The Buddha, the Guru as an incarnation body of Buddha, or the
Great Lord Shiva, who is his root God. Taking refuge in these
Trinity. And taking refuge in its Law, the Truth preached by
the Guru. And finally, taking refuge in the gathering that is
practicing the Truth. This is "Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures".
And to mention what is the meaning of "taking refuge", it is
to serve or offer to the Three Treasures, or to spread its teachings.
(January 1, 1991 at Hiroshima)