In Mikkyo traditions, the term nyorai is used to refer to a Buddha - of which there are many.
Yakushi is the nyorai of Healing - both mental and physical - and as such, is a focus of meditation for many Tenchi Seiki Te-Ate practitioners.
In his left hand Yakushi Nyorai holds a medicine jar of pure emerald, the radiance from which cures illness of body and mind - hence his other name: Yakushi Rurikô Nyorai, the nyorai of Emerald Radiance.
Seiki Te-Ate, Yakushi Nyorai meditation
usually includes the fukushu (recital/repetition) of the jumon
(mantra): "On koro koro sendari matôgi sowaka".
repetitions of the jumon are counted on a special 27-bead nenju
(rosary), held in the left hand.
© 2002 James Deacon