Our Blue Medicine Buddha Thangka depicts him in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he holds a sprig of the myrobalan plant between the index finger and thumb of his right hand. The myrobalan is a traditional herbal remedy in ancient India. However, the meaning is symbolic because the cure for sickness involves purifying karma. As a result, devotees can potentially cure any physical, mental or spiritual affliction.
Medicine Buddha is depicting the Varada “gift giving” mudra with his left hand. This is because Buddhists believe that the Buddha gave the gift of medicine to sentient life. Additionally, Medicine Buddha holds the bowl of lapis nectars in the a palm of his left hand. The three lapis nectars can heal the three poisons of hatred, greed and delusion.
Medicine Buddha sits in a splendid golden robe in the midst of a tranquil landscape. He is surrounded by mountains streams and flowering plants. It is believed that Medicine Buddha has his own eastern pure land called “Pure Lapis Lazuli” or “Lapis Lazuli Pure Land”. Inside of his pure land Medicine Buddha sits in a radiant web of pure lapis lazuli light. This blue light is a powerful remedy for those beings dwelling in the darkness of ignorance.
This blue Medicine Buddha thangka has been completed by one of the best Nepali artists. He has been trained in the best Kathmandu thangka painting schools. As a result, when you purchase this blue Medicine Buddha thangka painting you can rest assured you have procured monastic quality Tibetan art. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.