Medicine Buddha (also known as Bhaisajyaguru) resides in his pure land called “Pure Lapis Lazuli”. Followers of Bhaisajyaguru believe he has the power to cure any spiritual, physical or mental affliction. Our Bhaisajyaguru Tibetan thangka gleams with the radiant light that will overpower the darkness of ignorance. As a result, suffering beings overcome with darkness will become free and live a prosperous life. Additionally, Bhaisajyaguru implores those who are suffering to recite his mantra or only say his name, if so Bhaisajyaguru will cure their suffering.
Our Bhaisajyaguru Tibetan thangka features the Five Wisdom Tathagatas floating in the clouds above. Additionally, Bhaisajyaguru sits in full lotus pose and he is holding his lapis medicine bowl in the palm of his left hand. His special medicine contains the three nectars that will cure the three poisons of ignorance, hatred and greed.
In his right hand he is holding the stem of the myrobalan plant between his index finger and thumb. The myrobalan plant is highly symbolic because the Buddhist cure involves purification of karma and diligent practice. Click here to learn more about Bhaisajyaguru.