Laughing Buddha and tiny bamboo plants
September 9, 2010 5:58am CST
Friends, as per suggestion of my ‘guru’ and spiritual guide, I have kept a statue of ‘Laughing Buddha’ and a mini bamboo plants on the left side of entrance to my room. (See picture) This is supposed to bring good luck. I show incense sticks to these after bath and pray to bless me. He also told me, if more leaves sprout from this mini bamboo plant, it is a good sign for me and the family. Money will flow and happiness will prevail. Well you can see in the picture the new leaves that keep growing. Honestly speaking I received my blocked money from several sources. I feel blessed too, may be just psychologically. I am not spreading any superstition, but sharing my experience. Any such experience faith or experience to share from your side? Professor
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11 Sep 10
Professor, I am happy to be back at your page to participate in the discussion you have brought up. My catholic background did not allow me to believe in all this and I considered this as a superstition. Until one day after the sixth pay commission I wondered why my money was not coming. The cheques were being directed to other accounts. I was forced to enter into protracted correspondence with my office and bank and still nothing was happening. I was mad with rage. I found it simply inexplicable. Then one day I found a statue of a laughing Buddha in one of my drawers. My daughter in law after she with her family went away to stay separate had it and I kept it in the drawer to give it back to her. Then I remembered someone telling me what a disrespect to this statue can do to you. I immediately placed it facing the front door. Then my visiting daughter also gave me one, which I placed alongside the other statue. And lo all my money poured it. I never had problem thereafter. The important thing is that you should not buy it yourself. Some one else must either give it or present it to you. From then on I began believing in the power of laughing Buddha. I do not know much about bamboo plant though I have seen them in my daughter's house and I always considered it a decorative piece.
9 Sep 10
I have heard about this belief, but honestly I don't believe it. I am happy to hear that it worked out for you. I have the statuge of laughing budda in my house which is in the left side shelf of my bed room. I don't know it will bring good luck to me. I am having a bad time now and I hope it will change soon. I like those bamboo plans you are talking about; one of my friends had that.
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9 Sep 10
I have the Laughing Buddha, but not the bamboo plants yet (I will be getting those soon), I also have a Buddy Jesus, and Joseph and Mary (I used to be a Catholic). I like collecting things like that because it reminds me that these deities were also human.
9 Sep 10
Well, I don't believe in any religion from my heart, but before examinations, I usually crossed myself or put the palms together unconsciously. This can be described by a colloquialism - make effort at the last moment. Yes, it's only a psychological consolation.
9 Sep 10
i used to have a lucky bamboo in my living room it grew pretty well but , i never cared about luck or any thing it was a wonderful eye-catcher !! but some months ago i moved on to my mom's house and the bamboo... dried off ... never had a laughing buddha ....