Medicine buddha is also called Bhaisajya Tathagatta or healing buddha. He is able to cure sickness of birth and death. His body is bright like Lapislazuli. He resides in the eastern world of purified lapislazuli.
According to the Bhaisajya guru buddha Sutra, he made 12 great vows before his attainment of buddhahood. They are: to eliminate sickness from all living beings and make them feel easy and happy in order to attain buddhahood and to liberate beings from disasters and calamities.
In Tibetan medical tradition Bhaisajya buddha is said to be the source of all medical treaties. This buddha is invoked for eliminating disasters and sickness of all varieties.
"Therefore the World's Most Venerable entered into a Samadhi called the Removal of Suffering for All Beings. While He was in this contemplation a great radiance of light of light was sent forth from his Ushnisa, and he pronounced the great Dharani as follows:
"Namo Bhagavate Bhaisajaya Guru Vaidurya Prabha Rajaya Tathagataya Arhate Samyaksambuddhaya Tadyatha Om Bhaisajye Bhaisajye Bhaisajya Samudgate Svaha"
When He, in his radiance, had spoken this mystical formula, the earth was shaken and emitted a great light. All beings were delivered from their diseases and miseries, they are now happy because their bodies and minds are at rest."
"If one meditates on the Medicine Buddha, one will eventually attain enlightenment, but in the meantime one will experience an increase in healing powers both for oneself and others and a decrease in physical and mental illness and suffering."
Lama Tashi Namgya
Meditation is meditation only because it is a medicine for your innermost illnesses. Be more meditative, become more conscious of your being. Let your inner world become more silent, and love will be flowing through you. People have all these problems. The problems are different -- violence, jealousy, misery, anxiety -- but the medicine for all these illnesses is only one, and it is meditation.
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