resides in the 1,300 year old Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara, Japan
Each of the twelve vows from the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha
is dedicated to all sentient beings.
Each vow is a reminder to look at the self
through the compassion of the Medicine Buddha.
The Second Great Vow:
May the body be as liuli, transparent inside and out.
This is the faith that has upheld her.
Allow the light of the Blue Medicine Buddha,
and the color representing selflessness and clarity,
to cast itself on all creatures big and small.
Through liuli, let the Medicine Buddha be the empathy
to alleviate the suffering felt in life.
Embrace it and may it be everlasting.