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Samnon-jong – East Asian Mādhyamaka: 삼론종

Tue, 2022-01-11 02:02
Kumārajīva (344-413 A.D.), the Patriarch of Samnon-jong Buddhism (Picture Courtesy of this Website).

The Beopseong sect, as the name hints at, attempts to clarify the meaning of various dharmas. The Beopseong sect used the Three Treatises as their primary texts. These three texts are: 1. The Middle Treatise – Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, 2. The Treatise on the Twelve Gates – Dvādaśadvāraśāstra, 3. The Hundred Verse Treatise – Śataśāstra. As a result, the Beopseong sect is also sometimes called the Three Treatises School, or the “Samnon-jong” in Korean.

One of the main focuses of the Samnon-jong sect, which is known as the “Buddha Nature” in English, focuses on how it’s possible for sentient beings to attain the state of a Buddha. This is a central topic in Mahayana Buddhism. So one of the meanings of the term “Buddha Nature” is that all sentient beings contain an enlightened Buddha within themselves. Another approach to the idea of “Buddha Nature” is the idea that allows for the enabling of sentient beings to become Buddhas. Debate continues to this day on what the “Buddha Nature” means, and it plays a major role in doctrinal Mahayana Buddhism.

With this in mind, the Samnon-jong (Buddha Nature) sect sharply criticized the Smaller Vehicle – Hinayana Buddhism. The reason for this is that the Samnon-jong sect believed that the Smaller Vehicle served no purpose. The Samnon-jong sect considered the idea of emptiness found in Prajnaparamita (the Perfection of [Transcendent] Wisdom) as corresponding perfectly to the ultimate end, or “Gugyeong” in Korean. That’s why the Samnon-jong sect is also known as the Emptiness of Nature Sect, or “Seonggong-jong” in Korean.

So how did Samnon Buddhism first develop? In China, during the reign of Emperor Yao Chang (r. 384-394 A.D.) of Later Qin, a monk from Kucha named Kumārajīva (344-413 A.D.) followed Lü Guang (337-400 A.D.) to Liangzhou and reached Changan in 400 A.D. Kumārajīva immediately started to translate Buddhist sutras. Among the 380 sutras that he translated, the Śataśāstra was completed in 404 A.D. And the other two sutras, the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and the Dvādaśadvāraśāstra, were both completed in 410 A.D. It was from these sutras, and their translations, that a sect was founded. But not only was it founded, but it began to flourish right away, as well. Kumarajiva became the first patriarch of the sect.

With all that being said, it’s unclear how this sect first came to the Korean peninsula. Also, it’s impossible to know the person that first expounded and taught these teachings, as well. However, it can safely be assumed that because of the proximity of Northern China (which is where Sanlun Buddhism was first founded and developed) to the Korean peninsula, that it was transmitted through trade and cultural exchanges. And because Sanlun Buddhism passed through the Korean peninsula to arrive in Japan, which it did as Sanron Buddhism in 625 A.D., Sanlun Buddhism was already present in the Three Kingdoms of Korea (18 B.C. – 660 A.D.) at this time. With this in mind, and without being able to be more specific, Sanlun Buddhism is believed to have first been introduced around the time other sects arrived on the Korean peninsula from Tang China (618–690, 705–907 A.D.) like Huayan and Vinaya Buddhism. Additionally, the Hwaeom-jong sect and Samnon-jong sect were believed to have strong ties. Later, and at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the Samnon-jong sect was unified with the Jungdo sect, and it became the Jungsin sect. This sect continued to use the same doctrinal content of the Three Treatises.

The Three Kingdoms (18 B.C. – 660 A.D.) in 476 A.D. (Picture Courtesy of Wikipedia). —


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Why You Should (Maybe) Avoid Using 너 | Korean FAQ

Mon, 2022-01-10 16:44

I've seen many beginners struggle with using the word 너. This word 너 means "you," but it can actually sound (very) rude.

When used appropriately, 너 is a normal word. However, it can't always be used alongside regular casual speech - there are some specific conditions where 너 can be used.

Here's a full explanation of how to use 너, what 너 means, and when to use 너.

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1.) Zara denim jacket.  Size - USA, European medium.  Only worn a few times, recently cleaned. 30,000 won.

2.) New Look brand faux-leather combat-style boots.  Also only worn a few times.  Size is UK 10/ USA 11.  I have slightly wide feet and they fit great.  Zipper on the side makes them very convenient to put on, take off.  I have the same pair in brown so I don't need these black ones.  10,000 won.

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Selling stand case for Galaxy fold 3

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(GREAT SALE)Want to Sell An On-Line ESL Teacher Recruiting Company(Promising company with 10-year history)!!

Sun, 2022-01-09 06:30
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>(매물)온라인 원어민 영어강사 소개회사(10년 역사의 전도유망한 회사)를 매각합니다!



아래의 정보가 제가 매각하려고 하는 위 회사의 진가를 깨닫는 데 도움이 될 수 있길 바랍니다.


