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**The Academy of Wisdom and Enlightenment (AWE)**

Lecture L3.2 The Academy of Wisdom and Enlightenment (AWE) How to open our mind Feb 16, 2013

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**Meaning and value of life**

Buddhism is actually an evolving human consciousness including religion, metaphysics, science and philosophy (The meaning of life) Enlightenment is embracing these knowledge in totality and living out life wisely to its highest value. (The value of life) Feb 16, 2013

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**Metaphysics Big questions Prerequisites The branch of philosophy**

concerned with the study of the nature of being and beings, existence, time and space, and causality Big questions Prerequisites

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Learning & Thinking Feb 16, 2013

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Learning & Thinking Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Billions 1,000,000,000 Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Billions 1,000,000,000 Trillions 1,000,000,000,000 13 Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Billions 1,000,000,000 Trillions 1,000,000,000,000 13 Quadrillion 1,000,0000,000,000,000 16 Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Billions 1,000,000,000 Trillions 1,000,000,000,000 13 Quadrillion 1,000,0000,000,000,000 16 Gazillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 19 zillion, jillion, and gazillion, are fictitious names Feb 16, 2013

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**Linear (one-dimensional) Mind Set**

Unit Log 10 increments Digits Ten 10 2 Hundred 100 3 Thousands 1000 4 Millions 1,000,000 7 Billions 1,000,000,000 Trillions 1,000,000,000,000 13 Quadrillion 1,000,0000,000,000,000 16 Gazillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 19 zillion, jillion, and gazillion, are fictitious names “Infinity” 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 22

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**Two-dimensional mindset**

Units Square Increment Digits Hundred 10 x 10 = 100 3 Ten thousand 100 x 100 = 10,000 5 Feb 16, 2013

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**Two-dimensional mindset**

Units Square Increment Digits Hundred 10 x 10 = 100 3 Ten thousand 100 x 100 = 10,000 5 Hundred million 10,000 x 10,000 = 100,000,000 9 Feb 16, 2013

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**Two-dimensional mindset**

Units Square Increment Digits Hundred 10 x 10 = 100 3 Ten thousand 100 x 100 = 10,000 5 Hundred million 10,000 x 10,000 = 100,000,000 9 Hundred quadrillion 100,000,000 x 100,000,000 = 10,000,000,000,000,000 17 Feb 16, 2013

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**Two-dimensional mindset**

Units Square Increment Digits Hundred 10 x 10 = 100 3 Ten thousand 100 x 100 = 10,000 5 Hundred million 10,000 x 10,000 = 100,000,000 9 Hundred quadrillion 100,000,000 x 100,000,000 = 10,000,000,000,000,000 17 “Infinity” 10,000,000,000,000,000 x 10,000,000,000,000,000 = infinity 33 Feb 16, 2013

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**Short scale ( USA and Modern British)**

Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set Unit (-illion) Short scale ( USA and Modern British) 1 million 106 2 milliard 3 billion 109 4 trillion 1012 5 quadrillion 1015 6 quintillion 1018 7 sextillion 1021 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale ( USA and Modern British) 8 septillion 1024 9 octillion 1027 10 nonillion 1030 11 decillion 1033 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale ( USA and Modern British) 8 septillion 1024 9 octillion 1027 10 nonillion 1030 11 decillion 1033 12 undecillion 1036 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale ( USA and Modern British) 8 septillion 1024 9 octillion 1027 10 nonillion 1030 11 decillion 1033 12 undecillion 1036 13 duodecillion 1039 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale ( USA and Modern British) 8 septillion 1024 9 octillion 1027 10 nonillion 1030 11 decillion 1033 12 undecillion 1036 13 duodecillion 1039 14 tredecillion 1042 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale 15 quattuordecillion 1045 16 quindecillion (quinquadecillion) 1048 17 sexdecillion (sedecillion) 1051 18 septendecillion 1054 19 octodecillion 1057 20 novemdecillion (novendecillion) 1060 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale 15 quattuordecillion 1045 16 quindecillion (quinquadecillion) 1048 17 sexdecillion (sedecillion) 1051 18 septendecillion 1054 19 octodecillion 1057 20 novemdecillion (novendecillion) 1060 21 vigintillion 1063 Feb 16, 2013 22

