Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Medicine Buddha Chanting

Bhaiṣajyaguru (भैषज्यगुरु), (‘Medicine Master’), is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the "Medicine Buddha", he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.

In the Bhaiṣajyaguruvaidūryaprabharāja Sūtra, the Medicine Buddha is described as having entered into a state of samadhi called "Eliminating All the Suffering and Afflictions of Sentient Beings." From this samadhi state he spoke the Medicine Buddha Dharani.[4]
namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru
vaiḍūryaprabharājāya tathāgatāya
arhate samyaksambuddhāya tadyathā:
oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye mahābhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā.
The last line of the dharani is used as Bhaisajyaguru's short form mantra. 

The Korean name for Bhaisajyaguru is 
약사불, 약사여래 (Yaksa-bul, Yaksa-yere)

The sangha of MWZ chanted the Medicine Buddha Mantra this past Sunday, for those who are suffering and in need of healing and positive energy.

Sutra of the Medicine Buddha - (

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