The answer to the question - are birth and death illusions? - is that both birth and death are part of one thing which is no thing but Self. Self itself is. Self always is. Self is always One. Oneself always is. All the world's a stage for the wor(l)d is Oneself staging itself as (including but not limited to) life diversified this not to be by itself, for companionship, to love and be loved in return.
~ Wald Wassermann