Small statues of Buddha are considered to be alive and possess some power. In traditional beliefs, the Buddha inherits a fraction of the Tejas, known as energy possessed in extreme abundance by Buddha himself. A statue of Buddha has generally been considered a stupa. It is a substitute for the physical presence of the Buddha and sometimes this sculpture, like most Tibetan art, may be used in rumination as an aid to envision one’s enlightenment, as well as that of all other beings. The point of departure and core of the Buddha’s thought is his teaching on suffering. He believed that human suffering has to be eliminated.
The medicine Buddha can be seen as a physician because he diagnosed suffering and developed his teachings on liberation or dharma, as medicine to escape from the cycle of rebirth. The medicine Buddha heals the physical ailment of his patient by asking about the cause of the injury. Tibet owes much of its medical knowledge to texts from India. In popular beliefs looking at or touching medicine Buddha has a curative effect.
Medicine Buddha is sitting on a smooth plinth. It is a brass statue with medicinal healing properties. This small figure of antique Buddha was fashioned in a way that would eliminate negative energy as it is moulded with vibrant colours.
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