Bhava - Becoming, condition, temperament, character, state of mind or body, way of thinking or feeling, passion, emotion

bhāvá [p= 754,2] [L=150178]
( √ bhū) becoming , being , existing , occurring , appearance S3vetUp. Ka1tyS3r. &c

loc. or comp.) MBh. RPra1t.

opp. to cessation ; eko*ti-bhāva , continuity of the thread of existence through successive births Buddh. , wrongly translated under eko*ti-bh°) MBh.

sthāvira , old age ; anyam bhāvam āpadyate , euphem. = he dies ; state of being anything , esp. ifc. e.g. bālabhāva , the state of being a child , childhood = bālatā , or tva ; sometimes added pleonastically to an abstract noun e.g. tanutā-bhāva , the state of thinness) Up. S3rS. MBh. &c

ibc. and °vena ind. really , truly) MBh. Hariv.

eko bhāva or eka-bh° , a simple or artless nature ; bhāvo bhāva nigacchati = birds of a feather flock together) MBh. Ka1v. &c

Ka1v. Sa1h.

yādśena bhāvena , with whatever disposition of mind ; bhāvam amagala-k , with loc. , to be ill disposed against ; bhāva dṛḍha-k , to make a firm resolution) Mn. MBh. &c

rhet.) passion , emotion (2 kinds of bhāvas are enumerated , the sthāyin or primary , and vyabhicārin or subordinate ; the former are 8 or 9 according as the rasas or sentiments are taken to be 8 or 9 ; the latter 33 or 34) Ka1v. Sa1h. Prata1p. &c

Mn. Pan5cat.

iti bhāva , " such is the sense " = ity artha or ity abhiprā*ya , constantly used by commentators at the end of their explanations)

bhāva-k , with loc. , to feel an affection for) MBh. Ka1v. &c

parituṣṭena bhāvena , with a pleased mind) S3vetUp. Mn. MBh. &c

sarva-bhāvā , all earthly objects ; bhāvā sthāvara-jagamā , plants and animals) Mun2d2Up. MBh. &c

dram.) a discreet or learned man (as a term of address = respected sir) Mr2icch. Ma1lav. Ma1lati1m.

astron.) the state or condition of a planet L.


of the 27th kalpa (s.v.) ib.


esp. as a term for an impersonal passive or neuter verb having neither agent nor object expressed e.g. pacyate , " there is cooking " or " cooking is going on ") Pa1n2. 3-1 , 66 ; 107 &c

of the author of the bhāvaprakāśa (= miśra-bhāva) Cat.









L. (cf. -samanvita).
bhāva [p= 760,2] [L=151460]
» p.754 &c
(H1) m.
[L=150179]turning or transition into (
[L=150180]continuance (
[L=150181]state , condition , rank (with
[L=150182]true condition or state , truth , reality (
[L=150183]manner of being , nature , temperament , character (
[L=150184]manner of acting , conduct , behaviour
[L=150185]any state of mind or body , way of thinking or feeling , sentiment , opinion , disposition , intention (
[L=150187]conjecture , supposition
[L=150188]purport , meaning , sense (
[L=150189]love , affection , attachment (
[L=150190]the seat of the feelings or affections , heart , soul , mind (
[L=150191]that which is or exists , thing or substance , being or living creature (
[L=150194]an astrological house or lunar mansion
[L=150196]of the 8th (42nd) year in Jupiter's cycle of 60 years
[L=150197](in gram.) the fundamental notion of the verb , the sense conveyed by the abstract noun (
[L=150199]wanton sport , dalliance
[L=150201]place of birth , the womb
[L=150202]the world , universe
[L=150203]an organ of sense
[L=150204]superhuman power
[L=150205]the Supreme Being
[L=150206]advice , instruction
[L=150207]contemplation , meditation
(H2) &c