Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels
In Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels (Skt. Triśaraṇagamana; Tib. གསུམ་ལ་སྐྱབས་སུ་འགྲོ་བ།, Wyl. gsum la skyabs su ‘gro ba) the venerable Shariputra wonders how much merit accrues to someone who takes refuge in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. He therefore seeks out the Buddha Shakyamuni and requests a teaching on this topic. The Buddha proceeds to describe how even vast offerings, performed in miraculous ways, would not constitute a fraction of the merit gained by someone who takes refuge in the Three Jewels.
- English translation: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels
- 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.