The Laughing Buddha has become a common and popular name for Budai. Some people from the West who are not familiar with Buddhism, may mistake the Laughing Buddha for Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. Actually his name was Quieci. But everyone called him “Budai”. He was supposedly a Buddhist Zen monk who lived in China over a thousand years ago. He was different from all other monks. Quieci was a jolly fellow. He often laughed whole heartily and reminded everyone to enjoy life and stay happy. He was very much loved. Budai always had a great big smile on his face. That is why he best known by his nickname “Laughing Buddha”.
Where to Place the Laughing Buddha in Your Home?
If your family suffers from arguments and tensions, then an image or figurine of the Laughing Buddha will solve these problems. Simply place him in the East Sector (Family Luck) (Feng Shui Bagua Formula) or a location where he can be seen when everyone is sitting around in your living room or main hall.
>> You should place the Laughing Buddha in your living room or entrance hall. If it is possible he likes to be able to see the door.
>> You may also consider placing him by your workplace or office.
>> You should never place the statue in your bathroom. He should not be placed on any electronic devices, this includes your TV.
>> Many Feng Shui followers say that you should avoid placing him in your bedroom. Never place your laughing Buddha on the floor. That would not show the honor and respect he deserves.
About Laughing Budha
>> Millions of people around the world have a Laughing Buddha displayed in their homes. You do not have to be a Buddhist to have the statue in your home.
>> The Laughing Buddha is not worshipped. He is there only to help bring good energy, prosperity and luck into the home.
>> The main intent of the Laughing Buddha is that it is a constant reminder to smile, stay happy and enjoy your life.
>> This positive attitude will bring you even more blessing of prosperity.