This world, though unreal, appears to exist
and is the cause of life-long suffering to an ignorant person,
just as a (non-existent) ghost (is the cause of fear) to a boy.
One who has no idea of gold sees only the bracelet.
He does not at all have the idea that it is merely gold.
Similarly towns, houses, mountains, serpents, etc.
are all in the eyes of the ignorant man, separate objects.
From the absolute point of view;
this objective (world) is the subject
(the Self) itself;
it is not separate (from the Self).