Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Blue Beryl (Medicine Buddha Realm)

Blue Beryl Main Page

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- Blue Beryl (Medicine Buddha Realm) Description (below)
- Medicine Buddha (Pure Land)
- Medicine Buddha Main Page
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The images below each represent the first composition from the seventy-nine (79) painting set of the Blue Beryl Medical Charts of the 3rd Desi Sanggye Gyatso (1653-1705). The scene places the Medicine Buddha at the center of a palace in the middle of a medicine plant garden. Immediately surrounding the Buddha are Indian gods, rishis and Buddhist monks, including Arya Nagarjuna. These various figures are the legendary and human characters involved with the development and propagation of Indian Ayurveda medicine in the 1st millennium of the common era.

Jeff Watt 4-2014