The I does not exist. The idea of the ego arises from the processing of the information of the five senses by the consciousness and these five senses convey only loneliness and separation, which is called „individuality“ by the western social consciousness.
Perhaps one or the other has already woken up at night and stared into the darkness in boundless loneliness. There was only the thin brain shell separating the lonely I from the infinite and inconceivable greatness of that which was not I. Alone. So alone…
If the five senses exist, then the I also exists, someone might say. But it would be someone whose consciousness had never left the realm of solitary materiality. If his consciousness had already once gone deep into the realm of soulish awareness, then he could no longer maintain this statement. He would then say: Deep in the soul consciousness I am free from I and free from loneliness. The information of the five senses does not count there. The earthly separated then does not seem to exist, therefore also no I and also no five senses.
Perhaps someone now objects: If the earthly does not exist, then why should the spiritual exist on the other side. Equal right for all, so to speak! What is then „to exist“? Does not exist mean „to be“? To determine that something exists, that it „is“, it must be considered. So there is the considered and the observer, thus two separate „existences“. If we are at the two, then we are already in the separation and again in the material perception of our mind. So the concept of „existence“ does not take effect in the area of our soul aspect. The soul is the unity. There are no observers and no observed there. The earthly is also soul and so everything is the One. The question of „existence“ no longer arises on this level. No question arises there any more. The human being deep in the ego says disparagingly to it: Escape into a dream world. The tangible is the truth! The human being deep in the soul perception says: I am the truth. All your separation and individuality is only appearance.