The Three Jewels: Central Ideals of Buddhism

Providing an introduction to Buddhist doctrine and philosophy, this book focuses on The Three Jewels - supreme objects of commitment and devotion in the life of every Buddhist. The Buddha Jewel is the symbol of enlightenment, particularly as embodied in Siddhartha Gautama; the Dharma Jewel is the symbol of the path to human perfection, offering insights and practical guidelines designed to help the individual to plot a course towards enlightenment; and the Sangha Jewel is the symbol of the fellowship between those whose lives are based on the quest for enlightenment.