Many becomes two: two one: one Naught. What comes to Naught?
What! shall the Adept give up his hermit life, and go eating and drinking and making merry?
Ay! shall he not do so? he knows that the Many is Naught; and having Naught, enjoys that Naught even in the enjoyment of the Many.
For when Naught becomes Absolute Naught, it becomes again the Many.
Any this Many and this Naught are identical; they are not correlatives or phases of some one deeper Absence-of-Idea; they are not aspects of some further Light: they are They!
Beware, O my brother, lest this chapter deceive thee!