The Medicine Buddha encompasses all the buddhas. This means that when we
practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we
receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the buddhas.
Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable
merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha.
To recite the Medicine Buddha mantra brings inconceivable merit. Manjushri
requested the eight tathagatas Guru Shakyamuni Buddha and the seven Medicine
Buddhas to reveal a special mantra that would make the prayers the eight
tathagatas made in the past prayers to be able to actualize the happiness of
sentient beings by attaining the path to enlightenment and pacifying various
problems, to be able to see all the buddhas, and for all wishes to be quickly
realized to quickly come to pass, especially for those sentient beings born in
the time of the five degenerations who have small merit and who are possessed
and overwhelmed by various diseases and spirit harms.
During that time, all the eight tathagatas, in one voice, taught the Medicine
Buddha mantra. Therefore, if you recite the mantra every day, the buddhas and
bodhisattvas will always pay attention to you, and they will guide you.
Vajrapani, owner of the secrets, and the four guardians will always protect and
guide you. All your negative karmas will be pacified, and you will never be born
in the three lower realms. Even just hearing a recitation of the names of the
eight tathagatas pacifies all diseases and spirit harms even spirit harms that
arise as a condition of disease and all your wishes are fulfilled.
Long Mantra Recitation
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHEKHANDZYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RADZAYA / TATHAGATAYA /
ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA
BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA
Short Mantra Recitation
TADYATHA OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE RADZA