Collection of buddhist medicine offered to the public

Collection of buddhist medicine offered to the publicA 100 volume collection of published works on Buddhist medicine was revealed at the Shaolin Temple which is the shrine for kung fu in the central Henan Province.

Titled the China Buddhist Medicine Collection was compiled in 101 volumes and has 70 million characters. And includes at least three thousand documents and papers on the theories and practices of Buddhist medicine. Early works is dated all the way to the Han Dynasty, and the latest is written during the period of Republic of China.

One of the abbots of Shaolin and one of the principal compilers of the published works, Shi Yongxin said Buddhist medicine was used to cure people’s physical illnesses and also solved their mental problems. Combining the two will help restore the balance and harmony of a person’s body and spirit. In completing the collections Shaolin Temple offers manuscript on medicine, some are not even published nor reveled to the public.

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