The words of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“This knowledge ‘I am’ or the ‘beingness’ is a cloak of illusion over the Absolute.
Therefore, when Brahman is transcended only the Parabrahman is, in which there is not even a trace of the knowledge ‘I am’.
“The sages and prophets recognized the sense of ‘being’ initially.  Then they meditated and abided in it, resulting in their ultimate realization.”
Also –
“Jivatman is the one who identifies with the body-mind as an individual separate from the world.  The atman is only beingness, or the consciousness, which is the world.  The Ultimate principal which knows this beingness cannot be named at all.  It cannot be approached or conditioned by any words.  That is the Ultimate state.”   Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Excepts from “The Experience of Nothingness” a book of transcriptions by Robert Powell.