Medicine Buddha emerges from the eponymous “Medicine Buddha Sutra” in the 7th century A.C.E. It is most significant that Medicine Buddha makes 12 great vows in his sutra. These great vows promise devotees that he will heal sickness of mind, body and spirit. Additionally, he promises devotees to right evil deeds they may have committed and even make them rich. In order to access the healing power of Medicine Buddha, devotees only need recite his mantra or say his name. Our Medicine Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting is a world class depiction of the venerable Bhaisajyaguru.
Medicine Buddha has his own pure land called “Pure Lapis Lazuli” or “Lapis Lazuli Pure Land”. Lapis lazuli is a valuable blue mineral that radiates with the rich blue color of Medicine Buddha. As a result, the blue color of lapis lazuli radiates throughout his pure land. Additionally, the ground of his pure land is made of lapis lazuli and the buildings are made of the seven treasures. The light radiating from Pure Lapis Lazuli has special healing powers that will “awaken the minds of beings dwelling in darkness” and free them from their suffering.
Our Medicine Buddha Tibetan Thangka Painting clarifies that Medicine Buddha has a strong affiliation with Amitabha Buddha. Additionally, Medicine Buddha sits in full lotus depicting the Varada mudra or “gift giving” mudra. This symbolizes that he has given the gift of medicine to sentient life. He also holds his bowl of lapis nectar on his lap. It contains the three nectars which will eliminate the insidious poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance. Click here to learn more about the healing powers of Medicine Buddha.