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Medicine Buddha Life Story

Medicine Buddha Life Story BigDimensions : 14 x 9 x 5 Inches

The showcased brass image is the depiction of Medicine Buddha This statue portrays the “Bhaishajya Guru”, popularly known as 'Medicine Buddha'. Buddha is sitting on a big lotus podium and his right hand is stretched towards ground while in his left hand he has held a pot which contains, according to Buddhist traditions, five kinds of medicines.The most important feature of the statue is the artistic depiction of several incidences of Buddha's life on the robe. This hand carved brass statue is valuable not only for its aesthetic beauty, but also for its iconographic significance.

Eyes closed Buddha is lost in deep meditation for the upliftment of human being. The robes of the Buddha feature details of the life of Gautama on his path to becoming the Enlightened One. Representations of the “Three Great Sights”, episodes from the Jataka Tales, in which incarnations of the Buddha appear in animal form, and characters from Buddhist iconography, including demons and angels on clouds are seen. Crucial scenes from Buddha’s life such as his first sermon at Sarnath, where he shared his philosophy of the Eight Fold Path to salvation, are shown on the robes of the Medicine Buddha Life Story.

About Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha is one of many Buddhas who have attained a state of perfect enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. He is known as the 'Lord of the Medicaments' and offers medicinal fruit of Myrabalan with his right hand. While he holds a vessel containing five medicines in his left hand.He is the harbinger of good health and success. Presence of the usnisa, elongated ears, along with the vajra reflects the Indian influenced aesthetics transmitted to Tibet via the art of the Nepal valley.The holy body of Medicine Buddha signifies the omniscient wisdom and compassion as vast as limitless space. This is specially associated with the healing of both mental and physical suffering. The erstwhile Shakyamuni Buddha gave the teachings on healing and systems of medicine. These teachings are collected into the four volumes called “The Four Medicine Tantras”. These teachings have become the basis for the systems of medicine practiced in Tibet and other Buddhist regions.

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