The Medicine Buddha (in Sanskrit: Bhaisajyaguru) represents the healing aspect of the historical Buddha, Shukayamuni. His visualization color is blue like lapis lazuli. In his right hand he holds a branch of the myrobalan plant, in his left hand a bowl filled with medicinal nectar. De Medicine Buddha stands for the lifting of the three ‘poisons’: attachment, anger and ignorance. These negative states of consciousness lead to disruptions in wind, bile and mucus energy in the body, which can cause mental and physical complaints and, ultimately, diseases. By meditating on the Medicine Buddha (by means of mantra-recitation and visualization) the inner energies are balanced, which has a positive effect on body and mind.
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