"In general, our contemplative maps of the journey come to an end with the discovery of the true self and its oneness with the divine. This unitive state – known by various terms in different traditions – follows the falling away or transcendence of the ego (self-center) and entails a radical change or transformation of consciousness. Beyond this, however, our maps do not go. But this unitive or transcendent state is not the end of the journey. It may be the end of the ego-self, but by no means is it the end of self – either the true self or the phenomenal self. For this, we have much further to go."
What is self?, Introduction