Suspended in mid-air between the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra (who hovers above him) and a gleaming pyramid of multi-coloured jewels (centrally positioned below), Vajrasattva rests on a moon disk above a plush lotus of muted pale pink. A sense of blissfully spacious interiority emanates from his subtle and translucent body.
Pink and blue hued rays and lights surround him, like cloudy mists appearing and dissolving in the sky. In his right hand he holds a vajra, held vertically at the level of his heart; in his left, an inverted bell, at the level of his hips. Surrounded by an immaculate mantra garland of shimmering, self-sounding syllables, which circle clockwise around the moon disk, he sits: open, pure, complete.
Like a moon that rises in a stainless sky, Vajrasattva’s presence is clear and pristine. He appears as the mirror-like, luminous reflection of mind, to remind us of the interdependent nature of all phenomena. Amidst fluttering scarves, semi-transparent cloud-like formations, and undulating shafts of light, Vajrasattva floats undistractedly; his very presence an unimpeded display of the ultimate nature to which his appearance, like all appearances, merely points.
Gazing as far as experience extends, the light of his enlightened mind shines everywhere, on all beings. Having long ago penetrated that realm which is free from elaboration, Vajrasattva inhabits the pristine and naked awareness available in this very moment…his very form exemplifying the purification and transformation process that such an awareness enables. The manifest body of Buddhahood, he radiates wisdom; approximating (for those who see him) the clear light itself; the ever present dawning of the Kingdom of Samantabhadra - the primordial Buddha.
March 3rd, 2014
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