Vajradhara The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism, or Tantra, and the source of all the Tantric teachings. He is the same mental continuum as Buddha Shakyamuni but displays a different aspect. Buddha Shakyamuni appears in the aspect of an Emanation Body, and Buddha Vajradhara appears in the aspect of an Enjoyment Body. He also said that in degenerate times he would appear in an ordinary form as a Spiritual Guide.
Vajrasattva The Buddha of Purification, the manifestation of the minds of all the Buddhas, appearing in the aspect of a white-coloured Deity specifically to purify the negativities of living beings. The practice of meditation and recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva is a powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions. He is the same nature as Buddha Vajradhara, differing only in aspect.