Your First Religion
Being non-binary, Medicine Buddha not only does not conflict with your first religion—assuming you had one— but can add to the power of that experience as well. This is because any rigid beliefs we might have, even those we were taught as a child, in addition to referring to what may be very helpful truths, can make our minds rigid as well. And if our mind is rigid, our life can be rigid. Menla does not try to supplant other religions but rather to support them. It does this by helping us realize in a very personal way that truth, health, compassion, happiness, all these are within us from the very beginning as well as in the world. And whatever path we follow to reconnecting those good qualities can benefit us because those good qualities are already ours to begin with.