Vajrasattva is the sambhogakaya embodiment of the primordial Buddha Vajradhara. Our Vajrasattva statue depicts him wearing the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. Additionally, Vajrasattva sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. In his right hand he holds the vajra which is the masculine symbol for compassion or skillful means. Additionally, he holds the ghanta bell in his left hand which symbolizes the feminine attribute of wisdom. It is the joining of these two virtues that will give devotees the enlightened body, speech and mind of a Buddha. In other words, the eternal union of compassion and wisdom is the state of Nirvana. Click here to discover more about the rich symbolism of Vajrasattva.
Vajrasattva Rituals for Karma Purification
Tibetan Buddhists strongly associate Vajrasattva with karma purification rituals. However, devotees believe that reciting his mantra will clean the five aggregates of all past negative karma. As a result, Vajrasattva has a 100 syllable mantra and also a much shorter 6 syllable mantra. However, Tibetan lamas teach devotees that both mantras are equally effective. Nonetheless, all devotees need to say is “Om Vajrasattva Hum” and the deity will heed their call.
“OM VAJRASATTVA HUM”
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 Vajrasattva’s readiness to act. He wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on the statue.