Maitreya Buddha ring, Milofo.
turquoise "sleeping beauty" from Arizona,
Yunnan agate called "nan hong" (southern red) This unusual volcanic agate owes its characteristic intense red color to its natural cinnabar content.
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Ring dimension: Height of 26.3mm by 25mm width
Weight of 23 grams
Size adjustable to all finger sizes
Open ring adjustable to all finger sizes
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Milefo (chin.)/ Hotei (jap.)/ or Budai (chin.) (literally canvas bag), Kalki in Hindi, Miruk in Korean, Maidari in Mongolian, Byams-pa or Chem-pa in Tibetan. also nicknamed Luohan (罗汉, luóhàn, "Arhat"), because he would have reached this stage.
He is one of the most well-known historical figures in Europe. This is the monk Qici, Ch'an monk, born in Fenghua in Zhejiang province during the Liang dynasty after the tenth century.
Considered in Mahayana as an incarnation of the Buddha of the future Maitreya.
He is often depicted bald, ears with very long lobes (sign of high spirituality) smiling, with a huge belly, the stomach being the seat of the mind, this protruding belly being an allegory of his big heart. He holds a mala in his right hand while leaning on a large bag.
His full belly and his smile are guarantees of happiness and prosperity, as well as his bag that is claimed to be inexhaustible.
The story goes that he took the broken toys of the children to repair them, that's why he can be represented with little ones all around him.
Milefo is said to have died in meditation at Yuelin Temple in his home province in 916, uttering these words: "This Maitreya is the true Maitreya, he is present in billions of forms; he shows himself constantly, but no one recognizes him. ». it was claimed to have been seen after his death, pious images of him began to circulate.
He is taken up in Taoism as the god of contentment and abundance. Integrated into the Japanese Shinto pantheon as one of the 7 deities of happiness
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