Korea 50 Lecture 2 (sam) - Thursday october 4th 2012...

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Thursday october 4 th , 2012 lecture LACMA(this weekend all free) and pacific korean museum Later silla and parhae silla culture trade science (writing systems) literature buddhism arts sirian glass ended up in silla(shilla)=maritime trade stone observatory: 27 stones, queen sundok's reign, female form, number of stones p'osokchong=recrational, passageways filled with water. Poetry, pass wine to each other. Aristocrats had too much money/time large bells fuction as communication signal things happening. Tile ends for passageways three kingdoms thought and culture buddhism art culture buddhism as official state religion aopted by kogury in 372 paekche 384 shilla in 534-535 inchadon incident 27(geographically farthest in china) they were resistant to adopt buddhism because unamimous decisoin ichadon silla as last holdout ichadon was a monk advisor to king pophung and devised plan ichadon said king had said to declare buddhism as officlal religon of silla king denied it, ordered ichadon to be beheaded in 527 took shilla 7-8 years when ichadon was executed on the fifteenth day of the ninth month of five twenty seven his prophecy was fulfilled th eearth shook the sun darkened the buddhism karma-interconnection of human events(your actions can have consequences) nirvana-supreme bliss, nothingness samsara-transmigration of souls truths: life is painful, pain comes from desire, cease(stop) suffering by abandoning desire sinification of buddhism filial piety, state protectionism different sects/schools direct state control of buddhism material culture appeal to top and bottom -buhhism is about abandoning desire. Finding truth. China became offical state religion. Buhhism in china develeopted several sects. The govt was overseeing the religion. Buddhism came to material
culture—gold statues and temples. Buddhism appeals to everyone koreanization of buddhism shamanism and buddhism compatible shaman deities incorporated into buddhism king as living buddha buddhism not one way transmission but cultural interchange -buddhism accept old shaman, hierarchy living buddha. Lumbini the buddhas birthplace bodh gaya site of buddhas enlightenment buddha statues were very intricate. Drapes had detail. Even if made from stone or metal.

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