It is Sunday but there is no churchy post today ‘cos I didn’t get the churchy bug ‘cos I didn’t go to church ‘cos I don’t want to spread my cough to all the churchy people in church.
Hotei (å¸ƒè¢‹) or Bu-Dai (å¸ƒè¢‹ç¾…æ¼¢ (pinyin:BÃ¹dÃ i LuÃ³hÃ n) literally Calico Bag Arhat) is better known in the English-speaking world as the fat Laughing Buddha. In China, he is called Bu-Dai (Wade-Giles Pu-Tai) or MÃ LÃ¨ FÃ³ (å½Œå‹’ä½›) and dubbed the Loving or Friendly One. He has become incorporated into Buddhist and Shinto culture and is based on an eccentric Chinese Chan monk. His image graces many temples, restaurants, and amulets. Hotei has become a deity of contentment and abundance, Taoist in origin. Hotei persists in Japanese folklore as one of the Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin). (source)
I found some photos taken in year 2004.Â These were stuffs left in my old house and we have since sold the house.Â The laughing buddhas cute statues are still somewhere around my house, in one of the boxes.
I have them in all sort of materials.Â Ignore the dust ‘cos the house was left empty for one and a half years.
Don’t you wish to be a laughing buddha too?Â Whole day no need to wear clothes, no need to diet, just lie down and laugh all day…..
This large statue is about one and a half foot tall. It used to carry the huge gold ingot atop it’s head.Â But my kid accidentally dropped the statue and the gold ingotÂ came off.Â It is still standing in my living room now because it is too large to be kept in a box.Â Sometimes, my cheeky kids will place the Bible on top, making laughing buddha carrying the Word of God.Â Hehehe, I hope no one get a seizure with the image of laughing buddha evangelising……
Have a good weekend to all!Â I am still waiting for England vs. Macedonia to end….