(SOLD) Dorje Sempa, White Vajrasattva Statue 14"
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(SOLD) Dorje Sempa, White Vajrasattva Statue 14" Item #7n85

Materials: Hand Painted, 24k Gold Plated Copper

Origin: Hand Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Dorje Sempa

Height: 14 inches

Width: 9 inches

Depth: 7 inches

Weight: 10 pounds

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Vajrasattva, the embodiment of unconditional kindness, is always portrayed with a gentle face and a luminescent countenance. His practices are all related to confession and purification, and he is the supreme remover of obstacles for Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhists. It is said that of all the countless methods to purify obscurations and negative karma, the practices of Vajrasattva are the best. Through meditation and recitation related to Vajrasattva, students can purify their minds in preparation for more advanced Tantric practices. It is believed that all harmful acts can be purified and all obscurations removed though sincere dedication to Vajrasattva and his practices.

Vajrasattva holds the vajra (or dorje ) and ghanta (or bell ), which together represent the body, speech, and mind of the Buddha. In Tantric ritual, the vajra is held in the right hand and the bell is held in the left. The vajra represents the compassion of the Buddhas, the masculine principle, and the bell represents wisdom, the feminine principle. To achieve enlightenment, these principles must be combined. Used together in ritual, the vajra and ghanta purify the surrounding space of negative energies, and raise beneficial energy for positive work.

This piece has a perfectly proportioned body.  The splendor of the ornaments are remarkable.  The entire piece is bedecked with semi-precious stones.  The piece is made of copper and hand painted.  The double lotus throne and other parts of the statue are gilded with 24 karat gold.  On the back of the base is the inscription of the Mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum".  Below the inscription is the wheel and deer emblem. The base of the piece is sealed with a double vajra symbolizing the balance of the four elements and harmony of the four directions.  This statue is a beautiful portrayal of Vajrasattva!

This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.

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