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Definition of Bhavana

Bhavana Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Pali Buddhist Glossary
mental culture, development, the control and evolution of the mind, meditation Bodhipakkhiya
Bhavana Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Bhavana (Pali; Sanskrit, also bhavana) literally means "development" or "cultivating" or "producing" in the sense of "calling into existence." It is an important concept in Buddhist praxis (Patipatti). The word bhavana normally appears in conjunction with another word forming a compound phrase such as citta-bhavana (the development or cultivation of the heart/mind) or metta-bhavana (the development/cultivation of lovingkindness). When used on its own bhavana signifies 'spiritual cultivation' generally.

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