Laughing Buddha meanings

Over the years I have collected laughing fat Buddha's so now I have quite a few of them dotted around the house and I confess that I love each and everyone of them! They cheer me up and I love having them around me, so I thought I would share with you what they mean as they all have different meanings.

Back Ground information on the laughing Buddha's
The celestial Buddha named Hotei or Pu-Tai is best known as the jolly Laughing Buddha. In China, he is known as the Loving or Friendly One. He is based on an eccentric Chinese Ch'an (Zen) monk who lived over 1,000 years ago and has become a significant part of Buddhist and Shinto culture. Because of this monk's benevolent nature, he came to be regarded as an incarnation of the bodhisattva who will be Maitreya (the Future Buddha). His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation "Laughing Buddha."

The Laughing Buddha's image graces many temples, restaurants, and amulets, as he has become a deity of contentment and abundance. 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. He is patron of the weak, poor and children.
Laughing Buddha statues depict a stout, smiling or laughing bald man in robes with a largely exposed pot belly stomach, which symbolizes happiness, good luck, and plenitude. Some sculpture has small children at his feet. Another item that is usually seen with the Laughing Buddha figure is a begging bowl to represent his Buddhist nature.

In some scenes the Laughing Buddha 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). All of these images display Hotei as a wandering monk who goes around and takes the sadness from people of this world.
According to legend, if you rub the Laughing Buddha's great belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity. Hotei is also referred to as the patron saint of restaurateurs, fortune tellers and bartenders. When one overeats or over drinks, friends jokingly attribute it to the Laughing Buddha's influence.

Laughing Buddha is a symbol of joy and wealth. Nowadays everyone, even those who are not following the Buddhism and Taoism those are also started to feature the Happy Buddha in their homes and offices.This practice is even grown up in the western countries too.

Over the years, the Smiling / Laughing / Fat Buddha has come to represent several beneficial attributes such as happiness, prosperity,contentment and joy. Consequently, people in East Asia such as China and Japan have placed the Fat Buddha statue in their homes and offices.

Place a Buddha in your home to add an atmosphere of contentment and serenity. He is there to remind us not to work too hard or become greedy. It is very auspicious to light a candle on his birthday ( 8th May ) and you can ask him to grant any special requests that you may have.

Tradition or Feng Shui
While Chinese and Japanese tradition merely associates the placement of the Fat Buddha in the home or office with prayers for prosperity and happiness, there is a school of thought known as Feng Shui that also focuses on the actual position of the placement and direction the Fat Buddha statue is facing.
In Feng Shui, the reason for buying and placing figurines or statues in the home is to correct a certain imbalance in your life. The placement of particular figurines in a certain part or direction of the house is meant to bring harmony and order into your life, letting you experience a more peaceful and prosperous life. The amount of benefit achieved by such placements depends on whether the rules of Feng Shui are being followed correctly.

Fundamentals of Feng Shui
Feng Shui (literally "Wind and Water" in Chinese), is all about balance and harmony between us and our environment. Just like the Yin and Yang energies, Feng Shui is about balance. Where there is light, there will always be darkness; where there is fire, there will always be water; and so forth.

Types of Laughing Buddha Statues
The following is a list of Smiling / Laughing / Happy / Fat Buddha statues. These Laughing Buddha statues have been attributed to provide their owners with beneficial effects such as happiness, prosperity, contentment and wealth. As such, many people have purchased various forms of these Buddha statues to place in their homes or at their offices and businesses, hoping that they will receive some of these attributes too. You will find a number of these fat Buddha statues being the centerpiece of many home decorations.

The first thing you want to do when placing Buddha is to make sure the location is truly one of reverence. This means you should never place one in a bathroom or kitchen. Also, you want the height of the Buddha to be at least eye level. Looking down at a deity is considered rude and disrespectful. Avoid placing near electrical outlets, elect or equipment with moving parts and motors. This type of activity disturbs the surrounding energy.  Don’t put him on top of the TV. The tinny din will annoy him.

