Buddha was a spiritual teacher in Nepal during the 6th century B.C. The word 'Buddha' is a title, which means 'one who is awake' or 'awakened'. Enlightenment is something many people seek and some may even master it. Those who follow the teachings of Buddha are trying to attain this enlightenment.There are over 100 poses illustrating the life of the Buddha. The carvings here are of the Laughing Buddha.
The Laughing Buddha is actually Ho Tai, and is often confused with the Historical Buddha. Ho Tai is not the Buddha at all, but is actually a revered Chinese Monk. Ho Tai was famous for his Buddhist sermons and for his bag full of gifts, which he brought to children in order to reward them for coming to learn about the Dharma.
The reason for confusion could be because of the vernacular word for the Buddha and for monks in some languages are the same. So the confusion could lead to many not knowing whether whoever was talking was referring to the Buddha himself, a monk, a statue of the Buddha, or even an amulet (religious pendant) featuring an image of the Buddha... or an image of a highly revered monk.
Due to the natural formation of crystals, colors and sizes may vary from the photos listed.
Please note that metaphysical properties associated with each stone are meant to be for informational purposes only.