Added on Sun Dec 16 2018
The Laughing Buddha is cherished all over the world. He is found in homes, restaurants, places of business and so on.The Laughing Buddha is the Buddha of abundance and happiness.He is also known as the “Buddha of Wealth”. It is believed he will bring wealth and prosperity to a home or business.
It is very easy to recognise the Laughing Buddha. He is shown wearing a robe and prayer beads often hang around his neck. He is bald and has a big fat tummy.The Laughing Buddha can be shown with different symbols.
The beads around his neck are often referred to as the “pearls of wisdom”. Many like to keep the Laughing Buddha with beads close by the place they normally meditate.
Many statues show the Laughing Buddha surrounded by children. The most common number of children is five. This symbolizes the blessing in all areas of life and enhances positive energy in the home or work place.
He is always happy; thereby the name the “Laughing Buddha”.
Many claim he makes problems disappear. Keeping the Laughing Buddha in the home ensures a happy home. Who does not want to be happy?
If you are considering bringing the Laughing Buddha into your home or place of business it is important that the statue is not very small. The Laughing Buddha wants his tummy rubbed. It is said that if you rub his stomach daily he will see to it that your wishes are granted. It will be difficult to rub his tummy if he is very tiny.
When you do run his stomach you need to do so with a positive attitude. The gesture should be uplifting to your spirits and make you feel happy.
Remember also to always keep the statue very clean. The Laughing Buddha covered in dust will not do you any good. A common attribute is the cloth bag.
There are different opinions about what the bag he carries represents. Some believe it symbolizes all the riches the believer will receive. Yet others believe the Laughing Buddha takes your worries from you and stuffs them in the bag making sure you stay happy and carefree.
You may come across a Laughing Buddha statue wearing a large hat. This symbolizes a long happy and healthy life.People who just want to live a long carefree life with little or no worries may want to have this statue.This may not bring you loads of material wealth, but who cares? The most important thing here is to stay content, healthy and enjoy a long life.
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 worshipped. He is there only to help bring good energy, prosperity and luck into the home. The main intent of the Laughing 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.