Self (Cosmic Consciousness) is Fundamental.

When it comes to consciousness; truth is quite simple really. The bodymind complex is an emergent property of Self. Self is fundamental. What it means is that Self has conceived itself to perceive itself as differentiated so not to be by itself. The purpose of Self is companionship, friendship, love. As such the meaning of Self-love. All this is Self and the purpose of Self is love.
~ Wald Wassermann