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Medicine Buddha
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Medicine Buddha

Medicine BuddhaTaking Refuge

In the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, I take refuge from now until enlightenment. By my practice of giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all sentient beings. (3X)

All conditioned things are impermanent. All defiled things are suffering. All phenomena are egoless. Nirvana is peace.

The Four Immeasurables

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness which is without suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free from both attachment and hatred, holding some close and others distant.

Cultivation of Special Bodhicitta

Especially for the benefit of all sentient beings, I will quickly, very quickly, attain the precious state of perfect and complete buddhahood. For this reason, I will practice the yoga method of Guru Medicine Buddha.

Seven-Limbed Prayer

I prostrate to the Guru Medicine Buddha.
Each and every offering, including those actually performed and those mentally-transformed, I present to you.
I confess all non-virtuous actions accumulated since beginningless time.
I rejoice in the virtues of both ordinary and noble beings.
As our guide, I request you, O Buddha, to turn the wheel of Dharma until samsara ends.
All virtues, both my own and those of others, I dedicate to the ripening of the two Bodhicittas and the attainment of Buddhahood for the sake of sentient beings.

Mandala Offering

Brief Mandala:

This ground, anointed with perfume, strewn with flowers, adorned with Mount Meru, four continents, the sun and moon. I imagine this as a buddha field and offer it. May all living beings enjoy this pure land!

Inner Mandala:

The objects of my attachment, aversion, ignorance, friends, enemies, strangers, my body, wealth, and enjoyments; without any sense of loss, I offer this collection. Please accept it with pleasure and bless me with freedom from the three poisons.

IDAM GURU RATNA MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI

Prayers of Request

I beseech you, Bhagawan Medicine Guru, whose sky colored, holy body of lapis lazuli signifies your omniscient wisdom and compassion as vast as limitless space, please grant me your blessings.

I beseech you, compassionate Medicine Guru, holding in your right hand the king of medicines, symbolizing your vow to help all pitiful sentient beings plagued by the four hundred and twenty-four diseases, please grant me your blessings.

I beseech you, compassionate Medicine Guru, holding in your left hand a bowl of nectar, symbolizing your vow to give the glorious undying nectar--of the Dharma--which eliminates the degenerations of old age, sickness and death, please grant me your blessings.

Visualization

In the space in front of you is the divine form of Guru Medicine Buddha. He is seated on a lotus and moon cushion. His body is in the nature of deep blue light, the color of lapis lazuli. He is very serene and adorned with silk robes and magnificent jewel ornaments.

Guru Medicine Buddha's right hand rests on his right knee, palm outward in the gesture of giving realizations. His left hand rests in his lap, holding a nectar bowl of medicine that cures all ills, hindrances and obstacles.

Above the crown of Guru Medicine Buddha is a wish-granting jewel, the essence of which is Guru. Above that is the Buddha Delightful King of Clear Knowing (Ngon Kyen Gyal Po) whose body is coral red colored, his right hand in the mudra of bestowing sublime realizations and his left hand in the mudra of concentration.

Above him is the Buddha Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma (Cho Drag Gya Tso Yang) with a dark pink colored body and hands in the same mudra.

Above him is the Buddha Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow (Nya Ngan Me Chog) light pink in color and both hands in the mudra of concentration.

Above him is the Buddha Stainless Excellent Gold (Ser Zang Dri Me) gold in color, his right hand in the mudra of expounding the Dharma and his left hand in the mudra of concentration.

Above him is the the Buddha King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon, and Lotus (Rin Chen Da Wa Dang Pa Ma Rab Tu Gyan Pa Kha Pa Zi Ji Dra Yang Kyi Gyal Po), yellow in color and hands in the same mudra.

Above him is the Buddha Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs (Tshan Leg Yong Drag), gold in color and hands in the same mudra.

Requests to the Medicine Buddhas

After the seventh recitation, as you repeat "May your vow...," the Medicine Buddha to whom the request is made absorbs into the one below, until the single divine form of Medicine Buddha remains for the final request.)

To you, Buddha Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon, and Lotus, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha Stainless Excellent Gold, Great Jewel Who Accomplishes All Vows, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha Delightful King of Clear Knowing, Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

To you, Buddha Medicine Guru, King of Lapis Lazuli Light, fully realized destroyer of all defilements, fully accomplished Buddha, having fully realized the absolute truth of all phenomena, I prostrate, go for refuge, and make offerings. May your vow to benefit all sentient beings now ripen for myself and others. (7X)

Visualization

Granting your request, from the heart and holy body of the King of Medicine, Guru Medicine Buddha, infinite rays of white light pour down completely filling your body from head to toe. They purify all your diseases and afflictions due to spirits and their causes, all your negative karma and mental obscurations. In the nature of light, your body becomes as clean and clear as crystal.

The light rays pour down twice more, each time filling your body with blissful clean clear light which you absorb.

You are thereby transformed into the holy body of Guru Medicine Buddha. At your heart appears a lotus and moon disc. Standing at the center of the moon disc, is the blue seed syllable OM surrounded by the syllables of the mantra. As you recite the mantra, visualize rays of light radiating out in all directions from the syllables at your heart. The light rays pervade the sentient beings of the six realms. Through your great love wishing them to have happiness and, through your great compassion wishing them to be free from all sufferings, they are purified of all diseases and afflictions due to spirits and their causes, all their negative karma and mental obscurations.

Recitation of the Mantra

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHEKHANDZYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEGKANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE / RADZA SAMUDGATE SOHA

Short Mantra

 

TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE RADZA SAMUDGATE SOHA (108x)

Feel Great Joy and Think

All sentient beings are transformed into the aspect of the Medicine Buddha Guru. How wonderful that I am now able to lead all sentient beings into the Medicine Buddha's Enlightenment.

Dedication

Due to these merits, may I complete the ocean like actions of the sons of the Victorious Ones. May I become the holy savior, refuge and helper for the sentient beings who have repeatedly been kind to me in past lives.

By the virtues received from attempting this practice, may all living beings who see, hear, touch or remember me even those who say my name, at that moment be released from their miseries and experience happiness forever.

As all sentient beings, infinite as space, are encompassed by the Guru Medicine Buddha's compassion, may I also become the guide of sentient beings existing throughout all ten directions of the universe.

Because of these virtues, may I quickly become Guru Medicine Buddha and lead each and every sentient being into his enlightened realm.

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