Laughing Set of 6 Buddha showpiece statue for home or office. Considered to be good luck charm for wealth and wisdom as per Feng-Shui Laughing Buddha is believed to bring good luck, contentment and abundance in one's life. It depicts plenitude of whatever one wishes for be it wealth, happiness or satisfaction. Usually depicted as a stout, laughing bald man with an overtly exposed pot-belly stomach, laughing Buddha or celestial Buddha is better known as Hotei or Pu-Tai. It is said that his appearance comes from a Buddhist Zen monk who lived over 1000 years ago. His protruding stomach and jolly smile earned him this name. Though, a symbol from Feng Shui, however, laughing Buddha is believed by many to hold a lot of significance in our lives. Meaning of different postures of Laughing Buddha 1) The sitting posture of Buddha is considered to be that of love and it symbolizes balance of thoughts and tranquillity. 2) The standing Buddha symbolizes riches and happiness. 3) Buddha sitting on a large gold nugget and ready to give a smaller gold nugget is a symbol of good luck. 4) Buddha with his fan hat on head represents enjoyment and good fortune. 5) Buddha holding a gold block with his hands in upright position signifies abundant riches and good luck. 6) Buddha with fan in one hand and bottle gourd in another brings blessings and good health. 7) Buddha carrying a bag of gold on his back symbolizes prosperity. 8) Buddha carrying a bag of blessings on his right shoulder and fan on the left one protects during long journeys.