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Blessing Cards (Budai/Hotei in Particular)
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:45:33 pm »
Tomorrow is my history teacher's birthday, and i wanted to get him something special, since he doesn't usually get gifts. We recently covered Buddhism in class, and he made sure to drill into us that Shakyamuni Buddha is not the fat guy who gives good luck when you rub his belly.

As a pseudo-Buddhist/Taoist, I am very familiar with the story of Hotei/Budai, the aforementioned fat man. He is one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Taoism, and brings wealth, abundance, and good health. According to a different legend, he was a Zen monk who traveled China, giving gifts of candy to poor children, and only asking a penny from other monks or lay practioners. I have a set of six little Hotei statuettes made of plaster with a bronze gold finish. I'd like to give him one, and include a blessing, preferably in Chinese. Does anyone have any tips for me?
Namu Amida Butsu!
Namu Yakushi Butsu!
Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu!


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Re: Blessing Cards (Budai/Hotei in Particular)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 01:17:55 pm »
Quote from: Emrys;26298
Does anyone have any tips for me?

Maybe you could say Happy Birthday in Chinese to start with?

Happy Birthday

This link will even say it so you hear how it sounds
"If it ain\'t fun, it ain\'t worth doing!"


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