Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha is found in a Mahayana text called the Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍuryaprabharaja Sutra, or the Medicine Buddha Sutra. Sanskrit original copies of this sutra dating no later than the seventh century have been found at Bamiyan, Afghanistan, and Gilgit, Pakistan, the two of which were once important for the Buddhist realm of Gandhara.
As per this sutra, sometime in the past the future Medicine Buddha, while following the bodhisattva way, promised to complete twelve things when he understood enlightenment. These were:
He promised that his body would shine with amazing light and enlighten endless universes.
His brilliant, unadulterated body would guide those home into the light, who have been lost in the darkness.
He would give aware creatures their material necessities.
He would direct those strolling on degenerate ways to follow the path of the Great Vehicle (Mahayana).
He would empower innumerable creatures to keep the Precepts.
He would recuperate actual physical difficulties so all creatures could be physically fit.
He would cause the individuals who are debilitated and without a family to have healing and a family to love and take care of them.
He would free creatures from the nets of evil spirits and the obligations of "outside" sects.
He would cause the individuals who are detained and in danger of execution to be freed from stress and languishing.
He would cause the individuals who are frantic for food and drink to be satisfied,
He would cause the poor individuals, without garments, and tormented by cold, heat, and stinging bugs to have fine pieces of clothing and agreeable environmental conditions.
As per the sutra, the Buddha pronounced that Bhaiṣajyaguru would for sure have extraordinary powers of healing. Devotion and love for Bhaiṣajyaguru for the benefit of those afflicted with disease and disorder has been particularly famous in Tibet, China, and Japan for quite a long time.
The Mantra of the Medicine Buddha
There are a few mantras and dharanis recited to call upon the Medicine Buddha. These frequently are recited for the benefit of somebody who is sick. One is:
“Namo Bhagavate bhaisajya guru vaidurya prabha rajaya
Om bhaisajye bhaisajya bhaisajya samudgate Svaha”
Its interpretation is, "Tribute to the Medicine Buddha, The Master of Healing, brilliant like lapis lazuli, similar to a King. The one thus-come, the commendable one, The completely and impeccably awakened one, hail to the healing, the healing, the healer. So be it." At times this mantra is shortened to "Tadyatha Om bhaisajye bhaisajya samudgate Svaha."
Invoking the Medicine Buddha
When the Medicine Buddha meditation is practiced, we don't practice supplanting conventional medical treatment. It is however used to complement it. The training decontaminates and eliminates the hidden, karmic reasons for sickness and develops the foundations for holistic goodness. Such might be the force of our training that we experience huge improvements in the side effects, as well. In any case, we should be clear about the things we are doing.
Medication Buddha works with both the body and mind. Observational proof shows that when we reflect, it sets off a self-repair component in our bodies. We cease producing cortisol and adrenaline and then upgrade the development of immunity-boosting endorphins and serotonin, equipping our body against obtrusive microbes, infections, and different imbalances in the body. These progressions likewise advance positive mental health.
While doing this training, it's critical to hold mindfulness that you are not an innately existent individual asking an intrinsically existent buddha to dispose of an innately existent disease. The practice is not quite the same as a mystical or shamanistic methodology. It is definitively because nothing has any evident, discrete, or free presence — including sickness — that practices like this have power.
We summon Medicine Buddha using explicit symbolism and sound, connecting with the awareness of those innumerable creatures who have previously accomplished enlightenment and who have decided to manifest Medicine Buddha's characteristics.
Q1. Where should the statue of the Medicine Buddha be placed at home?
You can put the Medicine Buddha in any space of your home. For general wellbeing, you can likewise attempt the center (Tai Qi) region which influences every aspect of your life.
Q2. What does Buddha have to say about “medicine”?
Buddha has frequently alluded to medication as the most appropriate analogy for the Noble Truths: Know the ailment, Abandon the reason for the disorder, Aspire to the healing method, and Rely upon the clinical treatment.
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