The dramatic "Tao Peak" Mountain [Do-bong-san] of north-eastern Seoul City has long been said to be an enlightened Buddha-spirit thrusting upwards from Earth towards Heaven.
The Kwangtan-seok-bul duo are Mireuk-bosal [Maitreya Bodhisattvas] frozen in the act of manifesting out of the living rock.
Mireuk-bong [Maitreya Peak] in the outer region of Seorak-san [Snowy Crags Mountains] National Park is similarly regarded as a rising Buddha-to-be.  A cave high up on its face has been a highly-favored site for secluded Zen-meditation since around 600 CE; the monks are strengthened in their practice by the strong San-shin.
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Korean Mountain-Worship and Buddhism
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