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... Often called the Happy Buddha or Laughing Buddha, a monk of the Later Liang Dynasty (907 - 923 AD) in China. Patron of the weak, the poor and children.

... Often called the Happy Buddha or Laughing Buddha, a monk of the Later Liang Dynasty (907 - 923 AD) in China. Patron of the weak, the poor and children.

Young Tai pupils studying in a Buddhist monastery.

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They are famous for the cheerful nature of the character in the statue. The Laughing Buddha is generally known in China ...

They are famous for the cheerful nature of the character in the statue. The Laughing Buddha is generally known in China ...

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Historical background[edit]

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Often called the Happy Buddha or Laughing Buddha, he is really Ho Tai a monk of the Later Liang Dynasty (907 – 923 AD) of China. He was known for carrying a ...

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Buddha Shakyamuni Meditating in the Indrashala Cave (top) and Buddha Dipankara (bottom)

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Female monastics walk beside the road during their morning alms rounds in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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Influences[edit]

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