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I went inside Samshingak .
I waited for a while to take a picture because people were praying in there.
Paintings in Samshingak were as faded as Samshin-gak.

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The portrait on the far left is Doksung.
Doksung means a person enlightened alone without any help.
There are not many things known about Doksung.
He was a subject of traditional folk religion, but we don’t know exactly who he is.
Some scholars see Doksung as a legendary Dangun who first made a nation among Koreans.
In Siberia, shamans were also political leaders.
In other words, Dangun was turned into Doksung in folk religion and was enshrined in the temple.

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The paintings were so old that I couldn’t exactly identify the person.
The middle one is Chilsumg, which means the Big Dipper.
In Taoism, Chilsung controls life, death, good fortune, and evil.
As mentioned in other articles, Chilsung is also a religious object in Taoism but has been an important object of faith for nomads in Central Asia and Siberia.

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In Buddhist temples, Chilsung is in the shape of Buddha.
Some people call Chilsung a Buddha.
It is not wrong to call it Buddha if it has the capability of managing life, death, good fortune, and evil.

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The one on the right is the god of the mountain.
The god of the mountain is the object of Korea’s own folk belief.
The mountain god is always with the tiger.

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In the painting, some young children are preparing tea for the mountain god.
These are the common details depicted in the paintings of the mountain god.


Interesting thing in this painting is the face of the tiger.
The tiger is smiling.

In Korean folk paintings, tigers are often described as friendly.
The tiger in this painting is a typical example.

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Offerings for the three gods were laid.
The offerings in the temple are mostly foods.
Interestingly, alcohol was included in the offerings.
Drinking alcohol is not allowed in temples. People drink tea instead of alcohol.
Alcohol was especially in front of the mountain god. Soju, a favorite drink of the middle class in Korea, was put on the table.

Snacks and candy were laid as a sacrifice.
Later, these sweets will be shared with the people who come to the temple.
The smiling tiger beside the god of the mountain made me happy.

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Downvoting a curation project (that I make no profit from) over $10 in response to my 20cent downvote pretty much shows the person you are.

Your photos are over rewarded by your auto votes and I can downvote them if I want. Just like you can downvote my posts (as you do), but going after a curation project is quite juvenile.

You’re not only a reward pool abuser apparently, but a bully as well. Good to know 🙂 I don’t like bullies and I don’t scare easy.. and lucky for you, we don’t care about rewards at c-squared as it all just goes to the authors.. so keep throwing your fit, maybe those of your “followers” who aren’t your alt accounts will finally see who you really are.

First of all, I don't use auto votes.

Secondly, I downvoted your post, "Why in the world would I want my tweets immutable?" - A Case for Censorship Resistant Social Media" and "Steem - The Dysfunctional Family I Never Knew I Wanted" on your blog. Is it your curation project? If it's true, I apologize.

I don't get why you guys keep downvoting me. Some said to me that my articles are not worthy, but who decides the value of the article? Like you can downvote me freely, I also have the freedom to write what I want.

Also, some claimed to me that I should not vote reciprocally. But, I think steem users I vote for also make valuable posts. I respect your belief in supporting unnoticed authors. But I have been voting many unnoticed authors in my ways.

You can downvote my blog all you want, you have and I have not complained once.

You then went and downvoted this and other posts on the c-cubed account though (https://steemit.com/curation/@c-cubed/20191027t235905800z) I can only assume in response to the downvotes I allocated to a few of your posts the other day. That is a curation project, not my blog.

I feel your photos are over rewarded, so sometimes I donwnvote them to reallocate the funds elsewhere. I do it not only to you, I’m pretty consistent in how I use them.

There is no “you guys”, it’s just me scrolling through trending and downvoting what I think was voted a bit too high.

Up and downvotes are literally designed to allocated each individuals share of stake to what they find to add value. I get downvoted often due to my posts getting too high, and I welcome it. Then there are people like you and haejin that get small downvotes and feel the need to just blindly give large ones in return as retaliation, rather than using them as intended.

