Growth in understanding is not a means to an end but an end in and of itself and should not be sought to facilitate manipulation of a physical universe which is finite and designed to decay. All movement in time and space is the movement of decay and time is correctly defined as the measure of entropy. The universe had a beginning in time and will come to an ending in time, but consciousness of the absolute is, necessarily, infinite and eternal and is not subject to the law of physical entropy. It is transcendent to the limitations of a rational interpretation of physical phenomena.
I stopped a fellow once on a Jerusalem street and asked for directions to a certain place. He thought for a few minutes, turning in different directions contemplating the possibilities and finally threw his arms up in the air saying “you can't get there from here!” Such is my thought and its conclusions for those unfamiliar with it. “You can't get there from where you are at!'