Bhava (T. srid pa སྲིད་པ་; C. you; J. u; K. yu), tranlated as "becoming," or "existence," is the tenth link of the twelve links of dependent origination. It represents the contintuity of existence in samsara.
In the Jātakas, in which the Buddha didactically reminds various followers of experiences they shared with him in a past life, the hearers are said not to remember them due to bhava, i.e. to having been reborn.
- Caroline A.F. Rhys Davids, Stories of the Buddha (Being Selections from the Jātakas), 1989, Dover Publications, Introduction, pp. xix, also see pp. 2,6,11,etc.
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