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Bhava Sutta

1. Bhavapañha Sutta.– A discussion between Sāriputta and Jambukhādaka on becoming (bhava). S.iv.258. See also Nibbānapañha Sutta, etc.

2. Bhava Sutta.– On the three kinds of becoming (bhava) in the sensual (kāma) world, the world of form (rūpa), and the formless (arūpa) world. S.v.56.

3. Bhava Sutta.– There are three kinds of becoming: kāma, rūpa, and arūpa; these can be given up by training in further virtue, further thought, and further insight. A.iii.444.

4. Paṭhamabhava Sutta.– Ānanda asks the Buddha to what extent there is becoming. There will be becoming as long as there are worlds of sense, of form, and of formlessness; action (kamma) is the field, consciousness the seed (bīja), and craving the moisture (sneho) that bring about rebirth in these worlds. A.i.223 f.

5. Dutiyabhava Sutta.– Identical to the above, except for volition (cetanā) and aspiration (patthanā) being substituted for consciousness (viññāṇa) as the support for continued existence — “cetanā patiṭṭhitā patthanā patiṭṭhitā evaṃ āyatiṃ punabbhavābhinibbatti hoti.” A.i.224.

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