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Vajrasattva Tsa Tsa [2]

Front Side Side View Back Detail of seal imprint

On this Tsa Tsa Buddha Vajrasattva is depicted sitting on a lotus throne carried by two lions.

Vajrasattva [Skrt., word: »diamond being«; Tib.: »Dorje sempa« རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ།] stands for the highest, diamond, uncreated nature. His name means »whose nature is the vajra [tib. »Dorjee» «]«. He always wears the five-pointed crown of the ruler over the laws of nature. With his right [= male] hand he holds the thunderbolt scepter [vajra] in front of his chest, his left [= female] hand rests on his thigh and, turned inward, holds the bell [Sanskrit: »ghanta«, tib.: »dril bu«].

Its attribute of the vajra symbolizes the indestructible and eternal absolute, the bell the transience, for the world of appearances is unstable like a bell tone. Vajrasattva embodies the ability to remove spiritual impurities of all kinds, especially the neglected duties towards the teacher and one's own spiritual development.

The seal imprint on the back in a stylized Lantsha script shows that this is not an »ordinary Tsa Tsa«. Only a few Tsa Tsas were given special significance by such impressions.

Age: 18sup>th / 19th cent.

Measurements: 5.8 x 4.1 x 0.9" | 14.8 x 10.3 x 2.4 cm
Price: 297 $ | 275 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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