In "The Matrix" Morpheus says everything is illusion. As may be; but even so, the illusion exists, has some degree of reality, inside the mind. Which is exactly what Bengalese Saint Ramprasad sayd 200 years ago. In the same way, Morpheus, Ramprasad, and myself, all exist as patterns in the mind.
What else is in a mind but the illusions, the images, of what is outside of it?
In any case , or in my case, its been a pleasant fantasy.