Laughing Buddha Card

The Laughing Buddha is now a Quotable Notable!

This Chinese deity (also known as Budai or Pu-Tai) is represented as a fat, bald monk with prayer beads. Though many of the enlightened are depicted as solemn or serene, when Budai appears in statues and artwork, he nearly always appears laughing and joyful.

According to legend, Budai traveled the world bringing his benevolence to everyone he met. He was renowned for his joy ...
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