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Laughing Buddha Statue

Laughing Buddha Statue

Laughing Buddha Statues, depict a wandering Chinese Budhist monk named Budai, who is always seen carrying a large cloth sack in which he carries his meager belongings. Laughing Buddha Statues portray him as a fat, bald man in monks clothing, with a large exposed belly, and either wearing or holding mala beads. Laughing Buddha statues form a central part of I-Kuan Tao, according to I-Kuan Tao, Budai will succeed Gautama Buddha as the next Buddha.

Happy Buddha Statue

Statues of Budai form a central part of Kuan Tao shrines, where he is usually referred to by the Sanskrit name Maltreya. According to I Kuan Tao, he represents many teachings, including contentment, generosity, wisdom and open kindheartedness