Who is Vajrasattva? Interpretations vary depending on which denomination of Buddhism is adhered to. As a result, Vajrasattva Buddha statues are considered to be both a bodhisattva (Mahayana) and also a Buddha (Tibetan Buddhism). Vajrasattva is described as a “subtle body of limitless form”. Therefore, he can theoretically appear as either a Buddha or bodhisattva. Additionally, Vajrasattva is one of the 3 Buddha bodies known as the “Trikaya”. The body he represents is called “Sambhogakaya”.
Although Vajrasattva carries an esoteric meaning he is generally considered to be the crown ruler of all the Buddha families and mandalas. Therefore, Vajrasattva is associated with purification and compassion.
The compassion of our Vajrasattva statue runs very deep. In fact, while on the path to enlightenment Vajrasattva is accredited with making grand statements about compassion. For example, he said that all those who have violated samaya or violated the “5 crimes with immediate retribution” should be completely absolved of their transgressions simply by hearing his name or by reciting the Vajrasattva mantra. Additionally, Vajrasattva said he wished to “remain without awakening” until this was brought about.
In addition to compassion, the veneration of Vajrasattva Buddha statues will purify karma and bring about enlightened activity. This is enhanced with the recitation of the Vajrasattva mantra. There is both a truncated 6 syllable Vajrasattva short mantra and a much longer 100 syllable version. In fact, after the September 11 attacks on NYC it was attempted to get 1 billion Buddhists worldwide to recite the 6 syllable Vajrasattva short mantra. The 6 syllable version is as follows:
“Om vajrasattva hum”
Our Vajrasattva Buddha statues are fully gold gilded and constructed by the most capable and venerable artisan in Patan, Nepal. Additionally, this classic Buddha statue is depicted holding the vajra in the right hand and the bell in the left. The classic pose if captured perfectly by our skilled artisan using the traditional lost wax casting method. Also, please note that there is a Dharma wheel elegantly engraved on the back of the lotus pedestal.
For centuries the metal working castes of Patan, Nepal have passed down the best kept metal working secrets exclusively to their own families. Enjoy the best quality Vajrasattva statue in the world that will last for many lifetimes and can be passed down to future generations.