February 6, 2014 by petrujviljoen
Kristjaan Panneman hosts Carpe Diem. This time, a haiku about healing:
My own Feminist Point of View, picking no. 8 of the list below as the departure point.
Bhaisajyaguru is described in the so called Medicine Buddha Sutra in which his 12 great vows are mentioned. These 12 vows are:
The Twelve Vows of the Medicine Buddha upon attaining Enlightenment, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra are:
1. To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
2. To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
3. To provide the sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
4. To correct heretical views and inspire beings toward the path of the Bodhisattva.
5. To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
6. To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
7. To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
8. To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
9. To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
10. To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
11. To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
12. To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes
Blue plastic Buddha
notion of man as ideal –
woman insists on Self