bhaishajya ［薬］ (; yaku or kusuri): Curativeness, medicine, or remedy. The word bhaishajya is a component of the names of many Buddhas and bodhisattvas found in Buddhist scriptures. For example, Bhaishajyarāja, or Medicine King, is a bodhisattva said to possess the power to cure all physical and mental illnesses. The word rāja means king. Bhaishajyasamudgata, or Medicine Superior, is also a bodhisattva of healing. His name means one who has come forth from medicine. Samudgata means appeared, risen up, or come forth. Bhaishajyaguru, or Medicine Master, is also known as the Buddha of Healing, the Buddha of Medicine, and by similar names. Guru means a teacher, a master, or a venerable person.