Jan Cox Talk 1265

Definition: Man–Life Talking About Itself

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#1265 – 04/04:
Notes by TK

The ordinary mind cannot even ask questions outside cliché-space—civilization’s intellectual ghetto. Not-staring, being alert is the practice of the mystical warrior mentality. Everybody does what they have to, but a warrior doesn’t comment on it.


The News

How To “Thought-Construct” A Transcendental Structure
First: Take all the known bricks, words, and other building
materials, and put them together in ways never tried before, then
tear it all down, and invent for yourself all new materials and
construction techniques.

…..A knight whose castle is not original runs twin risks:
One is that it will collapse, the other is that it won’t.

***

The Psychologists Visit An Aerobatics Show
(And Witness This Definition):
Man’s Personality: The hot air in a hot air balloon.

***

Once you realize that the concepts of logic and sanity are
totally irrelevant to the workings of civilization, you can then
allow all of the various new and upcoming games to begin — and
to continue, without you working up a useless sweat there-over.

***

The boulevard orator concluded his morning comments on this
note: “For all of you who still struggle over the question of
whether man is controlled by his heredity or his environment, I
have this to say: You should’ve been more careful of who you
were born to.”

***

One Possible Scenario Of How Progress Was Born
One prince said to another: “Let us stop fighting over sex, and
raise our goals to higher levels of matters theoretical and
metaphysical.” “‘Tis sound thinking,” replied the other, “Let us
battle over whether I will take your liberal mistress or your
more conservative one.”

***

A father-&-son linoleum team, while redoing the hallway in
the Philosophy Department at city college, overheard a student
ask a professor: “Would being a fatalist be helpful?” And later
at lunch, the lad inquired of his dad: “Tell me sir, would being
a fatalist be helpful?” And the older one replied: “The
question offers some promise, but as you ponder it for yourself,
focus your attention not on what would constitute a ‘fatalist,’
but rather what would, under the conditions of being one,
constitute, ‘helpful’?”

***

A zoo keeper pondered one morning as he made his rounds:
“There should be a level of domestication possible for beasts
beyond that of them merely tolerating captivity…”, and after
walking a few steps more, it struck him: “Ah! – t’would be to
get them to question the propriety of being the beasts that they
are!”

…..And “ergo-onward-thusly”: A man who does not think, is not
yet a man, and a man who does not think more than he does now is
not one either.

***

A Mental Parking Tip
The cop told the motorist: “You shouldn’t let your car just sit
there idling.”

…..And Now: “The Story Of The Five Bears”
One guy reversed the usual process, and began thinking at night,
and dreaming during the day.

***

The ordinary continually call upon one another to explain by
what right they take up space on this planet.

***

While off together on a rhetorical trip, a father told his
son (as he baited his line): “Wherever you would feel inclined
to use the term, ‘naturalness’, say instead, ‘mere naturalness’.
— I think I’ve got one!”

…..For you students angling for a better grade in Waltonian
Physics, it might be helpful to know that originally, in the
above, it said: “WHEN ever you feel so inclined” — not, “WHERE
ever”, and then (as always) accelerate those particle ponderings
regarding the curious structure of a binary-driven reality being
perceived by a trinary-capable consciousness.
Perhaps the actual difference between the old man’s noted
distinction ‘twixt: “Naturalness” and “Mere naturalness” is the
same as that between being “Merely human”, and truly being “Man”.

***

Neurology As Theology — Or Vice Versa
A deist can never overcome demons, nor understand gods of a
dual nature.

…..The figure in the hood told the dentist: “You may pull my
wisdom tooth, but only if you promise to pull them all.”

***

And comes this letter: “I have been watching you for a long
time and now find inconsistencies in what you say. My brother,
who’s watched you just as long, says that what I’m seeing are
not actual inconsistencies. Our mother says we’re both flaky as
dandruff for even watching you in the first place. Yours, etc.”

***

Definition
Man: Life talking about itself.

