Mantra Meditation with the Medicine Buddha
Updated: May 28
Spiritual practice for curing mental and physical diseases
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.
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.
At dawn or at another time, visualize your ordinary body. In the center of your chest is your heart, upside down, pointing upwards. Inside your heart is an eight-petalled white lotus. In the center of this is a moon disc, and on this is Medicine Buddha. His holy body, clear and in the nature of deep blue light, is in the aspect of supreme transformation. He's holding an arura plant in his right hand and a begging bowl in his left.
In front of Healing Buddha is the white medicinal goodness, Actualize Wisdom. To his right, the yellow medicinal goddess, Simultaneous Wealth. Behind him, the red forest goddess, Neck of Peacock. To his left, the green tree goodness, Having Radiance. Each goddess is in the nature of blissful radiant light and has one face and two arms. Each goddess holds an arura plant in her right hand, and in her left, a vase adorned with various ornaments. Each is seated cross-legged (not in the full vajra position) in an attitude of respecting Healing Buddha.
Visualization and Mantra Recitation
From the five deities in your heart, light beams are emitted in their respective colors. Your whole heart and body are filled with these blissful light beams, which completely purify all disease, spirit harms, harmful actions, and their imprints. From all the pores of your body, five-colored light rays are emitted. Also, nectar flows down from the begging bowl and the vases held in the left hands of the five heart deities, completely felling your heart and body. Make a strong determination that all diseases have been wholly pacified forever, that you can no longer experience any illness.
While one-pointedly concentrating on that this visualization, recite the Healing Buddha's short mantra 7, 21, 108, or more times.
If you're ill with contagious or other diseases, after reciting the mantra, put some saliva on your left palm and rub it with the tip of your right ring finger. Then place the tip of the right ring finger at the base of the right and left nostrils, where there is a nerve called the All-Doing King Nerve. Then apply the saliva wherever there is a disease.
Short Healing Buddha Mantra:
Tayatha/ Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha-Bekandze/ Radza Samudgate Soha
Then make this request:
You, the destroyer, the qualified one gone beyond (Medicine Buddha) and the 5 medicinal goodnesses, please help me to avoid experiencing the various diseases and to pacify immediately those that I am already experiencing.
Then recite the mantra of "The Heart of Dependent Arising"
The mantra of "The Heart of Dependent Arising"
Om Ye Dharma Hetu-Prabhava Hetum Tesham Tathagato Hyavadat Tesham Cha Yo Nirodha Evam Vadi Mahashramanah Svaha (3 times)
This practice protects you from diseases not yet experienced and from those already being experienced. It is the terma (treasure) advice instruction of Padmasambhava.
Due to all my past, present, and future positive actions, could you bring the result of happiness, may the ultimate good heart that cherishes and cares for all living beings, who are the source of all my and others' happiness in the past, present, and future, be generated in my minds of others.
Due to my positive actions of the past, present, and the future and those done by these holy beings, may I achieve the peerless happiness of full enlightenment - the state of mind that is free of all mistakes and possess all positive qualities - and lead everyone to this state.