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'''Vajrasattva''' (T. rdo rje sems dpa’, [[རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ་]], ''Dorje Sempa''; [[Wyl.]] ; C. jingang saduo) is identified within the Vajrayana tradition in two contexts:
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'''Vajrasattva''' (T. rdo rje sems dpa’, [[རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ་]]; C. jingang saduo) is identified within the Vajrayana tradition in two contexts:
 
* as a primordial buddha
 
* as a primordial buddha
 
* as a deity of healing and purification
 
* as a deity of healing and purification
  
 
==As a primordial buddha==
 
==As a primordial buddha==
As a primoridal buddha, Vajrasattva is considered to be  the sovereign of all the buddha families and [[mandala]]s. The lineage of [[Dzogchen]] is traced from the [[dharmakaya]] [[Samantabhadra]] to the sambhogakaya—the [[five buddha families]] and Vajrasattva, who are Samantabhadra’s own self-reflection. This is the [[mind direct transmission]].
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In the Tibetan tradition, as a primoridal buddha, Vajrasattva is considered to be  the sovereign of all the buddha families and [[mandala]]s. The lineage of [[Dzogchen]] is traced from the [[dharmakaya]] [[Samantabhadra]] to the sambhogakaya—the [[five buddha families]] and Vajrasattva, who are Samantabhadra’s own self-reflection.  
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===Other Manifestations of Vajrasattva===
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Vajrasattva is a peaceful manifestation
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*the semi-wrathful form of Vajrasattva is [[Vajravidarana]] (Tib. Dorje Namjom)
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*the wrathful form is [[Vajrapani]]
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*the extremely wrathful form is [[Vajrakilaya]]
  
 
==As a deity of purification==
 
==As a deity of purification==
In the Tibetan tradition, Vajra is identified as a deity of purification.
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In the Tibetan tradition, Vajrasattva (aka ''Dorje Sempa'') is identified as a deity of purification.
  
 
[[Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol]] says:
 
[[Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol]] says:
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: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. You 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 practise confession by visualizing your own teacher, the one from whom all the mandalas emanate and into whom they are re-absorbed, indivisible from Vajrasattva.
 
: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. You 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 practise confession by visualizing your own teacher, the one from whom all the mandalas emanate and into whom they are re-absorbed, indivisible from Vajrasattva.
 
==Other Manifestations of Vajrasattva==
 
Vajrasattva is a peaceful manifestation
 
*the semi-wrathful form of Vajrasattva is [[Vajravidarana]] (Tib. Dorje Namjom)
 
*the wrathful form is [[Vajrapani]]
 
*the extremely wrathful form is [[Vajrakilaya]]
 
 
==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
 
*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], 6 June 2010, Murnau, Germany
 
  
 
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Vajrasattva (T. rdo rje sems dpa’, རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ་; C. jingang saduo) is identified within the Vajrayana tradition in two contexts:

  • as a primordial buddha
  • as a deity of healing and purification

As a primordial buddha

In the Tibetan tradition, as a primoridal buddha, Vajrasattva is considered to be the sovereign of all the buddha families and mandalas. The lineage of Dzogchen is traced from the dharmakaya Samantabhadra to the sambhogakaya—the five buddha families and Vajrasattva, who are Samantabhadra’s own self-reflection.

Other Manifestations of Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva is a peaceful manifestation

As a deity of purification

In the Tibetan tradition, Vajrasattva (aka Dorje Sempa) is identified as a deity of purification.

Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol says:

In the past, while on the path of learning, Vajrasattva made the following aspiration:
In future, when I reach complete and perfect buddhahood, may those who have committed the five 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 syllables, the most majestic of all the secret mantras! Until this is brought about may I remain without awakening!
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. You 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 practise confession by visualizing your own teacher, the one from whom all the mandalas emanate and into whom they are re-absorbed, indivisible from Vajrasattva.

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