The Buddha was a philosopher, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader from ancient India. He is the founder of the Buddhist religion and worshipped around the world as the "enlightened one" or the one who has transcended karma and reincarnation. Buddhist teachings are based on seeking nirvana or enlightenment. This version of Buddha or the "Happy Buddha" is known around the world as a good luck charm. Rub his belly and watch prosperity flow into your life.