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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, at which he states, "that number squared is an incalculable." The Buddha then names the following:

Incalculable4 = Measureless
Measureless4 = Boundless
Boundless4 = Incomparable
Incomparable4 = Innumerable
Innumerable4 = Unaccountable
Unaccountable4 = Unthinkable
Unthinkable4 = Immeasurable
Immeasurable4 = Unspeakable
Unspeakable4 = Untold

The "Untold" number is between the first Skewes number and a Dakillion.

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Googology in Asia

Fish numbers: Fish number 1 · Fish number 2 · Fish number 3 · Fish number 4 · Fish number 5 · Fish number 6 · Fish number 7
Mapping functions: S map · SS map · S(n) map · M(n) map · M(m,n) map
By Aeton: Okojo numbers · N-growing hierarchy
By BashicuHyudora: Pair sequence number · Bashicu matrix system
Indian counting system: Lakh · Crore
Chinese and Japanese counting system: Wan · Yi · Zhao · Jing · Gai · Zi · Rang · Gou · Jian · Zheng · Zai · Ji · Gougasha · Asougi · Nayuta · Fukashigi · Muryoutaisuu
Buddhist text: Tallakshana · Dvajagravati · Mahakathana · Asankhyeya · Dvajagranisamani · Vahanaprajnapti · Inga · Kuruta · Sarvanikshepa · Agrasara · Uttaraparamanurajahpravesa · Avatamsaka Sutra
Other: Taro's multivariable Ackermann function · Sushi Kokuuhen

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