Known as the "Laughing Buddha" in the Western world, associated with contentment and abundance.
A natural Jade, associated with healing of the heart centre. It has a strong and steady energy and has been associated with prosperity by various cultures throughout the world. There is a steady slow of energy that comes with the stone and gives wholesome growth to ones personal energy and personal life-force. A classic stone of a abundance and prosperity, whilst stimulating good health and heart healing.
Budai was a known Buddhist monk, associated with a jolly nature, laughing and a nomad that could predict the future. He is often mistaken to be associated with Gautama Buddha in the Western world, the "Laughing Buddha" but is said to be a Maitraya Buddha, a "Buddha of the future".