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''The three fears''' ([[Wyl.]] '' 'jigs pa gsum'') or dangers can be explained in two ways as follows. But in any case when taking [[refuge]] we need to have the confidence that the [[Three Jewels]] have the capacity to protect us from them.
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'''The three fears''' ([[Wyl.]] '' 'jigs pa gsum'') or dangers can be explained in two ways as follows. But in any case when taking [[refuge]] we need to have the confidence that the [[Three Jewels]] have the capacity to protect us from them.
 
   
 
   
 
# in general sentient beings fear ''the sufferings of [[samsara]]''  
 
# in general sentient beings fear ''the sufferings of [[samsara]]''  
# less genrally, [[bodhisattva]]s dread ''the attitude of selfishness''  
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# less generally, [[bodhisattva]]s dread ''the attitude of selfishness''  
# most particularly practitioners of [[Secret Mantra]] fear the ''deluded clinging'' to phenomena experienced as ordinary
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# most particularly practitioners of [[secret mantra]] fear the ''deluded clinging'' to phenomena experienced as ordinary
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# strive to attain a good rebirth as a god or human by fear of the [[three lower realms]]
 
# strive to attain a good rebirth as a god or human by fear of the [[three lower realms]]

Revision as of 09:43, 7 June 2008

The three fears (Wyl. 'jigs pa gsum) or dangers can be explained in two ways as follows. But in any case when taking refuge we need to have the confidence that the Three Jewels have the capacity to protect us from them.

  1. in general sentient beings fear the sufferings of samsara
  2. less generally, bodhisattvas dread the attitude of selfishness
  3. most particularly practitioners of secret mantra fear the deluded clinging to phenomena experienced as ordinary


  1. strive to attain a good rebirth as a god or human by fear of the three lower realms
  2. the shravakas strive to attain liberation by fear of the suffering of samsara
  3. the bodhisattvas fearing selfishness strive to accomplish the welfare of others