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The Gautama Buddha, then, is the Buddha of this era, who taught directly or indirectly to all other Buddhas in it (see types of Buddhas). For me, seeing this fact in person—rather than merely hearing about it and trying to understand it intellectually through news reports—was both fascinating and frustrating. O.] Choron-Baix, Catherine, "De Forêts en banlieues. Traditionally, the normative path was to develop a high degree of calm first.

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