Laughing Buddha or Budai is an interpretation of the Bodhisattva Maitreya and is the Buddha who is predicted to succeed Gautama Buddha in the future. The importance of laughing Buddha is felt throughout the world since he is considered one of the lucky gods that bring contentment and abundance, and provides to the poor, weak, and neglected. An essential part of the Chinese household, he is the epitome of good fortune, wealth, and happiness.
This Laughing Buddha is portrayed as usual looking jovial and carefree. He is holding a fan and a staff on which hangs a big sack and a Wulou. The sack is believed to be filled with many precious items for the welfare of the world. The Wulou is said to contain the elixir of immortality – a symbol of longevity and good health in Feng Shui.
You can place the Red Robe Travelling Buddha in the living room to repel bad luck, to bring in harmony and take away quarrellings, to absorb negative Ch’i, and to emanate auspicious energies. Stick him on your car’s dashboard to ensure safe traveling; on your study desk to enhance education luck or in the sector afflicted by the Three Killings to suppress its ill energies.
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