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According to the Buddhist tradition, the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama was born to the Shakya clan, at the beginning of the Magadha period (546324 BCE), in the plains of Lumbini, Southern Nepal. He is also known as the Shakyamuni (literally "The sage of the Shakya clan"). At the age of 35, under a fig tree, now known as the Bodhi tree, he vowed never to leave that position until he found Truth.  It was there that he attained Enlightenment. He was then known as Gautama Buddha, or simply "The Buddha", which means "the enlightened one".



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