Friday, August 20, 2010

Medicine Buddha Mantra

Introducing the Medicine Buddha
You do not need to be Buddhists to practice this Sacred Healing Mantra. However, I suggest that you learn as much as possible about the Medicine Buddha’s Teachings. Learning about the Medicine Buddha is highly desirable for even more excellent results

In the mantra the name of the Medicine Buddha occurs in several times. After maha it can be repeated either once or twice e.g. eitherMaha Bhaishajye or Maha Bhaishajye Bhaishajye. It may be pronounced either as the original Sanskrit (bye-sa-jee-yeah) or as it came to be pronounced in Tibet, something like bay-cod-zay (at least in some dialects).

Mantra of the Medicine Buddha
Sanskrit Pronunciation
Tad-ya-ta: Om Bhai-sha-jye Bhai-sha-jye Maha Bhai-sha-jye Ra-ja Sa-mud-ga-te Sva-ha 

Tibetan Pronunciation
Tad-ya-ta: Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te So-ha! 

Tibetan Script

The Long Medicine Buddha Mantra
Om Namo Bhagavate Bhaishaja Guru
Vaiduria Prabha Rajaya Tathagataya
Arahate' Samyaksham Buddhaya
Om Bekajye Bekajye Maha Bekajye
Bekajye Radzaya Samudgate' Svaha