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Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
Get clean and enlightened at the same time. This bright golden ceramic Buddha will class up any bathroom. This cheery little guy measures about 6.3" x 5.5" x 4.7" (16 x 14 x 12 cm).
Soap not included.
Are you curious...?
The "laughing Buddha" that inspired our soap dish was not the same person as Gautama Buddha (also known as Siddhartha, or Sid to his friends), whose teachings inspired Buddhism. Budai was an eccentric monk who lived in China nearly 3,000 years ago. He's always depicted as a happy fat man who symbolizes contentment and plenitude, and he's become associated with Zen. Tradition says that rubbing his belly brings wealth and good luck. "Buddha" just means "one who is awake" (enlightened), so in that sense Budai is considered a buddha. Gautama, on the other hand, lived more recently (about 2,400 years ago) and lived a serious, monastic life that transcended humanity -- after a painless birth following an immaculate conception, he didn't need sleep, medicine, food, or bathing. Gautama may have inspired a religion, but Budai makes for a much better soap dish.