THE EIGHT MEDICINE GURUS
The seven Medicine Buddhas and Buddha Shakyamuni (upper right corner) personify the ultimate source of healing. They prayed strongly for the temporal and ultimate happiness of all beings and vowed to actualize their prayers in degenerate times. In the centre sits the main Medicine Buddha (Tib. Sangyae Menlha), "King with the radiance of lapis lazuli jewel’, on top of him resides Amitayus, the deity of long life. The other seven (from lower left corner) are:
Praise to the Medicine gurus increases the strength of medicinal therapies, the release of physical and mental suffering and promise to close the door to rebirth among the lower transmigrators.
© Andy Weber 1996