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Recently been reading through some of the medicine Buddha sutras. Medicine Buddhas appear as two types--the Lapis Lazuli Buddha of the eastern land and the healer bodhisvattas.


The dharani of Lapis Lazuli Buddha is beautiful, esp. as performed thusly:



Now, Lapis Lazuli Buddha has his pure land now in this era, while the healing bodhisvatas will become Buddhas in some far distant future. However, the benefits of recitation (of their respective mantras) is very similar.


I particularly like that the healing bodhisvattas came to enlightenment throught the sense of taste, and are essentially supreme herbalists.


Anyone have experience with these mantras? Insights into medicine Buddhas?



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