Buddha's should never be placed on the floor as this is a sign of disrespect, the location of placing the Laughing Buddha is important. It has to be placed at an height of some 30” approximate and should be facing the main door directly. The Laughing Buddha greets the energies that enter from the main gate and activates them manifold, and turns highly prosperous. If this location is not possible, the next best place to keep the Laughing Buddha is on a side table or a corner table, which is diagonally opposite to the main door and facing the door.

It is not advisable to keep the Laughing Buddha in a bedroom or in the dining room. This God of wealth is not worshiped or prayed to, but just displayed and its presences is purely symbolic and auspicious.

When the Laughing Buddha is seen playing with many children, (usually five in number) this symbolizes good fortune arriving from the heavens. Maitraya Buddha has long been associated with virtue of innocent joy, kindness and great gentleness. He is also associated with bringing good luck and an abundance of good Chi' when invited into ones home.


The meaning of sculptures depicting Buddha holding a bowl points to an essential part of a monk’s life - it is a begging bowl and represents the idea that monks live off what is given or donated by others. There is also a story associated with Buddha and the begging bowl. It is said that as Buddha came close to reaching enlightenment and young woman gave him a bowl of milk rice, however at this time Buddha was fasting. Realizing that his fasting had weakened his body and he would require more nourishment in order to attain enlightenment he accepted. Having reached enlightenment he discarded the little remaining contents of the bowl symbolizing his detachment form material possessions. The link between the renunciation of material possessions and reaching enlightenment plays a prominent part in Buddhist philosophy.
Budai holds the bowl above his head to receive abundance from the heavens.

A laughing Hotei Buddha with a fan is a symbol of happiness and joy. Some scenes the Laughing Buddha 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 Wish-Giving Fan symbolizes happiness. Budai waves the fan to banish troubles.

Sack or bag
Sculptures of Buddha with a sack usually depicts Hotei Buddha. Hotei, meaning ‘cotton sack’ is the representation of the travelling Buddha. It is said that he wanders the world collecting people’s sadness and woes and putting them in his sack. The sack is also said to represent wealth and good fortune.

The beads, known as a ‘mala,’ represent never-ending meditation practice, even when engaged in worldly activities.

The ball has various meanings, the more popular one is that the ball is a wealth ball which brings wealth and prosperity. Other meanings include medicine balls, pearls of wisdom, and a peach or apricot representing health and prosperity. Also thought to represent a pearl. It is a symbol of the greatest treasure of all, wisdom.

The Parasol gives protection by deflecting misfortune.

Happy Hotei's come in many forms: 

Safe Travels Buddha
The Safe Travels Buddha is an old-fashioned rendition. He either carries a stick with a bundle tied to the end of it or he has a sack thrown over one shoulder. Both variations include him holding a wealth ball in his other hand.

Long Life Buddha
The Long Life Buddha is seated and has a bag of blessings by his side or holds the bag in his lap. In one hand, he cradles a wealth ball raised in front of him and a Ru-Yi pot in his other hand.
Spiritual Journey Buddha

The Spiritual Journey Buddha 
has quite a few symbols to study. Typically, he carries a gourd of enlightenment suspended from a stick while holding a fan in his other hand. He wears a necklace made of prayer beads.
Gourd of Enlightenment contains the elixir of youth for long life.

Happy Home Buddha
The Happy Home Buddha is seated and holds a parasol over his shoulder, protruding behind his back.

Love Buddha
Combinations of symbols create a seated Love Buddha holding a wealth ball in one hand with a bag slung over his shoulder. Also seated with his feet together, holding a wealth ball and a bag over his shoulder.

Earth Buddha
Also known as, Calling Earth to Witness, the Earth Buddha sits on the ground with his right hand extended so his fingers point to the earth beneath him. This statue honors the time when Buddha was repeatedly tempted by the demon, Mara, but resisted and reached enlightenment.

