What is the "true self"?

It is said by some very enlightened masters that true self is non self. I say it is only partially true. It is perhaps more likely that ‘true self is one self not wanting to be by itself’ and that ‘the purpose of self is love’ with love being a synonym for companionship and friendship. All this for companionship, for friendship, for love? Yes. Truth is simple, purpose is love.
~ Wald Wassermann