Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

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Ginkgo22
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Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by Ginkgo22 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:14 am

Greetings all,
I am new to this forum and I’m not sure if this is the appropriate place to post - please excuse if in error.
Many years ago, around 2008, I was practicing medicine Buddha mantra and found one recitation (short version) on the internet which still stays with me but I can no longer find. It’s the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.
It’s is a single monk chanting, and he begins very slowly and then gradually increases in pace. The entire chant only lasts less than two minutes maximum. There is no music in background.
I know this is a long shot, but can anyone please help me find this version? All of my searches have been in vain. Many thanks in advance?

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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by tkp67 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Do you recall the buddhist tradition it was from?

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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by Fa Dao » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm

Might be helpful if you remember which language the monk was chanting it in...Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, or Japanese? Also was it long or short? If long it could have been a dharani and not a mantra
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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:00 pm

This dharani/mantra is from the sutra, in romanized Sanskrit. No audio, but sing it and see if it sounds similar.
‘Namo Bhagavat Bhaisajyaguru-vaiduryaprabha-rajaya tathagataya arhate samyaksambuddhaya tadyatha Om bhaisajye bhaisajye-bhaisajya samudgate svaha.
May all seek, find and follow the Path of Bodhicitta.

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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by Ginkgo22 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:48 pm

Thanks to everyone for trying to help my obscure search!
First - I do believe it was Tibetan. The mantra was the short form but the unique thing about this particular recitation was the pacing - at first very slow and beautiful and gradually becoming faster and faster. The total of the audio must have been less than 2 minutes. There was never video. Regarding which tradition, I’m really not sure. Please excuse my lack of education I’m not really a scholar just I found this version that touched my heart deeply and would love to find again.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by humble.student » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:32 pm

Ginkgo22 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Thanks to everyone for trying to help my obscure search!
First - I do believe it was Tibetan. The mantra was the short form but the unique thing about this particular recitation was the pacing - at first very slow and beautiful and gradually becoming faster and faster. The total of the audio must have been less than 2 minutes. There was never video. Regarding which tradition, I’m really not sure. Please excuse my lack of education I’m not really a scholar just I found this version that touched my heart deeply and would love to find again.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by haha » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm

Ginkgo22 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Just guessing based on your description.




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Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Post by Ginkgo22 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:53 pm

I’m in disbelief! Haha - you found it! I can’t tell you what hearing that does for my spirit. Many thanks to you and humble.student and everyone else for even making the effort to care. I’m so grateful. 🙏 Have no more words 🙏

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