The Three Jewels: The Central Ideals of Buddhism

by Sangharakshita

the three jewels“The Three Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. ‘Going to Refuge’ to the Three Jewels is essentially a profound inner experience, a spiritual rebirth or ‘conversion’, as a result of which one’s whole life is transformed and reoriented.”

 

Three precious jewels lie at the heart of Buddhism, radiating the light of awakening into the world, the Buddha Jewel: as symbol of Enlightment (the figure of the Buddha), the Dharma jewel: the path to Enlightenment taught by the Buddha, the Sangha jewel, the Enlightened followers of the Buddha down the ages who have truly devoted their lives to his teachings. This book illuminates these precious gems in a clear and radiating light.

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Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications; 4th edition (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1899579060
ISBN-13: 978-1899579068
List Price: $19.43

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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.
The Buddha

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