Feng shui and Laughing Buddha – Know everything!

Feng shui the traditional Chinese practice is about using symbols that represent the flow of positive energy and its influence on human behavior and surroundings. Through its true power we can attract more health, wealth and prosperity.

One of the most commonly used Feng shui symbols is of Laughing Buddha.

Where to Place Feng Shui Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha is also known as Budai and pu-tai in Japanese and Chinese mythology respectively.

In accordance with chinese folktales, he was a Chinese monk worshiped as maitreya buddha that is, when teachings of Gautam Buddha disappeared, he was one of the bodhisattva (one who’s life goal is awakening).

Because of his bald, chubby, fatty appearance with large round Belly and amusing, joyful personality. He is nicknamed as Laughing Buddha.

It is believed that, since he attained enlightenment, he was always seen smiling and laughing.

So, wherever he used to travel, his smile and personality would make other people giggle, cheerful, feel content and lucky which became his ultimate aim of life.

In order to recieve blessings from laughing buddha, we should put the idol with a purpose, to remind us to be thankful and fortunate. We shouldn’t keep it just as a showpiece instead, our mind should be attuned with it to reap it’s benefits.

It is very important to feel it’s presence. So, we should keep a big idol with large tummy, which is noticeable.

It is important to tickle or rub the belly of buddha daily. This helps to attract more abundance and prosperity

Be if gifted or purchased. Before using it, we must energise it by sprinkling some holy water, or ‘ganga jal’. Burn some incense stick or aroma candles near it. Keep it in sunlight for some time. We can also offer some flowers in order to connect with it better.

The Position of the Buddha should always be in living room or foyer, few feets away from the ground that is above or preferably at eye level.

It should directly face the entrance such that, it is the first thing that catches sight of the person entering the house and makes the person feel happy and cheerful.

It is scientifically proven that smile is contagious. Therefore, looking at pleasing, smiling buddha would help us to get rid of negativity and stress quickly.

One shouldn’t keep the idol in bedroom or any other space other than living room as being a monk they are away from wordly pleasures.

One should also not put it over electronics or gadgets.

Different types of Laughing Buddha and their Symbolism –

There are different types of buddha in standing, sitting and relaxing positions and with different elements like fan, coins, beads, bowl and hat.

  1. Bowl represents that one is receiving good luck and fortune. Fan and hat symbolize carefree and healthy life respectively.
  • Beads are the representation of wisdom.
  • Usually having a sitting Buddha is favoured for peace and stability.
  • It is advised to put the idol above a coin. Laughing buddha with dragon coins, gold, money frog should be placed in the south east corner which is the wealth corner of the house to attract more wealth.
  • He is often seen carrying a cloth sack with him. It is said that the bag carries away all the negativity from surroundings.
  • For fertility and issues with children, laughing Buddha playing with children is kept in west direction.
  • For career stability, one should choose sitting buddha. For more projects, clients and movement in career standing buddha with raised hands is preferred.
  • Laughing Buddha with dragon can be used as an evil eye amulet for protection.
  • Buddha with many elements should be placed in East direction for fulfilled and abundant life. Praying to him helps to manifest wishes as well.

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