Medicine Buddha (Small Sized)

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Bhaisajyaguru is commonly called the Medicine Buddha. He is known as a bodhisattva who made 12 great vows on achieving Buddhahood which are:

1) To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
2) To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
3) To provide the sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
4) To correct heretical views and inspire beings toward the path of the Bodhisattva.
5) To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
6) To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
7) To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
8) To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
9) To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
10) To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
11) To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
12) To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes.

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. The Medicine Buddha is usually portrayed seated with a jar of medicine in his left hand, often blue-colored. His right hand rests on his knee in the mudra of blessings, with a stem of a healing plant in between his thumb and forefinger.

Meditating on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering. If there is a Bodhisattva and a Buddha statue in the same space, it is recommended to place the statue of the Buddha in the center, and the Bodhisattva on the left or right of the Buddha statue. If the Buddha statue is placed high in the center, then the Bodhisattva should be placed in a low position in front of the Buddha statue.

药师佛全名为药师琉璃光佛或药师琉璃光如来。药师佛的「药」其中之一意思是医人心, 离轮回。药师佛于过去久远劫修梵行,在电光如来住世时,曾发十二大愿,愿为众生解除疾苦,使具足诸根,身相端正,资具丰饶,离诸横难等,并导入解脱,而以愿满故而成佛,住净琉璃世界,其国土庄严与西方极乐世界无有差别。

据药师琉璃光王七佛本愿功德念诵仪轨供养法载,药师佛之形像是左手执持药器(又作无价珠),右手结三界印,着袈裟,结跏趺坐于莲花台。

药师琉璃光佛十二大愿:
1. 第一大愿:自身光明炽然,照耀无量无数无边世界,以三十二大丈夫相、八十随形,庄严其身;令一切有情,如我无异。
2. 第二大愿:身如琉璃,内外明彻,净无瑕秽,光明广大,功德巍巍,身善安住,焰网庄严过于日月;幽冥众生,悉蒙开晓,随意所趣,作诸事业。
3. 第三大愿:以无量无边智慧方便,令诸有情,皆得无尽所受用物,莫令众生有所乏少。
4. 第四大愿:若诸有情,行邪道者,悉令安住菩提道中;若行声闻、独觉乘者,皆以大乘而安立之。
5. 第五大愿:若有无量无边有情,于我法中修行梵行,一切皆令得不缺戒,具三聚戒。设有毁犯,闻我名已,还得清净,不堕恶趣。
6. 第六大愿:若诸有情,其身下劣,诸根不具,丑陋顽愚,盲聋喑哑,挛躄背偻,白癞癫狂,种种病苦。闻我名已,一切皆得端正黠慧,诸根完具,无诸疾苦。
7. 第七大愿:若诸有情,众病逼切,无救无归,无医无药,无亲无家,贫穷多苦。我之名号一经其耳,众病悉除,身心安乐,家属、资具悉皆丰足,乃至证得无上菩提。
8. 第八大愿:若有女人,为女百恶之所逼恼,极生厌离,愿舍女身。闻我名已,一切皆得转女成男,具丈夫相,乃至证得无上菩提。
9. 第九大愿:令诸有情,出魔罥网,解脱一切外道缠缚。若堕种种恶见稠林,皆当引摄置于正见,渐令修习诸菩萨行,速证无上正等菩提。
10. 第十大愿:若诸有情,王法所加,绳缚鞭挞,系闭牢狱,或当刑戮,及余无量灾难凌辱,悲愁煎逼,身心受苦。若闻我名,以我福德威神力故,皆得解脱一切忧苦。
11. 第十一大愿:若诸有情,饥渴所恼,为求食故,造诸恶业。得闻我名,专念受持,我当先以上妙饮食饱足其身,后以法味毕竟安乐而建立之。
12. 第十二大愿:若诸有情,贫无衣服,蚊虻寒热,昼夜逼恼。若闻我名,专念受持,如其所好,即得种种上妙衣服,亦得一切宝庄严具、华鬘、涂香、鼓乐、众伎,随心所玩,皆令满足。

家中如同时有菩萨和佛像摆放在一起,请将佛像放于正中央,菩萨则摆放于佛像的左右手边。如果佛像置于中央高位处,那么菩萨请摆放于佛像前面低处的位置。

(Height: 14 cm)

(Base Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)

(Finish: Bronze, Gold Plating)

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