I does not exist in the same way that water exists. I is like a mirage: from a distance, it appears to be water, but up-close it is not water. I is separation: separation is total illusion. Water may appear and the water is wholeness appearing as water. The water still appears and is clearly wholeness. While separation may seem to appear, it is absolutely hollow in a way that water is not. The hollowness of I is because it claims to point to wholeness, yet it points away. Water does not pretend to point away from wholeness. Everything that is both real and unreal is wholeness. I is not that.