# The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

```aupamya

"[...] a dhana squared is a pramada; a pramada squared is a nigama; a nig-
ama squared is an upavarta; an upavarta sqared is a nirdesha; a nirdesha
squared is an akshaya; an akshaya squared is a sambhuta; a sambhuta
squared is a mamama; a mamama squared is an avada; an avada squared is an
utpala; an utpala squared is a padma; a padma squared is a sankhya; a san-
khya squared is a gati; a gati squared is an upama; an upama squared is an
aupamya; an aupamya squared is incalculable; an incalculable to the fourth
power is measureless; a measureless to the fourth power is boundless; a
boundless to the fourth power is incomparable; an incomparable to the
fourth power is uncountable; an uncountable to the fourth power is unequ-
aled; an unequaled to the fourth power is inconceivable; an inconceivable
to the fourth power is immeasurable; an immeasurable to the fourth power
is unspeakable; an unspeakable to the fourth power is unspeakably unspeak-
able; and unspeakably unspeakable squared is untold."

(from The Flower Ornament Scripture, The Avatamsaka Sutra, trans. Thomas
Cleary)

aupamya = 10^101,493,292,610,318,652,755,325,638,410,240