The Buddha Trinity is composed of Shakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Buddha.
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Siddartha Gautama, often referred to as Shakyamuni Buddha, was born in Nepal around 568 BCE. He is considered the founder of Buddhism and is the most well-known Buddha to everyone in the world. Shakyamuni was only granted the name when he attained the status of Buddha.
Buddha is Sanskrit for "awakened one." Buddha was born on a different day according to scripture than conventional belief. Rather than the day he was born, the day he was conceived in his mother's womb is regarded as the day of his birth. Because of this, the Vesak month's full moon day is revered as the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's birth. According to Buddhist doctrine, the first instance of consciousness involving the contact of the parent's cells in the mother's womb is actual birth.
Under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya on a full moon night, the Buddha gained enlightenment at age 35. He is frequently depicted sitting on a lotus throne on a moon disc, serenely shining his excellent enlightenment, with his right hand in the Bhumisparsha mudra and his left hand carrying an alms bowl on his lap facing up (Earth-touching gesture). As a symbol of his triumph over the three demons of uncontrolled death, contaminated aggregates, and illusion, the alms bowl was filled with three valuable nectars.
The passing of Buddha Shakyamuni is marked as one of the 12 miraculous deeds of his life. At 80, he fulfilled his last deeds and gained Parinirvana at Kushinagar. Many of his pupils, the royals and their attendants, the pantheons of heavenly deities, and various birds and animals attended this gathering. Many celestial gods and goddesses gave Shakyamuni flowers and entertained him with music and dances while he reclined in the middle of the woods. The petals falling from the sky in gorgeous showers blanketed the entire woodland. The assemblage of monks, kings, and their ministers and bodyguards were sobbing and bowed in submission. They were all presenting Shakyamuni with gifts of silk, coral, gems, flowers, and other ornaments while begging him not to go from the earth. And he replied by saying:
"Now monks, I declare you:
All conditioned things are of a nature to decay
Strive on untiringly."
Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra
“Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuni Svaha”
This mantra is a play on Shakyamuni Buddha's name. Muni means sage. Maha is the Sanskrit word for excellent. "Om smart one, wise one, tremendously wise one, wisdom one of the Shakyans, Hail!" is the mantra's first line.
Reciting this mantra expresses respect and devotion to the original Buddha. You ask the cosmos to use your chant to bring out your inner Buddha nature because it summons the Buddha nature.
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Medicine Buddha is also known as Bhaisajyaguru, where Bhaisajya means the 'healing efficacy,' and guru means 'master.' The Mahayana classic "Bhaisajyaguruvaiduryaprabharaja Sutra" has the earliest mention of Bhaisajyaguru. This scripture is recognized as the "Medicine Buddha Sutra."
One distinctive quality of Medicine Buddha is the Lapis Lazuli's dark blue color. Because this stone has long been prized in many Asian and European civilizations, its decorative value is comparable to that of the diamond. A cloak of mystery surrounds this diamond. Its primary mines are located in northeast Afghanistan's isolated Badakshan area.
This exquisite stone has a healing effect on individuals who wear it and stands for purity and uniqueness. The significant reflectivity is made possible by the surface's smoothness. This exquisite stone has a healing effect on individuals who wear it and stands for purity and uniqueness. The significant reflectivity is made possible by the surface's smoothness. The deep blue light has a therapeutic impact on individuals who use it for visualization exercises. In Vajrayana Buddhism, those who visualize lapis are supposed to be strengthened and cleansed by the stone's deep blue hue. The image of Bhaisajyaguru in Buddhist iconography nearly always includes lapis.
Medicine Buddha's main objectives are to end all suffering and heal all sentient beings. The mantra is said by practitioners to cleanse both body and spirit. Buddhist monks and practitioners embrace him to find healing from illness and grief. They also employ Medicine Buddha's healing technique to enhance their own and others' healing capacities.
Chinese Buddhists recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha to assist them in getting rid of their physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Along with the mantra, they also repeat the Medicine Buddha's name. The practice of Tibetan Buddhism, on the other hand, is unique. The practitioner watches the patient recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water.
Medicine Buddha Mantra
“Namo Bhagavate bhaisajya guru vaidurya prabha rajaya
Tathagataya Arhate samyaksambuddhaya tadyatha
Om bhaisajye bhaisajye bhaisajya samudgate Svaha”
The universe's underlying tonality is Om.
NAMO: Complete faith surrender, as well as bending or kneeling
BHAGAWATE: The universe is closely allied to the Divinity.
BHAISHYAE: Medica Buddha's other name
GURU: a spiritual teacher who can turn someone's foolishness into knowledge.
VAIDURYA PRABHA: A divine, lapis-lazuli-like deep blue light.
RAJAYA: The Sanskrit term signifying "Great King."
TATHAGATAYA: Meaning "once arrived" or "once departing"
ARHATE: A person who has transcended the cycle of birth and death
TEYATHA: To act in a particular way
BEKHAJYE BEKHAJYE: Remove the agony caused by disease
BEKHAJYE: Remove the misery caused by disease
SAMUDGATE: The world's highest, most extensive, and most profound location for prayer
SVAHA: I'm giving up this prayer I've offered right now. (I'm speaking to Medicine Buddha)
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One of the key figures in the five cosmos Himalayan Esoteric Buddhism is Amitabha or Amitayus Buddha. The historical Buddha Gotama and the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara were manifestations of Amitabha Buddha. One of the Five Directional Buddhas, he is the head of the Padma family.
The pronunciation of Amitabha is A-di-da in Vietnamese, Am-mi-to in Chinese, Amida in Japanese, and Amita in Korean. In Tibetan hymns, he goes by the name Amideva. The devotees of Amitabha Buddha celebrate his birth on the seventeenth day of the eleventh lunar month.
Amitabha Buddha resides in the pure celestial realm. It is believed that he built that realm solely out of the strength of his limitless power, which he earned over several lifetimes as Bodhisattva. His light enlightens the entire cosmos, illuminating the pristine heavenly world. Any conscious person who comes into contact with the bright light has their decadence and defilements removed, and they are soothed and released from their suffering.
Amitabha Buddha is referred to be Amitayus because he bestows longevity. Amitabha Pure land or Sukhavati is a celestial land known as Western Paradise. When practitioners concentrate on enlightenment and ultimate freedom, it is in a pristine world where there are no disturbances.
Amitabha was a monarch in the distant past, as stated in the Mahayana Buddhist sutra. He was so profoundly touched by the suffering of all creatures that he gave up his kingdom and took the monastic name Dharmakara. He was given the appellation Treasury of Dharma.
He was touched and motivated by the teachings of Lokesvaraja Buddha, the current Buddha at the time, and he set out to become a Buddha to establish a Buddha-land that would be free of all restrictions. He ultimately attained Supreme Enlightenment and changed into the Buddha Amitabha after five eons of self-cultivation. He condensed his 48 pledges of knowledge. All practitioners highly regard the 18th vow.
"If, when I attain Buddhahood, sentient beings in the lands of the ten directions who sincerely and joyfully entrust themselves to me, desire to be born in my land, and call my name, even ten times, should not be born there, may I not attain perfect Enlightenment. Excluded, however, are those who commit the five gravest offenses and abuse the right Dharma."
Amitabha Buddha Mantra
Om Ami Dewa Hrin
Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe
Ami: Infinite, limitless light
Dewa: Illuminated Deity of Buddha-nature
Hrih: With self-respect and dignity
Practitioners chant this mantra to enhance one's person's compassionate side by requesting the universe to help overcome obstacles that have been impeding life.
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