Vajrasattva, spokesman for the Five Dhyani Buddhas. Brass
Vajrasattva is made of brass, is 8 inches tall and is seated on a throne that is formed by a large lotus. He is the spokesman for the Five Dhyani Buddhas.
Use this statue in you visualizations but try being a little more elaborate as you close your eyes. See before you a shining, golden Buddha—shining as though illumined by the dazzling rays of the sun. It is the beautiful Buddha Vajrasattva. He is seated in full lotus posture and he holds a vajra scepter in his right hand at the level of his heart. In his left hand, he holds a bell. The vajra represents his compassion, and the bell represents his great wisdom. Compassion and wisdom are the twin virtues essential to the attainment of self-realization.
On another level, the vajra and bell symbolize a Buddha’s enlightened mind and body in blissful union with ultimate reality. Written around the heart of Vajrasattva are the letters of his bija mantra, HUM. The bija of a Buddha is the sacred sound, the sacred syllable that represents his essence. We meditate upon the essence of Buddha through his bija mantra.
The letters H-U-M are white and they move clockwise around Vajrasattva's heart, emitting sparkling rays of white light. Vajrasattva is seated on a throne that is formed by a large, white, thousand-petaled lotus. He is smiling his smile of great compassion, and he is looking down upon you with tender love. As the whirling letters in his heart spin faster and faster, his whole body turns whiter and brighter until it appears to be all light. His body becomes transparent. You no longer see his form. You only see light, light, light.