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The '''eight thoughts of a great being''' are the following thoughts:
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The '''eight thoughts of a great being''' (''skyes bu chen po'i rnam rtog brgyad'') are as follows:
  
#"When will I be able to eliminate the [[suffering]] of all beings!"
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#One day, I shall be able to eliminate the [[suffering]] of all beings!
#"When will I be able to establish all impoverished beings in great wealth!"
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#One day, I shall be able to lead all destitute beings to great affluence!
#"When will I be able to benefit beings with my body of flesh and blood!"
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#One day, I shall be able to use this body of flesh and blood for the benefit of [[sentient beings]]!
#"When will I be able to bring benefit to beings, even if I must remain in the [[hells]] for a long time!"
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#One day, even if I must remain for a long time in the [[hells]], I shall be able to bring benefit to beings!
#"Throughout all my lives, may I never possess a rebirth, [[three doors]], wealth, power, and so forth that fails to benefit [[sentient beings]], may I never delight one-sidedly in the taste of the ultimate, and may I never cause harm to sentient beings!"
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#Throughout all my lives, may I never experience any rebirth, or possess any [[three doors]], wealth, or power that does not benefit beings, may I never focus solely on relishing the ultimate, and may I never cause harm to sentient beings!
#"May the results of evil deeds of all beings ripen upon myself, may the results of my own virtues ripen upon them, and may they be happy!"
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#May the results of all beings' harmful actions ripen on me and may the effects of all my virtuous actions ripen on them, bringing them happiness!
#"With great mundane and supramundane wealth, when will I be able to accomplish, according to their wishes, the hopes of all sentient beings!"
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#One day, I shall be able to fulfill beings' hopes, according to their wishes, through great worldly and supramundane riches!
#"Having become a [[buddha]], when will I be able to deliver all sentient beings from suffering!"
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#One day, having become a [[buddha]], I shall be able to deliver all sentient beings from suffering!
  
---Source: [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Gateway to Knowledge]]'' (13,34)
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---Source: [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Gateway to Knowledge]]''
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/lala-sonam-chodrup/eight-thoughts-of-great-beings Prayer of Aspiration incorporating the Eight Thoughts]
  
 
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The eight thoughts of a great being (skyes bu chen po'i rnam rtog brgyad) are as follows:

  1. One day, I shall be able to eliminate the suffering of all beings!
  2. One day, I shall be able to lead all destitute beings to great affluence!
  3. One day, I shall be able to use this body of flesh and blood for the benefit of sentient beings!
  4. One day, even if I must remain for a long time in the hells, I shall be able to bring benefit to beings!
  5. Throughout all my lives, may I never experience any rebirth, or possess any three doors, wealth, or power that does not benefit beings, may I never focus solely on relishing the ultimate, and may I never cause harm to sentient beings!
  6. May the results of all beings' harmful actions ripen on me and may the effects of all my virtuous actions ripen on them, bringing them happiness!
  7. One day, I shall be able to fulfill beings' hopes, according to their wishes, through great worldly and supramundane riches!
  8. One day, having become a buddha, I shall be able to deliver all sentient beings from suffering!

---Source: Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge

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