Reclining Buddha
Buddha awaits his transition from this life to death, which he viewed as a mere journey of transition into a different state of being.

Wealthy Brass Laughing Buddha Sitting On Dragon Chair
Depicted in an ever smiling face, holding a gold ingot in his left hand and a sack of wealth in his right, sitting on a Dragon Chair with the Chinese character for "Good Fortune and Luck" on the back with the auspicious gold coins scattered underneath, the Laughing Buddha on Dragon Chair for Good Fortune is a must for those wishing for riches and abundance

Buddha on Coins/Bag
Buddha standing or sitting on a pile of coins or his bag is protector of wealth.

Hand Meanings
Both hands in the lap with palms upward. The right hand is on top of the left hand. signifies meditation
The left hand in the lap, palm upward. The right hand bends over the right knee, with fingers slightly touching the ground. This gesture symbolizes enlightenment, as well as steadfastness or imperturbability

With the hand raised and the palm facing outwards, fingers extended pointing upward. The wrist is bent at a right angle with the forearm. Fearlessness or Reassurance.

The hand lowered with the palm facing outward is the gesture of bestowing blessings or of giving charity.
 The hand is extended downward, palm out. Mostly on standing Buddha images, but sometimes also represented in the sitting position. Symbolizing Charity.


Anonymous said...

thanx kaysha u had an awsome blog............
i ve gone through each of them.. its verryyy useful

Anonymous said...

I have had an amazing experience in which a sitting buddha has come into my life. Wondering what he means. He is purple, sitting with one knee up he carries a bag at his left side with a pouch in his left hand his right hand is laying flat on his right knee which is elevated he has beads around his neck and long ear lobes. Trying to figure out what he means, the connection is strong. Do you have any ideas?

Kaysha said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and being active here so you have a new Buddha and are wondering what he means? Well without seeing him I am only going on your description he sounds to me like a Traveling Buddha see info below
The Buddha with a sack usually depicts Hotei Buddha. Hotei, meaning ‘cotton sack’ is the representation of the traveling Buddha. It is said that he wanders the world collecting people’s sadness and woes and putting them in his sack. The sack is also said to represent wealth and good fortune. His beads are, known as a ‘mala,’ represent never-ending meditation practice, even when engaged in worldly activities.
I hope this helps and if you can send me a picture I may be able to help you further there are so many wonderful laughing Buddha's it is hard to tell without seeing him.
I would love to add your picture of him if you can take one on the blog as it will also help other followers.

Anonymous said...

Hiya we have been given Buddha as present and trying to find out information about htis Buddha i came accros your site and was wondering if you could give me more information.It is standing buddha with both hands up in his left hand is something that looks like a golden bowl with something in it and in his right hand golden ball.he is smilling with big belly and pear/bead neckles around his neck.and he is wearing a robe with lots of details and some diamonds around the edge of his robe.looking forward to hear from you.thank you

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch and also visiting my site. I am delighted to hear you have received a Buddha as a gift ~ they are wonderful to have!
Going from your description of your new Buddha his posture means the following.

With his arms above his head means prosperity he is holding the Ru-Yi bowl of plenty
Holding a golden ball means the ball of wealth which is also prosperity
The beads around his neck are called 'Mala' which is a Buddhist string of prayer beads

So basically your Buddha is a prosperity Buddha so I hope this helps you?
Remember do not place your Buddha on the floor he should be placed facing the door of your home and on a table or something similar ~ never on the floor
as it is disrespectful to your Buddha.
Please enjoy him Laughing Buddha's are wonderful to have in your home.
With love and light
Kaysha x

Unknown said...

hi this is shanti..i need ur help in knowing what type of laughing budda i have at my place.i have the one which is shown second,from the top,in those 4 pictures displayed on this page.

Kaysha said...

