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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Refuge

Buddha is the teacher,
Dharma is the actual refuge and the Sangha is the one which assists in understanding or establishing the objects of refuge.


The XIV Dalai Lama

Compassion and the Sangha

The essence of compassion is to copy how you relate with your child (in your relationships with others).

The problem is how much you want to be the head of the family,
or the ringleader of your friends.
You know, if that ambition is not there,
but you have a genuine willingness to share,
that is precisely the concept of Sangha, or the Buddhist community,
in traditional terms.

You are willing to be friends with everybody,
but at the same time you are not particularly taking credit.
You don’t make people depend on you.
Everybody can stand on his or her own feet.
The ideal of helping is to make others independent of you.
You help them to become more independent rather than making them addicted to you.


Chogyam Trungpa

Your Refuge

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.

Make truth your island,
make truth your refuge;
there is no other refuge.


Digha Nikaya, 16

Refuge

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.

Make truth your island,
make truth your refuge;
there is no other refuge.


Digha Nikaya, Sutta Pitaka