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This is a beautiful brass Happy Buddha ( Laughing Buddha ) enjoying carrying a golden bag with a lot of treasures and a carp fish statue.
It measures about 3.75 Inch /9.6 CM tall and 6.7 Inch / 17.0 CM wide.
The Laughing Buddha ( Happy Buddha ) , also called " Hotei " in Japan derives from the time of the Liang Dynasty in China.
Hotei is theorized to have begun as a real Buddhist monk in China over 1,000 years ago.
He was considered a man of good and loving character.
It was said of Hotei's benevolent nature, that he was to be regarded as an incarnation of the bodhisattva soon to be Maitreya (the Future Buddha), but this claim was only allegorical and due to his large protruding stomach & smile, he was caricatured as the "Laughing Buddha."
The image of Hotei is almost always seen carrying a cloth or linen sack (that which never empties) which is filled with many precious items, including rice plants (indicating wealth), candy for children, food, or the woes of the world.
Sometimes it can be filled with children as they are seen as some of those precious items of this world.
His duty is patron of the weak, poor and children.
In some scenes he may be found sitting on a cart drawn by boys, or wielding a fan called an oogi (said to be a "wish giving" fan -- in the distant past, this type of fan was used by the aristocracy to indicate to vassals that their requests would be granted).
The statue depicts a stout, smiling or laughing bald man in robes with a largely exposed pot belly stomach symbolic for happiness, good luck, and plenitude.
The stomach is also considered the seat of the soul in Chinese mythology and so the large stomach can be
taken as an allegory for Hotei's Open mindness.
Some sculptures have small children at his feet.
Another item that is usually seen with the Hotei figure, is a begging bowl; to represent his Buddhist nature.
All of these images display Hotei as a wandering monk who goes around and takes the sadness from people of this world.
He most certainly is a loving and cheerful character, strikingly similar to Santa Claus in the West and is a common statuette found in homes and businesses in China and Japan.
One belief surrounding the figure of Hotei ( Laughing Buddha ) in popular folklore is that if a person is to rub his belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
This belief however does not form part of any Buddhist doctrine.
He is often admired for his happiness, plenitude, and supposedly wisdom of contentment.
Chinese Buddhists have adopted Hotei as the Laughing Buddha into the Mahayana Buddhist pantheon
and his image may be found in the first hall of many Buddhist monasteries.
Symbol of coin : Money luck, prosperity, wealth,
Symbol of Koi Fish : Prosperity, abundance, wealth,
Symbol of Wu Lou : Good health, longevity,
About the placement of the happy Buddha statue,
The best place to display the Buddha statue is the place which is directly facing the entrance door and higher than your shoulder height.
If there is not much space in your entrance door, display him in the corner of the living room that is diagonally opposite from the entrance door.
Also good to display him in the northwest corner of your house ( in the high place ) or your living room
Displaying him on your work desk also can bring good energy around the space and can increase your income.
Shipping for this item
This item will be shipped from China. The processing time is about 2 to 5 days. Estimated delivery time to USA will be about 11 to 25 business days, for other countries, it will be about 15 to 35 business days days by standard air mail shipping.
Please select " Regular shipping from China " for the shipping option at the check out page.
The shipping fee is $6.50 by standard air mail shipping.
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