The separateness of the person is denounced as illusory by the Hindu Upanishads and most Buddhist texts; but as an illusion it is still there, still experienced, still lived. This is the peculiar predicament of the human being. Let us not make it more complicated, more enigmatic, by denying this experience which all of us have, rishees and unenlightened alike. Let us see things as they are: this will not diminish our higher nature or lessen our spiritual dignity. Why not accept it for what it is, but put it in its lowly place?
-- Notebooks Category 8: The Ego > Chapter 1: What Am I? > # 195