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 recognize 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.
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?
Laughing Buddha Meaning 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 told 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.
The Laughing Buddha can be shown with different symbols.
He often is shown with beads hanging from his neck. These beads are often referred to as the
“pearls of wisdom”. Many like to keep the Laughing Buddha with the beads close by the place they
normally meditate.
Laughing Buddha with childrenMany 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
A common attribute is the cloth bag.
Laughing Buddha Bag MeaningThere are different opinions about what the bag he carries represent.
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.
For Wealth and Prosperity
Laughing Buddha Wealth BallIf this is your goal you should purchase a Laughing Buddha statue with
gold nuggets. Some statues include a pot of gold, others a bag filled with gold nuggets.
Also a laughing Buddha with a wealth ball would be a good choice. The wealth ball is meant to
attract prosperity.
You might even find a statue of the Laughing Buddha sitting on a good luck frog. The frog will have a coin in its mouth. All of these statues are good choices for money matters.
For General Good Luck and Abundance of all Kinds
Laughing Buddha Bowl MeaningFor good luck in all matters including good fortune and great
abundance it would be wise to choose a Laughing Buddha statue where he is holding a bowl.
The bowl symbolizes receiving good fortune. The owner of this statue shows that he or she is open
and ready to receive all good things.
For Spiritual Insight and Understanding
Laughing Buddha Fan MeaningSome statues show the Laughing Buddha holding a fan. The fan is
called an Oogi. The fan represents that the owner seeks inner peace and spiritual wisdom.
There are claims that the fan represents the waving away of all negative energy and any troubles or
concerns a person might have.
This is the “don’t worry, be happy” kind of fan.
This will bring contentment and a stress free life. For people wanting to learn the secrets of divine
wisdom and live in harmony this is the statue to go for.
For a Long Happy Life
Laughing Buddha with hatYou 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.

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