Without losing your belief in the existence of a self you will be as far from losing your belief that you are unawakened as you were when you first heard of the Buddha.
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It is not sufficient to understand that everything about us, including ourselves, is a dream structure. The Masters make it clear that we must go further and understand the ultimate reality of phenomena, i.e. that all dream structures are a manifestation of Mind, of Mind which is ourselves.
Surely that is the meaning of the well-known saying about the mountains and rivers ceasing to appear as such to the pilgrim on the way, but once more becoming mountains and rivers when he comes to the end of the path?
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Real seeing requires no eyes - for there is no one to see.
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