***

Now Another Tale From: “M.F. Goose”
A man named Frank, while on a spree, stopped in a bank, to take a
pee. The brothers Grimm, got so upset, they ‘gan to claim: “Our
name is pronounced, ‘Grime — Grime’, dammit!”

***

More: “A,B,C’s”:
There is no “civilization” save the population of the civilized.

…..The turf upon which man’s milder and wilder parts wage the
sport of — “Civilization” was the original inspiration for the
modern term regarding an: “Un-level playing field.”

…..Man’s Domestication Put In Literary Terms
Via Definitions Erotic
One’s individual personality: The little death.
Civilization: The big one.

***

“The Great Cosmic, Neural Warfare” Projected Onto Its Proper
Expanded Scale, Which Is So Gigantic As To Never Be Seen,
And Seldom Even Suspected
All of the battle commanders at the super-atomic level know that
any prisoner will turn traitor — if you can just get him to talk
LONG enough.

***

Just kinda for fun, the god of this one reality — whenever
the creatures would do something, “cute” — would say: “Ah-h-h
how……………semi sweet.” (They later named a town in
Pennsylvania after him.)

***

One day, in the busy mind of a knight, the thought struck:
“If there is a point to all this — then there is no point to
it.”

***

If the grand machinery of your wondrous intellect still runs
only on AC current then you’re mentally still a child.

***

A viewer writes: “Would you touch again on the matter of
thought being local, and consciousness universal?” — Okay, and
how about a few new geographical twists: Consciousness, your
city — thought, your neighborhood; Consciousness, your country
— thought, your city; Consciousness your continent — thought,
your country; — And thought as the pleasant art of map reading,
with consciousness as the infinite journey itself.

***

The king of one seminal kingdom looked out from his royal
box onto the great Olympic, sporting games, and said to his queen:
“Ah, ’tis good — the literature of the body.”

***

The Expansion Of Comprehension
Only the civilized blame other people. Only the civilized think
of blame.

***

There was once an insurance operation whose inner-office
name for policy holders who never filed claims was, “sleepers”,
as in: patients who lay quietly in their beds, or the dead, who
rested peacefully in their graves. They (on the other hand)
referred to clients who did file claims (and thus cost the company
money) as, “tossers”, as in those who would roll about — tug on
their covers, and generally disturb the peace and tranquility.
In subsequent years, this outstanding institution became so
successful that it changed its name from “Insurance”, to,
“Religion”.

***

One guy seems to have one part of one thing figured out —
he says that, just before you go to bed, if you’ll eat some food
you’ve never heard of before, you’ll have dreams you can’t begin
to understand. (!?!)

***

One instructor at the Knight’s War College was recently
addressing the class: “The mightiest weapon yet devised by man
is the atomic bomb…..I’m sorry, the atomic mind…..no, wait,
consciousness.”

***

How Life Works — With, Or Without Your Help
In the feverish midst of trying to get something fixed, it
suddenly all fell into place, and the man said to himself: “Well
by god, I believe you did it!…………no thanks to YOU.”

***

Question: Who but the densest of weevils would criticize the
cotton crop? Answer: You ever hear of the word, “Man”!?

…..Four hundred-&-forty-seven man-viewers got together and
sent in this response: “You think you’re cute, don’t you!?!?”

***

Another: “New-Intelligence-Time Fairy Tale”
There was once a little boat who sailed the mighty seas of
people, and for many years everything went………….”All
right”. But then one day he sprang a leak, and as his hull began
to furiously fill with humans he said to himself: “Steady now —
don’t panic — just keep reminding yourself that on this surface
— at this level — that which is ‘serious’ is only so, so long
as you take it so.”

…..Next time we’ll be taking a close look at the story of:
“Cinderella Shoots Herself In The Foot! — Then In Yours! — And
God-Knows Where It Goes After That”.

***

More Psychology Taken From The Classroom
And Drawn And Quinteted
The unconscious mind: Man’s conscious mind attempting to rush
about and holler: “What’s going on around here any way!?”

