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The first turning of the Wheel of Dharma.

For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouragement by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, teaching the Four Noble Truths. On this day the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times.

The Triple Gem by Buddhism Now

The Triple Gem is the name given to the Buddha, His teaching and His followers. They are called gems because they are considered to be very precious. Taking refuge in the Triple Gem is adopting a certain attitude of mind; it is adopting a Buddhist way of life.

I take the Buddha Dharma Sangha as my refuge

Refuge in the Buddha means: to incline towards enlightenment; to realise the Buddha-nature of one’s own mind.

Refuge in the Dharma means: to tread the path; to live in a straightforward mindful way, free from all defilement; to live in accord with one’s Buddha-nature.

Refuge in the Sangha means: to adopt the way of the wise, to act skilfully; to abandon the way of the foolish whose acts are unskilful.

All those who tread the Buddhist path are members of the Buddhist Sangha.
This is taking refuge in Buddha Dharma Sangha.


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