In this very colorful hand painted picture of Vajarasattva, he is seen in his traditional pose, seated on a throne that is formed by a large lotus. He is holding a dorje or vajra in his right hand and the bell in his left. He is smiling his smile of great compassion, and he is looking down upon you with tender love.
Vajrasattva represents the synthesis of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, a group of five non-historical celestial Buddhas who are visualized during meditation. They are to be distinguished from historical Buddhas, such as Gautama Buddha or Padma Sambhava. Together with Vajrasattva, the Five Dhyani Buddhas are the central deities of esoteric Buddhism. They represent five different aspects of enlightened consciousness and are guides to our spiritual transformation. In Tibetan Buddhism, student meditators are introduced to the experience of meditation on the Five Dhyani Buddhas through the “sixth Dhyani Buddha,” Vajrasattva. Meditative powers are secret-ray powers, and the Dhyani Buddhas hold the keys to the mastery of the five secret rays. In fact, in Nepal his worship is always done in secret and is not open to the uninitiated.