"Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light"
Tibetan (menlha; སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ)
Medicine Buddha was described in the Medicine Buddha Sutra, as a bodhisattva who made 12 great vows. Upon achieving Buddhahood, he became the Buddha of the eastern pure land called "Pure Lapis Lazuli", hence his full name being "Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light".
He is extremely efficacious for both people within the healing profession (doctors, nurses, healers, psychologists etc.) and people seeking right doctors, treatment, diagnosis, healing and effective medicine.
He has the ability to stop natural calamities and the negativities, diseases or suffering arising from them. Outwardly, he helps to overcome disease, the suffering as well as the causes of disease.
On an inner, deeper level, he heals us by ultimately destroying the diseases of our mind, the three poisons of attachment, hatred and ignorance. Praying to him ensures faster recovery from illnesses, the blessing of medicines, strength and clarity of the mind to bring you peace in your heart.
There are a total of seven Medicine Buddhas, of which the blue colored King of Lapis Lazuli Light is the seventh. These seven are special in that they have all taken specific vows to help sentient beings when they were on the path to enlightenment. The Medicine Buddha Puja includes offering the seven limbed prayer to each of the seven Medicine Buddha as well as to Buddha Shakyamuni (referred to as the eighth Medicine Buddha).
Medicine Buddha is also the special dedicated deity of Sera Mey, each year the monastery holds a Medicine Buddha prayer festival which lasts ...
Medicine Buddha’s short mantra:
TAYATHA OM BEKANZA BEKANZA MAHA BEKANZA BEKANZA RAJA SAMUD GATHE SOHA