Menla, Medicine Buddha
Initiation introduces seeds of potentialities and positive trends in the mind, which guarantee the future success of the practice and serve to strengthen the
altruistic motivation of the practitioner. Meditating on the Buddha of medicine is a very powerful method to heal oneself and others, as well as to eliminate suffering and diseases of the soul: attachment, hatred and ignorance. It eliminates disease and awakens the innate wisdom of healing.
Menla is the Buddha of Medicine, the one who teaches Medicine and heals. He is the Archetype of the Supreme Healer: the Dharma – his teachings – is the Buddha’s great medicine, as is his compassion and wisdom. In Tibetan Buddhism it has 8 forms, the 8 Buddhas of medicine
“If one meditates on the Buddha of Medicine, he will eventually attain enlightenment, and in the process, he will increase the healing power for oneself and others. And physical and mental illnesses and suffering will decrease. ” Lama Tashi Namgyal.
“His radiant body is lapis blue. The right hand offers the “great medicine”, a myrobalan plant; It symbolizes the elimination of the disease through medical treatment. His left hand in a meditation mudra, a symbol of the elimination of disease and suffering – and therefore of the roots of samsara – through the realization of absolute reality; indicating the need to be satisfied, keep a bowl for alms, because the lack of satisfaction and the addictiveness of samsara are the fundamental cause. “Thrangu Rinpoche
Syllable HUM, used during the visualization of the initiation