“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.”
True progression is forward movement to larger Vistas of freedom and open space. This place, the view, can only be reached with positive Intuition. Empiricism is blocked as it lives in confinement of the world of the defined so it can’t see something as undefined as large Vistas that surpass definition. This is what Tesla was talking about.