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The Avatamsaka Sutra (sometimes called the Flower Garland Sutra) is one of the better-known Buddhist scriptures. In the 30th chapter, the Buddha teaches a king the concept of large numbers.

The Buddha begins by calculating:

• 1010 * 1010 = 1020
• 1020 * 1020 = 1040
• 1040 * 1040 = 1080
• 1080 * 1080 = 10160
• 10160 * 10160 = 10320
• ...

He continues until 10101,493,392,610,318,652,755,325,638,410,240 or 101.015*1032, at which he states, "that number squared is an incalculable." (which is 10202,986,585,220,637,305,510,651,276,820,480 or approximately 102.03*1032) The Buddha then names the following:

• Incalculable4 = Measureless (~ 108.12*1032)
• Measureless4 = Boundless (~ 103.25*1033)
• Boundless4 = Incomparable (~ 101.3*1034)
• Incomparable4 = Innumerable (~ 105.2*1034)
• Innumerable4 = Unaccountable (~ 102.04*1035)
• Unaccountable4 = Unthinkable (~ 108.16*1035)
• Unthinkable4 = Immeasurable(~ 103.26*1036)
• Immeasurable4 = Unspeakable (~ 101.3*1037)
• Unspeakable4 = Untold (~ 105.2*1037)

The "Untold" number is much larger than googol or guppyplex, but still smaller than googolplex.