Medicine Buddha Today

South, Yellow Wisdom

Yellow FlowerYellow—Opening Our Heart to Our World

This wisdom is associated with the color yellow, the season of autumn, the direction South, and the element of Earth. The Buddha that represents all these in human-like form is known as Ratnasambhava, a title that means Born from a Jewel, orVery Generous. He is sitting in lotus posture, holding a brilliant jewel. The wisdom he is portraying is Equanimity, suggesting that when we see our world more clearly, we see a kind of abundant evenness, and we gain confidence that we can work with it all. Our life is more generous because we don’t hold back.

For more, see pages 144, 148 and 159-160 of GBTW.