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Three Jewels

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Three Jewels

The Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures, Three Refuges, Precious Triad, or most commonly the Triple Gem Pali: त्रिरत्न (triratna), are the three things that Buddhists take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge.

The Triple Gem is in the center of one of the major practices of mental "reflection" in Buddhism; the reflection on the true qualities of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. These qualities are called the Mirror of the Dharma in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta and help the practitioner attain the true "mind like a mirror".

The three gems are called this because of their treasured value to Buddhists, as well as their indestructible and unchanging nature.

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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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