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Sanskrit Medicine Buddha Mantra Garland - original

'tadyatha om beh-ka-dze-yah beh-ka-dze-yah ma-ha beh-ka-dze-yah ra-dza sa-mut gaté sowa ha'

As pronounced above, the Medicine Buddha mantra is arranged around the blue seed syllable hum. This circular mantra garland calligraphy is in Lantasa Sanskrit, whilst the smaller text below in a different Tibetan cursive script is a short prayer to Medicine Buddha that translates as:

'The hum in the heart of the self and the front visualisation is surrounded by the mantra garland'.

Chinese ink and blue Japanese mineral paint on heavy watercolour paper, 57 x 76 cm, 2014