Different cosmic durations - just FYI

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Stiphan
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Different cosmic durations - just FYI

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:14 pm

Earlier in the year, I was curious how long heaven and hell were, and how long did the Bodhisatta practice for - in terms of years. So I found out (I think in Wikipedia) how long an eon was and then calculated the various durations. Just for comparison, I have also shown the various important historical durations.

Just how mindbogglingly long Avīci Hell is! (longest duration of all!)

29 years = my age
80 years = human lifespan
70 years ago = Digital Revolution
300 years ago = Age of Enlightenment
2560 years ago = Buddha
3200 years ago = Dawn of Civilization
200,000 years ago = First humans appeared
4,000,000,000 years ago = Life appears
4,540,000,000 years = Age of Planet Earth
13,800,000,000 years = Big Bang to Now (Age of the Universe (AU))
320,000,000,000 = Asankya Kalpa (Medium Eon (Incalculable?))
1,280,000,000,000 years = Maha Kalpa (Great Eon (GE)) = 92.75 AU

107,520,000,000,000,000 years = Sphere of neither perception nor non-perception = 84,000 GE = 7,791,304 AU
3,397,386,240,000,000,000 years = Avīci Hell = 2,654,208 GE = 246,187,408 AU

128,001,280,000,000,000 years = The Bodhisatta's career from his wish to attain Buddhahood to his attainment of Buddhahood

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Re: Different cosmic durations - just FYI

Post by Idappaccayata » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:43 am

Very interesting! Sometimes it's hard to comprehend time as a human.
The furniture may be exquisite,
And the bars of solid gold,
But once the bird realizes that the cage is a cage,
It finds within that cage
No joy

- Ajahn Jayasaro

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Re: Different cosmic durations - just FYI

Post by Garrib » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:58 am

treyg21 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:43 am
Very interesting! Sometimes it's hard to comprehend time as a human.
Yes and I wonder do beings in different realms experience time the same way we do. I suspect not. Time is relative.

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