Hello (Cross-posting from PeakD.com)
It is not a religious song/chanting as most take it to be. It is much more profound and touches the core of our being.
बुद्ध (Buddha) = Knower of the ultimate truth (Not a name of a person), resides within each one of us, we are just yet to be awake. There were many बुद्ध before सिद्धार्थ गौतम Siddhartha Goutam।
धम्म (Dhamma) =Teaching of the बुद्ध, the one who witnessed the ultimate truth.
संघ (Sangha) = Group of the beings walking on the path of धम्म।
Taking refuge in oneself - there are no other refuge. Collectively it is called त्रिरत्न or Triple Gems.
बुद्धँ शरणम गछामि
धम्मं शरणम गछामि
संघ शरणम गछामि