Jolly Laughing Buddha is known as Hotei or Pu-Tai. He is extremely popular in China where he is also known as a lover or friendly. It comes from an eccentric Chinese Zen monk who lived more than a thousand years ago and is now a dominant feature of Buddhist and Shintoi culture. He is very open and cheerful to Maitreya's bodhisattva incarnation, who is the future Buddha. It has a large abdomen and a funny smile, commonly known as the "Laughing Buddha".
Features many temples, restaurants and jewels, and the Buddha represents contentment and abundance. He has always been able to wear a linen bag that is always full and full of many valuable items, such as rice crops (assets), candles, food or the world's sorrow. He is the weak Buddha, the poor and the children.
Laughing Buddha Wooden Sculptures
These sculptures are usually a greasy, smiling or laughing bald man represented in the monk's outfit and an exposed, good fortune and good fortune. Some statues also have small children at your feet. These sculptures often have an apple bowl depicting the nature of Buddhism.
Other portraits can be found in a child-made basket or a fan of oogi. All these features represent him as a traveling monk who travels to take away the sadness of the world's people.
According to the legend, if you have a big pound rub, it generates riches, good luck and good luck. He is the patron saint of the taverns, the cleanser, and the bartenders. When we eat or eat too much, we blame too many friends for the influence of Laughing Buddha.
Very Laughing Buddhas
There are only four Buddhist temples in Taiwan, the main buddhas of which. Taichung Treasure Cognition Temple The largest sculpture in Taiwan with its bald head touches the ceiling of the main temple room.
Hangzhou, the Lingyin Temple is the largest in China. The camphor was carved from wood and over 60 feet tall and over one hundred ounces of golden leaf gilded.
The Lama Temple, which is the only Buddhist temple in Beijing, China has the largest Laughing Buddha carved from a single piece
The Laughing Buddha and Zen
Laughing Buddha traveled and handed sweets to poor children and asked for a penny Zen monks or lay people he met on the road. One day, a monk comes to him and asks, "What does Zen mean?" the monk rinses his canvas bag. – How do you know Zen? answered. The laughing Buddha took his bag and set off.
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