Jan Cox Talk 1271

Extraordinary Experience Not far Away, but Inside & Immediate

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#1271 – 04/18:
Notes by TK

The Mystical is like the neural future of man speaking to him—OR man’s formerly silent, genetic past life finding a voice with which to speak. DNA has no past or future for it cannot die. Time and space are meaningless to DNA. Extraordinary experience is not far away, it is inside, immediate.


The News

There are one eyed men, and there are two eyed men; there
are minds on a rip, and minds on a rant; there are things as they
are, and things as they might be — See!?

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Definition
Man: Life with the jitters.

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More Grisly, Gruesome Conspiratorial Secrets Gladly Revealed
The ordinary notion for “self-improvement” actually came from the
funeral industry once they realized the seasonal nature of their
primary business.

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Economics
As long as the mind is driven by routine market forces, it will
always feel as though it is in need of some repair.

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While a cat can look at a queen, only a feline with a
cleared mind can resist her Grace’s, “come hithers”, and “Here!,
Kitty” kitties.

…..Once upon a time there was a man who kept all Prefaces &
Introductions to himself.

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What the normal juices of the mind tell you is, “thinking”
is not necessarily the final word on the subject. …(Well —
sure!, if you’re ordinary it is — after all, isn’t that what
being ordinary is all about!?)

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A man asked himself: “How many things has this been
called?: The Mystical Quest, The Grand Adventure, The Glorious
Liberation, The Great Awakening……….
……I wonder what life calls it?”

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How The Invented Planet Of, “Civilization” Stays Balanced
The civilized take civilization too seriously, while the
uncivilized don’t take it seriously enough — so, the civilized
become overly-civilized and the uncivilized are seen as
seriously under-civilized — and, it all somehow — works out.


Moral: You can put the elephants at the front of the parade, or
at the end of the parade. But no matter what you do, everyone’s
eventually gonna step in the doo.

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The mind is born in man, already set on “auto pilot”; most
meet death with it still struggling as best as possible. This
is how it is, in spite of life making men believe they should
expect more from their minds than they do their livers.

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Crash Course In, “Seriousness”
Once you’re fed — everything else is just a hobby.

…..Even the few who truly believe they want to “go some where”
off the routine thoroughfares, even they damn-near insist on
being driven from the bus station by the titillating stings of
sarcasm and hostile humor.

…..Crash Course In, “Disengaged Mind”
Once you’re fed — it all turns to crap.

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There are two distinct groups who believe that words have
specific, near magical powers: The extremely civilized &
sophisticated, and the extremely not so. …No need to ask a man
with three eyes what he thinks of that!

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Even if you’re not from another world, internally you should
act like it.

…..Men write books filled with “Great Ideas” so that others
won’t have to think about them.

…..Earth, aka, “Everyone’s Own Hometown”: The place you stay
while you’re figuring out where you really want to go.

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If you keep talking like everyone else you’ll keep thinking
like everyone else. …”Might it not be also correct the other
way around?” “Yes, it could be said like that.”, replied the
second voice. “Is there not any assured, ‘truth-in-advertising’
concerning metaphysical ideas?” “No, it’s not possible.”, (and
the second voice added), “And do you understand why we had this
conversation?…”

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All sales in the civilized realm is like the pushing of
smells to landfill employees. …See! — that’s why everyone’s
face scrunches up and they get whiny when trying to sell you
something.

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Common Sense On The Hoof …(In Fact — Extremely, “Common”)
To be reasonably content — in a herd, one need stay abreast,
bovine fashion.

…..One of our guy’s revised personal mottoes: “When in Rome —
moo like a Roman, but get the hell out before they ask you for
milk.”

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While they’re working on the carousel, some of you might be
able to hear this: that while, “expanded consciousness” can be
not improperly described as “man’s neural future speaking to
him now”, it could also be seen as his formerly silent, genetic
past finding a voice.

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It’s almost impossible not to want to “fix yourself up”
before moving on. Thus does man have religions, bus stations,
and couches.

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Conflicting Opinions — Opposing Views
That which you don’t naturally think — someone else will.
……………….Someone else must!

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The one thing you can say about thinking is that there’s
always at least one more thing you can say about it.

…..As they pretended to bury man, these words did they say:
“Ashes to ashes, thoughts to thoughts; thus, by never dying does,
life continue to live.”

