The first time I saw a religious icon was in my mid-twenties, in a photograph I took of the new temple in the city of Seoul, with a portrait of a man wearing a black hooded robe.
I thought the photo was meant to evoke the Christian icon of the cross.
But the statue of Christ on the wall was not Christian.
It was a Korean Buddhist icon, and it was a Buddhist temple, too.
The image was the opening prayer at the Buddhist temple that I’d been visiting, and my mind immediately jumped to a prayer for peace.
The images of Buddhist monks kneeling before statues of Buddha and saints are the mainstay of Korean Buddhism.
The monks are the spiritual leaders of Buddhist sects across the country, and they’re known as daimoku, or holy men.
It’s a religion rooted in Buddhism, but it’s also a political movement.
Buddhist monks and nuns are a crucial element in the modern South Korean state.
For decades, the religious leaders have been at the heart of a complex relationship with the South Korean military.
Since the early 1950s, when the Japanese military invaded Korea to wipe out the Communist Party, the government has been heavily involved in organizing the country’s military, which has helped shape the political and economic landscape in the country.
Buddhism and Korean nationalism are intertwined in the minds of many Koreans.
South Korean nationalism is a nationalist movement that rejects Japanese imperialism, and Buddhism is the faith of a Buddhist minority in the former British colony.
In fact, in 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that Korean Buddhism was “a religion that was neither state nor religion,” and therefore “not subject to the law of nations.”
The government is often accused of trying to impose its own political ideology on the Buddhist majority, a view that has been fiercely contested by some of the countrys most prominent Buddhists.
The government of Park Geun-hye, the former president who ran for president in 2015, has sought to use Buddhism to justify the militarization of the military, including a new plan to arm and train the army to fight North Korea.
The plan would involve the deployment of tens of thousands of soldiers to South Korea, which is also home to about one-fifth of the world’s population.
The president’s plan was opposed by the Buddhist monks, who called it a “strategy of violence” and a “deviation from the Buddhist teachings.”
Since then, the military has continued to use Buddhist symbols in its military, with Buddhist symbols on vehicles, military uniforms, and even on military vehicles.
South Korea has also tried to stamp out Buddhist symbols, including on its flag, which was raised in a Buddhist prayer circle last year in front of the presidential palace.
The military has also been using Buddhist symbols for a variety of official purposes, including commemorating national holidays, military exercises, and the military’s efforts to protect the military from potential defections.
In recent years, Buddhist monks have also protested the military crackdown on monks in the South, calling it a violation of the rights of Buddhists in the military.
It wasn’t until 2013, when South Korea announced that it would not be able to import the Buddhist symbols from Japan, that Buddhism took a more prominent place in the public discourse.
As the conflict escalated, it became more difficult to distinguish Buddhist symbols and symbols from other symbols, like South Korean flags.
“I think this is something we should be conscious of,” said Kwon Young-soo, a Buddhist monk from the South.
“It’s more important that we keep the symbols that are associated with Buddhism and not lose sight of the fact that these symbols are used for religious purposes, and that’s a part of their history.”
The use of Buddhist symbols to promote national and religious unity is something the South Koreans have tried to encourage since the 1960s.
Buddhist leaders have spoken out against the use of nationalist symbols, particularly by the South Korea military, and have protested the use in the past.
A 2011 ruling by the Supreme Courts of the Republic of Korea (SCRK) said that Buddhist symbols used for national and social purposes should not be used as propaganda or propaganda materials, which would include religious icons.
In 2013, the SCRK overturned a ruling by a lower court that had allowed the use by the military of Buddhist images on military uniforms.
The ruling also said that religious symbols that were used as military propaganda and military propaganda materials were protected under South Korean law.
“There are Buddhist monks in South Korea who are trying to protect Buddhism,” Kwon said.
“So it’s not just about Buddhist symbols.
There are Buddhist symbols that represent the country and people.
It shouldn’t be used for military purposes.”
This image shows an image of a portrait made in 2014 by South Korean artist Jeong Sung-kyung of the late Buddhist monk Im Jae-hyun.
Im Jae and the Korean Buddhist Church have been active supporters of religious freedom.
They have been accused of discriminating against non-Buddhist monks.
The SCRLK has said it will be seeking