Statue of Vajrasattva - gold painted. According to the Mahayana Buddhist texts there are three forms (bodies) that Buddhas and accomplished bodhisattvas can take. These 3 bodies are known as the Trikaya which consist of 1) Dharmakaya 2) Sambhogakaya and 3) Nirmanakaya. The Dharmakaya is the body of truth, Sambhogakaya is the body of limitless form and the Nirmanakaya is the Buddha’s physical body as he would appear in the human realm.
Vajrasattva is believed to be an embodiment of Sambhogakaya that is used by the Primordial Buddha – Vajradhara. Theoretically, he can take any form imaginable. These forms can be something sublime such as a clear light manifestation. However, he can also appear as a one of the Buddhist guardian deities such as wrathful Vajrapani. Vajrasattva endeavors to appear in a manner which best appeals to his audience and his objective.