What are the three jewels of Buddhism?
#76107. Asked by tragic_flawed. (Feb 20 07 2:01 AM)
The Three Jewels, also rendered as Three Treasures, Three Refuges or Triple Gem are the three things that Buddhists give themselves to, and in return look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge.|
Taking refuge in the Three Jewels is central to Buddhist lay and monastic ordination ceremonies, as originated by Gautama Buddha.
Taking refuge in the Triple Gem is generally considered to make one officially a Buddhist . Thus, in many Theravada Buddhist communities, the following Pali chant, the Vandana Ti-sarana is often recited by both monks and lay people:
Buddham saranam gacchâmi
I go for refuge in the Buddha
Dhammam saranam gacchâmi
I go for refuge in the Dharma
Sangham saranam gacchâmi
I go for refuge in the Sangha
The Three Jewels of Buddhism are: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha |
Buddha is the Enlightened One who first showed others the path. Dharma is the collective term for the teachings of Buddhism. Sangha is the community of Buddhists around the world.
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