What exists in truth is the Self alone. The world, the individual soul and God are appearances in it.
Like silver in mother-of-pearl, these three appear at the same time and disappear at the same time.
The Self is that where there is absolutely no ‘I-thought’.
That is called ‘Stillness’.
The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is ‘I’; the Self itself is God;
all is Siva, the Self.
– Ramana Maharshi