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Unit (-illion) Short scale 15 quattuordecillion 1045 16 quindecillion (quinquadecillion) 1048 17 sexdecillion (sedecillion) 1051 18 septendecillion 1054 19 octodecillion 1057 20 novemdecillion (novendecillion) 1060 21 vigintillion 1063 22 centillion 1066 Feb 16, 2013 23

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**Expansion of two-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 1 10,000,000 = 10 million = 1 koti 8 2 koti x koti = ayuta 15 3 ayuta x ayuta= niyuta 29 4 niyuta x niyuta = bimbara 57 5 bimbara x bimbara = kinkara 113 6 kinkara x kinkara = agara 225 7 agara x agara = pravara 449 pravara x pravara = mapara 897 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 9 mapara x mapara = tapara 1793 10 tapara x tapara = sima 3585 11 sima x sima = yama 7169 12 yama x yama = nema 14337 13 nema x nema = avaga 28673 14 avaga x avaga = mrgava 57345 15 mrgava x mrgava = viraga 114689 16 viraga x viraga = vigava 229377 Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 17 vigava x vigava = samkrama 458753 18 samkrama x samkrama = visara 917505 19 visara x visara = vibhaja 20 vibhaja x vibhaja =vijangha 21 vijangha x vijangha = vishoda 22 vishoda x vishoda = vivaha 23 vivaha x vivaha = vibhakta 24 vibhkata x vibhakta = vikhata Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 25 vikhata x vikhata = ilana 26 ilana x ilana = avana 27 avana x avana = thavana 28 thavana x thavana = viparya 29 viparya x viparya = samaya 30 samaya x samaya = viturna 31 viturna x viturna = hetura 32 hetura x hetura = vicara Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 33 vicara x vicara = vyavasta 34 vyavasta x vyavasta = abhyundgata 35 abhyudgata x abhyudgata = vishishta 36 vishishta x vishishta = nilamba 37 nilamba x nilamba = harita 38 harita x harita = vikshoba 39 vikshoba x vikshoba = halita 40 halita x halita = hari Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 41 hari x hari = aloka 42 aloka x aloka = drshvanta 43 drshvanta x drshvanta = hetuna 44 hetuna x hetuna = ela 45 ela x ela = dumela 46 dumela x dumela = kshemu 47 kshemu x kshemu = eluda 48 eluda x eluda = bhaluda Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 49 bhaluda x bhaluda = samata 50 samata x samata = visada 51 visada x visada = pramatra 52 pramatra x pramatra = amantra 53 amantra x amantra = bhramantra 54 bhramatra x bhramantra =gamantra 55 gamantra x gamantra = namantra 56 namantra x namantra = nahimantra Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 57 nahimantra x nahimantra = vimantra 58 vimantra x vimantra = paramantra 59 paramantra x paramantra = shivamantra 60 shivamantra x shivamantra = delu 61 delu x delu = velu 62 velu x velu = gelu 63 gelu x gelu = khelu 64 khelu x khelu = nelu Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 65 nelu x nelu = bhelu 66 bhelu x bhelu = kelu 67 kelu x kelu = selu 68 selu x selu = pelu 69 pelu x pelu = melu 70 melu x melu = sarada 71 sarada x sarada = bherudu 72 bherudu x bherudu = kheludu Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 73 kheludu x kheludu = maludu 74 maludu x maludu = samalu 75 samalu x samalu = athava 76 athava x athava = kamala 77 kamala x kamala = agava 78 agava x agava = ataru 79 ataru x ataru = helura 80 helura x helura =mirahu Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 81 mirahu x mirahu = carana 82 carana x carana = dhana 83 dhana x dhana = pramada 84 pramada x pramada = nigama 85 nigama x nigama = upavarta 86 upavarta x upavarta = nirdesha 87 nirdesha x nirdesha = akshaya 88 akshaya x akshaya = sambhuta Feb 16, 2013

