Handmade in Nepal
Length: Approx. 3 inches
Buddha means awakened ones, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and see things as they really are. He was the founder of Buddhism. He was an ordinary person named Siddhartha Gautama whose profound insights inspired the world. It is said that when Buddha dies, he/she is not reborn but passes into the peace of nirvana, which is not a heaven but a transformed state of existence.
The healing Buddha or Medicine Buddha is usually referred to as the doctor of the world. Not only is the healing Buddha the granter of the wishes for perfect health, the Medicine Buddha path of light is one that leads the practitioner to enlightenment.
Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who has unbiased compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source of all sickness and danger.
The Medicine Buddha’s right hand gesture represents and symbolizes the eradication of suffering. Especially the suffering of sickness using the means of relative truth. The Medicine Buddha’s left hand gesture – resting in his lap, palm upward symbolizes meditative stability or meditation as a whole. Meditation is is looked upon as a tool to aid in the eradication of sickness and suffering. How? By digging deep into the very roots of samsara. This will lead the practitioner to the realization of absolute truth.
Medicine Buddha is also called Bhaisajya Tathagatta or healing Buddha. He is able to cure sickness of birth and death. He is assisted by two Bodhisattvas called Suryaprabha and Candrapraha, to transform and teach living beings in that land. According to the Bhajsayaguru buddha Sutra, he made 12 great vows before his attainment of Buddhahood. They are: to eliminate sickness from all living beings and make them feel easy and happy in order to attain Buddhahood and to liberate beings from disasters and calamities. In Tibetan medical tradition Bhaisajya Buddha is said to be the source of all medical treaties. This Buddha is invoked for eliminating disasters and sickness.
Tibetan Healing Buddha Statue,Medicine Budhha
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