Height 5 cm
Laughing Buddha statues, the symbol of happiness and good health. Laughing Buddha, as we all know, brings good luck, contentment and abundance in one’s life. It depicts plenitude of whatever one wishes for – be it wealth, happiness or satisfaction. According to legend, if you rub the Laughing Buddha’s great belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
The Laughing Buddha has become a common and popular name for Budai. Some people from the West who are not familiar with Buddhism, may mistake the Laughing Buddha for Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. Actually his name was Quieci. But everyone called him “Budai”. He was supposedly a Buddhist Zen monk who lived in China over a thousand years ago.
You should place the Laughing Buddha in your living room or entrance hall. If it is possible he likes to be able to see the door. You may also consider placing him by your workplace or office. He should not be placed on any electronic devices, this includes your TV. Never place your laughing Buddha on the floor. That would not show the honor and respect he deserves.
Millions of people around the world have a Laughing Buddha displayed in their homes. You do not have to be a Buddhist to have the statue in your home. The Laughing Buddha is not worshiped. He is there only to help bring good energy, prosperity and luck into the home. The main intent of this happy Buddha is that it is a constant reminder to smile, stay happy and enjoy your life. This positive attitude will bring you even more blessing of prosperity.