The I of the phantom still asks questions, but when he looks in the mirror, There's no one there.
To whom shall the reply come? asks the phantom as he fades away. Home at last. Home at last.
The seeker who wants eternal life has already got it. He just won't know it until he looks for who's wanting it. If he really looks, he won't find anyone! Then he can be nothing but Awareness. What's not eternal about "EVER PRESENT AWARENESS?"