…..Since the dawn of man, more people have not understood than
have.

***

On the Great Celebration Day the goddess appeared in the
temple doorway and said to the people: “The unexamined life is
not worth living.”, and a fellow in the crowd shouted back: “You
don’t know mine!”

***

The reporter’s first question to the Great Philosopher was:
“What would you do if you were in a coma?”

***

The natural flickering out of the fire on the hormonal fuse
is like death’s soothing, if not sycophantic, mortician cum
casket salesman.

…..Errata: The above statement should have read…..ah, never
mind — leave it like it is!

***

An All-Weather, All-Encompassing Definition
Criticism: The kicking of helpless children……..(Now go off
and hang your head for a while!)

***

Those who badmouth dreams have yet to awaken from theirs.

***

How Life Keeps Man Civilized And “In Line”
In Spite Of Himself
If you “act like” you care — you care.

***

As his hunger for new consciousness continued to stalk his
old thinking, one man gave to this desire this guiding rhyme:
“Circle like a hawk but, hold back the talk;
Strong as a bear but, don’t ever stare;
Survey all the land but, as you map-out man, remember that:
Here is always there, and,
Yesterday — (though present) — always in decay.”

…..A man’s mental condition would not remain so confined did
he not believe that all prisons exist in a specific place at an
exact time — which is why the new is always a form of freedom —
…(no matter how lowly, or how slight).

***

One Man’s Watchword Regarding The Protection Of
Intellectual Assets
Those who ain’t got much always want what others have so’s they
can debase it and make it worth no more than what little they do
possess.

…..The reason that knights become knights and warriors,
warriors is simply because they know that no one else is going to
protect them……………..(where it counts).

***

Rather than accept his combined degree in Psychology-
Theology-&-Philosophy, the man took himself into a woods behind
the university and demanded of himself reflections on the
following question: “Why is it that sane men find no fault with
the natural workings of the body — even in its grossest forms —
yet feel the need to criticize each and every little operation
within the domain of their own mentally contrived one?”
…..The peoples on another world hold to a legend that says:
Only those hoop snakes,
Roll and thrive,
Who find the sight of their
Own ass repellent.

Civilization’s unnoticed motivation.

***

From his study position in the floor, a boy looked up at his
father and said: “What is the symbolic message in all of the
many stories of a hero’s death and resurrection?” And the elder
replied: “Ah! — I see you’re reading those comic books again.”
And they both laughed that peculiar laugh that they do, whenever
the old man referred to humor in that peculiar way that he does.

…..Twin Definitions
Fear: The mother of all literature.
The Unexpected Un-Evenness Of The Civil Playing Field: The other
mother of all lit.

***

Manmade aircraft require rocket engines to compensate for
them not having consciousness.

***

After a particular pithy flash of new understanding, one man
said to himself: “By god, but at times you ARE quite
impressive!” And replied: “Why, yes you are.” Then said: “But
I was talking to you.” And replied: “I know — that’s what I
just said.” Then he took the occasion to further reflect on the
darn-near endlessness of infinity, and the unusual possibilities
extant in a non-lineal system.

***

On The Matter Of Consciousness and Loyalty
The alert have but one allegiance, and since they know what it is
we don’t have to go into it here.

…..And now: A Medical Alert!
WATCH OUT!!

***

A certain man has approached the president of city college
with the suggestion that they open a new department of,
“Understanding.” …Both the heads of Philosophy and Theology
say: “Over their dead bodies!”

***
Based now on your own understanding, ask yourself: Should
this sort of activity be thought of as an, “Experience,” or as an,
“Adventure”? — A “one-shot” deal — or an “on-going” deal!?

***

Our Sweat-Saving Academics For The Day
The only way to understand History is as a metaphor.

***

As regards that viewer’s earlier interest in the distinction
between thought and consciousness, this take on it could be
added: While thought is like an artifact of your own local
talent, consciousness is like the universal creative impulse.

***

The realized mind would be filled with all knowledge,
Realized consciousness, with all possibilities.

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