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Since the entity which is travelling on the quest is itself none other than the ego, it is hardly likely that the termination of the quest will end in the termination of the ego. But without the latter how is enlightenment possible? The ego may lead him from one spiritual advance, experience, or initiation to another, but it will not lead him to egoless being nor could it even if it wished to. What is the way out of this impasse?

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 208

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