So paradoxical, but then again here is another from my dear inner master J:
The followers said to J, “Tell us how our end will be.”
He said, “Have you discovered the beginning, then, so that you are seeking the end?
For where the beginning is, the end will be. Fortunate is the one who stands at the beginning:
That one will know the end and will not taste death.”
– Pursah’s Gospel of Thomas –