Definitions for "REFUGE"
Anything assuring protection to one in peril. Moses and Joshua provided six cities of refuge -- Bezer, Golan, Ramoth, Kadesh, Schekem and Hebron -- to which one who had taken life inadvertently could flee when hunted by relatives of the deceased. This admirable expedient supplied him with wholesome exercise and enabled them to enjoy the pleasures of the chase; whereby the soul of the dead man was appropriately honored by observations akin to the funeral games of early Greece.
Shelter or protection from danger or distress.
That which shelters or protects from danger, or from distress or calamity; a stronghold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; a place inaccessible to an enemy.
Keywords:  dharma, sangha, buddhist, lama, jewels
As in Theravada Buddhism, the Taking of Refuge in the THREE JEWELS (q.v.) is an important element of Buddhist ritual, and usually forms the first stage of a SADHANA or other ritual sequence. For Tibetans, the Refuge is often taken in front of an elaborate visualization of Tantric deities, centred on the guru in the form of Vajradhara, Padmasambhava or some other YIDAM. The refuge may include a refuge in the Lama preceding that in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Refuge may also be taken in Guru (= LAMA), Deva (=YIDAM) and DAKINI or in some other form.
Taking refuge means entrusting one's spiritual development to the BUDDHAS, DHARMA and SANGHA. "Inner refuge" refers to refuge in our own BUDDHA-NATURE: our own natural WISDOM and the guidance we can give others.
The door to the Dharma path. Fearing the sufferings of samsara, Buddhists take refuge in the Three Jewels with the faith that Buddha, Dharma and Sangha have the power to lead them to happiness, liberation, or enlightenment.
an area in which the non-transgenic version of the crop is grown
a normal non-Bt crop planted near the Bt crop
An area planted to non-transgenic plants, e.g., non-Bt corn or alternative hosts for European corn borer, where susceptible pests can survive and produce a local population capable of inter-mating with any possible resistant survivors from Bt corn.
Keywords:  recourse, uncle, took, resort, lying
something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
Keywords:  saranam, sarana
Sarana/Saranam (S).
A siding or loop which is used to store a train for a short period so that it can be overtaken by a more important train.
A small recess in a wall inside a railway tunnel into which a person can stand when a train is passing.
A device by which an individual can avoid predation. Refuges can be either isolated containers that pull their water from the main tank, or they can be compartmentalized sections within the main tank.
Keywords:  wary, 'guardian, realm, expect, feel
a realm in its own right, and we are programmed to expect each realm to have its 'guardian', so we should feel wary
Keywords:  trench, pond, rice, fish, field
a pond, trench or low point in the rice-fish field
an area set aside for the purpose of conserving species and their habitat.