The Illusory Element of the Ego
Might one not say: the concept that the self-as-an-entity-distinct-from-other-entities is illusory is probably itself a false concept, for it assumes that the self has spatial characteristics?
The illusory character of the self, so much insisted upon, may well be an error due to a misplacement of the illusory element, which really belongs not to the self but to a non-existent spatial character gratuitously attributed to it.
If Space and Time are themselves illusory - as the same metaphysical approach insists - why should the self be given a spatial attribute? What is there in our consciousness of self to justify a spatial limitation?
But if the self is not in Space, as it may not be in Time, it need not be illusory. It is then only illusory in so far as it is conceived as a spatial and temporal entity.
Distinctness being a spatial and temporal factor, and an illusion, the false self or I-process, stripped of its temporal and spatial appearance, i.e. of its illusory element, would seem to be a manifestation of the I-Reality Itself.