The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaisajyaguruvaiduryaprabha
The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaisajyaguruvaiḍuryaprabha (Skt. Bhagavānbhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍūryaprabhasyapūrvapraṇidhānaviśeṣavistāra; Tib. བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་སྨན་གྱི་བླ་བཻ་ཌུརྱའི་འོད་གྱི་སྨོན་ལམ་གྱི་ཁྱད་པར་རྒྱས་པ།, Wyl. bcom ldan 'das sman gyi bla bai D’ur+ya 'od gyi smon lam gyi khyad par rgyas pa), centres on the figure commonly known as the Medicine Buddha. The text opens in Vaishali, where the Buddha Shakyamuni is seated with a large retinue of human and divine beings. The bodhisattva Manjushri asks Shakyamuni to teach the names and previous aspirations of the buddhas, along with the benefit that buddhas can bring during future times when the Dharma has nearly disappeared. The Buddha gives a teaching on the name and previous aspirations of the Buddha Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍuryaprabha, and then details the benefits that arise from hearing and retaining this buddha’s name.
- English translation: The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaisajyaguruvaiḍuryaprabha
- 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.