Tibetan Medicine System

Buddhism and Medicine

The body of Sowa Rigpa is the Gyüzhi and its soul is Buddhism. Therefore, it is important to know about the relationship between medicine and the Dharma.

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    Buddhism and Medicine

    Buddhism and Medicine

    Gautama Buddha, the historical Buddha, stated the doctrine more than 2,500 years ago. Since then, it has become the salvation for people seeking liberation from sickness and death. It is a doctrine without discrimination of caste, race or wealth. It respects equality between human beings and animals and solves everyday life difficulties. With time, it has become a religion and system that protects millions of people from suffering.

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    Buddhism and Medicine

    The Golden Sutra

    When Buddha Shakyamuni visited Girja Kuti (Vultures’ Peak) to teach the ‘great hearers’ or sublime audience of monks, nuns, Bodhisattvas, gods and spirits, he expounded, in his last turning of the wheel of Dharma, the ‘King of Glorious Sutras called ‘The Exalted Sublime Golden Light‘, or in short ‘The Golden Sutra‘ (mdosde gser-od-dampa: Ārya Suvarõaprabhàsottamasåtrendraràjamahàyànasåtra).

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