Hi Shanti
Your Buddha is a prosperity Buddha as he is holding the wealth bowl called Ru-Yi which means bowl of plenty and
the coin he is holding means monetary wealth. This signifies abundance of fortune and create good health.
You have a lovely Buddha I hope you enjoy him
Hope this helps
Love and Light
Kaysha x

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for information you have given me its great to no what Buddha he is.And he rwally dose looks great.And i have placed him on window sill for now hope thats ok for now will find him more permenant place soon.would he be ok if he was placed on side board next to some photo frames but the frames are biger than Buddah and i think i was reading that he should not be placed next to objects that are biger than him is that true?thank you so much for your time to reply.and also just to let you no your site is great.

Kaysha said...

You are very welcome I am happy I could help you. Your Buddha will be fine where you have placed him as long as he is facing the door to your home
he will be happy there. He will also be fine near your photo frames. My Buddha's (which I have many of!!) are placed around my home and next to things
that are larger then he is and mine have always protected me so yours will too so don't worry.
Thank you for your comments on my site I really appreciate that please follow me it will be lovely to have you here, please feel free to contact me anytime
and I will always do my best to help you if needed.
With love and light
Kaysha x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaysha, I have a laughing Buddha with right elbow resting on his right knee and hand lifted,palm facing outward,(like he was waving) and in the left hand there is a bowl with a pearl in it that is lifted up to chest level. Can you please tell me what the meaning of this Buddha is?

Kaysha said...

Thank you so much for contacting me and visiting my site. Regarding your new Buddha from your description he sounds as if he is a Buddha
for dispelling fear. It symbolizes peace and protection and is believed to create energy that removes fear and doubt. This pose can be recognized by the position of the right arm. In the dispelling fear mudra, the palm of the hand faces out at shoulder height and the arm is slightly bent. The Ru-Yi is known as the bowl of plenty and signifies plenty, abundance, and wealth.
The wealth ball is sometimes seen as a pearl. In China, the pearl represents immortality, potentiality, and wisdom. Treasure dragons were believed to live in caves deep in the earth and to possess a magical pearl that multiplied if it was touched. This pearl was a symbol of the most valuable treasure, wisdom.
I hope this helps and please me send a picture of your Buddha if you can and I will add him to the site?
With love and light
Kaysha x

ruchi said...

hi,i am ruchi.i bought a laughing Buddha and i want to give this as a gift to my husband on his is similar to the fourth picture displayed above.i think the third and fourth picture are same.can you please tell me
1.what is the meaning of that Buddha? it true that we cannot buy laughing Buddha for ourself and it should be given as a gift to others

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch and great news you have a new Buddha! Please read thru the information on the blog regarding your Buddha you will find the answers to your questions within the information already supplied on the blog.
With Love and light
Kaysha x

Anonymous said...

HI Kaysha i have a Buddha with a dancing posture with his right leg up and the other resting on shoe shape base his right hand has a mala and the left hand in air holding a cloth like thing forming an arc he has a red ribbon around his belly and big ear lobes can you please tell me what it indicates and where it should be placed? thank you so much for your time to reply and i loved your blog, it helped me a lot.Please do reply.

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch regarding your Buddha, so you have a dancing Buddha the reason he is dancing is he is bringing you happiness
and good fortune he elevates the energy (Chi) to improve the energy of your home. The poses in the Buddha statues are known as "Attitudes,"
while the different hand gestures are known as Mudras. The red ribbon is a symbol of good health and longevity. Placement of your Buddha
facing the main door placing the Buddha opposite the main front door of a home on a table that is about thirty inches high.
This location allows Buddha to interact with the chi energy entering your home. From this position, your Buddha can neutralize any
negative chi, and transform it from damaging to very lucky energy.

In the living room Buddha is also quite comfortable. The best position for Buddha in the living room is facing the front door.

Also, you want the height of the Buddha to be at least eye level. Looking down at a deity is considered rude and irreverent. Avoid placing
near electrical outlets. This type of activity disturbs the surrounding energy.
I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy your new addition to your family!
Laughing Buddha are lovely.
Love and light
Kaysha x

Ritesh Da RajPut said...

