Our Vajrasattva statue is believed to be a Bodhisattva statue in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions. Additionally, in Tibetan Buddhist practices this Vajrasattva is believed to be associated with Sambhogakaya. Also, he is believed to be strongly associated with purification rituals. Sambhogakaya is known as a “subtle body of limitless form” and it is a manifestation that only Buddhas and advanced bodhisattvas can take. As a result, celestial Buddhas such as Amitabha and bodhisattvas such as Avalokitesvara may appear as a Sambhogakaya. Furthermore, the manifestation is taken by the Buddhas and bodhisattvas in their own pure lands.
The Vows of Vajrasattva
This Vajrasattva statue is strongly associated with the Vajrasattva mantra. While advancing as a bodhisattva Vajrasattva made very compassionate vows. As a result, he said he would abstain from receiving awakening until all those who recite his mantra or hear his name are forgiven for all transgressions. This includes everyone, even those who violated their samaya vows or even committed one of the “5 acts with immediate retribution”.
The Vajrasattva mantra has a 6 syllable short version and a longer 100 syllable version. Reciting the mantra of Vajrasattva is believed to be a purification ritual capable of purifying karma. Additional Vajrasattva mantra benefits bring about enlightened activity and peace. It is thought that both mantra versions are equally effective because the shorter mantra contains the main elements of the longer Vajrasattva mantra.The short mantra is:
“om vajrasattva hum”
Shakya Craftsman from Patan, Nepal
All of our Vajrasattva statues are manufactured using the traditional lost wax method. Our craftsman are members of a renown metal working caste in Patan, Nepal. As a result, their metal sculpting secrets have been passed down for many centuries. Therefore, your Buddha and bodhisattva statues will be of the highest quality. They will last for many lifetimes and can be passed on to future generations.