[Advaita-l] meaning of parama

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed May 23 21:48:39 CDT 2012

On Wed, 23 May 2012, Guy Werlings wrote:

> Nowhere the word mokSha appears in the Sanskrit text. May just "paramaM"
> standing alone mean "supreme means of mokSha"?

I think in this context parama should be understood as "ultimate" or 
"foremost."  Compare the meanings of the cognate latin word primus.  As 
moksha is the ultimate end of Mans existence it is certainly appropriate 
to call it parama.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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