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aventurine

magnesite

The Laughing Buddha figure, also known as the Happy Buddha, is a common representation of the Buddha in Buddhist iconography. This figure is especially popular in Chinese culture and other East Asian cultures, such as Japanese and Korean.

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Heliotrope or blood stone

Larvikite

Serene Smile: The most prominent feature of the Smiling Buddha is his calm and smiling facial expression. Unlike other representations of the Buddha that can display a more serious or meditative expression, the Laughing Buddha conveys a sense of calm and joy.

Posture and Hand Gesture: The Laughing Buddha is often depicted seated in a relaxed and comfortable position, legs crossed in the lotus or half-lotus posture.

Quartz

Hematite

Red jasper

Elongated Ears: Another distinctive feature of the Laughing Buddha is that it is often depicted with elongated ears. According to Buddhist tradition, elongated ears symbolize the ability to hear the supplications and cries of the world.

Baldness and Bump on the Head: As is common in many depictions of the Buddha, the Laughing Buddha has a completely bald head and is often shown with a bump on top, known as a "ushnisha". This bump represents wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Clothing: The Laughing Buddha usually wears the traditional clothing of Buddhist monks, which includes a robe that covers both shoulders.

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Dragon blood

Unakite

The smiling Buddha is a positive and kind representation of the Buddha that symbolizes happiness, compassion and kindness. It is believed that his presence and energy can radiate peace and well-being to those who contemplate him. This figure is revered and appreciated in many cultures as a symbol of good fortune, abundance and protection.

Many people also have statues of the Laughing Buddha in their homes or workplaces as a way of invoking his peaceful and harmonious presence. It is important to note that, beyond the figurine or image, the Laughing Buddha represents the essential values and teachings of Buddhism, which include compassion, wisdom and the search for inner peace.

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Sodalite

You can find happy Buddha or smiling Buddha figures in our mineral store in the center of Barcelona.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us; email: cmd@cristalljoia.com; WhatsApp: 670-61-16-63

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