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 89 sambhuta x sambhuta = mamama 90 mamama x mamama = avada 91 avada x avada = utpala 92 utpala x utpala = padma 93 padma x padma = sankhya 94 sankhya x sankhya = gati 95 gati x gati = upama 96 upama x upama = aupamya

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 97 aupamya x aupamya = incalculable 98 incalculable x incalculable = incalculable2 99 incalculable2 x incalculable2 = incalculable4 100 incalculable x incalculable4 = measureless 101 measureless x measureless = measureless2 102 measureless2 x measureless2 = measureless4 103 measureless4 x measureless4 = boundless 104 boundless x boundless = boundless2

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 105 boundless 2 x boundless 2 = boundless 4 106 boundless4 x boundless4 = incomparable 107 incomparable x incomparable= incomparable2 108 incomparable2 x incomparable2 = incomparable4 109 incomparable4 x incomparable4 = uncountable 110 uncountable x uncountable = uncountable2 111 uncountable2 x uncountable2 = uncountable4 112 uncountable 4 x uncountable 4 = unequalled

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 113 unequalled x unequalled = unequalled2 114 unequalled2 x unequalled2 = unequalled4 115 unequalled4 x unequalled4 = inconceivable 116 inconceivable x inconceivable = inconceivable2 117 inconceivable2 x inconceivable2 = inconceivable4 118 inconceivable4 x inconceivable4 = immeasurable 119 immeasurable x immeasurable = immeasurable2 120 immeasurable2 x immeasurable2 = immeasurable4

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**Expansion of two-dimensional Mind Set**

Avatamsaka Sūtra Number of Digits 122 immeasurable 4 x immeasurable 4 = unspeakable 123 unspeakable x unspeakable = unspeakable2 124 unspeakable2 x unspeakable2 = unspeakable4 125 unspeakable4 x unspeakable4 = unspeakably unspeakable 126 unspeakably unspeakable x unspeakably unspeakable = untold ?

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**Expansion of one-dimensional Mind Set**

Infinite – unlimited or unmeasurable; indefinitely or exceedingly great Finite – having bounds or limits; measurable; capable of being completely counted; not infinite or infinitesimal; not zero Feb 16, 2013

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Thinking Boxes Feb 16, 2013 42

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**Duality (relativity, opposites) – Yin versus Yang**

Finite vs. Infinite (measurement) Male vs. Female (sexually reproductive species) Black vs. White (abstractions) Living vs. Death (life) North vs. South (polarity) Positive vs. Negative pole (polarity) Good vs. Evil (survival advantages) Heaven vs. Hell (spirituality) Yes vs. No (Choice) Feb 16, 2013 43

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**Mathematic Logic Finite = Measurable = unit**

Infinite = immeasurable = no unit Introduce additional units to measure large numbers, the immeasurable becomes measurable break through duality (finite and infinite are opposites by definition) Opposites are product of small mindset X is inside the box, Y is outside the box, therefore they are opposites. No box, no opposites (think outside box) The usefulness of very big and very small numbers are illustrated by the Macro-micro view power point. Feb 16, 2013

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Take Home Messages Infinity is a concept founded on within-the-box thinking (limited thinking mode). “Finite” and “infinite” are not opposite and not mutually exclusive terms; they are arbitrary concepts that depends on how far the mind is opened; they are relative. Abstract concepts such as infinity (a qualifier) can be quantified by introducing new units of measurement. Feb 16, 2013

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**The power of Quantification**

Quality Quantity Descriptive Definitive Relative Absolute Duality Singularity Feb 16, 2013 46

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**Buddhism in Modern Language with**

Buddhism in Modern Language with Pho-Hien Temple & AWE FIN Thank You Feb 16, 2013

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