asaṃkhyeya-kalpa (P. asaṅkyeyya-kappa; T. bskal pa grangs med pa, བསྐལ་པ་གྲངས་མེད་པ་; C. C. asengqi jie), or incalculable eon, is the longest of the kalpas in Buddhist cosmology. Despite its name, it corresponds to a precise length of time: in the Abhidharma counting system, ’incalculable’ (asaṃkhya) refers to the largest number, ten to the power sixty.
In the Mahayana tradition, it takes a bodhisattva three incalculable kalpas, from the moment he sets out on the path to enlightenment by first giving rise to bodhichitta until finally reaching awakening.
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