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Medicine Buddha Statues - The one who reduces suffering, an auspicious addition for your prayer space

The Medicine  Buddha is a Buddha of recovery from the Tibetan school of Buddhism. The Medicine Buddha is a therapeutic strategy for alleviating physiological, intellectual, and psychological ailments. Many civilizations have therapeutic divinities or practices. When a group trains together, focusing on a friend or family member who wants to heal, this becomes even more beneficial. The Bhaiajyaguruvaiuryaprabharaja Sutra, also referred to as the Medicine Buddha Sutra or Bhaiajyaguruvaiuryaprabharaja Sutra, is a Mahayana scripture that contains the first recorded reference of Bhaiajyaguru. One of a group of eight Buddhas renowned for curing, along with the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, is Bhaiajyaguru.

The group's chief leader is Bhaiajyaguru. Bhaisajya and guru allude to "healing" or "therapeutic potency," respectively. He is indeed the "maestro of recovery" as a consequence. At Bamiyan in Afghanistan and Gilgit in Pakistan, which were both who used to be a part of the Buddhist empire of Gandhara, Sanskrit texts of this sutra that date no later than the 7th century have been unearthed. The skin tone of Medicine Buddha is depicted as being dark blue (lapis lazuli), representing the hue of recovery. He is carrying a healing plant in his dominant hand and a bowl of medicinal nectar in his left.

Despite the variety of methods for presenting Medicine Buddha artistically, they all frequently include these critical characteristics. After achieving this, Bhaiajyaguru declared 12 commitments, the bulk of which were designed to assist others in alleviating psychological, physiological, or intellectual anguish. Buddhists chant a mantra to ask him for comfort when they are sick all over the globe, but notably in China and Tibet. It's typical to see representations of the Medicine Buddha holding a bowl of the fruits of the myrobalan plant (Terminalia chebula).

As a metaphor, the concept of the Buddha as a healer stretches back to the period of the historical Buddha. In addition, it's believed that the Four Noble Truths' foundation is founded on the medical system of diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and therapy. Even though he was almost certainly never trained in the medical arts, the Buddha seems to have incorporated some understanding of anatomy and human biology in his canonical lessons, at least by the norms of his era. The notion that the Enlightened ones are healers is maintained in later writings, such as Santideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," that refers to the Buddha as "the Omnipotent and omnipresent Physician who eliminates all suffering." 

Invoking the Medicine Buddha

Many people in the Mahayana Buddhist lineage cherish the healing technique of Buddha mindfulness. We can turn it into reality for ourselves or for a sick beloved. The seventh century is when the earliest Medicine Buddha sutra that is known to have existed. In that sutra, a bodhisattva titled Medicine Buddha is portrayed as having made twelve commitments concerning how he planned to aid living creatures once he gained nirvana. He pledged to help in the elimination of suffering, sickness, and all kinds of impairments, as well as in fostering good health and optimum prosperity. The holistic care of both mind and body was a central component of his oaths.


Q1. Which is one of the most important components of Medicine Buddha healing?

It pays to possess a certain level of trust in the technique. Over a third of all treatment is considered to be compensated for via the placebo effect.

Q2. How is the Medicine Buddha invoked?

Through the use of unique visuals and tone, the Medicine Buddha is invoked, uniting with the awareness of the numerous individuals who have previously attained nirvana and have chosen to manifest Medicine Buddha's characteristics.