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To believe that, “being more conscious” is strictly an
ethereal, non-material concept, and not a physical, chemical one,
is to be mistaken. To be of such an opinion will put you in
quite sizable company, if only with your own thinking — for
perhaps a lengthy time.

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Men concocted “The Theory Of Reincarnation” because “The
Theory Of Merry Go Rounds” sounded so………….frivolous.

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Even at its best, the thinking of the collective is — to a
more independent person — a dumbing experience.

…..If you live in the neural herd, they’re always, “Playing
Your Song” — the song of: “Come On — Loosen Up! — Give Up And
Conform — Believe Us, It’s Easier That Way.” A hit right after
Adam! And still a favorite today!

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The editor waved the late breaking story and yelled at a
young reporter: “Quick!, get out on the street — it’s important
we get opinions on this.” And the cub replied: “No need, chief,
I have one already.”

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The ideas your mind ordinarily has are like someone who
starts each day already half drunk.

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Books: The attempt to keep you from thinking.
Education: The “gang-up-on-you” attempt.

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The Legend Of The People Who Never Heard Anything As Criticism
There is no such legend.

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One man had a mechanical heart put in him — just because he
wanted to. …Don’t ask about his brain.

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Captain Irony is short a leg.

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There are two main categories in the general attempt to
control the mind: Tortillas plain, and tortillas even plainer.

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There is a little-told legend that says when raindrops of
reality hit Earth, they instantly change into beliefs and
opinions.

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In Re The Certain Mystical Practices
How can you quieten the mind by arguing with it!?

…..A man calls up a psychiatrist and yells: “Help! — You’ve
got to help me! — My conscious and unconscious minds have
somehow merged, and…my god! — I’m suddenly ME! — Help!”

…..”Blind thieves have no fear of burglar alarms.” “Don’t you
mean of security lights!?” “Yes, those too.”

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One man thought: “The strangeness of this kind of stuff is
how un-strange and similar to ordinary life it actually is —
and yet — those who chase it and those who don’t are almost like
beings from two different worlds.”

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The Facts Of The Matter
You can tell people not to worry so much, you can tell them they
should worry more; you can tell them they should think about
things more, and you can tell them they should think about things
less; you can tell them that enlightenment is just around the
corner, or you can tell them that it is far, far away — but,
“The Facts Of The Matter” remain.

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The Mystical Journey Re-Ticketed
You can be weak on theory, but strong on practice — or: Strong
on practice, but weak on theory. But, the one thing you cannot
be is “Baltimore-Bound” — even on a bus so marked — if you’re
riding it with everyone else.

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Thought is cheap — but not as cheap as life — if you’re a
gazelle in the land of lions.
Most men’s thoughts are like gazelles in lion-land.

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The Ordinary Mind: The noise everybody else’s mind makes
running through yours.

…..There was once a man who only enjoyed definitions he didn’t
agree with.

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Our Thought For Yesterday
The dead are alive! — They are the complainers among us.
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Clarification: The body’s “a fact” — the mind, “an
opinion”.

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When ordinary thought leaves, it’s like a house suddenly
abandoned by a life’s time of rats, roaches, evil spirits,
mildew, and assorted, unwanted relatives.

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Occult & New Age Jargon: Psycho-babble without a degree.

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In the practices to calm and clear the mind, success is in
trying — not in succeeding.

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One man who fancied himself a writer entitled his life: “A
Piece About Myself”.

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Looking at his dog, a man thought: “There is no beauty like
naturalness, and you’ve either got it or you don’t.”

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Rather than move to another city, one man decided to slip
into a coma.

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If, (in contrasting the physical and intellectual realms),
civilization is the effort to codify the chaotic, then, moreover,
mystical systems are the attempt to freeze and preserve sunshine.

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In reflecting on how he came to be where he is today, a man
thought: “Had my genetic sentence had one less ‘i’ dotted, or
‘t’ crossed I might well have never had this interest in internal
adventure.

…..Alert travelers — anxious to go — do not wait-by-the-gate
for an external call, but realize their destination is
continually spoken of by their own DNA.

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For a period of time, one man thought of a more conscious
state of mind as being: Concentration withOUT a focus.

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The beings of one world hold the idea that you have only
truly begun to think when you no longer think about yourself.

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To kill a dragon is to kill half a dragon.

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The legend of one knightly band says that they think of
“being more conscious” as being no longer driven by the “urge to
merge”.

…..The only useful death is death to the entire dragon.

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