We have all seen this (adorable) statue of Laughing Buddha (at least in the miniature form), but did you know that there was an interesting history/philosophy behind that smiling statue? Often, in our quest for beauty, we forget the actual reason/intention behind certain rituals.
Read this article published by Reality Views to know more about Laughing Buddha. Read point no. 14 only (the most important point), if you are short of time.