1.상기 회사(이하, ONCOM)에 관한 간략한 소개

=업종: 온라인 정보제공 회사

=업무: 원어민 영어강사들을 온라인을 통해 학원, 학교 및 회사 등에 소개합니다.

=설립연도: 2011년


2.ONCOM에 관한 핵심 정보(아래에 관한 상세 내용은 첨부-1을 참조하세요)

1)당신의 회사는 무엇을 하나요?

2)당신의 회사는 어떻게 돈을 버나요?

3)왜, 10년 역사의 전도유망한 당신의 회사를 매각하려고 합니까?

4)어떤 사람이 본 사업을 성공적으로 이끌어 갈 수 있나요?

5)ONCOM의 실질적인 전망은?

6)사무실은 언제 필요한가요?

7)위험 부담은 어느 정도인가요?

8)ONCOM을 인계한 후의 지원은?


*Note: 본 사업에 관심을 갖고 계신 분이 주위에 있으면, 소개해주셔도 좋습니다. 귀하가 소개한 분이 ONCOM을 매입하면, 귀하에게 상당한 소개료를 제공하겠습니다.



=대표: 데이브 신

=전화번호: 010-7189-2071

=이메일 주소 : [email protected]


(English Version for potential buyers in overseas countries)

>>(GREAT SALE)Want to Sell An On-Line ESL Teacher Recruiting Company(Promising company with 10-year history)!!



I hope this letter will help you assess the value of my above mentioned company I want to sell.


1.Brief introduction about my above mentioned company(hereinafter called ‘ONCOM’).

=Type of business: On-line recruiting company

=Job: Introducing native English teachers to academies, schools and companies.

=Foundation year and Location: 2011 and Korea


2.More information about ONCOM: See the attachment-1(Seller’s Notes)detailing about the following.

1)What does your business do?

2)How does your business make money?

3)Why are you selling your promising company with 10-year history?

4)Who would this business be perfect for?

5)Practical prospect of this business

6)When does this business need an office?

7)Does this business have any risks?

8)Post sale support


3.If you are interested in buying ONCOM after reading the attachment-1 carefully, please answer my following questions.

>What is your nationality?

>What is your current address?

>What is your email address?

>What is your current job?

>Can you open your office in Korea?

>Can you hire a person who can manage your Korean office mentioned above? (He or she must be good at both of English and Korean.)


*Note: If you find somebody that is interested in ONCOM, please introduce him or her to me. If he or she buys it, I will give you commission.



>Contact Information

=Director: Dave Shin

=Tel. number(Korea):+82-10-7189-2071

=Email address: [email protected]





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Korean Snacks World Cup | Crowning the best Korean snack

Fri, 2022-01-07 18:39

I met my friend 의주 and we played the Korean snack "World Cup" game, which is a ranking game where you select the best Korean snacks among the given options.

Which of these snacks have you tried before, and where would you rank each of them? (This video is not sponsored.)

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English Church at PICC Busan (City Hall)

Thu, 2022-01-06 09:26
Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 25 2022. Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 10:00Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 10:00Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 10:00Location: Event Type: 

Come and join our English Service at PICC Busan (close to City Hall station).

We welcome any and all people who can speak and understand English to join us every Sunday at 10am.

We are a Presbyterian Church that is focused on proving sound Biblical word and believes in the 5 Solas:

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone")
  • Sola fide ("by faith alone")
  • Sola gratia ("by grace alone")
  • Solus Christus or Solo Christo ("Christ alone" or "through Christ alone")
  • Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")

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Youtube in Korean – Learning the language through videos

Thu, 2022-01-06 09:20

YouTube truly has something for everyone. That means you can utilize Youtube in Korean studies too. There are plenty of Korean learners who actually learned through videos on this site!

There are thousands of videos to watch on YouTube. There are free workout and wellness videos for those interested in exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, music videos from your favorite musicians, and even movies for rent. There are cute animal videos and vlogs from daily lives to make up routines. And now this website can even be a tool for language learning!

How to say “YouTube” in Korean

The Korean word for YouTube is 유튜브 (yutyubeu). So basically, the way to say it is the same as everywhere else in the world, just with Korean-style pronunciation. Below are some more words and phrases related to YouTube that may interest you!

