The medicine buddha is a representation of medicinal, healing energy that is especially honored in Tibetan Buddhism. The Sanskrit name of this representation of buddha is Bhaisajyaguru. According to buddhists, this buddha helps transform the ‘three poisons’ from which you can suffer as a human being: ignorance, anger and attachment.
Buddha statues for healing depict buddha holding a branch of myrobalan in the right hand and holding a bowl filled with healing ambrosia in the left hand. In Tibetan medicine, myrobalan is known as a strongly detoxifying plant that can offer both physical and emotional relief. The nectar that is depicted in the statues is believed to ensure a long and healthy life.
Buddhists believe that concentrating on the qualities of a medicine buddha can have positive effects on your wellbeing. There are several ways to do this, for example:
You can meditate while looking at the buddha, but also by experiencing its energy or by being aware of its symbols. Do you prefer sound? In that case, you could repeat the mantra ‘tayatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate soha’, possibly with the help of a Mala. Lastly, according to buddhists, the colour blue has healing powers. You could visualise this tint, buy a special medicine buddha lapis lazuli or use a loose gemstone. Lapis lazuli is believed to be just as healing as the buddha to which it belongs!
Do you have room for inspiring statues in addition to the medicine buddha? At Spiru, you can also buy a Thai buddha, Japanese buddha, Tara buddha, praying buddha or sitting buddha. The mini buddha can also be found in our varied product range, which is a variant of the happy or laughing buddha. Spiru is the place to be when you are looking for spiritual statues!
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