'becoming', 'process of existence', consists of 3
sensuous existence (kāma-bhava),
fine-material existence (rūpa-bhava),
immaterial existence (arūpa-bhava). Cf. loka.
The whole process of existence may be divided into two
(1) Karma-process (kamma-bhava), i.e. the karmically
active side of existence, being the cause of rebirth and consisting in advantageous
and disadvantageous intentional actions. See Karma, paticca-samuppāda (IX).
(2) Karma-produced rebirth, or regenerating process (uppattibhava),
i.e. the karmically passive side of existence consisting in the arising and
developing of the karma-produced and therefore morally neutral mental and bodily
phenomena of existence. Cf. Tab. - (App.).