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Video Culture Class: Korean Holidays - Buddha's Birthday
Thank you for posting and letting us know. Buddha was born in Lumbini–which now is a part of modern Nepal…and while the Himalayan mountains border India and the Tibetan plateau, Mount Everest is located in Nepal, right? Thank you for pointing this out to us!
hello teacher you know the where is mt.Everest ? and where is buddha was burn? you really don't know. you have to read about it sir. Mt.Everest is in Nepal. and Buddha was burn in nepal you have to know. please
Thank you so much. I understand it now. That makes a lot of sense. I hadn't considered that the words might be Chinese or Chinese-derived words [Sino-Korean]. Thanks so much for explaining everything. :smile:
The little trivia about the word 'birthday' was interesting. And the breakdown of words was quite helpful. :smile:
Thanks for explaining a little about Haeinsa temple. I appreciate it. I hadn't known it had a Wikipedia page. :sweat_smile::smile:
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Thanks for posting. Most of the words related to Buddhism come from Chinese characters, or Sino-Korean(Korean words based on Chinese characters). And it is pronounced the way the Chinese would pronounce the words. For example, the Chinese character for 'Buddhism', which is '佛', can be read as '불' or '부' according to context. Which is why when we discuss the 'religion', it is pronounced as '불교' but when you discuss Buddha it is pronounced as '부처', or you refer to his name, which was '석가모니'. (As it gets complicated it is probably better to memorize the vocabulary as is)
As for Buddha's Birthday, the Sino-Korean is '석가탄신일' (You will notice that the '석가' is the first part of the name of Buddha, and '탄신일' is a very formal way of saying 'birthday'), actually, but in recent times people refer to it as '부처님 오신 날', or, 'The day Buddha came(was born)'.
Regarding Haein Temple, it is famous because it is the home of the Tripitaka Koreana, which has the whole of the Buddhist Scriptures in over 80,000 wooden blocks. It is also one of the oldest temples, dating back to the 1300's. You can find more information on wikipedia:
Hope this was of help.
Thanks so much!! I learned new things.
I have a question, though. Why are the phrases/words "Buddhism, Buddha's Birthday, Buddha, and Statue of the Buddha" all different words in Korean? The root word/name of Buddha is not the same throughout.
Buddhism - 불교 (bulgyo)
Buddha's Birthday - 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim oshin nal)
Buddha - 석가모니 (seokgamoni)
Statue of the Buddha - 불상 (bulsang)
Also, what is the significance of 해인사 (Haeinsa Temple)?
Buddha was born in nepal not the india :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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dear lyn..thankyou for respoding. yeah buddha was born in lumbini and this is one of the main headquater in western region of nepal and this is a tourist area. and yes world tallest mountain is in nepal too. There are about 1300 mountains in nepal. out of 14 higest mountain of the world ..8 are located in nepal :smile::innocent: sorry i just want to inform..nothing other. thankyou.:smile:
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Buddha was born in Lumbini--which now is a part of modern Nepal…right?
Thank you for pointing that out to us.
Dear administrator, Buddha was born in Nepal. but why do you used the word India? :disappointed:yeah he was enlighten in there though your sentence show that Nepal is the country ruled by India. please check once. anyway thankyou for the vocab. i enjoyed.:smile: