Vụ việc được đưa ra ánh sáng thông qua một đoạn video gửi đến Beopbo Shinmun bởi một, Beopsu, người đã có mặt tại trong vài tháng , tờ báo .
Trong video, một người đàn ông Hàn Quốc chơi guitar trong khi hai người khác đang hát và
, họ nói với cô rằng Chúa Ki-tô giáo là và rằng họ đã "rao giảng lời Chúa bởi vì họ cho những người đã không được cứu rỗi".
Khi Beopsu nói với các tín hữu rằng cô sẽ "thông báo cho Hàn Quốc những gì họ đã làm", họ
Thậm chí giữa các Ki-tô hữu Hàn Quốc, Ddangbarpgi cũng bị xem là gây tranh cãi và thường bị
Sau tranh cãi của đoạn video, nhóm đãchùa Bongeunsa.
Cũng trong năm 2010,
Trong tháng 12 năm đó,
Văn Công Hưng (Theo HuffPost Korea)
Korean Christians Stir Controversy
By Holding Service At Sacred Buddhist Site
HuffPost Korea | By 강병진
The local Buddhist newspaper Beopbo Shinmun reported this week that “Korean Christians were observed singing hymns and missionary prayers, allegedly doingDdangbarpgi in a Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mahabodhi Temple." Ddangbarpgi refers to the act of Christians worshiping at sacred locations of other religions, primarily Buddhism.
The incident came to light through a video sent to Beopbo Shinmun by a Buddhist nun, Venerable Beopsu, who has been at the Mahabodhi Temple for several months practicing silence, the newspaper reports. The temple is in Bodh Gaya, an area in the northeast of India that is reputed to be where Buddha obtained enlightenment.
In the video, a Korean man plays the guitar while two others appear to be singing and praying. Beopsu broke her silent meditation to ask them to stop immediately and leave the temple, wondering how they could "do such a disrespectful thing in a shrine where Buddha found enlightenment," the paper reports. However, they reportedly told her that the Christian God is the only savior and that they were “preaching the word of God because [they] pity those who have not been saved.”
When Beopsu told the Christians that she would "inform Korea what they did," they left in a hurry, according to the paper. Beopbo Shinmun reports that "this state of affairs is significant because, when it becomes public that Korean Christians performed such an outrageous missionary act in the Mahabodhi Temple, serious religious conflicts and diplomatic problems may come into play.”
Even among Korean Christians, Ddangbarpgi is seen as controversial and is often criticized. In 2010, a video was circulated in which young people held Christian services in Bongeunsa, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in Seoul. Following the video's controversial reception, the group officially apologized to Bongeunsa. Also in 2010, the Christian Council of Daegu was seen in a video holding Christian services at the Donghwasa temple, a Buddhist temple in the city of Daegu. In December of that year, the Korean Church Press Association stated via the daily newspaper Kukmin Ilbo that "Ddangbarpgi is not considered to reflect legitimate Christian doctrine or practice.”
This post was translated from Korean and was originally published on HuffPost Korea.