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Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds In our final lesson, we took a broad look at what constitutes the Korean Matrix. From the Four Seven debate to the concept of “Uri”, we’ve seen how the Korean ardor pushes towards a continuous integration of otherwise binary concepts, such as reason-mind, and self-others. Delving deeper into “Uri”, we discussed how the intrinsic nature of the Korean language creates a new definition for self. The “Uri-self” allows for a different view of the world, by forgoing the subject-object dichotomy in favor of a dynamic, integrated self. Moving Forward Moving forward, I feel that if you can understand a Korean way of thinking deeper and connect it with philosophical questions, you will be able to get new inspiration for yourself, your feelings and your relationships.

Skip to 1 minute and 34 seconds Remember, Korean philosophy is not only applicable to Koreans but is accessible to anybody who embodies these ideas. However, it will take some effort on your part. Not all Koreans internalize this way of thinking, the same way not all Greeks think through Greek philosophy. When one can appreciate, learn and internalize the Korean way of thinking, they can bring out Korean Philosophy in their thoughts and actions. This is the end of the course. I hope you’ve enjoyed the course as much as I’ve had making it. Thank you, and I hope we can meet again.

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In our final lesson, we took a broad look at what constitutes the Korean Matrix.

Remember, Korean philosophy is not only applicable to Koreans but is accessible to anybody who embodies these ideas. However, it will take some effort on your part. Moving forward, I believe that if you can understand a Korean way of thinking deeper and connect it with philosophical questions, you will be able to get new inspiration for yourself, your feelings and your relationships.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the video lessons, and I hope you’ll continue to learn about Korean philosophy in the future!

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