"Is there any relationship between the ocean and its waves?
The real enables the unreal to appear and
causes it to disappear.
The succession of transient moments creates the illusion of time, but the timeless reality of Pure Being is not in movement, for all movement requires a motionless background.
Pure Being is itself the background. Once you have found it in yourself, you know that you had never lost that independent being; independent of all divisions and separations.
But don't look for it in consciousness, you will not find it there. Don't look for it anywhere, for nothing contains it.
On the contrary, it contains everything and manifests everything.
It is like the daylight that makes everything visible while itself remaining invisible."
- Nisarga Yoga: The Self Knowledge Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj