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swami dhyan sumeru s
swami dhyan sumeru s
10 years ago

yes this is hoti the buddha of today when the buddha shakyamuni was leaving this earth he said that he would return in the future as Maitreya hoti is the representation as seen by the crafts people of china and japan where the spirit of the buddhas teaching reached brought there by bodhidharma the sack is full of toys for the children made by hoti in his mountain home the leaf is the leaf of the tea plant to symbolise wake-fullness given by bodhidharma when he tore off his eye lids so as to remain awake the eye lids are… Read more »

P'ang
P'ang
10 years ago

Chances are that your statue represents Budai/Putai, a 10th century Chinese monk who is sometimes known as the “Laughing Buddha.”

In East Asia, Budai is celebrated for his ability to bring good fortune. His large sack carries goodies for all people. He is also thought to be an incarnation of Maitreya, the “Future Buddha” who will appear some time in the . . . future!

Here are a couple of images of Budai – you can see if these look anything like your figure:
http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh94/form9407/english/images/001_04.jpg
http://www.fengshuicrazy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/buddha.jpg

Buddha
Buddha
10 years ago

It’s when I was going on my annual holiday. The leaf was to keep the sun off my bald head.

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