatic uses may be pointed out. - 1. to happen, to occur, to befall J VI.368. - 2. The fut. bhavissati "is certainly," "must be".... 3. Imper. hotu as adv. "very well".... - 4. aor. in meaning and as substitute of āsiṃ, pret. of as to be; etad ahosi this occurred to him DhA I.399 (assā etad ahosi "this thought struck her").