I think Frank has made it pretty clear that reality is separate from his perceptions.
I have tried to make it very clear that I do not know what the REALITY is...so, I disagree slightly with what you said here, Parados. REALITY MAY BE very, very different from what we humans perceive it to be...but it MAY BE exactly what we see. The non-dualists may be correct; the naive realists may be correct. I do not know...and I suspect neither does anyone else.
He is just claiming that reality "is".
It is my position that whatever IS...IS.
I acknowledge that I do not know what that IS...is.
Reality exists outside of us and outside of our perceptions.
REALITY may exist outside of my perception...but in any case, whatever IS...IS. There is no way I can tell if everything I suppose I see and sense...is not just an illusion...something going on in what I refer to as "my mind."