Consider the Self as pure intelligence bereft of objective knowledge.
What is known is not different from that intelligence, it is like a series of images reflected in a mirror. Absolute consciousness is the universe; it is `I', it is all, sentient and insentient, mobile and immobile. Everything else is illuminated by it whereas it is alone and Self-luminous. Therefore let those sensible people who are desirous of chit (pure intelligence) turn away from illusory knowledge and contemplate their own Self -- the absolute consciousness -- which illumines all the rest, and which is their being too.
Dattatreya in Tripura Rahasya, Chapter X