The vedantic knowledge of Reality transcends all the concepts and limitations implied in the empirical view. Efforts, means, and fruits of action, cause and effect, and time itself are rendered clear from the following Upanishadic text in the form of a question posed by Nachiketas:
That which thou seest as being beyond good and bad deeds, beyond that which is effected and which is not the effect, beyond past and future, please tell me that. (Katha Up. 1.2.14).
That the highest reality and goal taught by the Upanishads transcends concepts and verbal symbols is revealed by the following text:
That from which all words fall back along with the mind unable to reach it, one knowing that bliss of Brahman is not afraid of anything whatsoever. (Taittiriya Up. II.9)