"If they are illusion, then I also am illusion"

The human being is said to live in a world of illusion, in the belief that he is an individual existence separate from the other aspects of the Universe. The perception of past based on memory, and of the future based on desires arising out of unmindful thoughts, are also believed to be illusionary; for the only truth is in the present moment.

The Ego, or False Self, the delusionary sense of individualism, as opposed to the Unity of Consciousness, of the True Self being a part of the Supreme Soul, or Brahman, is the main cause of all suffering and of the illusion that the aim of the life is to acquire material possessions and wealth. True happiness and the real aim of life is the attainment of salvation that requires one to break the illusion of materialism.