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The Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha

The Nepalese Newar Buddhism’s core components are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the dharma (Buddhist teachings and behavioral code), and the sangha (monastic community). Uniqueness of this iconography is that each of these elements is personified by a different figure: a Buddha (generally Shakyamuni Buddha), Prajnaparamita (the embodiment of perfect wisdom), and Avalokiteshvara (the embodiment of compassion) […]

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