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He may have arrived at his positions from a desire to achieve a consistent exegesis of the Buddha's doctrine as recorded in the Canon. Similarly, in Hinduism, the sound of OM takes an essential part in the creation of the universe. He was born around the year 580 BCE in the village of Lumbini in Nepal. Maha means large and Mahayana means large vehicle. Both of these practices appear independently within the tradition. A special ritual connected with the dagaba is the enshrining of relics, which is done with much ceremony at a specially selected astrologically auspicious moment called nakata (Skt. naksatra).

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