What Is Reiki?
Reiki, a Japanese word (pronounced “ray-key”) means universal life-force, or Divine energy, and indicates a system of healing that many feel had its origins in Tibet. This practice is said to have been handed down from the ancient teachings of the Vedas, a compilation of scriptures that were given to the great Rishis (wise men) many thousands of years ago. The oldest known existing text is over 5,000 years old.
Reiki is not a religion, although this healing practice is known in all cultures throughout the world. It has a built-in spiritual dimension. Reiki is a unity concept, because it is now accepted globally. Reiki teaches unity and harmony. Reiki is in harmony with nature and can be used to heal plants and trees, people and animals, and can even be used to help purify and harmonize water and air.
Reiki was discovered at the beginning of the twentieth century by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui. He later developed it into a system of healing that he passed on to others by means of a system of empowerments, or attunements (in Japanese, the word is reiju, which means “receive the energy/spirit”). It is now practiced by millions around the globe.
Knowledge of other ancient healing systems sheds light on the pre-Usui origins of Reiki. The Tibetan Buddhist healing technique that is used by followers of the Medicine Buddha practice involves the laying on of hands in a fashion similar to Reiki, as well as the ability of transmitting this healing method through an empowerment from teacher to student. Taught orally from teacher to student, this is similar to the Reiki method of initiation and attunement. There are other spiritual lineages in Tibetan Buddhism involving the transmission of ability through empowerments. Since Tibetan Buddhism is the only form of Buddhism that uses empowerments, it is likely that what Dr. Usui rediscovered was formerly a Tibetan technique that had been lost. It is known that a spiritual lineage of this type may end due to the failure of the teacher to pass it on. The lineage may then resume hundreds or thousands of years later when a monk or spiritual seeker receives instruction and empowerment during a mystical experience. Perhaps this is what happened to Dr. Usui. Perhaps he had been a Healing Master in a past life and this gave him the determination to seek the healing power again. Perhaps the lineage had come to an end only to be started again when Dr. Usui's Reiki was reactivated during his mystical experience.
Adapted from: http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. The founder of the Reiki system of natural healing recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
Reiki cures almost all ailments over a period of time either directly by providing enough energy for healing, or by bringing one in touch with someone capable of healing. All ailments are a result of mental and emotional imbalances, and many times, the manifestation of a disease is a result of long-term mental or emotional turbulences, or simply unlearned lessons. Daily full body healing will resolve all problems over a period of time. In addition, one may focus on specific chakras to hasten healing of certain ailments
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Benefits of Reiki
Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit. It has been proved that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments. It is often used as a complementary conventional therapy in a number of hospitals today. Reiki has not only helped patients with physical ailments but also helped those with minor psychological problems as well. Reiki has even helped people to improve their overall personality. Some of the benefits of Reiki are as follows:
- Reiki boots and improves the immune system
- It increases energy levels.
- Improves the confidence level and the esteem of the client.
- It reduces stress and relives stress as well.
- It helps a client in the grieving process.
- Reiki can be used as a complementary therapy with conventional therapies.
- It improves chronic an acute medical problems.
- Promotes creativity.
Reiki can be used simultaneously with other conventional therapies without adverse effects. Reiki can be used in the following conditions:
- While using medication
- While undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
- While you have a cast of plaster of Paris.
- If your physician agrees to Reiki treatment while you are hospitalized.
- Along with other forms of healing that is complementary.
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MEDICINE BUDDHA REIKI
Reiki and Buddhism
Reiki is a well-known healing practice, and many believe that it originates from the Buddhist tradition. As we know it today, Reiki is the work of a Shintoist-Buddhist physician and teacher named Mikao Usui. Usui is said to have discovered a Tantra, or Esoteric teaching, originally given by Shakyamuni Buddha on the practice of the Medicine Buddha. Due to visions he had of the various Buddhas, and the guidance of his own spiritual teacher, he fasted and meditated on the practice and received empowerment directly from the Buddhas. He then adapted the teaching so that it could be practiced by anyone who wished, including non-Buddhists. Some believe that Usui transmitted several forms of Reiki—one for non-Buddhists, one for Buddhists, and one for Tantric (Vajrayana) Buddhists.
The most recent development in the Reiki story came due to the blessings of Lama Drügpa Yeshe Trinley Odzer, the Ninth Drügmar Rinpoché, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama in the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions. While in Japan, Rinpoché’s father embraced the Shingon sect of Tantric Buddhism, and purchased a number of texts and teachings. Among these was a Medicine Buddha / Healing Teaching called the Tantra of the Lightning Flash Which Illumines the Mind and Heals the Body, as well as copies of the notebooks of Dr. Usui (the founder of Reiki) and Mr. Watanabe (his pupil). With these, Rinpoché worked recreated the Reiki tradition in keeping with both Lord Buddha’s and Dr. Usui’s teaching.
