One of the most popular cures in Feng Shui application is the Laughing Buddha, also known as Buddha of Happiness or Matreiya in Buddhism. This jolly deity is the supreme symbol of joy and wellbeing and vision of happiness. In fact he is used as an enhancer in attaining almost all areas of positive aspirations such as wealth, success, good health, abundance, career and children.
Legend has it that the Laughing Buddha is based on the life of a Buddhist monk who lived in the 10th century China. He was a bit too eccentric for a monk, but his loving ways and jovial countenance soon earned him many followers. He is considered a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha and is most welcome and loved everywhere he goes as he brings the energy of light heartedness, joy and laughter.
The most common Feng Shui use of the Laughing Buddha is to attract wealth and good luck. The symbol of Laughing Buddha is considered to bring auspicious energy, wealth and joyful blessings anywhere it is placed, so now you know why you can see at least one Laughing Buddha in Chinese establishments.
So popular is the Laughing Buddha that he is available in a wide variety of Feng Shui products - from figurines and bells to key chains and amulets made from resin, metal, crystal and even porcelain. He is also depicted in various positions with a vast array of auspicious symbols such as such as Ru Yi, Wu Lou, gold ingots and coins, bagful of treasures or surrounded by playful children.
Your choice of a Laughing Buddha depends largely on what Feng Shui energy you want to attract. If you are hoping to get more wealth,look for a statue of Laughing Buddha with treasures and place it in the wealth area of your home (Southeast). Similarly, Choose a Laughing Buddha with a Wu Lou and place the statue in the East Feng Shui bagua area if your focus is vibrant health. Those yearning for kids will of course need a Laughing Buddha with adorable children climbing all over him, to be placed in the West sector for descendants luck. It is also ideal for lifting the mood and reducing stress when unfavorable Flying Stars drop by.
As a general rule however, the Laughing Buddha can be place anywhere except the bathroom and toilet. One of the best Feng Shui locations for a Laughing Buddha is in your living room where you can see it as you come home, creating good Feng Shui in your main entrance. Having the Laughing Buddha at home in the living area or in the office will dissolve unfavourable chi energy and at the same time to usher in the fortuitous life force which will give rise to profound bliss and immeasurable prosperity.