A human being is a two way self reflecting shining mirror.
The Absolute intensified itself into a beam of light. The Absolute caused itself to appear as a receiver and transmitter and reflector of this light (a mind) and causes the light to shine through this mind upon its own Self, thus causing Itself to be illuminated. This luminance (reality) is again received and transmitted through the lens (mind), and the Absolute thus gains knowledge of itself. Looking out onto reality the lens/mind/human gains experience of the Absolute as it reflected by its own light. Looking inward onto the light that initially falls upon it and through it, the human gains direct knowledge of the Absolute.