Medicine Buddha
藥師佛

DESCRIPTIONS:

The Medicine Buddha is, as the name implies, the Healing Buddha. According to the legend, he transformed himself into a radiant blue light Buddha at a large gathering of people and taught/transmitted the knowledge of healing and medicine. Thus, he is often depicted with blue skin. In the traditional thangkas he is surrounded by various herbs and medicine, with halos of healing energy radiating from his head and body. As the Medicine Buddha's vow was to help heal all the sick and the injured, he is often called upon to help eliminate sickness. Usually the Medicine Buddha portrayed seated with a jar of medicine in his left hand, his right hand in the mudra of blessings, with a stem of a healing plant in between his thumb and forefinger. Sometimes the Medicine Buddha is also called the Blue Buddha, or the Lapis Lazuli Light Buddha. The Medicine Buddha mantra has powerful vibrations for healing, both mind and body healing.

畫作介紹:

藥師佛,顧名思義就是治療佛。相傳,他在一大群人中化身為光芒四射的藍光佛,傳授醫術知識。在傳統藏族唐卡中,他被各種草藥和藥物圍繞,頭部和身體散發出治愈能量之光。由於藥師佛的誓願是幫助眾生治愈所有的病痛,所以他經常祈請消除疾病之苦。唐卡中藥師佛身體通常是被描繪成藍色,左手托藥缽,右手結施願印並於指間持藥珂子連枝帶葉。藥師佛也被稱為藥師琉璃光如來。常持藥師佛咒能除痛離苦。