Hi Kaysha, your blog is very nice and informative, I have a question, can we place Buddha on car's dashboard? if yes, then what type of Buddha can be placed? Thank you.

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch and I am so pleased your are enjoying my blog. Regarding your question if you can place Buddha on your cars dashboard. Well yes you can
if that is your wish to do that. By placing him on the dashboard of your car he can bring home many tidings of good news and ensuring safety to all those traveling with it.
Normally Buddha is kept in the living room of your home or around the home in general a part from the kitchen or bathroom , but I do not see any reason why you can't keep
him in the car. Choose Buddha that appeals to you it doesn't matter really which one you choose for your car. I hope that helps.
With love and light Kaysha

Ritesh Da RajPut said...

Thank you so much Kaysha.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaysha I have a large reclining colorful porcelain Buddha that I would like your advice on. I can't find his meaning he's holding a golden bird in his right hand and his left hand looks like an opened bag containing 5 gold coins. He's wearing a strand of golden beads and it looks like a single chilli/bud hangingin the middle (?) love him dearly had him for a long time but would really like to know his meaning thx Donna

Kaysha said...

Hi Donna
Thank you so much for getting in touch, so you have a laughing Buddha holding a golden bird and you would like to know the meaning. Well having not seen your
Buddha ~ there are so many different designs! I am thinking the bird could possibly be a Phoenix and he is often paired with the Dragon as a feng shui symbol of
marital happiness. On its own, the Phoenix has Yang energy. The Phoenix symbolizes the energy of great strength, resilience and transformation. The coins represent
monetary wealth and to bring good luck, good fortune and income luck so protecting wealth. The beads his is holding or wearing is called a Mala and they are
a Buddhist string of prayer beads. As for the chilli bud that I am not sure on as I have never seen a laughing Buddha with one of those so it may actually be a flower bud
which could be the lotus flower bud? If so this would represent your own spiritual pathway.
I hope this helps you and thank you so much for your question, I hope you continue to love your Buddha I love all of mine and believe me I have lots of them!!
With love and light

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kaysha for the information, I may place alittle dragon next to him. This is one of my son's favourite buddha (i have a few - they kinda of sneak up on you) and since he was born on 8 May he's probably drawn to it. Thx Again, love and peace, Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi can we purchase a Laughing Buddha or should it be a gift from someone,

Kaysha said...

Yes it is fine to buy your own Buddha I have brought lots of mine myself, Buddha brings GOOD luck not bad so it is perfectly fine to purchase your own
as many as you want to!
Hope this helps

Anonymous said...

I have many laughing Buddha's and I love them All! My question is why can't we place then in the kitchen or dinning room? Both of those rooms face the front door in my house and I have many in each room, if I should move them I will but I definitely like where they are!

Kaysha said...

Thank you so much for your question regarding placement for your laughing Buddha. The reason you shouldn't place him in the kitchen or the dining room
is because he doesn't want to see you eating dead animals so this in turn means do not placement your Buddha in the kitchen or in the dinning room as
it is these two places within the home where he will see you doing just that.
I hope this helps
Love and light
Kaysha x

Anonymous said...

Hi, can I gift laughing Budha to my husband?

Kaysha said...

Yes you can gift your laughing Buddha to your husband!

Sal the Fat Fish said...

Wow! I also collect Laughing Buddhas. Maybe because I am also fat and usually jolly (when not stressed by work and family) I enjoy the presence of the Buddha with me. I have several in my living room, and in my study/work desk. I have several still kept in the boxes waiting to be displayed. I especially love those made from white ceramic, what some collectors call blanc de chine. I also like those made from the colourful crystal-like glass, called Liuli in Taiwan. I am glad that we have a similar interest; for a long while I thought I was the only weird person who has such a hobby!

Kaysha said...

