The Realisation of the Absolute :
Chapter-2.The Nature of the World
(b) .The Critique of Duality - 17.
Hence the means becomes identical with the end in the case of knowledge of Reality.
The experience of the Eternal is not independent of the effort exercised to attain it.
All actions to reach the Real require a self-transformation which is the same as what they aim at through that.
Cause and effect are intrinsically non-different.
The exercise of the effort towards experiencing the Real, becomes itself the experience of the Real.
Without knowing the Real we cannot move towards the Real, and knowing it is being it.
Reaching the Real is not an action.
All actions modify the subject of the act.
Action is impossible without the differentiation of the subject by a non-being of the subject.
It cannot be said that the subject, the Self, is absent at any place.
If it is everywhere, no action is possible.
If it is not everywhere, it is perishable.
Our actions lead us to a vicious circle.
We seem to be doing many things, though, actually, we do nothing.
The experience of the Eternal and the destruction of the ego are simultaneous events.
The diverse world cannot, therefore, be said to be a necessary "means" in the individual's struggle for Self-realisation.
If the world is a means, the world is also the end, and we "reach" nothing "through" the world.
A perishable means cannot lead to an eternal end.
Knowledge, which is not of the world, is eternal, and it is this that is the means, and the end, too.
(b) .The Critique of Duality :- ENDS.
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