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Buddha Pudai

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Buddha Pudai, or Budai, is a nickname given to the ancient Chinese monk Qici.

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Buddha Pudai

Buddha Pudai, or Budai, is a nickname given to the ancient Chinese monk Qici, who is often identified with and venerated as Maitreya Buddha in Chan Buddhism. With the spread of Chan Buddhism, he also came to be venerated in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. He is said to have lived around the 10th century CE in the Wuyue kingdom. The name “Budai” literally means “cloth sack” and refers to the bag he is usually depicted carrying as he wanders aimlessly. His jolly nature, humorous personality and eccentric lifestyle distinguish him from most Buddhist masters or figures. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the “Laughing Buddha”.

In today’s world, the Laughing Buddha is considered a symbol of good luck, happiness, and plentitude. He is popular as little figurines or amulets that people can easily carry or place around homes or businesses.

  • Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Weight: 950 g

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Weight 0.99 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm
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