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Gautama Buddha delivering his first sermon in the deer park at Sarnath, Varanasi with his right hand turning the Dharmachakra, resting on the Triratna symbol flanked on either side by a deer. Statue on display at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai.
|Thai||สรณะ, ที่พึ่ง ที่ระลึก RTGS: sarana, thi phueng thi raluek|
|Glossary of Buddhism|
Buddhists take refuge in the Three Jewels or Triple Gem (also known as the “Three Refuges”).
The Three Jewels are:
- The Buddha, the fully enlightened one
- The Dhamma, the teachings expounded by the Buddha
- The Sangha, the monastic order of Buddhism that practice Dharmas.
Refuge is common to all major schools of Buddhism. Pali texts employ the Brahmanical motif of a group of three refuges, as found in Rig Veda 9.97.47, Rig Veda 6.46.9 and Chandogya Upanishad 2.22.3-4.
The chant goes:
Buddham sharanam Gacchami
Dhammam Sharanam Gacchami
Sangham Sharanam Gacchami