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Budai or Pu-Tai is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack", and comes from the ... His identification with the Maitreya is attributed to a Buddhist hymn (Chinese: 偈语...

When Did the Buddha Become Fat? | Psychology Today


Jul 17, 2012 ... ... to the United States, I have been poking around to get the rest of the story. It turns out that my friend was partly correct because the Fat Buddha was ... He is invariably depicted as a fat and smiling guy, and people may have ...

Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha « Daily Buddhism


Oct 30, 2008 ... What's the deal with the big fat Buddha statues? He's got .... She told me that her mother said that if a Buddha's statue is turned around, you will get pregnant (or ... Buddha did not laugh although he occasionally smiled at his ...

Skinny Buddha vs Fat Buddha | Michelle's Rhetoric and Civic Life blog


Nov 8, 2012 ... I think most people are familiar with both versions of Buddha, the skinny and the fat one. The original Buddhist image depicted is of him being ...

How did Buddha become Fat Buddha? | Yahoo Answers


It's very unlogical, Buddha did alot of walking all around India and ... To get back to your question, the Fat Buddha ("Laughing Buddha") has ...

Why isn't that Buddha statue fat? - Hivelogic


Jul 25, 2009 ... I'm often amused when people ask me why the Buddha statues I have (or the pictures I've taken of them) aren't fat. Generally speaking, there ...

Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha | Oddly Historical


Feb 25, 2014 ... The word “Buddha” brings an image of a laughing bald man with a .... It is true that in Siddhartha's time the present-day conception of nation states did not ... been helpful for the readers to get more accurate info on Buddha.

5 Facts About Buddhism You Never Knew - Sivana East


The use of the fat Buddha seen everywhere in Chinese restaurants and ... However, it didn't have the foothold like Hinduism did. Though Buddhism started in India, it seemed to have trouble getting large amounts of people to stick to it.

Why is the Buddha sometimes depicted as a fat, happy man? - Quora


I guess you are confusing Laughing Buddha with Gautama Buddha. Laughing Buddha is the ... Why Did hinduism lost the great man lord buddha? .... better if he really a Buddhisatta not even reaching the full purification can get you this happy  ...

Where Did the Image of the Laughing Buddha Come From?


When Westerners think of Buddha, usually they picture the short, fat, bald version , not the austere and serious meditating Buddha. Where did the Laughing ...