Happy Buddha was a good and loving character who first appeared in China in the 10th century. Additionally, he is both a historical figure and also has deep spiritual meaning.
As a historical figure, he is well remembered as a good natured monk who wandered in the Chinese countryside carrying a sack full of his few belongings. He is fondly thought of for spreading cheer and encouragement to those who had come onto hard times. Indeed, he left a lasting impression on the Chinese, so much so that he is still seen as a symbol of good fortune and happiness.
However, Chinese Buddhists also believe that he was an incarnation of the Future Buddha – Maitreya. The Maitreya Prophecy reveals that he will be the final Buddha who will come to the earthly realm and rediscover the Dharma after the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha have been forgotten. Additionally, he will teach the Dharma to sentient beings and end all suffering.
Our jadeite jade Happy Buddha pendant was hand carved from the best jadeite jade found only in Kachin State of Northern Myanmar. As a result, the buyer can rest assured they have procured grade A Myanmar jade free of all artificial enhancements and infusions of any kind – only pure 100% jadeite.
This special pendant is a unique color of near white with a mix of green, yellow and brown. It is translucent and will inspire a sense of inner calm and reflection in all who observe it.
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