Net als geloven heb je bij het buddhisme ook kapers op de loer. Zogenaamde lama's en substromingen. Naar mijn inzien bestaat er slechts 1 authentieke boedda, de Budai.
De authentieke boedda, Budai
Budai From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bố Đại statue at the Vĩnh Tràng Temple, Vietnam Budai Chinese name Chinese 布袋 [show]Transcriptions Alternative Chinese name Chinese 笑佛 Literal meaning Laughing Buddha [show]Transcriptions Second alternative Chinese name Chinese 胖佛 Literal meaning Fat Buddha [show]Transcriptions Vietnamese name Vietnamese alphabet Bố Đại Korean name Hangul 포대 [show]Transcriptions Japanese name Kanji 布袋 Hiragana ほてい [show]Transcriptions For other uses, see Budai (disambiguation). "Hotei" redirects here. For the Japanese musician, see Tomoyasu Hotei. "Putai" redirects here. For the former city of China, see Binzhou. For its former county, see Boxing County. Budai, Hotei or Pu-Tai (Chinese and Japanese: 布袋; pinyin: Bùdài; rōmaji: Hotei; Vietnamese: Bố Đại) is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack", and comes from the bag that he is conventionally depicted as carrying. He is usually identified with or seen as an incarnation of Maitreya, the future Buddha, so much so that the Budai image is one of the main forms in which Maitreya is depicted in China. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha (Chinese: 笑佛; pinyin: Xiào Fó).
In the West, the image of Budai is often mistaken for that of Gautama Buddha, and is hence called the Fat Buddha (Chinese: 胖佛; pinyin: Pàng Fó).
Contents [hide] 1 Description 2 History 3 Traditions that revere Budai 3.1 Buddhism 3.2 Folklore 3.3 Yiguandao 3.4 Chan, Seon and Zen 4 Conflation with other religious figures 4.1 Angida Arhat 4.2 Phra Sangkajai / Phra Sangkachai 5 In popular culture 6 Gallery 7 References 8 External links Description Budai is traditionally depicted as a fat, bald man wearing a robe and wearing or otherwise carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack, being poor but content. He is often depicted entertaining or being followed by adoring children. His figure appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of both contentment and abundance.