Arabesk Happy Buddha 11cm (stone)
In ancient China, 1100 years ago, The Laughing Buddha was a famous monk whose legendary smile brought joy wherever he went. For centuries, rubbing his belly has symbolised good luck and prosperity. This tradition is the inspiration for a collection of uplifting products that celebrate his positivity. Infused with Sweet Orange and the moodenhancing power of
The laughing Buddha is a great uplifting statue to bring into your home.
The different poses of the Buddha are meant to bring positive energy, wealth and abudance, general good luck, spiritual insight and understanding, and a long happy life.
Eastern art dates back for centuries, so it is no wonder that it remains a popular design influence.
Explore our Asian archives for historic statues of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese imagery and evoke the rich mystery of ancient Buddhist entities with our exclusive décor.
If you long to achieve the nirvana of enlightenment, take a cue from the inner peace of this truly amazing sculpt!
With authentic details from the malas, or Buddhist prayer beads, to the traditional leg wraps and tendon monk shoes, this praying Buddha practices his faith with pure joy.
Is Happy Buddha really a Buddha?
"What we think, we become." - Buddha
The image of the Laughing Buddha is based on a wandering Chinese monk, Budai (Hotei, in Japanese) who lived centuries ago and is believed to be Maitreya, or the Buddha to come. The statue’s plump figure and benign countenance suggest contentment, magnanimity, and plenitude. Often called Laughing Buddha, his signature smile is symbolic of pure contentment and joy. Happy Buddha is considered a symbol of good luck, and it is thought that rubbing his big head or belly brings fortune and wealth.
But he’s more than just a good luck charm. Happy Buddha also represents enlightened awareness- his cloak, walking stick and traveling bag are reminders to pay attention to the journey before us, instead of only focusing on the destination
. The Laughing Buddha’s big belly is a symbol of tolerance; also, that prosperity and wealth can go hand-in-hand with enlightened awareness.