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(skt.: triratna; tib.: kon chog sum) Sometimes also translated as triple gem. The object of refuge for a Buddhist. They are so named because they are supremely valuable and rarley found. Each of the jewels has apparent and ultimate level.
The Three Jewels are:
- Buddha: ultimate level refers to Buddhas mind, Dharmakaya; apparent level refers to Buddhas body, Rupakaya.
- Dharma: ultimate level refers to true pathways (realizations) which lead you out of suffering or true stoppings of negative qualities of the mind; apparent level refers to the teachings proclaimed by a Buddhas elightening speech.