( Skt. / Tib. Dorje Sempa): Literally, “vajra being." The buddha of purification. One of the four preliminary practices using the recitation of the 100-syllable mantra, Vajrasattva practice involves acknowledging and regretting all one's negative actions with the aim to purify the habitual tendencies from which they arise. Vajrasattva is visualized as white in color and represents the intrinsic capacity of the mind to recognize its own primordial purity.
(Skt); rdo rje sems dpaâ€™ (Tib). Literally, Diamond Being. Vajrasattva is a deity associated with various levels of practices. His practices are widespread across all the Tibetan traditions. As part of the preliminary practices or Ngondro, all traditions recite Vajrasattvaâ€™s One hundred syllable mantra of purification.