Medicine Buddha

March 4, 2009

 

 

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

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Bekandze means eliminating pain, maha bekandze means great eliminating of pain.

One explanation of the meaning of the first bekandze is that it refers to eliminating the pain of true suffering, not just of disease but of all problems. It eliminates the pain of death and rebirth that are caused by karma and disturbing thoughts. The first bekandze eliminates all the problems of body and mind, including old age and sickness.

The second bekandze eliminates all the true cause of suffering, which is not external but within the mind. This refers to karma and disturbing thoughts.

The third phrase, maha bekandze, or “great eliminating,” refers to eliminating even the subtle imprints left on the consciousness by disturbing thoughts.

The Medicine Buddha mantra actually contains the remedy of the whole graduated path to enlightenment.

 

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