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But at one time, there were many such traditions: eighteen, according to one influential classification. Its influence in India declined, finally waning completely in the 12th century CE. These included his birthplace (Lumbinì), the setting where he achieved enlightenment (Bodh Gayā), the location of his first sermon (Deer Park), and his place of death (Kuśinagara). Yes, he is correct but this is just one step or the First Truth of the Four Noble Truth.

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