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Founder: Siddhartha Gotama (Siddhartha Gautama in Sanskrit), who is referred to as the Buddha, which means "awakened one". Or, at any rate, there was considerable demand for information on how to raise vetalis. A pot of filtered water is also placed in the center of the table and one end of a ball of three-stranded thread is twisted around it. They all arise from the single vast expanse of timeless awareness as equally authentic manifestations of blessing and power.

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