The right hand of our Lapis Medicine Buddha statue is depicting the Varada or “boon granting” mudra. The mudra is displayed with the right hand draped over the right knee. Additionally, the palm of the hand is open and facing forward. Buddhists believe that the Buddha granted the gift of medicine to sentient beings. As a result, the mudra reflects the gift giving sentiment of the Medicine Buddha image.
Furthermore, his left hand is depicting the Dhyana “meditation mudra”. Additionally, the lapis medicinal bowl is resting in the palm of his hand. This potion inside the bowl contains the three nectars which heal the three poisons of delusion, hatred and greed.
For inspiration, Medicine Buddha practice is enhanced through faithful recitations of the medicine Buddha mantra: oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā.” Additionally, devotees can use the Medicine Buddha mantra benefits to transmit karma. The transmission of good karma has a very powerful healing effect that can cure all illness.
World Class Lapis Medicine Buddha Statue
Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful Lapis Medicine Buddha statue using the lost wax sculpting method. The statue features beautifully engraved lapis paste combined with gold plated copper alloy. In the Pure Land of Medicine Buddha his body “inside and out, will radiate far and wide the clarity and flawless purity of lapis lazuli” and it will awaken all beings dwelling in darkness. Additionally, Tibetan Buddhists believe meditation on the color blue will transmute the poison of anger into into the wisdom of equanimity. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.