Adapted from: http://www.mahatmareiki.com/history_reiki.html
Many note that Diane Stein's research suggests he found the sutras to invoke the Medicine Buddha; the invoking of this Buddha is a common practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
I. An Introduction to the Medicine Buddha
The Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of healing. Historically, it is believed helpful to meditate on his image and to chant his mantra with the desire to alleviate suffering and attain enlightenment. It is thought that Dr. Mikao Usui, the originator of Reiki in its modern form, may have meditated on the Buddhist sutra of the Healing Buddha as part of his efforts to rediscover the original healing practices of the Buddha.
The Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who has unbiased compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental illnesses and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons—attachment, hatred, and ignorance—which are the source of all sickness and danger. He is the “Buddha Doctor.”
II. The Power of the Medicine Buddha
By Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The yoga method of the Medicine Buddha was taught by Guru Padmasambhava in the collection of teachings called Jewel Treasure. It was taught to enable those who practiced it to diagnose and treat their patients perfectly, particularly in times when the five degenerations were flourishing.
Because the pure wisdom of the omniscient mind, the dharmakaya, is bound by infinite compassion for living beings, it manifested in various aspects to eliminate different obstacles of living beings. Such deities as the seven Medicine Buddhas manifested in order to pacify the obstacles to the achievement of even temporary happiness, and especially the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment.
The seven Medicine Buddhas are not only very powerful in healing disease, but in purification, for both the living and the dead. The Medicine Buddha practice can purify even those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also powerful in bringing success, both temporary and ultimate.
The reason they also bring success is that in the past when they were bodhisattvas practicing the path to enlightenment, they promised and made extensive prayers to actualize all the prayers of living beings of the degenerate time, when the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha are in decline. They generated a very strong intention to become enlightened for this reason; this was their motivation for meditating on and actualizing the path. This is why it is important to pray every day to Medicine Buddha, not only for the healing of disease, but also for the success of our Dharma practice and other activities.
As the Buddha’s holy speech is irrevocable, we can trust the power of the Medicine Buddhas to quickly grant blessings to sentient beings in these degenerate times. If we pray to the Medicine Buddhas we will quickly be able to accomplish everything that we wish. Merely hearing the name of the Medicine Buddha or the Medicine Buddha mantra closes the door to rebirth in the lower realms. We should not have any doubt in regard to these benefits.
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha said in the sutra Medicine Buddha, Beams of Lapis Lazuli: “Ananda, do you believe my explanation of the qualities of this Tathagata?” Kungawo replied, “I do not doubt the teachings of you, the Bhagawan. Why not? Because the actions of a Tathagata’s holy body, speech, and mind are always pure and faultless.” Guru Shakyamuni Buddha then advised, “Ananda, whoever hears the holy name of this Tathagata will not fall into the evil realms of the suffering transmigratory beings.”
When someone is seriously ill, elaborate meditation practices containing the dedicated purposes of each of the Medicine Buddhas are done. It is commonly found that this puja decides whether the person lives or dies. They either recover immediately or die within one or two days with a peaceful mind rather than living with a lot of pain.
Medicine Buddha practice is very powerful. While the Medicine Buddha puja is very effective in cases of serious illness, it is also performed to bring success generally.
It is good to do a Medicine Buddha retreat for one or two months. By practicing these methods, we can gain clairvoyance. A sign of attainment is that patients come to you in your dreams and you diagnose their illness; the next day they actually do come to see you and you can prescribe the exact treatment they need. Another sign is that when you concentrate on the patient’s pulse, you can immediately recognize the disease and prescribe the correct treatment. Also, as you are examining the pulse, many goddesses may appear in space around you and tell you the nature of the disease and its treatment.
Because of the flourishing of the five degenerations, the diagnosis of sickness has changed and new disease patterns have emerged. Doctors have difficulty in recognizing the new diseases and do not know the treatment. These patterns are just as Padmasambhava predicted.
In the presence of the eight Medicine Buddhas—when we refer to eight, we are including Shakyamuni Buddha—Manjushri requested, “As you have promised in the past, please grant a special mantra to bring success quickly to sentient beings of the degenerate time, who have little merit and who are overwhelmed by many sufferings, including diseases and spirit harms. May these sentient beings see all the Buddhas and accomplish all their wishes.” Together in one voice the eight Medicine Buddhas granted the mantra in response to Manjushri’s request.
