Invite the beauty and power of Medicine Buddha for good feng shui in your home
If you are fascinated with feng shui and enjoy the exploration of its numerous applications, you must have heard about the Medicine Buddha. Or at least have seen it. You do not have to be a Buddhist to know about different Buddhas, but when it comes to the best and most efficient feng shui applications, every little detail matters. The energy of the Medicine Buddha is different from the energy of Kuan Yin, for example, or from the Laughing Buddha. In its essence, the energy of different Buddhas is the same, but there are different paths to reach it. Because their energy, or function (for the lack of better word) is different, so is the feng shui application of their symbols.
The Medicine Buddha is, as the name implies, the Healing Buddha. In the traditional paintings (Tibetan thangkas) he is surrounded by various herbs and medicine, with halos of healing energy radiating from his head and body. As Medicine Buddha’s vow was to help heal all the sick and the injured, he is often called upon to help eliminate sickness. Usually portrayed seated with a jar of medicine in his left hand, often blue-colored, the Medicine Buddha’s right hand is resting on his knee in the mudra of blessings, with a stem of a healing plant in between his thumb and forefinger.
Sometimes the Medicine Buddha is also called the Blue Buddha, or the Lapis Lazuli Light Buddha. According to the legend, he transformed himself into a radiant blue light Buddha at a large gathering of people, and taught, transmitted the knowledge of healing and medicine. Thus, he is often depicted with blue color skin, or holding a blue medicine jar. The Medicine Buddha mantra has powerful vibrations for healing, both mind and body healing. (The most beautiful Medicine Buddha mantra I found, and the one I loved for a long time before even knowing, or understanding its meaning, is Teyata by Deva Premal). There are several ways you can use the power of the Medicine Buddha in your home:
Annual Flying Stars Cure. With the power to dispel sickness, the Medicine Buddha is a very powerful annual feng shui cure for the feng shui bagua area of your home affected by the sickness Star 2 energy. For example, in 2023 this challenging energy is in the East bagua area, thus a Medicine Buddha can be used as a powerful feng shui cure to dissipate the influence of the negative Star 2. For this specific feng shui application, you will need to use a statue made from metal, and not a traditional painting/thangka; this will have more power to weaken the Earth element of this negative star.
Feng Shui Cure for Health.The Medicine Buddha is an excellent feng shui cure for the Health area of your home (Southeast in the Classical bagua or mid left in the BTB bagua). For this specific application, it is best to choose a Medicine Buddha art/painting or an actual wall hanging/thangka rather than a statue. Your personal lucky direction for better health is another good feng shui area to place the Medicine Buddha in your home.
Energy of Spiritual Health & Awareness. The Center/Heart of your home, the Spiritual Growth & Personal Cultivation bagua area (Northeast/Classical bagua or lower left/BTB bagua), as well as your personal altar, can also much benefit from the healing and protective presence of the Medicine Buddha.
As all illness ultimately originates in the mind with the so-called three poisons (attachment, hatred and ignorance), it is good to have the Medicine Buddha energy on guard. To help find a Medicine Buddha for your home, you can look at various on-line resources that carry the Medicine Buddha symbol, be it in statues, paintings, or even jewelry. Find your very own Medicine Buddha, bring him home and benefit from his spiritual medicine.
image (c) traditionalartofnepal.com