When the old worn-out phrases about Brahman and maya are parroted from Shankara it is better to answer simply, "So what!" For still things remain the same as before, all the denunciation of the world has been merely maya and does not change its very real presence and actuality to us. The same applies to the other persons and individuals. Is it not better to say that the ego, with its body, emotion, and intellect, is part of the person's experience than to deny it altogether?
-- Notebooks Category 19: The Reign of Relativity > Chapter 1: The Cosmos of Change > # 39