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Bhaiṣajyarāja (Skt: भैषज्यराज; Traditional Chinese: 藥王; Simplified Chinese: 药王; pinyin: yào wáng; Japanese: 薬王 Yakuō), or Medicine King, is one of the provisional bodhisattvas mentioned within the Lotus Sutra who vows to expound the Lotus Sutra after the passing of Shakyamuni Buddha.[1] He is said to have been reborn over a period of numerous lifetimes healing and curing diseases, and is a representation of the healing power of the Buddha.


  1. ^ McCormick 2002


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