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XXVI:3 Where is the 'Other Shore'?

On one occasion, Mara came to the Buddha disguised as a man and asked, 'Venerable Sir! You often say the word 'Param', what is the meaning of that word?' The Buddha, knowing that it was Mara who was asking that question, admonished him, 'O wicked Mara! The word 'Param' has nothing to do with you. 'Param' which means 'the other shore' can be reached only by the Arahants who are free from moral defilements.'

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

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