The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Bhāvanā - demonstration, argument, ascertainment, feeling of devotion, reflection, contemplation, moral of a fable



Lakshmanjoo usage: “One-pointed awareness” -

note distinctions bhāvanā and bhāvana and bhavana

Bhavana - forming in the mind, conception, apprehension, imagination, fancy, meditation ... to occupy one's imagination with, direct one's thoughts to
for bhavayet see below

śaktyavasthāpraviṣṭasya nirvibhāgena bhāvanā |
tadāsau śivarūpī syāt śaivī mukham ihocyate || 20 ||

sarvaṃ dehagataṃ dravyaṃ viyadvyāptaṃ mṛgekṣaṇe |
vibhāvayet tatas tasya bhāvanā sā sthirā bhavet || 47 ||

bhāve tyakte niruddhā cin naiva bhāvāntaraṃ vrajet |
tadā tanmadhyabhāvena vikasatyati bhāvanā || 62 ||

bhūyo bhūyaḥ pare bhāve bhāvanā bhāvyate hi yā |
japaḥ so 'tra svayaṃ nādo mantrātmā japya īdṛśaḥ || 145 ||

rudraśaktisamāveśas tat kṣetram bhāvanā parā |
anyathā tasya tattvasya kā pūjā kāś ca tṛpyati || 151 ||


bhāvanā
f. demonstration , argument , ascertainment Ya1jn5.
f. feeling of devotion , faith in
f. reflection , contemplation
f. saturating any powder with fluid , steeping , infusion
f. (in arithm.) finding by combination or composition
f. (with jainas) right conception or notion
f. the moral of a fable HParis3.


for more on bhavayet see below
Vāc: the concept of the word in selected Hindu Tantras - Page 21
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André Padoux - 1990 - 460 pages - Google eBook - Preview
... the help of the vowel; (next) let him contemplate the voiceless supreme; through silent contemplation one attains being and not non-being": svarena satfidhayed yogam asvaram bhavayet param asvarena hi bhavena bhavo nabhava isyaie. ...
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bhāvanā
bhāvanā 2 [p= 755,1] [L=150361]
demonstration , argument , ascertainment Ya1jn5.
bhāvanā 2 [L=150362]
feeling of devotion , faith in (loc.) Pan5cat.
bhāvanā 2 [L=150363]
reflection , contemplation (5 kinds with Buddhists MWB. 128)
bhāvanā 2 [L=150364]
saturating any powder with fluid , steeping , infusion S3a1rn3gS.
bhāvanā 2 [L=150365]
(in arithm.) finding by combination or composition
bhāvanā 2 [L=150366]
(with jainas) right conception or notion
bhāvanā 2 [L=150367]
the moral of a fable HParis3.
bhāvanā 2 [L=150368]
N. of an upaniad
bhāvanā 2 [L=150369]
a crow L.
bhāvanā 2 [L=150370]
water L.
bhāvanā [L=150374]
of prec. , in comp.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.
(H2) f.


Note related words: bhavana and bhāvana



bhavana
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149132]
(m. g. ardharcā*di) a place of abode , mansion , home , house , palace , dwelling (ifc. f(ā).) Mn. Mbh. &c
749,2] [L=149133]
» bhavane*śa)
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149134]
N. of a ṛṣi in the 2nd manvantara VP.
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149135]
a dog L.
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149136]
coming into existence , birth , production Kap. Sch. Ka1s3. on Pa1n2. 1-4 , 31
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149137]
a site , receptacle (ifc.) Pan5cat.
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149138]
the place where anything grows (ifc.= field cf. śāli-bh°)
bhavana [p= 749,2] [L=149139]
= bhuvana , water L.
(H2) n.
[p= horoscope , natal star (
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.



bhāvana
bhā́--vana 1 [p= 750,3] [L=149435]
(for 2. bhāvana » [p= 755,1]) a forest of rays Ghat2.
bhāvana 2 [p= 755,1] [L=150349]
(ī)n. (fr. Caus. ; for 1. » 2. bhā́ p.750) causing to be , effecting , producing , displaying , manifesting MBh. Ka1v. BhP.

gen. or comp.) welfare MBh. R. &c

Asht2a1vS.

MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150353]
a creator , producer , efficient MBh. Ka1v.
bhāvana 2 [L=150354]
N. of śiva (= dhyāt) MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150355]
of viṣṇu A.
bhāvana 2 [L=150356]
of the 22nd kalpa (q.v.)
bhāvana 2 [L=150357]
(ā). and n. the act of producing or effecting Nir. Sa1h. BhP.
bhāvana 2 [L=150358]
(ā)n. forming in the mind , conception , apprehension , imagination , supposition , fancy , thought , meditation (°nayā ind. in thought , in imagination ; °nām-bandh , with loc. , to occupy one's imagination with , direct one's thoughts to) MBh. Ka1v. S3am2k. Veda7ntas. &c
bhāvana 2 [L=150359]
(ā)n. (in logic) that cause of memory which arises from direct perception Tarkas.
bhāvana 2 [L=150360]
(ā)n. application of perfumes &c (= adhivāsana) L.
bhāvana 2 [L=150371]
furthering , promoting MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150372]
the fruit of Dillenia Speciosa L.
bhāvana 2 [L=150373]
(ifc.) nature , essence Ra1matUp.
(H3) n.
(H2) mf
[L=150350]promoting or effecting any one's (
[L=150351]imagining , fancying
[L=150352]teaching
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.



What the Buddha taught - Page 68
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The word meditation is a very poor substitute for the original term bhāvanā, which means 'culture' or 'development', ie, mental culture or ... The Buddhist bhāvanā, properly speaking, is mental culture in the full sense of the term. ...
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Walpola Rāhula


Singing Krishna: sound becomes sight in Paramānand's poetry - Page 35
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The overwhelming bhāva, Vallabh states, that arises from bhāvanā (constantly recollecting) about Krishna forces the ... Bhāvanā, on the other hand, indicates the emulation of the ways of Braj by the Braj devotee and suggests a deeper ...
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Sinister yogis - Page 307
A. Whitney Sanford
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David Gordon White - 2009 - 352 pages - Google eBook - Preview
Tāntrikābhidhānakośa I: A Dictionary of Technical Terms from Hindu Tantric Literature. ...Bhāvanā et Créativité de la Conscience.” Numen 34, no.1 (June): 45–96. ———. 1993. “Les Sauras de l'Inde: le brilliant échec d'une identité ...
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Bhāvanā
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Śrīkr̥ṣṇa Semavāla - 2000 - 129 pages - Snippet view
Collection by contemporary authors on concept of emotions.
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The Anthropologist and the Native: Essays for Gananath Obeyesekere - Page 90
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H. L. Seneviratne - 2011 - 493 pages - Preview
For both the grammarians and the Mīmāṃsākas, bhāvanā lies at the very heart of linguistic expressivity per se.38 Sentences ... These linguistic usages of bhāvanā require a separate study; they clearly inform Bhaṭṭa Nāyaka's use of the ...


Intercultural aesthetics: a worldview perspective - Page 110
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For this author: 'Rasa is revealed11 (bhāvyamāna) by a special power assumed by words in poetry and drama, the power of revelation (bhāvanā) – to be distinguished from the power of denotation (abidhā) – consisting of the action of ...
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A. A. van den Braembussche, Heinz Kimmerle, Nicole Note - 2009 - 217 pages - Google eBook -



Bhavayet in usage



The Yoga of delight, wonder, and astonishment: a translation of ... - Page 109
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- 1991 - 173 pages - Google eBook - Preview
(4) The aspirant should perpetually contemplate on this mati (nityam bhavayet tarn). She will completely transform his life, and then his mind will be dissolved in Siva (tatah Sivah). It should be borne in mind that bhakti or devotion ...
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Jaideva Singh

The Dhvanyāloka of Ānandavardhana with the Locana of Abhinavagupta: Volume 49 - Page 232
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, Abhinavagupta (Rājānaka.), Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls - 1990 - 837 pages - Preview
These terms answer the questions: "What does it effect (kim bhavayet)? With what does it effect it (kena bhavayet)? How does it effect it (katham bhavayet)?" In the case of the sentence "one who is desirous of heaven should sacrifice ...
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Ānandavardhana

The Stanzas on vibration: the Spandakārikā with four commentaries ... - Page 384
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, Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - 1992 - 427 pages - Google eBook - Preview
221. mamatvam tyajya sarvatra nahamasmiti bhavayet ndhamasmi na vany'osti advaitakriyaratah yavanna vindate hyeva tavat tasya na kin- cana Ibid., fl. 16b. In the course of his exposition on the rite of sexual union, Abhinavagupta refers ...
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Vasugupta


Ritual and speculation in early tantrism: studies in honour of ... - Page 300
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, Teun Goudriaan - 1992 - 359 pages - Google eBook - Preview
... 'The excellent officiant should always contemplate himself as though he were Siva'); SardhTris- KalVr, pp. ... identification before commencing the initiation: sivo 'ham iti bhavayet (verse 23d) . . . sivad abhinnam atmanam kartaram ...
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André Padoux

