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Medicine Buddha Thangka | Sangye Menla | Bhaishajyaguru

Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha is fully enlightened being which means having ability to emanate different forms for the benefits of living beings. Medicine Buddha is the healing Buddha who is believed to heal physical, mental and emotional ailments. The healing mantra practice is effective when the person suffering is engaged in the process. It is even powerful when group practices together for their loved ones or who needs healing. He holds a bowl of Amrit- the nectar of immorality and his colour of skin is Lapis Lazuli Blue.He is able to cure sickness of birth and death. His body is like lapislazuli.He resides in the eastern world of purified lapislazuli. He is assisted by two bodhisattvas called suryaprabha and candraprabha to transform and teach living beings in that land. His right hand held a branch of the myrobalan in varadamudra gesture which signifies the medicine which heals all the sickness and his left hand is in the la holding a pindapatra (alms bowl) which symbolizes that he takes all the diseases and sickness of the suffering beings unto himself.

Medicine Buddha Mantra

Medicine Buddha Mantra is extremely powerful for healing of physical illnesses and purification of negative karma. For healing, the patient recites the long mantra 108 times over a glass of water. In this, the water is believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of the Medicine Buddha himself. The patient then drinks water and this process is repeated each day until cured.

Buddha Sutras Mantras Sanskrit

namo bhagavate bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rājāya | tathāgatāya-arhate samyak-saṁbuddhāya | tad-yathā oṁ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā* ||

This mantra is based on the Sūtra of the Original Vows of Seven Medicine Buddhas (Chinese Canon, Text 451).

Medicine Buddha Thangka

Medicine Buddha Thangka is traditionally hand painted on cotton canvas using stone color. It is used for meditation and meditating in front of the Medicine Buddha thangka can help to relieve a physical and mental stress, improve healing powers, and help to overcome spiritual sickness, attachment, hatred and ignorance.