The Incalculable


AT THAT TIME the enlightening being Mind King said to the Buddha, “World Honored One, the buddhas speak of incalculable, measureless, boundless, incomparable, innumerable, unaccountable, unthinkable, immeasurable, unspeakable, untold numbers – what are these?”

The Buddha said, “It is good that you ask the Buddha, the Truly Enlightened One, in order to have the beings of the world penetrate the meaning of the numbers known to the Buddha. Listen carefully and think well about this; I will explain for you.”

“Ten to the tenth power times ten to the tenth power equals ten to the twentieth power; ten to the twentieth power times ten to the twentieth power equals ten to the fortieth power; ten to the fortieth power times
ten to the fortieth power equals ten to the eightieth power; ten to the
eightieth power times ten to the eightieth power equals ten to the power
of 160; ten to the power of 160 squared equals ten to the power of 320;
ten to the power of 320 squared equals ten to the power of 640; ten to the
power of 640 squared equals ten to the power of 1,280; ten to the power
of 1,280 squared equals ten to the power of 2,560; that squared equals ten
to the power of 5,120; that squared equals ten to the power of 10,240;
that squared equals ten to the power of 20,480; that squared is ten to
the power of 40,960; that squared is ten to the power of 81,920; that
squared is ten to the power of 163,840; that squared is ten to the power
of 327,680; that squared is ten to the power of 655,360; that squared is ten
to the power of 1,311,720; that squared is ten to the power of 2,623,540;
that squared is ten to the power of 5,247,080; that squared is ten to the
power of 10,494,160; that squared is ten to the power of 20,988,320; that
squared is ten to the power of 41,976,640; that squared is ten to the
power of 83,953,280; that squared is ten to the power of 167,906 ,560;
that squared is ten to the power of 335,813,120; that squared is ten to the
power of 671 ,626,240; that squared is ten to the power of 1,343,252,480;
that squared is ten to the power of 2,686,504,960; that squared is ten
to the power of 5,373,009,920; that squared is ten to the power of
10,746,019,840; that squared is ten to the power of 21,492,039,680;
889 that squared is ten to the power of 42,984,079,360; that squared is ten
to the power of 85,968,158,720; that squared is ten to the power of
171,936,317,440; that squared is ten to the power of 343 ,872,634,880;
that squared is ten to the power of 687,745,269,760; that squared is ten
to the power of 1,375,490,539,520; that squared is ten to the power of
2,750,981,079 ,040; that squared is ten to the power of 5,501,962,158,080;
that squared is ten to the power of 11,003,924,316,160; that squared
is ten to the power of 22,007,848,632,320; that squared is ten to the
power of 44,015,697,264,640; that squared is ten to the power of
88,031,394,529,280; that squared is ten to the power of 176,062,
789,058,560; that squared is ten to the power of 352,125,578,117,120;
that squared is ten to the power of 704,251,156,234,240; that squared is
ten to the power of 1,408 ,502,302,468,480; that squared is ten to the
power of 2,817,004,604 ,936 ,960; that squared is ten to the power of
5,634,009,209,893,920; that squared is ten to the power of 11,268,018,
419,747,840; that squared is ten to the power of 22,536,036,839,495,680;
that squared is ten to the power of 45,072,073,678,991,360; that squared
is ten to the power of 90,144,147,357,982,720; that squared is ten to the
power of 180,288,294,715,965,440; that squared is ten to the power of
360,576,589,431,930,880; that squared is ten to the power of 721,153,
178,863,861,760; that squared is ten to the power of 1,442,306,357,
727,723,520; that squared is ten to the power of 2,884,612,715,455,
447,040; that squared is ten to the power of 5,769,225,430,910,894,080;
that squared is ten to the power of 11,538,450,861 ,821,788,160; that
squared is ten to the power of 23,076,901,773 ,643,576,320; that squared
is ten to the power of 46,153,803,447,287,152,640; that squared is ten
to the power of 92,307,606,894,574,305,280; that squared is ten to the
power of 184,615,213,789,148,610,560; that squared is ten to the power
of 369,230,427,578 ,297,221,120; that squared is ten to the power of
738,460,895,156,594,442,240; that squared is ten to the power of 1,476,
921,790,313,188,884,480; that squared is ten to the power of 2,953,
843,580,626,377,768,960; that squared is ten to the power of 5,907,
687,161,252,755,537,920; that squared is ten to the power of 11,815,
374,322,505,511,065,840 ; that squared is ten to the power of 23,630,
748,645,011,022,131,680; that squared is ten to the power of 42,261,
497,290,022,044,263,360; that squared is ten to the power of 94,522,994,
580,044,088,526,720; that squared is ten to the power of 189,045,989,
160,088,177,053,520; that squared is ten to the power of 378,091,978,
320,176,354,107,040; that squared is ten to the power of 756,183,956,
640,352,708,214,080; that squared is ten to the power of 1,512,367,
913,280,705,416,428,160; that squared is ten to the power of 3,024,
735,826,561,410,832,856,220; that squared is ten to the power of 6,049,
71,653,122,821,665,712,640; that squared is ten to the power of 12,
98,943,306,245,643,331,425,280; that squared is ten to the power of
24,197,886,612,491,286,462,850,560; that squared is ten to the power
of 48,395,773,224,982,672,925,701,10; that squared is ten to the power
of 96,791,546,449,965,145,831,402,340; that squared is ten to the power
of 193,583,092,899,930,291,662,804,480; that squared is ten to the
power of 387,166,185,799,860,583,325,608,960; that squared is ten to
the power of 774,332,371,599,721,166,651,217,920; that squared is ten
to the power of 1,548,664,743,199,442,333,302,635,840; that squared
is ten to the power of 3,097,329,486,398,884,666,605,271,680; that
squared is ten to the power of 6,194,658,972,797,769,333,210,543,360;
that squared is ten to the power of 12,389,317,945,595,538,666,421,
086,720; that squared is ten to the power of 24,778,635,891,191,077,
332,842,173,440; that squared is ten to the power of 49,557,271,782,
382,154,665,686,346,880; that squared is ten of the power of 99,114,
543,564,764,309,331,372,693,760; that squared is ten to the power of
198,229,087,129,528,618,662,745,387,520; that squared is ten to the
power of 396,458,174,259,057,237,325,490,775,040; that squared is ten
to the power of 792,916,348,518,114,474,650,981,550,080; that squared
is ten to the power of 1,585,832,697,036,228,949,301,963,100,160; that
squared is ten to the power of 3,171,665,394,072,457,898,603,926,200,
320; that squared is ten to the power of 6,343,330,788,144,915,797,
207,852,400,640; that squared is ten to the power of 12,686,661,576,
289,831,594,415,704,801,280; that squared is ten to the power of 25,
373,323,152,579,663,188,831,409,602,560; that squared is ten to the
power of 50,746,646,305,159,326,377,662,819,205,120; that squared is
ten to the power of 101,493,292,610,318,652,755,325,638,410,240;

that [number above] squared is an incalculable; an incalculable to the fourth power is a measureless; a measureless to the fourth power is a boundless; a boundless to the fourth power is an incomparable; an incomparable to the fourth power is an innumerable; an innumerable to the fourth power is an unaccountable; an unaccountable to the fourth power is an unthinkable; an unthinkable to the fourth power is an immeasurable; an immeasurable to the fourth power is an unspeakable; an unspeakable to the fourth power is an untold, which is unspeakably unspeakable; an untold multiplied by itself is a square untold.” ~ The Flower Adornment sutra

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