Meditation on the Medicine Buddha
Healing Buddha Mantra:
Tayatha/ Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha-Bekandze/ Radza Samudgate Soha
What is the meaning of the Mantra?
Tayatha – Means “like this”
Om – Is composed of the three pure sounds A U and MA, which signifies one’s own body, speech and mind that get transformed into the vajra holy body, speech and mind.
Bekandze Bekandze -“Eliminating pain, eliminating pain”. What eliminates pain is medicine. This pain is not ordinary pain – even animals do not want to experience that. The first eliminating pain is true suffering, the second is the true cause of suffering. The medicine that eliminates pain is first the graduated path of the lower capable being, and second the graduated path of the middle capable being.
Maha Bekandze -“The great eliminating pain” is the graduated path of the higher capable being, which eliminates the subtle defilements. So bekandze bekandze maha bekandze contains the whole path to enlightenment, the ultimate medicine.
Radza – "King"
Samudgate – "Ocean of goodness"
Soha – To establish the foundation in the heart, the blessing, the devotion from which the realization comes.
My life aims to free all living beings from all of their problems and from the causes of these problems, which are in their minds, also to bring them peace and happiness, especially the peerless happiness of full enlightenment, which they need. To accomplish this, I need a perfect, pure, healthy mind, and body. For this reason, to benefit all living beings equaling the extent of space, I am going to do this healing meditation.
Benefits of reciting the Mantra
If you really love yourself and others, if you really wish to bring happiness to yourself and others, enjoy life, and have success, it is essential to open your heart and mind, the Medicine Buddha's Mantra is the best tool for this.
How many times should I recite the mantra?
While one-pointedly concentrating on motivation, recite the Healing Buddha's short mantra 7, 21 or 108 times.