Asamkheya Kalpa

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jhanapeacock
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Asamkheya Kalpa

Post by jhanapeacock » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:29 pm

An Asamkheya Kalpa is a unit of time in buddhism, is said than a bodhisattva requires a minimun of three asamkheya kalpa to reach buddhahood.
But how long is it? I`ve seen some sources that equal it with a medium kappa which doesn´t make to much sense to me.
Other sources say its countless maha kalpas. im curious about it, someone has a good sources about the subject?

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Re: Asamkheya Kalpa

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:02 am

not sure buti understand that asamkheya kalpa means a not-pre-determined number of kalpas corresponding to a period in where aprox. 75000 buddhas appear and dissapear (so depends on the number of buddhas, not on an accout of time)
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Re: Asamkheya Kalpa

Post by Losal Samten » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 pm

1 asamkhya kalpa = 10^59 mahakalpas.
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