Refuge (Buddhism)

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Gautama Buddha delivering his first sermon in the deer park at SarnathVaranasi 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.

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Translations of
Refuge (Buddhism)
Sanskritśaraṇa (शरण)
Palisaraṇa (सरण)
Bengaliশরন
(Shôrôn)
Chinese皈依
(PinyinGuīyī)
Japanese帰依
(rōmajikie)
Khmerសរណៈ​
(Saranak)
Korean귀의
(RRgwiui)
Thaiสรณะ, ที่พึ่ง ที่ระลึก RTGS: sarana, thi phueng thi raluek
VietnameseQuy y
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.[1]

The chant goes:

Buddham sharanam Gacchami

Dhammam Sharanam Gacchami

Sangham Sharanam Gacchami

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