Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.
This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself...
COMING & GOING
When coming, he comes like a wind. When going, he goes like a white cloud. When saying, every word he speaks is like a lotus flower. When silencing, he is like the moon that shines in a crystal night.
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