Also known as Bhaisajyaguru, Medicine Buddha resides in his pure land called “Pure Lapis Lazuli”. His devotees believe that Medicine Buddha has the power to cure any spiritual, physical or mental affliction. As a result, Medicine Buddha is highly venerated in Mahayana Buddhism and also Tibetan Buddhism. The hair of our Medicine Buddha thangka gleams with the radiant blue light that will overpower the darkness of ignorance. As a result, those suffering beings who are overcome with darkness will be free to live a prosperous life. Additionally, Medicine Buddha implores those who are suffering to recite his mantra or only say his name, if so Medicine Buddha will cure their suffering.
Our Medicine Buddha Tibetan thangka painting is a fine piece of traditional Tibetan art. Floating in the clouds above Medicine Buddha are are the Five Wisdom Tathagatas. Additionally, Medicine Buddha sits in full lotus pose and he is holding his lapis medicine bowl in the palm of his left hand. His special medicine contains the three nectars that will cure the three poisons of ignorance, hatred and greed. In his right hand he is holding the stem of the myrobalan plant between his index finger and thumb. The myrobalan plant is highly symbolic because the Buddhist cure taught by Medicine Buddha involves purification of karma and diligent practice. However, the myrobalan plant really was a powerful herbal medicine that was used in ancient India. Indeed, it is still used to today in modern times.