For the purpose of warding off this course of worldly life, removal of ignorance is the only means. Knowledge alone is capable of destroying this ignorance.
When that knowledge which destroys the notion of separation of the Supreme Self from the embodied self arises in the purified internal organ, then Maya together with its off-shoots, which give rise to birth, rebirth and action (karma), forthwith disappears.
When it has been destroyed by realized knowledge which is pure and without duality, how shall ignorance ever again arise?
The self never dies nor is born, nor is it subject to increase or decrease. It is never new (or old), beyond all additions to its greatness, of the nature of bliss itself, self-illumined, all pervading and without a second.