Essay On Korean Buddhism

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The art and cultural developments of Korean Buddhism is very fascinating. Korean Buddhism has almost 2,500 year of history and during this time many large temples were made. “The Three Jewel Temples” are the most well-known and also the largest Korean Buddhist temples among the others. These three jewels are Dharma, Sangha, and Buddha in Buddhism ideology. Accordingly, The Buddha is represented by Tongdosa Temple because the famous Buddha’s stupa housing relics from China is there. Dharma (or teaching) is represented by Haeinsa Temple (means reflection on a smooth sea) because it includes many Buddhist scriptures. The third and the most bautiful one is Songgwangsa Temple ( also known as spreading pine temple) and it symbolizes Sangha or Buddhist…show more content…
As such, two stupa types are available; one of them is for Buddha and the other one is for Dharma. The open-public spaces in these temples are the academies (which were used by monks and nuns who study and make the daily practices) and the living quarters ( which include a kitchen, an eating place, dormitories, and a warehouse. Buddhism also has a great impact on Korean language and vocabulary. About this topic, Ki-Moon and Robert write, “The word cywungsoyng ‘all living beings’ cited above was just one example”(236), and they also say, “In the late Koryŏ, however, neo-Confucianism replaced Buddhism .... the spiritual doctrine favored by the literati, and in the Chosŏn period the new philosophy grew rapidly in importance”(236). The Chinese Buddhist monks were the introducers of “Tea” to Korean Buddhism in the seventh century. Famous ancient Korean books, Samguk sagi and Samguk yusa contain some reports about tea as early as 632. Different from tea ceremonies in Japan, tea etiquette of Korea pays attention is about standing natural during partaking. A very long and storied history of Korean Buddhism about food is very important in role and value. Sustaining a meditative life by taking

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