If we recite the Medicine Buddha mantra as a daily practice, all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas pay attention to us, just as a mother pays attention to her beloved child, and always guide us. Vajrapani, the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ power, the four guardians, and other protectors always protect us and guide us. It also purifies all our negative karmas and quickly pacifies diseases and spirit harms. It also brings success; everything succeeds exactly according to our wishes.
Medicine Buddha Reiki Course
Medicine Buddha is one of many buddhas who have attained the state of perfect enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. The enlightened mind has eliminated all negativity and perfected all positive qualities.
Medicine Buddha's blue sky-colored holy body signifies omniscient wisdom and compassion as vast as limitless space and is particularly associated with healing both mental and physical suffering. Making a connection with him, practicing meditation, reciting his mantra or even just saying his name helps us achieve our potential for ultimate healing.
Medicine Buddha Reiki Energies are often used for hands off and remote healing. They also work to increase Compassion and Serenity and are said to accelerate ones progress toward spiritual happiness and wisdom.
This powerful system of Reiki imparts the secrets of healing and happiness. On receiving the attunement you will be directly connected to the Medicine Buddha and his healing energy.
The Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who protects living beings from physical and mental illnesses and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons-attachment, hatred, and ignorance-which are the source of all sickness and danger.
What is Medicine Buddha Reiki
Ancient origins of healing systems
Introduction to the Medicine Buddha Reiki
The power of the Medicine Buddha
Medicine Buddha Sadhana
Medicine Buddha Sutra
Using Medicine Buddha Reiki
Tibetan short and long mantras
Visualizing all the Medicine Buddha's
3 Tibetan symbols are taught
Tibetan Medicine Buddha's mantras
Tibetan healing rituals
Tibetan empowerment method
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Pranic Healing is based on the overall structure of the human body. Man’s whole physical body is actually composed of two parts: the visible physical body and the invisible energy body called the bioplasmic body. The visible physical body is that part of the human body that we see, touch, and are most acquainted with. The bioplasmic body is that invisible luminous energy body which interpenetrates the visible physical body and extends beyond it by four or five inches. Traditionally, clairvoyants call this energy body the etheric body or etheric double.
What is Pranic Healing?
Pranic healing is an ancient science and art of healing that utilizes prana or ki or life to heal the whole physical body. It also involves the manipulation of Ki and bioplasmic matter of the patient’s body. It has also been called medical qigong. (ki kung or ki healing),psychic healing, vitalic healing and charismatic healing.
Prana or Ki
Prana or Ki is that life energy which keps the body alive and healthy. In Greek it is called pneuma, in Polynesian mana, and in Hebrew ruah, which means ‘breath of life’. The healer projects prana or life energy or ‘the breath of life’ to the patient, thereby, healing the patient. It is through this process that is so- called ‘miraculous healing’ is accomplished.
Basically there are three major sources of prana: solar prana, air prana, and ground prana. Solar prana comes from sunlight. It invigorates the whole body and promotes good health. It can be obtained by sunbathing or exposure to sunlight for about five to ten minutes and drinking water that has been exposed to sunlight. Prolonged exposure or too much solar prana would harm the whole physical body since it is quite potent.
Prana contained in the air is called air prana or air vitality globule. Air prana is absorbed by the lungs through breathing and is also absorbed directly by energy centers of the bioplasmic body. These energy centers are called chakras. More air prana can be absorbed by the deep slow rhythmic breathing than by short shallow breathing. It can also be absorbed through the pores of the skin by persons who have undergone certain training.
Prana contained in the ground is called ground prana or ground vitality globules. This is absorbed through the soles of the feet. This happened automatically and unconsciously. Waking bare foot increases the amount of ground prana absorbed by the body. One can learn to consciously draw in more ground prana to increase one’s vitality, capacity do more work, and ability to think more clearly.
Water absorbs prana from sunlight, air and ground that it comes in contact with. Plans and tress absorb prana from sunlight, air water, and ground. Men animals obtain prana from sunlight, air, ground, water and food. Fresh food contains more prana than preserved food.
Prana can also be projected to another person for healing. Persons with a lot of excess prana tend to make other people around them feel better and livelier. However, those who are depleted tend to unconsciously absorb prana from other people. You may have encountered persons who tend to make you feel tired or drained for no apparent reason at all.
What can Pranic Healing do?
- It can help parents bring down the temperature of their children suffering from high fever in just a few hours and heal it in a day or two in most cases.
- It can relieve headaches, gas pains, and toothache and muscle pains almost immediately in most cases.
- Cough and cold can usually be cured in a day or two. Loose bowel movement can be healed in a few hours in most cases.
- Major illnesses such as eye, liver, kidney and heart problems can be relieved in a few sessions and healed in few months in many cases.
- It increases the rate of healing by three times or more than the normal rate of healing.