In Buddhism, external reality is an illusion and internal reality is an essence.

Luke 17, 21. Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.

How do we define the internal reality? As a psychological reality? Collective Unconscious? Or souls' world?

I'm interested in defining (essence, illusion) and (internal, external).

Is my reality versus your reality merely "our" conventional reality?

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    This is a very broad question --are you looking for a Buddhist answer? A Christian answer? Some reason to assume that both traditions are talking about the same thing? – Chris Sunami Feb 9 '15 at 17:01
  • When you say "How [do] we define internal reality?" who is "we" in the sentence? Some would deny that there is such a thing as "internal reality" different than just "reality." – James Kingsbery Feb 11 '15 at 21:49
  • How is it possible for us to define reality? Real for me = real for you? Is a dream [external] reality? – Vinícius Ferraz Feb 13 '15 at 16:04
  • Confusion among: point of view, opinion, referential, or absolute reality. – Vinícius Ferraz Jun 13 '15 at 18:00

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