Thank you for your comment and visiting my blog. No your not along in your hobby there are many of us collecting the Laughing Buddha!
I love all of mine and I have lots of them around my home. If you want to send me some pictures I will place them on the blog for others to
see? For some advice here don't keep them in boxes get them displayed around your home they are too nice to be in a box!!
Love and light Kaysha

Anonymous said...

Hi, Can I hang one of my cystals on my laughing Buddha? He sits on coins facing my front door.

Kaysha said...


Thank you for your question regarding hanging a crystal on your Buddha. I have never heard of this before and I am unsure why you wish to do this? Is there a
particular reason you want to do this? On a personal level I wouldn't do that as I feel it would be disrespectful to your Buddha, by all means hang your crystal near him
if you wish but I wouldn't actually hang the crystal on him.
I hope that helps and if you need anymore advice then please feel free to email me.
With love and light

Deanne said...

thanks so much for your explanations here. I come from a catholic family, but my grandfather visited Asia often, and brought home many statues - he loved the fat happy buddhas, and because of him, so did my mother, and we always had them (and other buddha figurines) in the house when I was growing up. She considered them to be good luck, and always said they made her feel "peaceful."

Now buddhism plays a big part in my life, and though i have a preference for the more serene, meditating figures, I have more than a few of the others, and always wondered what they symbolized. Thanks for posting!

Satish said...

Hi, Which type of Laughing Buddha, can I give to my Love. She was not feeling well from last one year. Please suggest me and say number from above Buddha Images.

Kaysha said...


You can give whatever laughing Buddha that you are drawn to I can't possible say which one to go for as it is down to the individual really. The only advise
I can give you is to look at different Buddha and you will be drawn to one and that is the one I would go for, you need to touch and feel them and get a nice
feeling about the Buddha. If your looking for one via the internet then take a good look at them and see which one you feel drawn to. There are many different
Buddha's so don't just choose from the few I have shown on my website look around and you will find the Buddha for you or your loved one.
I hope this helps
Love and light Kaysha

sudha said...

Thank you for the information on Buddha. Itscleared my doubts.Some one told me that it brings luck to some people only.My mom got a small Buddha as a gift today has a bowl it its left hand...

Anonymous said...

Thank you from Canberra Australia

Eh Hazan said...

hi :) great blog. i bought a spiritual journey Buddha today and he is now as perfectly situated as i can get him. I looked on other websites and they all say that he shouldn't be in a bedroom, do you know why?

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch and I am so happy you like my blog, now to answer your question regarding placement of your Buddha in the bedroom. The reason is mainly
out of respect to your Buddha as you can imagine a lot of things happen in the bedroom! Buddha does not really want to see you in that way and that is why you shouldn't
place him in the bedroom, the same goes for the dinning room as well Buddha does not want to see you eating so it is only out of respect really a lot of Feng Shui advises
not to place him there.
Hope this helps
Love and light
Kaysha x

Anonymous said...

Dear Kaysha:
I found your blog so interesting! I came across a laughing Buddha this weekend in an antique store. He is fairly large, wooden, and he has the gold prayer beads in one hand and a sack in his other. I was told by the owner of the antique store that he was from Japan and that he had been hand carved and buried for 3 years before being brought out to "look old." I was very drawn to the Buddha...I don't know why...but I visited him 4 times in one day in the store before I broke down and bought him! I am following your advice on placement in my home but I was wondering two things:
-Is it okay to have a mirror behind your Buddha?
-Is there anything I should do (since I don't know where he belonged prior) to put my energy into him or cleanse him for my home?
Thanks for your time!

Kaysha said...

Hello Nicole
Thank you so much for getting in touch and I am so happy you found my site so interesting ~ thank you. Now on to your question regarding your new Buddha, he sounds lovely
and because you felt so drawn to him you know he is in the right place living with you! It is always the way to go when you feel so drawn to a Buddha so it is wonderful you went with your intuition and purchased your Buddha. Regarding your mirror and wanting to put it behind your Buddha, well that depends on the layout of the room where you have your Buddha.

