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Jñāna-sattva

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Jñanasattva (Skt. jñānasattva; Tib. ཡེ་ཤེས་སེམས་དཔའ་, Wyl. ye shes sems dpa), 'wisdom being', is:

  1. The “true” or actual wisdom deities you invite to come and bless the deities of the mandala you have visualized.
  2. It also refers to the deity visualized in the heart centre of the samayasattva.

jñāna-sattva (Sanskrit). ‘Awareness-being’, a term used in later tantric Buddhism to denote the true form of a deity (devatā) as an aspect of enlightenment (bodhi). The awareness being was often summoned to merge with the samaya-sattva, or visualized image of the deity, as a part of the process of worship (pūjā) or self-transformation.

Source

dictionary.buddhistdoor.com