(: Medicine Buddha Dharma practice:) Anyone is welcome

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Postby Admin_PC » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:51 pm

Feeling very strong affinity for Medicine Buddha & his mantra practice.
Wondering if it'd be a nice, middle-ground practice while I can attend a TianTai/PureLand temple locally & attempting to move more into Vajrayana-Gelug with study of the Lam Rim (no guru yet).

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Postby catmoon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:57 am

I felt the same affinity and even took the first empowerment. The practice has been full of surprises for me. I wasn't expecting it to affect my mind so much. After practice, everything seems so much calmer. I wasn't expecting the practice to be a gateway to understanding emptiness, but it is that also. There's a great deal more to it than praying for healing of Uncle Bob's hernia. :tongue:
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Postby Admin_PC » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:18 pm

I haven't received any official empowerment to practice it, thought I did recently order some stuff on the Medicine Buddha practice from the FPMT.
I was recommended Medicine Buddha practice by a lady at my Lam Rim group because some very painful infections (possibly spider bites) that I've been living with since June.
She and her husband were both very sick: him with Addison's disease (Addisonian crisis), her with cancer.
She recited Medicine Buddha mantra night and day.
They were both hospitalized and received western medical treatment, him for his condition, her for her surgery; she continued to chant.
Both have made recoveries termed "miraculous" by their doctors - he seems very happy-go-lucky and she doesn't even have any scars.
Just want to say that I am mentioning this story because I know the 2 people involved as well as witnesses who were around at that time.
This is not the story of a miracle to convince any body else, only relating the first-hand accounts that helped open my eyes to the practice.

I've been using it to help heal what I hope was my last infection and have noticed tangible results even before I went to the doctor for antibiotics.
I continue to use it to help heal the illnesses of my mind that prevent me from understanding, experiencing, and practicing the Dharma.
Try to sneak in at least a mala-a-day of the short chant and if I have time, I do a mala of the long mantra over a blue Nalgene bottle of water & drink it.
I also loaded an image of a Medicine Buddha thangka as the desktop background on my Macbook, so I can look at it and focus on it while I chant.
The lapis lazuli light emanating off the screen helps me visualize the light pouring through me and purifying me.
I'm not sure I'm doing everything right; but like you said, the benefits extend far beyond any physical illness.

If Medicine Buddha can help me bridge the gap between the Lam Rim group I study with every couple weeks and the TienTai/PureLand/Thien Temple I go to every Sunday, then to me that's pretty miraculous.

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Postby Admin_PC » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:13 am

err just took the 8 Medicine Buddhas empowerment today.
Came up kinda unexpectedly.
Happy I got the chance to do it. :twothumbsup:

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Postby catmoon » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:07 am

Funny how that worked out, hm? :o
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Postby TaTa » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:56 am

Hey im going to take refuge and receive this empowerment in the same day by gyetrul jime rimpoche.

Im very happy!! =)

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Postby catmoon » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:44 pm

Much appreciated :twothumbsup:

Btw have you noticed that the Buddha colors are different between sadhanas? To me, normal is

Blue, red, pale red, pale red, gold, yellow, yellow

But I have also seen

Blue, red, pale red, coral, gold, pale yellow, pale yellow

Is there a definitive color set or is it normal for them to vary?
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Postby lobster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:21 pm

They vary. People will tell you the correct way according to how it has been transmitted. That changes or varies according to various criteria. The important thing is connection and confident practice. :smile:
Does the practice improve well being? Most medicinally :twothumbsup:

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Postby Admin_PC » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:18 pm

i guess they vary?
i thought it was in this order (high to low):
Gold
Yellow
Yellow-White
White
White-Red
Red
Blue

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Postby catmoon » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:09 am

This is pure speculation, but I would have assumed that Gold would always go with Stainless Excellent Gold. You never know though. Would you be using the version Lama Zopa uses?
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Postby Punya » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:05 am

Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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