If self-consciousness is the distinctive mark of the intellectual experience, self-forgetfulness characterizes the Ananda (bliss) condition…
The release from this world of trouble, risk and adventure can be had only by losing the separate self.
Absolute surrender of self to God, a perfect identification with the divine will, will ‘let us pent-up creatures through into eternity, our due.’ The Svetswatara Upanishads says: “In the wheel of Brahman, which is the support as well as the end of all beings, which is infinite, roams about the pilgrim soul when it fancies itself and the supreme ruler as different. It obtains immortality when it is upheld by him, i.e., when the soul thinks itself to be one with him.
Dr S Radhakrishnan