|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender|
Medicine Guru Buddha (Tibetan: sang gye men la. English: the Buddha - Guru of Medicine). This painting is the first in the set of the eighty-five Tibetan Medical paintings belonging to the Vaidurya Ngonpa text (Blue Beryl) of Desi Sanggye Gyatso (1653-1705).
Tibetan: Sang gye men la
The Guru of Medicine (Sanskrit: Bhaishajyaguru) is also known by the name Vaidurya Prabha Raja, the 'King of Sapphire Light.' Dark blue in colour, with one face and two hands he holds in the right hand a myrobalan fruit (Latin: terminalia chebula. Skt.: haritaki). The left hand is placed in the lap in the mudra (gesture) of meditation supporting a begging bowl with the open palm. Adorned with the orange and yellow patchwork robes of a fully ordained monk, the left arm covered, he appears in the nirmanakaya aspect of a fully enlightened buddha. In vajra posture above a moon disc, he sits on a multi-coloured lotus and ornate lion supported throne.
Jeff Watt 12-2007
Wisdom Calendar 1993 - April (full catalog list)
Subject: Tibetan Medicine Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Medicine Buddha Main Page
Charts: Blue Beryl Main Page (Medical Paintings)
Buddhist Deity: Blue Beryl (Medicine Buddha Realm)
Charts: Blue Beryl (Painting Sets)
Buddhist Deity: Medicine Buddha Pureland Page