Monday, 7 November 2016


About Refuge.

'Refuge (Tibetan: Khyab dro, Sanskrit: Sharanam gam): Translates literally as go to protection.

Encountering one's own buddha nature, one turns to the values on which one can rely.

One takes Refuge in Buddha as the goal, in the Dharma as the way, and in the Sangha, the Bodhisattvas, as one's friends and helpers on the way.

These are the so-called Three Jewels.

In the Diamond Way one also takes refuge in the Three Roots.

Receiving refuge from a lama is the ritual beginning of one's way. It creates a connection between the buddha nature of the student and the timeless wisdom of all buddhas.

As a good sign, one gets a Buddhist name and a tiny bit of hair is cut. This reminds one that the Buddha, after he left his homeland and caste and decided to dedicate all his time and energy to enlightenment, cut his hair.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

About Three Jewels.

'Three Jewels (Tiberan: Kon dhog sum, Sanskrit: Triratna): Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. All Buddhists worldwide take refuge in them.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

Buddha is an Enlightened being, every Buddhist's goal is to reach Enlightenment.

Dharma is a word for Buddha's Unsurpassable Teachings, there are other Dharmic Religions as well.

Sangha is Buddhists' community of practicioneers, or a Buddhist groups. There are many Sanghas helping in different world's parts, all a part of whole Sangha - i think.

About Three Roots.

'Three Roots (Tibetan: Tsawa sum, Sanskrit: Trimula): Lama, Yidam and Protector.

Above and beyond the Three Jewels, they are the Refuge in the Diamond Way and make possible a fast track to Enlightenment.

They are the source or roots of blessing, realization and protection.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

See also, if You need or wish, ... : Important Buddhist Teachers & my experiences from the Refuge & from the other Buddhist Courses.



Namaste, as well.

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