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'''Hotei''' (830 A.D. - 902 A.D.) A Chinese monk from the Chan (precursor to [[Zen]]) school. Many people confuse him as THE [[Buddha]], when in fact he was a [[Buddhist]] monk. He may have been a buddha, such as an arahant (enlightened), but not THE Buddha of our time. A common statue at Chinese restaurants and temples so that many have confused him as the founder of Buddhism, which is not the case. He is always shown with a big belly as he is said to have enjoyed candy and also passed candy out to children.
 
'''Hotei''' (830 A.D. - 902 A.D.) A Chinese monk from the Chan (precursor to [[Zen]]) school. Many people confuse him as THE [[Buddha]], when in fact he was a [[Buddhist]] monk. He may have been a buddha, such as an arahant (enlightened), but not THE Buddha of our time. A common statue at Chinese restaurants and temples so that many have confused him as the founder of Buddhism, which is not the case. He is always shown with a big belly as he is said to have enjoyed candy and also passed candy out to children.

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Hotei (830 A.D. - 902 A.D.) A Chinese monk from the Chan (precursor to Zen) school. Many people confuse him as THE Buddha, when in fact he was a Buddhist monk. He may have been a buddha, such as an arahant (enlightened), but not THE Buddha of our time. A common statue at Chinese restaurants and temples so that many have confused him as the founder of Buddhism, which is not the case. He is always shown with a big belly as he is said to have enjoyed candy and also passed candy out to children.