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Postby dakini_boi » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:20 pm

I'm wondering, what makes a mantra particularly effective in treating physical imbalances? For example, the vajra armor mantra is supposed to be effective to treat the "404 diseases" - is this presumably because it repels the 8 classes of spirits? If this is the case, then wouldn't Dorje Drollo or Vajrakilaya practice be just as effective? Yet I know that accomplished Vajrakilaya or Dorje Drollo siddhas may still do vajra armor for "healing" purposes.

Another question is - in what case(s) is mantra sufficient alone for healing, and in what case(s) are physical medicines also required - how would a Tibetan doctor determine this?

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Re: Mantra & Medicine

Postby Malcolm » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:25 pm

dakini_boi wrote:I'm wondering, what makes a mantra particularly effective in treating physical imbalances? For example, the vajra armor mantra is supposed to be effective to treat the "404 diseases" - is this presumably because it repels the 8 classes of spirits? If this is the case, then wouldn't Dorje Drollo or Vajrakilaya practice be just as effective? Yet I know that accomplished Vajrakilaya or Dorje Drollo siddhas may still do vajra armor for "healing" purposes.

Another question is - in what case(s) is mantra sufficient alone for healing, and in what case(s) are physical medicines also required - how would a Tibetan doctor determine this?

Thank you



You can use the mani for healing, if you are a mani siddha. All mantras ultimate can be used for healing. But some mantras have a specialized function for this, and Vajra armor is one such mantra.

If you go to a Tibetan doctor, one assumes that your mantra is not working so well.

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