.He loved the people just as much as he feared and detested them. He hates the sin, but loves the sinner. He stood with them as he stood against them. He is human.
Thought it was kinda ironic that Buddha was covered in paystubs of pocket change & pennies at Barona
The pot-bellied, laughing Buddha is a symbol of prosperity, joy, and family. The presence of a Buddha statue symbolizes good fortune, and is thought to be especially lucky if you rub the big round belly.