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The Three Jewels

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The Three Jewels Buddha Bright Gods, Feeding on Happiness Let us live happily then, not having

Bright Gods, Feeding on Happiness

Let us live happily then, not having those who hate us! Let us dwell free from hatred among men who hate! Let us live happily then, free from ailments among the ailing! Let us dwell free from ailments among men who are ailing. Let us live happily then, free from greed among the greedy! Let us dwell free from greed among men who are greedy. Let us live happily then, though we call nothing our own! We shall be like the bright gods, feeding on happiness.

(Dhammapada 197–200. Translation by Max Mueller.)

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by Max Mueller.) The Three Jewels Buddhism Buddha Based on “Buddha-Footprint”, by PHG (public domain)
by Max Mueller.) The Three Jewels Buddhism Buddha Based on “Buddha-Footprint”, by PHG (public domain)

Based on “Buddha-Footprint”, by PHG (public domain) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha-Footprint.jpeg

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The Three Jewels Buddha Buddhism The Three Jewels (triratna) Core of Buddhism: triratna . The three

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The Three Jewels (triratna)

Core of Buddhism: triratna. The three jewels.

Where one finds comfort and security; thus, one takes refuge in them.

By doing so, one becomes Buddhist.

Triratna 1 Buddh(a) 2 Dharm(a) 3 Sangh(a)
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The Three Jewels (triratna)

Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha. (Was born as Siddharth(a) Gautam(a).)

Dharma The teachings of the Buddha.

Sangha The followers of the Buddha. Monks and laymen, women and men. Sangha consists of all who take refuge in the Three Jewels.

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of the Buddha. Monks and laymen, women and men. Sangha consists of all who take refuge

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The term ‘Buddha’

‘Buddh(a)’ is a title. It means: ‘the enlightened’.

Several has had the title. Usually Gautam(a) Buddh(a) is the one thought of. Also known as Shakyamuni Buddh(a).

Was of the Shakyas. Their muni. Named Siddhartha Gautama. Formulated the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.

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the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. Buddha “Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra)” (modified)

“Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra)” (modified) by Dr. King (cc by-sa-3.0) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha_in_Sarnath_Museum_(Dhammajak_Mutra).jpg

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The Three Jewels Buddha Buddha Gautam Buddh = Budai Not to be confused with

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Gautam Buddh = Budai

The Three Jewels Buddha Buddha Gautam Buddh = Budai Not to be confused with “the Laughing

Not to be confused with “the Laughing Buddh(a)!”

Actually Budai (Chinese), or Hotei (Japanese).

Budai is a Buddha. Sometimes identified as Maitreya Buddh(a).

“Buddha Beipu” by Tai Ping Yu (cc by-sa-2.0) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha_Beipu.jpg

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28 historical Buddhas. (Theravada)

Infinite number of Bodhisattvas.

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Buddhas

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Infinite number of Bodhisattvas. Buddha Buddhas Buddha “Buddha gathering” by magical-world (cc-by-sa)
Infinite number of Bodhisattvas. Buddha Buddhas Buddha “Buddha gathering” by magical-world (cc-by-sa)

“Buddha gathering” by magical-world (cc-by-sa)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10630381@N03/2216797492

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Life of the Buddha

Siddharth Gautam

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The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Siddharth Gautam Buddha King and queen of the Shakyas

King and queen of the Shakyas without children.

Queen Mahamaya dreams of a white elephant with a lotus.

On her way home, but doesn’t make it.

In the forest of Lumbini, gives birth to a son.

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Birth in Lumbini

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The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Birth in Lumbini Buddha “Birth of Buddha at Lumbini,”
The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Birth in Lumbini Buddha “Birth of Buddha at Lumbini,”

“Birth of Buddha at Lumbini,” photo of wallpainting taken by Sacca (cc by-sa-3.0) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Birth_of_Buddha_at_Lumbini.jpg

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The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Birth in Lumbini Buddha Painting of the miraculous birth
The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Birth in Lumbini Buddha Painting of the miraculous birth

Painting of the miraculous birth of Gautama Buddha”, from Sanskrit Astasahasrika Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, 700-1100CE (Nalanda, Bihar, India) via Asia Society (public domain) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Astasahasrika_Prajnaparamita_Queen_Maya_Birth.jpeg

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The Three Jewels Life of the Buddha Siddharth Gautam Buddha Obvious from the start Siddharth was

Obvious from the start Siddharth was special.

Vedic deities welcomed him. He glowed. Took seven steps, declared: “This will be my final birth.”

See handout “32 signs of greatness”.