The experience of birth, life, death and the world is nothing to do with the Soul the innermost Self. When you are not the Self, then how can you relate the Self with your experience of the birth, life, death and the world. When the Soul wakes up with its own awareness, then you and your experience of the world becomes unreal same way as the dream becomes unreal when the waking takes place.
If you imagine within the dream it becomes unreal when the waking takes place. Your imagination within the dream remains a reality till the waking takes place. The same way you imagination within the waking remains reality till wisdom dawns. Wisdom dawns when you realize you are not the Self, but the Self is the formless Soul. If you are not the Self then your imagination has no value because you are the false Self within the illusion (waking).
When the “Self” is not you then what is the use dropping the ignorance. It is not you who have to drop the ignorance but the Soul, the innermost Self has wakes up from the sleep of ignorance. When The Soul, the innermost Self wakes up, then the world in which you exist cease to exist as a reality.
First the seeker has to know ‘what is the subject’ and ‘what is the object’. Deeper Self-search reveals the fact that”: the world in which we exist is an object to the formless subject. The formless subject is the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness.
Deeper verification reveals the fact that, the object and the subject are one in essence. That essence is the consciousness. Thus, object only and illusion created out of the formless subject. Thus, in reality, the subject is real and exists eternally.