I love to have the Laughing Buddha (Maitreya) in my home, and car. I go to the FengShui Shops in town to shop for unique figurines of it. It gives me a sense of calmness and happiness just by looking at at. Some say it helps to dispel anger and also illness. As a collector, I try to look for the ones in porcelain white. A tint of pink is fine, but my favourites are mainly just plain simple white porcelain. When choosing them, I'd look for the facial expression and how cheerful he looks. Here is the Laughing Buddha on the dashboard of our family car.
Feb 7, 2008