Korean words related to Youtube: KoreanEnglish 비디오 (bidio)Video 동영상 (dongyeongsang)Video 채널 (chaeneol)Channel 인플루언서 (inpeullueonseo)Influencer 콘텐츠 제작자 (kontencheu jejakja)Content creator 브이로그 (beuilogeu)Vlog 유튜버 (yutyubeo)YouTuber 광고 (gwanggo)Ad 캡션 (kaepsyeon)Captions 자막 (jamak)Subtitles 낚시성 (nakksiseong)Clickbait 콜랍 (kollap)Collab 유급 후원금 (yugeup huwongeum)Paid sponsorship 공동체 (gongdongche)Community 유행화 (yuhaenghwa)Trending 섬네일 (seomneil)Thumbnail 언박싱 (eonbaksing)Unboxing 논평 (nonpyeong)Review (of movies, books, etc.) 리뷰Review 먹방 (meokbang)Mukbang 바이러스성 (baireoseuseong)Viral Korean phrases related to Youtube: KoreanEnglish 난 유튜브를 보고 있어요.
(nan yutyubeureul bogo isseoyo.)I am watching YouTube. 제일 좋아하는 유튜브채널은 뭐예요?
(jeil joahaneun yutyubeuchaeneoreun mwoyeyo?)What is your favorite YouTube channel? 고양이동영상을 보기하는 것을 좋아해요.
(goyangidongyeongsangeul bogihaneun geoseul joahaeyo.)I like to watch cat videos.

How can you use YouTube to learn Korean?

If you’re new to learning Korean with videos, here are some helpful tips for you.

Don’t forget to subscribe

Whichever Youtuber you want to follow, you’ll want to subscribe and also bookmark them to find them easier each time you log on. In addition, don’t forget to save your favorite video or ones that feel especially difficult to remember, onto a playlist, so that you can keep returning to them quickly over time.

Focus on Korean-learning videos

Do not click on anything unrelated to the Korean language when you are in the middle of learning! It’s easy to get sidetracked and then forget what you were even doing. Although procrastinating is fun, utilizing these for your Korean learning journey can be a blast, as well!

K-dramas and K-pop can help you learn too

Remember that not all the Korean learning videos people watch on this website have to directly teach you a specific grammar pattern or a list of words. They may also be Korean songs or clips of dramas, and you can even rent Korean movies like Train to Busan directly on this site. Or, you can even watch the very trendy Korean mukbang (먹방, meokbang) videos to aid your Korean learning in an entertaining way.

Make use of the captions

Take advantage of the closed captioning option on the videos, as well. It still hasn’t been developed to a level that wouldn’t leave you scratching your head at points, but it can still be advantageous. Of course, you only need these if there already aren’t captions provided by the YouTubers themselves. The site also offers the possibility to slow down the video speed, and playing with it may be helpful in listening to and understanding different Korean phrases.

Check the comment section

The comment section may prove to be helpful to you, too! Reading comments from other subscribers may give you a better understanding of the topic, and writing your comment in Korean can be a fun, practical practice in Korean language. And, who knows, you may even find a friend to continue practicing Korean with!

Youtube channels for learning Korean

You can use this platform to learn different things and the Korean language is one of them! Here are some channels that can help you.

90 Day Korean Youtube channel

Our very own 90DayKorean channel is filled with interesting and important information on vocabulary and grammar patterns, taught to you in a detailed but quick fashion. Different topics and sections are presented as short clips, which will help you know things like how to say Korean words, helpful phrases, asking for someone’s name, and more about Korea and its language.

Other Korean learning channels on Youtube

In addition to the 90 Day Korean channel, here are more great resources for Korean learning on this platform include the following:

What is YouTube industry like in South Korea?

The industry of making videos for YouTube is thriving in Korea today. Although mukbangs are perhaps the best type of videos in Korea for gaining millions of viewers, fans, and subscribers, there are numerous different creators and styles of content out there.

As we briefly touched upon above, this industry is fruitful for Korean creators at the moment. Research states that famous YouTubers in South Korea make on average three times more per month in salary than the average salary in the country is. Thanks to brand sponsorship programs, especially for paid product placements in videos. It is a new line of work for people in Korea and wasn’t even considered a taxable income until September 2019.

What are some of the most popular Korean YouTube channels?

Whether you want to support your Korean language learning or simply want to enjoy some clips for fun, following some popular and creative Korean channels will be the best of both worlds. Below we’ve listed a number of YouTubers popular in Korea right now.

Boram Tube Vlog – a vlog featuring small clips of a cute little girl’s everyday life

DONA – a mukbang channel

JFlaMusic – known for her covers of popular songs, both in English and in Korean

Jane ASMR – not a whole lot of talking happens here, but it may be interesting if you want to experience more of ASMR

With Kids – concentrates around a kid building toys together with his dad

SeoeunStory – a kid taking the lead doing a bunch of different things, this time together with her mother

PONY Syndrome – an internationally famous beauty influencer

Hamzy – perhaps one of the most popular mukbang channels

Waveya 2011 – a channel full of stylish dance videos by a dance team of two sisters

Kittisaurus – if you want to enjoy plenty of cute cats clips, then this is a great one

Wassup Man – offers various videos, from daily vlogs to specific activities, and is perhaps one of the best YouTubers on this list that people watch when it comes to practicing Korean listening skills simultaneously

Which types of Korea-related videos do you like to watch on YouTube, if any? What is your favorite channel to follow, and were the ones on our list already familiar to you? Do you also have subscribers and viewers? I hope watching some videos on YouTube will also help you learn some more Korean – let us know in the comments if that is the case!

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