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Who Vajrasattva Is

Vajrasattva (Skt.), also known as Dorje Sempa in Tibetan, is the Buddha of Purification. He is considered as the sovereign of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

In the past, while on the path of learning, Vajrasattva made the following aspirations:

In future, when I reach Perfect Buddhahood, may those who have committed the five heinous crimes with immediate retribution, or anyone whose samaya commitments have been impaired, be purified entirely of all their harmful actions and impairments merely by hearing my name, thinking of me, or reciting the hundred-syllable mantra, the most majestic of all the secret mantras! Until then, may I remain in samsara! And may I be present before all those with impairments and breakages of samaya commitments and may I purify all their obscurations!

Due to the strength of these prayers, Vajrasattva’s enlightened aspirations are unlike those of other Buddhas. In his nature, he embodies the hundred Buddha families, the five Buddha families and so on. Since he is the All-Pervading Lord of the hundred Buddha families and the single Buddha family of the great secret, he is unlike any other deity. One might go before each and every Buddha dwelling in the ten directions and strive to apply the methods for confession, but it is said that is better still to practice confession by visualizing one's own teacher, the one from whom all the mandalas emanate and into whom they are re-absorbed, indivisible from Vajrasattva.

 

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