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The 3 Characteristics of Existence . and. The Laughing Buddha. Fatima Nazir and Sentha Sivanesan. Ponder. Characteristic ( char·ac·ter·is·tic ) noun Fact which tells us something about the nature of things. Existence ( ex·ist·ence ) noun

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The 3 Characteristics of Existence

and

The Laughing Buddha

Fatima Nazir

and

Sentha Sivanesan

ponder
Ponder

Characteristic (char·ac·ter·is·tic)noun

  • Fact which tells us something about the nature of things.

Existence (ex·ist·ence)noun

  • The fact or state of living or having objective reality.
there are three characteristics of existence
There are three characteristics of existence
  • Anicca
  • Impermanence
  • Dukkha
  • Dissatisfaction

Anatta

No-Self

1 anicca
1: Anicca
  • Our Clothing
  • Nothing is permanent
  • Everything changes
  • Our Physical Features
  • Our Environment
  • Our Relations
  • Our Emotions
  • Our Belongings
3 anatta
3: Anatta
  • No one thing in ourselves is self
    • Only when all parts are put together and is alive, it is called person
    • No permanent/ independent self, only changing parts
our next topic is
Our Next Topic Is?
  • A) The Laughing Monk
  • B) The Laughing Baby
  • C) The Laughing Buddha
  • D) Both A, B, but not D
  • E) All of the above
  • F) None of the Above
  • G) A, C, D, excluding F and incorporating B
solution
Solution

If you guessed B) The Laughing Baby

YOU’RE WRONG.

START PAYING ATTENTION!

background history

The Laughing Buddha:

  • Known as “Hotei or Pu-Tai”
  • Loving or Friendly One.
  • Unconfirmed history
  • Based on an eccentric Chinese Ch'an (Zen) monk who lived over 1,000 years ago.
  • Tremendous influence on Asia
Background History
impact on modern society
Impact on Modern Society

☻Embraced by many Buddhist and Taoist practitioners

☺Statues features in many homes and places of worship.

☺Carrying a cloth or linen sack with items such as candy for children.

☻Rubbing the great belly, brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity, happiness.

the story behind it all
The Story Behind it all
  • Buddha couldn't concentrate on his meditation and started laughing at jokes from two people sitting nearby.
  • His large protruding stomach and jolly smile also give him the title of "Laughing Buddha." 
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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."- Buddha

The

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