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Happy Buddha in Vietnam 1

Happy Buddha in Vietnam 1
Dave mentioned this one.
The Happy Buddha should not be thought of as Hotei-Oshi, the Japanese version of the Buddhist monk that is one of the seven lucky gods. Of the seven, Hotei was actually a real person whereas the others are legends or mythical.
Hotei is usually depicted as a Fat man with very fat belly protruding from his robes, rather like the Buddha, at times Hotei is drawn as a man wandering among the forrest trees with unkemped long hair and a scruffy beard carrying a sack of gifts. He went against the normal rules for Monks by begging for fish and meat, forbidden foods for Buddhist monks.

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 scotsdave
scotsdave
That's a big one!
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Yes Dave it is quite large.
Did you read the information below the photo?
6 years ago.
 scotsdave
scotsdave
I did John!
6 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
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I do like seeing a laughing Buddha
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
OK Dave, I looked it up especially for you.
LOL
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Nice to know it Jenny. Thanks.
6 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Thank you.
6 years ago.