Medicine Buddha is pictured seated; his right hand holding the stem of the Aruna fruit or Myrobalan between the thumb and the forefinger and resting on his right knee, and his lift hand holding the lapis jar of medicine nectar. He is also described by the aura of the lapis lazuli-colored light in the Medicine Buddha sutra. The lapis lazuli serenity of the Medicine Buddha is healing.
Medicine Buddha assumed the Buddha of the pure eastern land of Vaiḍūryanirbhāsa "Pure Lapis Lazuli" when he achieved Buddhahood where he is accompanied by two bodhisattvas, which symbolizes the light of the sun and the light of the moon respectively. In the sutras, Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Dharani of the Medicine Buddha to benefit all beings, from gods to other people.