Sutra on Praising the Noble Qualities of the Sangha
Traditionally, the term sangha refers to the monastic community in whom lay practitioners take refuge. Taking refuge in the Sangha is a very important practice for those who are on the spiritual path, as it brings temporary and ultimate happiness. In the Sutra on Praising the Noble Qualities of the Sangha, you will learn the noble qualities of the Sangha and why the Sangha is included within the Three Jewels as one of the objects of refuge. This will help you to develop firm faith in the Sangha which will create favorable conditions for your Dharma practice.
Those fortunate men and women who develop faith in the monastic Sangha, even briefly, and make offerings to the sangha members equally, will obtain immeasurable merit.