Budai or Pu-Tai is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack," and comes from the bag that he is often depicted as carrying. The Budai is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha. Many people in the West mistake the image of Budai as being that of Gautama Buddha.
Carved Crystal Budai
~ Sodalite ~
- Laughing Buddhas are symbols of great wealth, happiness and good fortune. Buddhas' belly is said to signify bountiful wealth and prosperity. By stroking it, it is believed to bring much luck and fortune.
- The Laughing Buddhas must always be invited into their new home. By doing this, they will bring positive Chi' and much happiness into the home.
- Always place your Buddhas in a position of honour and respect but never on the floor. They can be placed in any part of your home such as in the living room and in the office but never in the bathrooms and toilets.
Buddhas are particularly useful in the following sectors of your home: Family and Health (East), Mentors and Helpful Friends (North-West) and Wealth and Prosperity (Southeast)
Measurements: Height 32mm x Width 40mm x Depth 17mm
Mineralogy: Lettice silicate containing sodium
Attributes: Sodalite unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing information from the higher mind down to the physical level. When Sodalite-enhanced meditation, the mind can be used to understand the circumstances in which you find yourself. This stone instills a drive for truth and an urge toward idealism, making it possible to remain true to yourself and stand up for your beliefs.
Sodalite clears electromagnetic pollution and can be placed on computers to block their emanations. It is helpful for people who are sensitive to "sick-building syndrome"* or to electromagnetic smog*.
This is a particularly useful stone for group work, as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose. It stimulates trust and companionship between members of the group, encouraging interdependence.
An excellent stone for the mind, Sodalite eliminates mental confusion and intellectual bondage. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuitive perception, together with the verbalization of feelings. As it calms the mind, it allows new information to be received. Sodalite stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind-sets, creating space to put new insights in practice.
Psychologically, this stone brings about emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It can transform a defensive or oversensitive personality, releasing the core fears, phobias, guilt, and control mechanisms that hold you back from being who you truly are. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-trust. Sodalite is one of the stones that bring shadow qualities up to the surface to be accepted without being judged.
Healing: Sodalite balances the metabolism, overcomes calcium deficiencies, and cleanses the lymphatic system and organs, boosting the immune system. This stone combats radiation damage and insomnia. It treats the throat, vocal cords, and larynx and is helpful for hoarseness and digestive disorders. It cools fevers, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates absorption of fluid in the body.
Vibrates to the number: 4
Astrological sign of: Sagittarius