Atman (self) and Anatman (no-self) depend upon one’s own philosophical interpretations of the Buddha’s teachings… The middle way is so called because it avoids the extremes of both absolutism and nihilism. -H.H. The Dalai Lama
Light is itself a duality, possessing qualities of both a particle and a wave, as such the self also exists and does not exist. We are an interdependent existence manifesting itself in a humanistic experience, for a short time.