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See also thought
  1. dgongs pa/ 

    [hon. of sems/ ]

    Biblical: will, intention: dkon mchog gi dgongs pa/  God's will, khyed kyi dgongs pa nam mkha' la/,,/sgrub ltar sa la'ang sgrub par shog your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Mt. 6:10), yab kyi dgongs pa/  the will of the Father (Mt. 7:21), ngas rang gi dgongs pa la mi lta'i/  not according to my own will (Jn. 5:30).

    Buddhist: 1) will or intention: dgongs pa can bzhi/  sutras which stress the basic intention of the Buddha (TRI 48), rgyal po'i bka' dgongs ltar/  according to the wishes of the king (TRC 114); 2) thought, idea, or viewpoint: ma'o tse thung gi dgongs pa/  Mao Tse Tung's thought (AMD), de rnams kyi dgongs pa 'grel ba'i bstan bcos/  the commentaries on their thought (TRC 25); 3) to think: dgongs nas rang drin rang la che bar mdzod/  think about it, and do yourself a big favor (HTE 172).

    Cognates: 1) dgongs don/  essential point: bod kyi dmangs gtso'i rtsa khrims rin po che'i dgongs don/  Essentials of the Precious Tibetan Democratic Constitution (RRT 274); 2) dgongs pa gnang /  to give permission: lo gsum phebs chog pa'i dgongs pa gnang /  permission to go for three years (TRC 154); 3) dgongs pa shus pa/  to ask for permission: pha ma gnyis la dgongs pa zhus pa/  to ask [my] parents for permission to leave (DPD); 4) dgongs 'grel/  commentary (TRC 75).

  2. thugs dgongs/ 


    Biblical: 1) will: yab kyi thugs dgongs/  the will of the Father (Mt. 12:50), nga mngags mkhan gyi thugs dgongs/  the will of him who sent me (Jn. 6:39; 2) intention or purpose: dkon mchog gi thugs dgongs rang gi phyir du ma blangs so/  rejected God's purpose for themselves (Lk. 7:30), dkon mchog gi thugs dgongs dang sngon mkhyen bzhin du/  by God's set purpose and foreknowledge (Acts 2:23), dkon mchog gi thugs dgongs bzhin bos/  called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28); 3) thought, intention, mind: dkon mchog gi thugs dgongs/  the thoughts of God (1 Cor. 2:11), gtso bo'i thugs dgongs su yis shes/  who has known the mind of the Lord (1 Cor. 2:16).

  3. bsam pa/ 

    [lit. thought]

    Biblical: will: rang gi bsam pa sgrub tu ma yin par/  not to do my will (Jn. 6:38), lung bstan gang yang mi'i bsam pa las ma byung /  prophecy never had its origin in the will of man (2 Pet. 1:20,21).