In this series of classes, Geshe Michael dives deeper into the subject of protection using a famous book called The Necklace of Understanding (Abhisamayalankara), which was revealed by Maitreya to Arya Asanga, in which he teaches about what it means to take refuge by covering the following three topics:
1. What it means to go for refuge
2. Where you go for refuge (The Three Jewels)
3. The Four Bodies of a Buddha
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The Abhisamayalankara belongs to a collection of teachings which are called the Five Books of Maitreya. These texts are said to have been taught to Arya Asanga by Maitreya. According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is the next Buddha to come to our world and currently resides in Tushita Heaven.