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Laughing Buddha Feng Shui Symbol for Good Luck and Prosperity

Updated on November 21, 2013
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Anamika S Jain is a social media consultant and blogger. She is passionate about topics like astrology, numerology, feng shui and gemstones.

Laughing Buddha Feng Shui Symbol with money bag is one of the most auspicious symbols and is said to bring wealth,happiness and success.
Laughing Buddha Feng Shui Symbol with money bag is one of the most auspicious symbols and is said to bring wealth,happiness and success.

Laughing Buddha in Feng Shui - Significance and Symbolism

The Laughing Buddha is one of the most popular symbols used by Feng Shui Consultants for enhancing the good luck and wealth. Laughing Buddha is also known as Happy Buddha. This Buddha is regarded as one of the gods of wealth and keeping this symbol at home is said to bring prosperity, happiness and success. Keeping this figurine at the place of business is said to enhance business and money luck. Laughing Buddha absorbs negative Chi and emanates positive energies. This is a very auspicious symbol and can be seen gracing many homes, temples, restaurants and vehicle dash boards. This is an excellent gift item for a loved one.

The Laughing Buddha figurine is seen with protruding stomach and jolly smile. He is usually depicted carrying wealth symbols such as pots of gold, large ingots and a sack believed to contain treasures. This Buddha is believed to be a person having extraordinary happiness, patience and compassion. It is said that he stomachs all the troubles and problems and transforms them into happiness. The Laughing Buddha is also considered a patron of the weak, poor and children.

Laughing Buddha Placement

The Laughing Buddha figurines are available in several materials like metal, Tera Cota, resin, crystals etc. When buying the Laughing Buddha figurines try getting a bigger one if possible. He is also seen in different poses each of which carry a different significance.There are Buddha’s available in different poses but the one carrying pot of gold, large ingots or sack filled with treasures is considered the best for wealth luck.

The ideal placement of Laughing Buddha figurine is at about thirty inches in height and directly facing the main door or on a side table or corner table diagonally opposite to the front door and facing the door. It is said to be disrespectful to keep them it in the ground. Students can place the figurine on the study table for getting better results in studies. Keeping this Feng Shui Symbol on the Office or Reception table at the business place is said to bring in financial gains. This figurines need not be worshiped placement is good enough. However, many Feng shui experts’ advice not to keep the Laughing Buddha symbols in the Bedroom, Bathroom or Dining area.

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    kuelezavega 2 years ago

    I have the buddha in a altar on the floor its that ok

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    Jasika Dokki 5 years ago

    This 'laughing Buddha' is not Buddha, it is Budai. Did you research any of this or did you just make things up as you went along? It doesn't even take effort to learn about Budai... a simple web search will teach you who he is!

    "Budai or Pu-Tai(Chinese: 布袋; pinyin: Bùdài), or Hotei in Japanese, Bố Đại in Vietnamese, is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack," and comes from the bag that he is conventionally depicted as carrying. He is usually identified with (or as an incarnation of) Maitreya, so much so that the Budai image is one of the main forms in which Maitreya is depicted in East Asia. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha (Chinese: 笑佛). Many Westerners confuse Budai with Gautama Buddha."

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    darshan123456 5 years ago

    Hello, I have a laughing buda, I just positioned him Prosperity on my life...Thank you. I love budas.

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    mohan reddy 6 years ago

    my fren gifted me da same yesterday... wow thanks for the information... i don't know his significance till now.. thank u very much Manasa...

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    megha 6 years ago

    Nice informative

    thanks a lot

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    g.s.kumar 6 years ago

    hello,i have laughing buda,chaing my life,iam so happy.

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    anju tiwari 6 years ago

    thanx to dis buddha that i got my loved one back..

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    anchal charak india {j&k} 6 years ago

    this one is very helpful and success full for each & everyone really i thankful god

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    Anamika S Jain 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @Sumeet It can be given as Gift. Anyway, What is a good gift depends on the receiver.

    @CG96 I have never needed lucky charms for anything. But I guess you can try Chrysoprase. I have written a hub on it you can type the name of the gem and my name on the search box to find it. Anyway, I would advice you to utilize the power of the subconscious mind because If anything can bring success it is the right attitude. You may find Dr Joseph Murphy's 'The Power of the Subconscious Mind' useful.

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    CG96 6 years ago

    Hi!I just want to know if you know of any lucky charm that I can bring to help me pass an interview?

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    sumeet 6 years ago

    hey .........i want to know,,,is it gud to gift a laughing buddha to any one.????????????

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    Anamika S Jain 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    The ideal placement of laughing buddha is already mentioned in the Hub. feel free to read it.

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    Linthy 6 years ago

    I received a set of 6 laughing buddhas...Please tell me the ideal place for keeping them.I also have a 7th one which is kept in my bedroom.Is it ok ??

    Please do suggest asap so that I can get the best out of it !!

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    srinu 6 years ago

    laughing buddha where it should be postioned in house.

    what is it advantages and disadvantages.

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    riya 6 years ago

    i hav only one room.its all in one should i place laughing buddha in it or its strickly

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    Jagdish Narain 6 years ago

    Hi Anamika ji Namaste, I am from Mauritius, i am interesting in singing bowl since I have heard on video,Ilove the sound, but how to get one, Thanks.....


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    APARNA REDDY 6 years ago

    Hi Anamika.... I have heard that a laughing budda should be gifted to you and that it should not be bought by you... Is it true?

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    Shahida 6 years ago

    I am really surpriced by reading the above things. I went to Bangkok n just bought a Laughing Buddha..... I don't know that this thing holds a symbolic meaning..... Really I am surpriced by reading all the things above. R they really true??? I have placed my buddha just in front of me beside my computer at my Office desk. All the I work there facing at my Computer n now at Buddha. I am really happy by knowing the significant of Buddha.

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    Pranjal Shrivastava 6 years ago

    ive got an laughing Buddha but it does not hv a sack of gold or any treasure it is made of glass is good and helpful 4 my studies...??

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    Anamika S Jain 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @ kiran That's your wish where you want to keep the figurine. The details regarding placement is in this article itself.

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    kiran 7 years ago

    i got a gift of laughing budha in a standing posture, whare should i place it whether on my office desk or at home, most of the time i'll be at my office. pl advise me.

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    Anamika S Jain 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    The ideal placement of the Dragon Turtle Feng Shui Symbol would be in the North or East sector of the house. Thanks for the visit.

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    rekha 8 years ago

    I would like to know where I should display my dragon turtle.

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    shellyblossom 8 years ago from Ohio

    Hello, I have a laughing buda, I just positioned him properly on my desk, facing my main door. Thank you. I love budas.


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