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question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun May 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Is there any info about a specific medicine buddha for people with mental and psychotic disorders? wondering thanks.
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Postby Paul » Mon May 14, 2012 10:24 am

Wesley1982 wrote:Is there any info about a specific medicine buddha for people with mental and psychotic disorders? wondering thanks.


The Medicine Buddha mantra can be used for any ailment at all. It is a mantra that can be used by anyone. See: http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/med ... htm#Mantra
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That spontaneity I was told is the dakini aspect.
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby plwk » Mon May 14, 2012 11:10 am

The Medicine Buddha got it covered in one of His 12 Great Vows when He was on the causal ground...
http://www.fodian.net/world/0450.html
The Sixth Great Vow:
'I vow that in a future life when I attain Bodhi, if there are sentient beings whose bodies are inferior and whose faculties are imperfect, who are ugly, dull, blind, deaf, mute, deformed, paralyzed, hunch-backed, or afflicted with skin disease, insanity or various other sicknesses and sufferings, upon hearing My Name they shall all become endowed with upright features, keen intelligence, and perfect faculties, and they shall be free of sickness and suffering.'
The Seventh Great Vow:
'I vow that in a future life when I attain Bodhi, I shall cause sentient beings who are oppressed by many illnesses and who are without aid, without a place to turn, without a doctor, without medicine, without relatives, and without a family, who are poverty-stricken and filled with suffering to be cured of their sicknesses upon having my name pass by their ear, so they are peaceful and happy in body and mind. They will have a family and relatives, and acquire an abundance of property and wealth, and even realize unsurpassed Bodhi.'

And on the invocation given...
http://www.fodian.net/world/0450.html
"Moreover, Manjusri, when Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata attained Bodhi, by the power of his past vows he contemplated all the sentient beings who were undergoing various kinds of sicknesses and sufferings. Some suffered from diseases such as emaciation, atrophy, severe thirst, or yellow fever; others were harmed by paralysis ghosts or by poisonous hexes; some died naturally when young, while others experienced untimely deaths. He wished to dispel all their sicknesses and sufferings, and to fulfill their wishes."

At that time, the World Honored One entered a samadhi called "extinguishing the suffering and distress of all beings."
After He entered this samadhi, a great light came forth from his flesh-cowl. From amid that light He proclaimed this magnificent Dharani:
namo bhagavate bhaisajya guru vaidurya prabha rajaya tathagataya arhate samyaksambuddhaya tadyatha
om bhaisajye bhaisajye bhaisajya samudgate svaha


After He had spoken that mantra from amid the light, the earth trembled and emitted great light. All beings' sicknesses and sufferings were cast off, and they felt peaceful and happy.

"Manjusri, if you see a man (or a woman) who is ill you should single-mindedly and frequently clean and bathe him and rinse his mouth-provide him with food, medicine, or water that is free of insects, over any of which the Dharani has been recited 108 times. After the sick person has taken it, all his sicknesses and sufferings will be gone. If this person has a wish, he should recite this mantra with utmost sincerity. Then he will obtain whatever he wished for, and his life will be prolonged and free from illness-At the end of his life, he will be reborn in that Buddha's Land. He will become irreversible and will ultimately attain Bodhi. Therefore, Manjusri, if there are men and women who, with utmost sincerity, diligently worship and make offerings to Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata, they should always recite this mantra and never forget it.

For one explanation of this, see Here: BHAIṢAJYA-GURU VAIḌŪRYA PRABHASA TATHĀGATĀ ABHISECANI DHĀRAṆĪ
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:03 pm

Ok, so now I know about the Medicine Buddha. Thanks :namaste:
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Postby Bonsai Doug » Mon May 14, 2012 10:07 pm

Paul wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:Is there any info about a specific medicine buddha for people with mental and psychotic disorders? wondering thanks.


The Medicine Buddha mantra can be used for any ailment at all. It is a mantra that can be used by anyone. See: http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/med ... htm#Mantra

Wesley - I too agree on the above site - you should find all the basic info there: http://dharma-haven.org/tibetan/medicine-buddha.htm
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:23 pm

From a buddhist book - have you heard about the elixir of deathlessness? . .
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby plwk » Tue May 15, 2012 1:34 am

From a buddhist book - have you heard about the elixir of deathlessness? . .

Could you show us the title? author? context?
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Postby Wesley1982 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:09 am

plwk wrote:
From a buddhist book - have you heard about the elixir of deathlessness? . .

Could you show us the title? author? context?


The Awakened One a life of the Buddha by Sherab Chodzin Kohn. I don't know the specific context published by Shambhala group.
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Postby Wesley1982 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:32 am

A picture of the book ~
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby plwk » Tue May 15, 2012 2:37 am

Thank you Wesley but as I am unfamiliar with the book, author and its contents, perhaps someone who is familiar may be able to assist you...
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Paul » Tue May 15, 2012 8:15 am

Wesley1982 wrote:From a buddhist book - have you heard about the elixir of deathlessness? . .


Looking at the quote in context (using Google books) the term "elixir of deathlessness" is a poetic way of talking about nirvana. "The deathless" is a synonym for nirvana which you can see seems to crop up a lot in Theravada texts.

Ananda wrote:But what is the noble liberation?"


The Buddha wrote:[...]This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging/sustenance.


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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That spontaneity I was told is the dakini aspect.
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Thu May 17, 2012 7:46 pm

Cool post. :good:
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:48 pm

Anyone else have a genuine experience with 'visualizing' the medicine buddha? . .
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Josef » Wed May 23, 2012 7:51 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:Anyone else have a genuine experience with 'visualizing' the medicine buddha? . .

There are lots of other health and healing practices too that some people may have had experiences with.
If you are looking for general info and experience with these things maybe a less specific thread could get you some more info?
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:58 pm

Josef wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:Anyone else have a genuine experience with 'visualizing' the medicine buddha? . .

There are lots of other health and healing practices too that some people may have had experiences with.
If you are looking for general info and experience with these things maybe a less specific thread could get you some more info?


Thanks, I've been given plenty of links,info,and web resources.
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Will » Wed May 23, 2012 9:11 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:From a buddhist book - have you heard about the elixir of deathlessness? . .


Probably this is a translation of Amrita, which is sacred liquid that heals, extends life & does other amazing things. It is not just a Buddhist Amrita, but the Hindu texts speak of it also.

It can also be a metaphor for nirvana, as posted above.
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 6:40 am

Apparently, Gautama Buddha foretold about the -Medicine Buddha- many years after his earthly passing.
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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 7:22 am

Mantra of the Medicine Buddha

Sanskrit Pronunciation
Tad-ya-ta: Om Bhai-sha-jye Bhai-sha-jye Maha Bhai-sha-jye Ra-ja Sa-mud-ga-te Sva-ha

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Tibetan Pronunciation

Tad-ya-ta: Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze
Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te So-ha!

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Tibetan Script

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Re: question about medicine buddha

Postby Wesley1982 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 pm

The Buddha in that book I took a picture of ^ - also had the mind's eye of truth.
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