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Refuge in the Three
To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels.
The Three Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
One takes the three refuges by reciting these lines:
I take refuge in the Buddha.
I take refuge in the Dharma.
I take refuge in the Sangha.
Just as real jewels never change their essence and goodness, whether
praised or blamed, so are the unsurpassed qualities of the Three Jewels.
Buddhists can rely on the Three Jewels as their refuge in order to be free from
suffering and awaken to the true nature of all things.
- excerpt from Buddhist English (Elementary 1) published in 2014 by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism