three kinds of offerings ［三施］ ( san-se): A categorization of Buddhist offerings or almsgiving into three types: offerings of goods, offerings of the Law, and offerings of fearlessness. An offering of goods means the donation of material goods and includes monetary donations. An offering of the Law means teaching the Law, or explaining the Buddha’s teachings, to others. An offering of fearlessness means giving fearlessness or safety to those in frightening or difficult circumstances. A second set of the three kinds of offerings are offerings of goods, offerings of praise and reverence, and offerings of the Law. A third set comprises offerings of food and drink, offerings of rare treasures, and offerings of one’s life.