As far as the sun & moon revolve, illumining the directions with their light, there extends the thousand-fold cosmos. In that thousand-fold cosmos there are a thousand moons, a thousand suns, a thousand Sunerus — kings of mountains; a thousand Rose-apple continents,  a thousand Deathless Ox-cart [continents], a thousand northern Kuru [continents], a thousand eastern Videha [continents]; four thousand great oceans, four thousand Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Four Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Thirty-three, a thousand [heavens of the] Yamas, a thousand [heavens of the] Tusitas, a thousand heavens of the Nimmanaratis, a thousand heavens of the Paranimmitavasavattis,  and a thousand Brahma worlds.
Sobeh wrote:It seems rather superfluous to the Dhamma, as I see it.
Sobeh wrote:Metaphysical speculations, in other words.
Dhammakid wrote:Does the Buddhadhamma say anything that can be related to the cosmological idea of the multiverse (or omniverse, many worlds theory, etc)? I've been reading about this theory for a while now and find it very intriguing even though a bit daunting as well. I know Buddhism postulates the 32 planes of existence and that sentient beings are numberless, but does it say anything about there being multiple separate universes out there?