Chapter-2.The Nature of the World
(d). THE IDEA OF PROGRESS-3.
The ultimately illusory nature of the multiple world is what is declared through illumination and insight, and the conception of the progressive evolution of the world towards the Infinite is a scientific necessity.
Rationality is based on categories, and integral experience which is relationless cannot be explained by rationality.
The world can be explained rationally without detriment to Reality, for insight or intuition is not irrational.
But rationality has always a love for justifying the empirical consciousness by making it a necessary appearance of the Absolute, for rationality itself is empirical.
It is in the position of the tailless fox advising its friends to have their tails also cut.
It argues that the multiplicity of objects is not an illusion but their individual independence is unreal.
It is found difficult to account for ethical necessity and self-effort towards Perfection if the entire world is an illusion.
Absolutistic metaphysics seems to make life itself difficult, and we are compelled to take recourse to a relative reality of the world and the individual.
The scientist follows the method of the intellect.
To be continued .....