I love this short parable. I teaches us that under the duality there is oneness. The salt doll realizes that oneness by dissolving the separarateness. Our persoanl ego-based identity does not realize Universal identity as long as it holds onto ego bound identity. Selfrealization is the realizaion of my Real Self which is universal. It is anexpeirence of oneness regardless of appaternt differences. The wave is the ocean. I have had many glimpses of my real or trueself. When I am fully absorbed in meditation I lose my individual identity. Individual consciousness becomes universal consciousness. There have been times when I have expreinced oneness with nature. I have exprienced such oneness in unconditional love relationships. They are spiritual experiences for me. Such experiences have enriched my life and have made me a better person Namaste! Jagdish P Dave.