Do as you wish, but I will make it known what you are doing if you continue to feel the need to retaliate on an innocent project instead of on myself.

I'm sorry if I offended you by saying "you guys"

I downvoted c-cubed's post once seven days ago. (And It wasn't relevant to you)
But I don't understand a whole concept of curation project. I thought there was no difference between farming and c-cubed's account. Would you explain why c-cubed account is an innocent project that I should not downvote?

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I’m not offended, I’m just not a part of any group - I just downvote what I think is over rewarded.

If you downvoted c-cubed for some other reason than retaliation against myself, then that’s fair. (It was multiple times though) You are entitled to use your downvotes how you like and if that’s the case, I would not call it malicious necessarily (even though the timing seems odd).

C-cubed is a fully manual curation group that is crowd sourced and voluntary. Meaning no one within the project is rewarded for their curation. Everyone is welcome to be a curator, it’s complet open and we curate over 8 different languages,this process allows us to reach more authors.

C-squared is our main account (where we also provide and run a community witness out of pocket) and c-cubed is a selection of the “best” posts brought in from the community that day. We feature them so more people will see them, and they get a larger vote from our C-cubed account. Most go on to get noticed by other larger curation groups or stake holders (which is our goal).

The profits from any posts either go to the featured authors or are powered up to reward authors more. We as founders make nothing, we just donate our time (a lot of it) because we believe in supporting authors and how doing so adds value to STEEM. The same goes for anyone involved with the project.

So while the rewards lately on the featured posts are higher than normal, that’s not from our doing or deals we made.. it’s just people voting it. And I wouldn’t call it farming as that post represents multiple independent individuals spending hours manually curating and then the admin hand select each post featured. Plus it doesn’t go to anyone involved, it just goes back to authors in one way or another.

But again, if your downvote was not for retaliation against myself.. fair enough. I hope I at least explained the project in a way that settled your curiosity. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hello my friend!
Nice pictures !
Here is an upvote for you!
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Thank you! Have a nice day :)

Beautiful photography

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Excellent post that makes me reflect. Correct me if I am wrong in my assessment.

In traditional Korean culture, there is a very important place to the God of the mountain represented by the tiger, the decoration of the temples, indicate a great syncretism with religious currents originating from other countries such as India with Buddhism, China with the Confucianism and Taoism. From Japan, I only see political influence through wars, but not a cultural influence it. Perhaps, I also have to look a little in this country to visualize its impact on Korea.

In pre-Columbian America, some cultures also revered felines (Jaguars) and snakes (Perhaps symbolizing dragons), in that sense, now I find a lot of cultural similarities.

Thanks for your interesting post.

You're right. Many other cultures have influenced Korean religion. Although Korea and Japan have not much common things in religion, there are similarities in architecture and art.

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Very interesting stuff man. Where is this place - Samshingak? It seems very different from our world. Good content, thanks for sharing.

Samshingak is one of temple in Younghwasa placed in Acha mountain in Seoul. Have a nice day :)

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Amazing Idea of the posting

Thank you :)

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Was Budhha a Doksung?

Buddha means saint in Buddhism. In Buddhism, it is believed that anyone can be a Buddha. So, there are many Buddha. I guess Doksung is one of them.

Truly beautiful, being a photographer and a traveller, these portraits inspires me to explore the unexplored

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Thank you so much! Have a nice day :)

Nice work must be appreciated.

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Thank you for this, I love reading books about godesses and culturea of other country. Thanks for sharing this. 💗😇

Thank you so much!! :)

Nice post on these historical sites , regarding the history of Buddhism in Korea. We all can’t go and experience being there, but we can enjoy these pictures of these very meaningful places through you.
Thank you very much.
Peace be with you. 🙏

Excellent overview of the past events reflecting even on present times in a way

Thank you! Have a great day :)