I’ve heard several knowledgeable monastics now offhand remark about there being a finite number of beings in saṃsāra. To me this is quite incompatible with the “beginninglessness” of saṃsāra, etc.

Now, I have seen those abhidamma charts about X number of beings in each realm, but my question is: is there an EBT basis for the claim that there’s a finite number of beings?

Thanks!