Is there a reason you want to place a mirror behind him? Normally your Buddha should not have clutter around him he should be in pride of place when using mirrors you need to pay
attention for placement of the mirror for a few examples here ~

Mirrors should never reflect toilet doors or sharp edges of corners.
Mirrors work best in the living and dining areas.
Mirrors in the hall visually expand the internal bright hall making space for good fortune chi to settle
So as you can see it depends whee your Buddha is in your home.

On a personal note here I wouldn't actually place a mirror behind your Buddha but of course it depends on your reasons why you want to do this?

In respect of cleansing your Buddha you shouldn't really need to do this as Buddha has his own energies and these are always good energies but if you really want to, you
can use a smudge stick in which to do this for the room where your Buddha is placed. You can purchase these very easily from any spiritual or new age store, I am not
sure where you are so I can't help you with a store, but you can make your own easily and it is better to make your own if you can. Here is a link from my site how to
do this

Above all really enjoy your new Buddha and if you have a picture I would so love to see him!
I hope I have helped and if you need further help or advise then please do get in touch.
With love and Light
Kaysha x

ishwar basnet said...

Thnak you very much for the prompt answer

Anonymous said...

I have been searching all over to find more information on a statue that I found. My laughing Buddha is sitting holding a ru yi in his right hand, grasping the end of a sack in his left hand, the sack is lying along his left side under his arm, and long srand of beads around neck. Would love more information to its meani!

Benaifer Palsetia said...

Hi I have a standing one with bags in right hand and some kind of Carl's of zones I guess and golden ball in left hand and with a cap behind

Vandana Singh said...

hi i have a lughing budhdha with both hands up with nothing in hand
could u tell me its meaning and also the positions of that one in my room

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch you will find all of the meanings for your Buddha here on the site, please read thru the different sections where you will find the meaning.
Thanks for getting in touch

Vaidehi said...

Hi Kaysha,
I want to give the best laughing Buddha to my best and closest friend. Reading your blog helped me understand the meaning and significance of laughing Buddha. I would really appreciate if you suggest me a laughing Buddha sculpture which will provide prosperity in wealth, peace of mind and good health. It would be really helpful if you can send me the picture of laughing Buddha you will suggest. I had already added this post before few minutes but couldn't see it in list so i have again added it. Please I want this gift to be the best and this will be his surprise gift. I hope you will surely help me out with this.
Thanks Kaysha.

Kaysha said...

Thank you for getting in touch, regarding your Buddha gift well that is really down to personal choice that isn't something I can do for you. You know your friend better then anyone
there are so many beautiful Buddha out there it is really hard for me to point you to a particular one, it is always best to go with you instincts, when I am purchasing a new Buddha nine times out of ten I will spot him when I either first walk into a store, or on the net or wherever and I can look around at others in the same place but I always seem to go right back to the first one! Buddha seems to find you and you will know once you see him and pick him up you will have a lovely feeling with him and that is the one you should get.
Hope this helps
Love and light

Vaidehi said...

Thanks Kaysha i will surely try this...

Amit Singh said...

This painting is very nice and very good.thankx for shareing this site.

Anonymous said...

Thank you , I had been given a statue and did not know it's meaning until I found your blog :)

Anonymous said...

hi.. your blog is wonderful, i got a standing laughing Buddha as a gift there is a gourd in his right hand and a stick in other hand and that hand is up side, there is a something like a bag is on end of the stick and wearing a necklace of pearl, the Buddha is in white and silver colour

Anonymous said...

hii i have got the gift of standing laughing Buddha, standing on the left leg with gourd in his right hand and the left hand is up side, there is a stick in the left hand and there is a bag at the one end of that stick and there is some thing is written in Chinese on the other end of that stick, there is a necklace wearing by him. please guide me about the importance of this Buddha and also tell me about where should i have to put it in my house waiting for your reply

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