Laughing Buddha Vastu


The Laughing Buddha statue is arguably one of the most prominent Feng Shui figures known worldwide. From homes to restaurants, stores, museums, and offices, Laughing Budha statue is placed in a number of different environments. Ancient Buddhists consider the Laughing Buddha as a manifestation of the Buddha, while the Chinese equate Him to the Zen Monk known as Budai. Believed to attract positive energy and removal of any negativity from the area, Laughing Buddha statues are available in various elements including wood, metal, and porcelain.

Placing a laughing Buddha in one’s home and the office is believed to bring in the desired positive energy. And it is to be noted that, if there is one global symbol that represents the attraction of positive life force energy or chi into one’s surroundings, it is the statue of the Laughing Buddha. But remember, the results can be expected only if it is located in the right direction as per the Feng Shui rules and principles.

Let us take a look at some of the best placements for the Laughing Buddha in one’s home and office.

Laughing Buddha Placement Rules

Before we get into the most auspicious placement for the Laughing Buddha statue, let us take a look at some of the basic Feng Shui rules for Buddha placement. Certain placements like kitchen and bathroom areas are not suitable for placement of the statue. Apart from being degradable, such areas have a combination of energy forces that can hamper the free-flowing chi or positive energy emitted by Laughing Buddha.

The height of the Laughing Buddha statue must be at least at eye level since looking down on the Buddha statue is considered rude and negative. Placement of a Laughing Buddha statue is also best avoided near electric circuits, electric outlets, or electronic gadgets.

Auspicious Location for Laughing Buddha Statue

The most auspicious location for placing the statue of Laughing Buddha is facing the main entrance door of the home. A table of around thirty to thirty five-inch height can be used to place the statue facing the entrance door. Such a location makes sure that all energies entering into one’s home are removed from their negativity while enhancing the positive energy flow. Any visitors or guests will also witness the Buddha statue while entering your home, making them feel a sense of happiness to visit your home.

Laughing Buddha statue can also be placed strategically in the living room. But make sure the statue is facing the main entrance door of the living room for maximum benefits. For students, placement of the statue on their study table or desks is considered very good to bring immense benefits in studies and academic goals. For business owners, the best placement for the laughing Buddha statue is the receptionist’s table.

Suggestions before Buying the Laughing Buddha

Before you are venturing out to buy a Laughing Buddha statue for your home make sure that you buy a big statue. The bigger the statue, the better equipped it is to enable the free flow of positive chi or energy. Laughing Buddha comes in various forms, including ones that are depicted carrying certain items like a pot of gold or sack filled with treasures. A simple Laughing Buddha with folded hands, large protruding stomach, and the trademark jolly smile can be equally effective as others. Once you have successfully placed the statue in your home, make sure to gently rub the Buddha’s belly each day as it is said to bring luck and prosperity to the residents.


  • Every property has a ‘Vastu-spirit’, also known as ‘Vaastu-Purusha’ residing within it, according to the principles of Vastu. Since the head of this ‘Vastu-Purusha’ lies in the North-East direction, it must not be weighed down by placing heavy pieces of furniture there. Doing so would cause weight in the minds of the occupants of the home too. Hence, activating this corner appropriately directly blesses the residents with immense mental well-being as this corner affects spiritual and cosmic energies.
  • Buddha is a symbol of enlightenment, balance, and inner peace. By placing an image or statue of a Buddha in the North-East direction, we can stimulate the high powered energy of this corner.
  • The North-East zone is also ruled by water energy, and hence the Buddha statue can be used in combination with the water element.
  • For a garden or outdoor space, place the statue of the Buddha beneath some flowering tree, besides, or as a part of a fountain or a pool with sprinklers. Lotus flowers, which are a symbol of peace and purity, and tea light candles can further enhance the serenity of the setting.
  • This immensely potent corner must be empowered within the house as well. The image or sculpture placed indoors can have a ‘basket of the five elements of nature’ offered before it to maximize its effect. To create this basket, take a wide but shallow bowl made of metal and fill it with water. Float fresh tender flower petals and immerse semi-precious stones into this bowl. Light candles around it to complete all 5 elements.
  • To capitalize on the vital life force of the North-East corner, ensure that this arrangement is honored and properly worshipped. The set-up must not be placed under a staircase so as to ensure that we do not figuratively step on it. Furthermore, the corner of Buddha should not share a wall with a toilet, or be beneath a kitchen or toilet of an upper floor.
  • By optimizing the placement of images and symbols, this spiritual zone can then also be used for meditation.

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