Vāc: the concept of the word in selected Hindu Tantras - Page 21
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- 1990 - 460 pages - Google eBook - Preview
... the help of the vowel; (next) let him contemplate the voiceless supreme; through silent contemplation one attains being and not non-being": svarena satfidhayed yogam asvaram bhavayet param asvarena hi bhavena bhavo nabhava isyaie. ...
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André Padoux

Yoga of the Guhyasamājatantra: the arcane lore of forty verses : a ...
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- 1977 - 388 pages - Snippet view
58 (completely given in 'Documents') : "He should contemplate the samadhi-praxis of service (seva) as the supreme revelation (uttama-bodhi)" (sevasamadhisamyogam bhavayet bodhim uttamam). " the deliberation on the 'base of vajra' ...
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Alex Wayman


The Brahma Sūtra, the philosophy of spiritual life
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, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - 1960 - 606 pages - Snippet view
Give up the thought of difference, "Siva is other than myself", contemplate them always as not-dual, ... mohat na iivatvam avapnuyat iivo'nyas to aham ev&nyah prthag-bhavam vivarjayet. yai iivas so'ham eveti hy advayam bhavayet suda. ...
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Bādarāyaṇa








(not used in the VBT):
bhāvana
bhā́--vana 1 [p= 750,3] [L=149435]
(for 2. bhāvana » [p= 755,1]) a forest of rays Ghat2.
bhāvana 2 [p= 755,1] [L=150349]
(ī)n. (fr. Caus. ; for 1. » 2. bhā́ p.750) causing to be , effecting , producing , displaying , manifesting MBh. Ka1v. BhP.

gen. or comp.) welfare MBh. R. &c

Asht2a1vS.

MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150353]
a creator , producer , efficient MBh. Ka1v.
bhāvana 2 [L=150354]
N. of śiva (= dhyāt) MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150355]
of viṣṇu A.
bhāvana 2 [L=150356]
of the 22nd kalpa (q.v.)
bhāvana 2 [L=150357]
(ā). and n. the act of producing or effecting Nir. Sa1h. BhP.
bhāvana 2 [L=150358]
(ā)n. forming in the mind , conception , apprehension , imagination , supposition , fancy , thought , meditation (°nayā ind. in thought , in imagination ; °nām-bandh , with loc. , to occupy one's imagination with , direct one's thoughts to) MBh. Ka1v. S3am2k. Veda7ntas. &c
bhāvana 2 [L=150359]
(ā)n. (in logic) that cause of memory which arises from direct perception Tarkas.
bhāvana 2 [L=150360]
(ā)n. application of perfumes &c (= adhivāsana) L.
bhāvana 2 [L=150371]
furthering , promoting MBh.
bhāvana 2 [L=150372]
the fruit of Dillenia Speciosa L.
bhāvana 2 n. (ifc.) nature , essence Ra1matUp.
(H3) n.
(H2) mf
[L=150350]promoting or effecting any one's (
[L=150351]imagining , fancying
[L=150352]teaching
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) f
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) 




In Pali Bhāvanā is described as:

Bhāvanā (f.) [fr. bhāveti, or fr. bhāva in meaning of bhāva 2, cp. Class. Sk. bhāvanā] producing, dwelling on something, putting one's thoughts to, application, developing by means of thought or meditation, cultivation by mind, culture. -- See on term Dhs trsl 261 (=2 240); Expos. i.217 (=DhsA 163); Cpd. 207 n. 2. <-> Cp. pari˚, vi˚, sam˚. -- Vin i.294 (indriya˚); D iii.219 (three: kāya˚, citta˚, paññā˚), 221, 225, 285, 291; S i.48; Dh 73, 301; J i.196 (mettā˚); iii.45 (id.); Nd1 143 (saññā˚); Nett 91 (samatha -- vipassanaŋ); Vbh 12, 16 sq., 199, 325; Vism 130 (karaṇa, bhāvanā, rakkhaṇa; here bh.=bringing out, keeping in existence), 314 (karuṇā˚), 317 (upekkhā˚); Miln 25 (˚ŋ anuyuñjati); Sdhp 15, 216, 233, 451.
-- ânuyoga application to meditation Vbh 244, 249. -- ārāma joy of or pleasure in self culture A ii.28. -- bala power to increase the effect of meditation, power of self -- culture A i.52; D iii.213. -- maya accomplished by culture practice; brought into existence by practice (of cultured thought), cp. Cpd. 207. D iii.218, 219; Nett 8; with dānamaya & sīlamaya at It 19, 51; Vbh 135, 325. -- vidhāna arrangement of process of culture DhsA 168=Vism 122.

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