You see him everywhere: the smiling man with the bald head and the fat bare belly, which is often called '' The laughing Buddha '' or fat belly Buddha. "The Laughing Buddha" is a nickname of the Chinese Zen master Poe-Tai Ho-shang, who lived somewhere between the 6th and 10th centuries and had found "the Buddha in himself." Carefree and completely happy he roamed through China, often surrounded by children. After his death, he was honored as a Chinese folk hero and lucky god. In the latter function he still roams around, halfway around the world, as a tangible image of the carefree bliss that each participates who has found his own true nature, the "Buddha in himself." his long earlobes indicate an aristocratic origin. the attributes that he carries are different and symbolic, these are ao: * Mala (beaded necklace): Buddhist prayer line. * Jacket: Protection. * Gold nugget and Coins: Symbol of financial luck. * A bag: Symbol of searching and traveling (searching for yourself) * Peach: Symbol of connectedness. * Children: Symbol of fertility (that can be in a relationship or job search) * Skepter: Symbol of abundance. * Yoke over the Shoulder: Symbol of balance * Pearl: Symbol of beauty and health. * With bird: Symbol of self-knowledge. * Range: Protection. * Staff: Trust, Balance and support. * Jug (carafe): Elixir of life (long life) It is believed that it brings more happiness if you occasionally rub the fat belly of Buddha. We sell various statues of this Chinese fat-bellied Buddha in various sizes and / or colors.