Our Vajrasattva statue represents the Mahayana deity of limitless form. This is because Vajrasattva is the Sambhogakaya embodiment of the Buddha Vajradhara. As a result, he is in fact a “subtle body of limitless form”. Therefore, Vajrasattva will take the most appropriate form in order to ease the suffering of sentient life. For example, if Vajrasattva is trying to assist a small child he can appear as a small child. However, he can also appear in much more abstract forms such as a pure light manifestation or as the embodiment of a virtue. These forms would be appropriate when teaching Bodhisattvas and other high level practitioners.
Special Adornments at your Request
At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the Vajrasattva statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, Tibetan Buddhists believe that meditating on the color red can transform attachment into the wisdom of discernment. Our Vajrasattva statue will wear them well and inspire all those who lay their eyes on the statue.
Vajrasattva Statue Features
Vajrasattva is depicted with the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta bell in his left hand. These are very significant Buddhist symbols. The ghanta is the feminine symbol for wisdom. Additionally, the vajra is the symbol for the masculine attribute of compassion. However, it is the combination of these two symbols that is the most potent. This is because Nirvana has been described as the state where wisdom and compassion are eternally joined.
Furthermore, Vajrasattva is wearing the intricately carved crown and jewels of the Bodhisattva. Additional important features include the 3 neck lines, Ushnisha topknot and the third eye of wisdom. This sculpture portrays Vajrasattva sitting in the full lotus pose on top of a single lotus pedestal. Click here to learn more about Vajrasattva.