Bhavna and Bhasna

Bhavna and Bhasna

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Bhavna and Bhasna are two Hindi words that speak volumes.  It’s the experience of these two words that is so important in our daily living, and enhance our experience of life.  Let me attempt to explain their meanings to you.

Bhavna means the pure feelings one has for anyone or anything in their heart; this is sometimes known as a form of loving kindness, something akin to a devotional feeling. Glenn Wallis writes that a farmer performs bhavna when he or she prepares soil and plants a seed. We have bhavna for people when we wish them well and send them thoughts to succeed.

Bhasna on the other hand is the positive feeling or experience we share with other people or that we receive from them.  For example, in our presence others feel loved, belonging, embraced, taken care of … or if they feel a deceased persons presence through you or the energy you have created within a place, that is the feeling of bhasna.

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When I do things with bhavna, I am doing it not only with a pure and clean heart, but I am also doing it with the best of my intentions. We say that God sees the bhavna with which I do something and not what I do.  Cleaning the floors may not be as self-glorifying as giving the sermon from the podium, but in God’s eyes, if I am cleaning the floor with love and dedication, doing it as a service to others, not as a paid job, then God sees that and gives me the fruits of my labour.  And if the sermon is for selfish gain, name, fame and attention, then again, the soul will receive the relative fruit for those actions.

God works through the subtle power of vibrations.  He does not work with words and languages.  He does not understand Vietnamese, Xin Chao, or Spanish… Hola!  God catches the vibe and pure intention, those pure feelings within our heart.  The best and highest vibrating frequencies are love, compassion and kindness.  We could say that if God spoke any language, it would be the language of love, and love is a universal language which transcends the limitations of words.

From the “Map of Consciousness” by David R. Hawkins, we can clearly see how each thought, emotion and even our mood carries a vibrational frequency, which can be either high or low.  Our job is to determine what emotional frequency we are sitting in at any time.

It is useful to form new patterns and responses to identify and change those low energy thoughts, as quite often our reactions to situations can be of anger and negativity.  We need to turn those thoughts in another direction and pull up the highest quality of thoughts.  If we can do this, before we sabotage our own happiness, there will be benefit all round for everyone.  When we fall into old programmes and beliefs which do not serve us, or anyone else in the world, those thoughts are in the low frequency range.  Actually, this is more likely to happen from habit than from thoughtful intention.

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One of the best ways to be able to check in with our thoughts is through the practice of silence and meditation.  By actively and consciously creating a time and space to look into our own minds, and see the world of thoughts that occupy space in our mind, that is the time to check and filter out those thoughts before they come into action and do some damage in our life.

Bhavna is a natural state of the soul coming from the heart, like the flower naturally spreads its sweet fragrance just by being, so too we spread our virtues of love, peace and happiness.  This comes from an inner state of the soul that radiates to the outer world.  The incense stick on the other hand requires the match to release its scent.  The happiness from inside does not require any form of external stimuli, because souls emerge and experience their innate, eternal and original qualities.

On the other hand when we focus on bhasna, we are consciously directing and sharing our high vibrations outwards, channelling those good feelings towards people, places and Nature.  We begin to enhance and raise the vibrations of the external environment we are in, and of course this all begins when we make changes to the internal environment in which we live, which is the inner world of our mind.  And remember, we always have a choice about the type of thoughts we think and the feelings we have, but we are mostly not aware of what is going through our mind until we stop and observe those thoughts and feelings.  We are talking about a mindful presence, rather than being absent minded and not present.

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After all, who doesn’t want to live in a happier, more loving and peaceful world?  Pretty well everyone.  When we realize that every thought carries its own vibrational frequency, perhaps we will take more care over “what and how we think”, and what we emit and transmit on the vibrational level.  According to David R. Hawkins, when we are in spiritual alignment, then peace, love and joy position our energies in the field of enlightenment, and that is a great place to be.

It’s Time … for us to elevate our vibrations, to live consciously and live more from the higher and more loving spiritual frequencies.

© ‘It’s Time…’  by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK 

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Superbly explained. The 2 most difficult words to differentiate. Well done !!. Love the images and the data points used to exemplify it.

Rajesh Malik

Clear difference, be it Bhawana aur Bhavana our creation first impacts our own environment and accumulate to enhance one enthalpy… and it automatically creates waves of energies which reflect back on us …


very high level of thoughts which Aruna has clarified and showed us what many people are missing because of habits rather than intentions.. and importance of watching our thoughts and intentions