7 Buddhas Prior to Gautama

7 Buddhas Siddhartha, was born in Gaya, India over 2500 years ago. Laughing Buddha is one of the Buddhist monks who followed the religion founded 1500 years before his birth. Buddha means the enlightened and it is believed that there have been 7 Buddhas. Six others preceded him, remained reclusive, meditated privately and departed unknown to the world. It was the seventh Buddha, Gautam Buddha that made himself public, delivered sermons and founded Buddhism. http://www.fengshuimiracle.com/laughing_buddha.shtml