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Blue Medicine Buddha Prayers

Prayer 1-

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.

May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free.

May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another.

May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness-the children, the aged, the unprotected- be guarded by beneficial celestials, and may they swiftly attain a Buddhahood.

May peace be with you.

Prayer 2-

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha!

Please listen to my report.

There is truly too much suffering in the world these days:

The crimes of arson, murder, and theft;

The cruel oppression of corrupt officials;

The turbulence of politics and the economy;

The disasters of earth, water, fire, and wind;

All these often make people lose everything they own

In the blink of an eye.

The suffering of being bedridden with a lingering illness

Resulting from an imbalance of the four great elements;

Even heroes moan and groan and have difficulty being at ease;

The sea of karma that is filled of passions and delusions

Resulting from greed, anger, and ignorance

Rolls unceasingly like roaring waves and billows.

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha!

If we do not depend on you now,

How can we escape the sea of suffering?

If we do not rely on you now,

How can we subdue our defilements and resentments?

Today, I sincerely chant your name, and

Pay respect to your image,

Not to ask you only to bless myself,

But to hope that all beings obtain your great protection

To live and work in peace and contentment,

And in happiness and harmony.

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha!

We understand thoroughly:

That, in this world of impurity,

All natural disasters and human-made calamities

Are caused by collective karma;

That, on this impure, mundane earth,

Physical and mental suffering

Is caused by the passions and delusions of life.

If we want to thoroughly eliminate calamities and disasters,

We must first eliminate the karma of our own wrongdoings;

If we want to establish the Pure Land of the East,

We must first purify our bodies and minds.

Therefore, I would like to pray to you, Medicine Buddha,

To eliminate our greed and anger,

To eliminate our ignorance and struggles.

We are willing to transfer all our good-rooted merits

To all beings in the dharma realms.

May everyone live freely

And everything turns out as they wish.

Furthermore, great, compassionate Medicine Buddha!

I pray to you to bestow your great power on us for protection;

I will undertake the following, pure, original vows:

First vow: May all sentient beings be equal and at ease;

Second vow: May all undertakings benefit the masses;

Third vow: May panic and terror be kept far away;

Fourth vow: May all sentient beings calmly uphold bodhi;

Fifth vow: May man-made calamities and natural disasters disappear completely;

Sixth vow: May all physically-challenged beings be rehabilitated back to normal;

Seventh vow: May all beings suffering from diseases be restored to health;

Eighth vow: May all human relations foster mutual understanding and harmony;

Ninth vow: May all beings with wrong views turn over a new leaf;

Tenth vow: May all prisoners suffering unjustly come to know justice;

Eleventh vow: May society and the masses live in affluence;

Twelfth vow: May all beings be tolerant and respectful.

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha!

We make offerings to you

With our pure deeds of body, mouth, and mind;

We take you as our model

With our zealous progress in the study of precept, meditation, and wisdom;

I pray that you give, with your great compassion,

Your respect-inspiring virtues all over the dharma realms

To fulfill our wishes,

To let our human world also establish the Pure Land of the East.

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha,

Please accept my sincerest prayer!

Oh great, compassionate Medicine Buddha,

Please accept my sincerest prayer!

(Excerpted from “A Prayer for Pilgrimage 朝山祈願文)” from Pearls of Wisdom: Prayers for Engaged Living .by Ven. Master Hsing Yun)

Bhaisjyaguru, commonly known as the Blue Medicine Buddha, is the Buddha of healing and medicine. According to Wikipedia, he is the “Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light.” Moreover, he is depicted as a, “doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.”

The Blue Medicine Buddha is portrayed as having a deep lapis lazuli colored body. The reason being is that Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone, which is believed to possess curative powers.

Moreover, he is dressed in a monk’s robe, and seated in a cross legged, or lotus posture on a petaled lotus. His left hand holds a begging bowl filled with healing nectar; while his right hand rests on his knee with palm facing outward, granting blessings, and holding a flower, or "stem of a myrobalan plant."

A group called The World Wide Healing Circle believes that meditation and/or prayer to the Blue Medicine Buddha can produce a healing effect. They recommend that individuals wishing healing for themselves or others should find a quiet and comfortable place. Try to empty the mind while taking a few deep breaths. Imagine the image of the Medicine Buddha sitting on top of your head with a bright light emanating from his heart chakras. Ask him to bless you with his healing power while imagining the light covering your entire body dispelling all illnesses and suffering.

Additionally, you can imagine the light spreading to those you know who are suffering from emotional or physical illness and/or covering the entire Earth bringing healing, love and peace to all.

Furthermore, the group believes that by reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra or simply repeating his name an individual can overcome mental or physical afflictions.

Wikipedia states that the "Medicine Buddha mantra is held to be extremely powerful for healing of physical illnesses and purification of negative karma." One form of practice, when one is stricken by disease, is for the patient, "to recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water. At the end, the water is believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of the Medicine Buddha himself, and the patient is to drink the water. This practice is then repeated each day until the illness is cured."

Short Blue Medicine Buddha Mantra:

Tayata

Om Bekandze Bekandze

Maha Bekandze

Radza Samudgate Soha

May the many sentient beings who are sick, quickly be freed from sickness. And may all the sicknesses of beings never arise again.

(Taken from www.worldwidehealingcircle.net)

It is extremely important to meditate, pray, and/or recite the mantra with much faith, love and compassion.

I hope that my Blue Medicine Buddha paintings bring everyone health and inner peace.

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