Buddha at home

Where to place the Buddhas in the house? - They come in all types, colors and sizes, but do you really know what they represent and how to place a Buddha? Very appreciated as a decorative object for their exoticism, to give a Zen and relaxed atmosphere to a place.

However few people know the real meaning of what it really means when we place a Buddha in our home?


Who is Buddha?

Buddha means in Sanskrit "the Awakened One", it is the name that was given to Siddhartha Gautama because he reached enlightenment or zenitude. Siddhartha Gautama lived about 2500 years ago in southern Nepal. He was born the son of a king and lived a life of abundance.

He had everything he could wish for. However, he suffered from the same feelings as everyone else and he was not satisfied. Although he had everything, he felt empty inside.

He studied with the best teachers that the king gave him, but that too did not help him out of this discontent. So he went to study with the religious teachers of his time. This is how he learned to meditate.

Finally, he withdrew into solitude and meditation. He wanted to find a way to become and stay happy, a happiness that would never change. At the age of 35, he managed to find enlightenment.

Then he traveled across the country as a teacher to teach others what he had found, the path to lasting happiness. He had many students.

He died at the age of 80, leaving a complete and very advanced teaching that gave birth to Buddhism. His teaching is now transmitted by Buddhist monks.

This shows a lot about how the world works and why all attempts to live happily always fail. He called this the Four Noble Truths.

1. Dukkha: Every creature suffers
2. Samudaya: This is due to desire and attachment
3. Nirodha: The Extinction of Suffering
4. Magga : The path to nirvana




Why have a Buddha at home?

There are many images of Buddha, often different because Buddhism is common in many countries and regions.

All Buddhas have similarities of Indian origin. Buddhas can have different postures and gestures, which is called Mudras.

So why have a Buddha in your home? A well-chosen and well-placed Zen Buddha statue will bring hope, peace and harmony to every person in the house.


How to choose its statue of Buddha?

Before actually buying a Buddha statue, you can try to find out where the Buddha comes from and if it is an authentic Buddha. What do his gestures and postures really mean?

There are several kinds:

• Head of Buddha
• Statuette of Buddha
• Figurine
• Buddha in Stone
• Buddha Fountain
• Buddha out of copper, bronze, resin, gilded
• Sitting Buddha
• Wooden Buddha
• Laughing Buddha
• Chinese Buddha
• Statue of Ganesh
• And many more

If you wish to buy a Buddha statue for the first time, keep in mind the following guidelines:

It is recommended to buy a Laughing Buddha first. A Laughing Buddha is known as the Buddha of Wealth and the Lucky Buddha. So why not try one first?




How to place a Buddha in a house?

In addition to the fact that a statue of Buddha protector house brings hope, protection, peace and harmony, it is also believed that a Buddha can bring calm and energy.

For example, if you have a busy and hectic life, it could help you balance your lifestyle by bringing Zen into it.

But for a Buddha to do his work fully, the statue must be in the right place. To create a true Zen atmosphere, you can place it next to a Buddhist incense holder or a relaxing mood lamp.




Place the Buddhas in home

First of all, it is important to know what kind of house protector Buddha we are talking about. The most popular Buddha that we recommend is the Laughing Buddha.

Some rules about where a Buddha is placed in a house:

• Always place the Buddha in a higher place so that he can see your house or room. The Buddha should also not be surrounded by disorder and meaningless things. A Buddha statue is not happy if it has to stand next to your salt and pepper set.
• Give your Buddha a place of honor. It can be the most important part of your own altar and be surrounded by other smaller objects such as sacred candles, incense or your lucky pieces.
• By placing the face of the Buddha protector house towards the front door, you avoid bad influences. Whoever enters and sees the Buddha will immediately flee, afraid of evil.
• Place a Buddha on your desk where you normally do your work or creative activities. Buddha will help you with this and will positively influence your creativity and thinking ability. Again, it is best to place the Buddha on an elevation.
• Give your garden a boost by placing here a Buddha who supervises the whole garden. Your Buddha accelerates growth by gathering the energy of your garden. Just make sure that you have a real garden Buddha and that there is no Buddha that will crack in winter or fade in the sun.
• Your whole house will be positively affected if you give a throne to a Buddha in the middle of your house. Placing the Buddha in the center of your house will make the energy flow, but make sure that there are no blockages blocking the energy in any way.

Feng Shui advises to place a Buddha above eye level as it is done in Cambodia and Thailand. Placing it high is a sign of respect.

Places where the Buddha is not to be placed as a house protector

Never place a homemade protective Buddha on the ground or in places lower than your feet. It is a sign of disrespect.

Also never put a Buddha in a place where he can see inappropriate things or near bad smells, such as in a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

A Buddha does not like to stand next to electrical equipment. The sounds of these devices disturb the Buddha's energy field.





As seen in the article, the statues of Buddha protector of house are much more than just decorative objects. They release strong spiritual energies that will soothe and protect your home.

So where will you place your Buddha statue? By following our advice, without disrespecting the Buddha, in return he should give you his positive energy and Zen mind, and your home.