The Blue Mountains Medicine Buddha Dharma Group
"Abbreviated Medicine Buddha Sadhana"
Svabhava Shuddho Sarva Dharma Svabharva Shuddho Ham
All phenomenon are fundamentally pure of their own nature
Seated in the vajra position,
visualise in front of oneself,
The Victorious Medicine Buddha.
His body is dark blue in colour, with one face and two hands.
The right hand, in the gesture of granting supreme excellence, holds an Arura medicinal plant, and the left, in the position of meditation, holds a begging-bowl filled with ambrosia. Blazing with the splendour of the major and minor marks, he is wearing the three Dharma robes, and seated with both feet in the diamond posture.
To the right is the red Bodhisattva
All-Pervading Solar Radiance
radiant as the sun, holding in his left hand a lotus supporting a sun.
To the left is the white Bodhisattva
All-Pervading Lunar Radiance
radiant as the moon, and holding in his left hand a lotus supporting a moon.
They both make the gesture of generosity with their right hands, are fully adorned with silks and jewels, and stand on lotuses and moon discs in the posture of bowing to the main deity.
The main deity and the retinue are all marked with a
at their foreheads,
at their throats,
& Blue Hum
at their hearts.
Light shines from the (Hum in one's own heart), and all the Buddhas of the ten directions are invoked in the sky in front of oneself in the form of the
Victorious Medicine Buddha
OM VAJRA SAMAH JAH
JAH HUM BAM HO
He is absorbed non-dually into oneself. Light shines from the Mantra rosary around the Hum on a moon disc in one's heart, makes offerings to the Noble Ones, and cleanses the dual obscurations of all sentient beings. The compassionate blessings of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas return and bless my being.
Short Mantra Recitation:
TADYATHA OM BHAISHAJYA BHAISHAJYA MAHA BHAISHAJYE BHAISHAJYE RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA
(21 times or more)
Long Mantra Recitation:
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHAISHAJYA GURU VAIDURYA PRABHA RAJAYA TATHAGATAYA ARHATE SAMYAK SAMBUDDHAYA TADYATHA OM BHAISHAJYA BHAISHAJYA MAHA BHAISHAJYA BHAISHAJYE RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA
(3 times or more)
OMto the King of Healing along with his retinues (and offer) drinking water, feet-washing water, flowers, incense, lamps, perfume, food and music
I pay homage to the Medicine Buddha of Lapis Lazuli Light,
The Victorious One who is equally compassionate to all,
The mere hearing of whose name removes all the sufferings of the evil realms,
And who clears away the diseases of the three poisons.
May the victorious Tathagata, three Arhats, the fully perfected Medicine Buddha,
Grant the supreme and ordinary attainments to me and all limitless sentient beings.
OM VAJRA MUH
The Wisdom aspect dissolves into emptiness. Visualise that the retinue and seats dissolve into light, and are absorbed into oneself, and that one's three places are marked with the three syllables
Dedication of Merits
Through this virtue, may I quickly attain the stage of the Medicine Buddha
and establish each and every sentient being on his stage of enlightenment!
By recalling the name and murmuring the powerful Healing Mantra of the Healing Buddha, King of all Physicians,
May those beings who encounter physical and mental sicknesses
Gain strength to tolerate the pain and soothe the sufferings of others!
By shunning the act of harming others
As a blessing of the Healing Buddha
And unconditionally nursing the sick, aged and poor
May all beings emulate the compassionate acts of the Bodhisattvas!
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