Bhaisajyaguru Thangka Painting is traditionally handpainted in Nepal by using mineral and vegetable color on cotton canvas.
Bhaisajyaguru is known as Medicine Buddha. He is also called the healing Buddha. He is said to dispense spiritual medicine when properly worshiped. It is even believed that an efficacious cure may be accomplished by merely touching the image. In Tibet, he may be represented either as a Buddha or as a Bodhisatwa.
As a Buddha, he has the urn (small round bulge or protuberance above the bridge of the nose) the fourth superior marks of a buddha Ushinisha (A Buldge of the protuberance in the skull of the Buddha the first superior marks of a Buddha ) short and curly hair.
He wears a monastic robe, is seated with the legs crossed. His left hand lying in his lap in meditation mudra, usually holds the medicine bowl, while the right hand in charity mudra hold either a branch with fruit or the fruit alone, of the myrobalan, as a medicinal plant found in India and other tropical countries.
Iconography of Medicine Buddha
Medicine Buddha is the popular term for Bhaisajyaguru and refers to healing blue light transmitted by his representation and conception. Bhaisajyaguru means “Master of Blue Light”.
His healing energy is transmitted through a blue light wavelength called Vaydurya light. Medicine Buddha radiates this healing energy. Think of the light as internal chakra energy.
Color of Medicine Buddha
The color blue has been known for its purifying properties since ancient times and the deep blue color of the Medicine Buddha is directly associated with this blue Vaydurya light energy. The energy source originates in the transparent beryl crystal bowl the Medicine Buddha supports and manifests itself in the deep blue of Lapis Lazuli [Lapis] of his corporeal body.
The good energy lines [Skt. Chritrini] of his psychic body link all the yogic “vital airs” or energy winds [Skt. Vayus] and form the Beryl healing light energy beryl blue band of the inner aureole representing all the vital airs [Skt. Vyana] of the subtle body [Skt. Pranamayakosha].
As we journey through life we can find ourselves suffering through illness or through the illness of someone else. During illness, previous priorities seem almost irrelevant as we seek to restore our balance or to find a new balance in our lives. Suddenly the medicine Buddha who is often overlooked becomes the most important of all while we realize our oversight.
The image of the Medicine Buddha can be used as a meditation deity [Skt. Ishta-devata] texts often call a meditation deity a Tutelary Deity or a Yidam Deity. A Yidam is the Tibetan word for an Ishtar-devata, a fully enlightened being who is the focus of personal meditation, during a retreat or for life. Deity Yoga practices can be undertaken. In essence, the mindstream of the guru and the yidam are indivisible. The yidam is considered to be the root of success in the practice. Visualize his serenity & healing light.
His extended left hand with an open front palm is shown in gift-bestowing [Skt. Varada] hand gesture [Skt. Mudra] and holds the stem of a triple fruited myrobalan plant between his thumb & forefinger. In Tibetan medicine, the myrobalan plant is known as the ‘King of Medicines’ on account of its medicinal properties.
The gift-bestowing hand gesture represents his dispensing of healing and holds a myrobalan plant bearing three myrobalan fruits. The number three refers to the Principle of Three Gunas, which are Energy [Skt. Rajas] Inertia/Movement [Skt. Tamas] & wholeness or bodily order [Skt. Sattwa] When balanced we enjoy good health, when unbalanced illness can arise.
Our bodies have a remarkable ability to rebalance if we allow them in a process known as homeostasis, directly linked to the principle of the Gunas. Unbalancing can occur when the moon residing at the naval root absorbs too much form the sun at the palette root which relates to too much sensual indulgence with the and the nectar of the moon is.
Why you should buy Medicine Buddha Thangka?
Medicine Buddha is known as the Buddha of healing. It is believed that medicine buddha will keep you and your surroundings healthy.
A cure for Health
The Medicine Buddha is an excellent cure for the Health area of your home (Southeast).
Your personal lucky direction to improve health is another good area to place the Medicine Buddha Thangka.
The energy of Spiritual Health & Awareness
The Center of your home, the Spiritual Growth & Personal Cultivation area (Northeast), as well as your personal altar, can also much benefit from the presence of the Medicine Buddha Thangka.
As all illness ultimately originates in the mind with the so-called three poisons (attachment, hatred, and ignorance), it is good to have the Medicine Buddha energy on guard.
Find your own Medicine Buddha Thangka, bring him home and enjoy his healing presence and spiritual medicine. He will help you remember.
Medicine Buddha Meditation
Medicine Buddhas manifested in order to pacify the obstacles to the achievement of even temporary happiness, and especially the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment. Meditation on Medicine Buddha will help to enhance your mental and spiritual health.