The self is merely an individual reflective image of the soul of absolute being projected back into the artificial layers of actuality which comprise human civilization. The individual human consciousness grasps an intellectual image of the soul of absolute being reflected against the actuality of its physical environment, identifies with this image and projects it back into its social world as a truly false image, devoid of reality. The self projected in the image is not one’s true being.
I stopped a fellow once on a Jerusalem street and asked for directions to a certain place. He thought for a few minutes, turning in different directions contemplating the possibilities and finally threw his arms up in the air saying “you can't get there from here!” Such is my thought and its conclusions for those unfamiliar with it. “You can't get there from where you are at!'