Jan Cox Talk 1282

It Is Extraordinary to Live With the Facts of Life

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Summary

#1282 – 05/13:
Notes by TK

To see the Secret of Life-Reality is to make/have no comment. It is to live with the facts of life. Man must think/talk in order to be distracted from the Reality of Life.


The News

The collective’s voice-of-wisdom whispers to all men that
the best thing to do with a trip that seems vague and uncertain,
is to — get off it.

…..In city bus stations, whenever a mystical destination is
called, they also announce that buses don’t run there anymore.

***

After creating man, life turned over his fate to local
conditions which quickly realized the enormity of the job, and
asked that humans be given minds to help keep them distracted.

…..Believing that “with the good comes the bad” is to actually
believe that there is no good.

…..One man used to “insult himself” — until he reached the
point of having difficulty distinguishing himself from other
people.

***

Why Repetition Sucks
Repetition can make you, repetition can make you, repetition
can make you, repetition can make you, repetition can make you,
repetition can make you, repetition can make you… Well, I guess
I’ve made my point.

***

The stomach enjoys the same foods over and over and over
again — and so does the mind, but, the stomach is smarter than
the mind! So, now go think that over.

***

Every Thursday, at one second past midnight, no matter where
he was, this one man would look at what was in his hand and say
to himself: “T.G.I.F. — thank god it’s a falafel.” (He says
that through the use of the unexpected, he keeps himself in
fighter’s trim.)

***

Note To All Of The “Two-Eyed”: Your view of reality is not
reality. Thank you for your attention, at least as much of it as
you have, and can spare.

***

In one city, on some weekends, (and other odd times),
they’d let a certain transcendental spirit act as part time
mayor, and on one occasion it announced: “All who have books may
now burn them — and forget all the wisdom of your ancestors.
***

How The Mental Life Of Man Could Work
You can make your waist look smaller by: making your waist
smaller, or, making your chest or hips look larger.

….. How The Mental Life Of Man Could Work: Part II
In a totally surprising turn of events, this year’s
“Theolonius Monk Piano Prize” was won by a thoroughly refreshed,
(though presently deceased), Theolonius Monk.

***

Individuality: A Poem
There is no — mass awakening,
No — collective enlightenment.

***

One man — in a sudden spurt of candor — commenting on what
he did in life, and how he managed his personal affairs, said:
“Hey folks! It ain’t ‘brain surgery’ — in fact, it just barely
surpasses toe nail clipping.”

***

Life told one finicky guy: “Look –even if you made every
little thing, ‘just right’ — right now — it still won’t make
any difference on how things go in the future!” And the guy
asked: “Is that ’cause-&-effect’?” And life said: “Exactly!”

***

Health Watch
Only men who think are ever upset.

***

Verse Two: If you talk about things, they’ll talk about
themselves — and thus hide their true nature even deeper.

***

Additional Distinction
The body has no possessions.

***

After achieving some day light success in the city, one man
bought himself some permanent press sheets — only to discover
that he, (at night), was preeminently, permanently wrinkled.

…..As the band began playing everyone’s favorite song about:
“Looking for satisfaction in all the obvious places,” one man
opened his egg roll and found the fortune that said: “Skaters on
quicksand — wearing snow shoes.”

…..There was once a man who tried to wean himself from
wearisome thoughts by constantly saying to himself: “When a crow
is soaking wet — how much worse can life become!?”

…..Rationalization as explanation falls on all alike.

***

Defined: The world’s most pathetic, transparent &
meaningless form of flattery & deception — the word, “I.”

***

One man wouldn’t let ANYone tell him ANYthing! Especially,
himself!

***

Anything you enjoy as a spectator, you are a part of, thus
— if you enjoy hearing criticism, you are a part of the
criticism.

***

Bethought one man, (as his inseam was being measured for his
new suit): “Stripped of the non-essentials, what is the
essential but the essential!?”

…..Bethought a man: Stripped of the non-essentials — what am
I talking about!?!? There are no non-essentials!”

…..”Yes,” agreed one man, “I do want my vitamins & nutrition,
but not in that form!”

***

Insulting Remark Of The More Civilized
“Hey buddy! That’s the way it is, and if you don’t like it,
you can bite my brain!”

***

Ordinary men love to say that, “if you’re not part of the
solution — you’re part of the problem.” They love to say this
based on the unrecognized fact that everyone is, “part of the
problem”! The “problem” being: Life as they perceive it.

…..In the land where man used to live: When they made the
mold, they threw away the him.

***

“Collective Thinking” Defined, A La The Literary World The ultimate, never-ending, “rewrite.”

***

How Things Are In Certain Parts Of The City
Many continue to derive satisfaction in singing and dreaming
of death — finding living so uncomfortable.

….. The Math Of The City
No thought — no poetry.

***

Animals are discomforted by being hungry in their stomach —
men, in other areas.

***

A true mystic does have an invisible hair shirt, which is
also his Superman’s cape, and it is: relentless perseverance.

***

The Traditional Wisdom Of One Family Via Their Credo
“When you’re tired of the blind & the crippled, you’re tired
of life.”

…..One man left a note for himself in the flowerpot: “Idiots
are a dime-a-dozen — and you make thirteen.”

…..Toward himself — one man’s private motto was: “Don’t call
me, I’ll call you.” While his personal practice was: Never
answer the phone.

***

The closest man’s verbal reality might come to actual
reality would be in the sum total of everyone’s verbal reality.

***

Limned again: The Transcendental State: thinking —
without all the “preferences.”

…..One man used his mouth as an inkwell. …Oh, swell!

…..Note: If it weren’t for man’s mind, we wouldn’t be talking
about man’s mind! …Oh, great!

***

How Humor Can Serve As Informative “Comic Relief,” As Per
One Man’s Description Of: “How Civilization Works In Toto,
(describes he):
No matter what the civilized say, those who don’t like
Mozart are still …okay.

***

You can talk about the body “all you want,” cause IT can’t
hear! And you can talk about the mind “all you want” cause it
don’t care!

…..In the land where man used to live — once they made the
mold they threw him away.

***

How Exceedingly Large & Needy Life Can Be: A Poem
A man sufficiently pissed,
Will often times be missed,
When circumstances arise,
That require the services of a sufficiently pissed man.

***

If you try to explain why you do what you do it’s proof that
you don’t know why you do what you do.

***

A nighttime genie came to a warrior in his sleep and said to
him: “A mystical expedition will only work — if you make it
sound like a crusading assault on some one.” And just-in-time —
the knight awoke.

***

Two Unrelated News Items
Life gave man a mind so that he’d never be alone.

…..Most people feed their dogs better than they do themselves.

…..One man used to constantly tell himself to, “Heel!” Until
he came to the place where he couldn’t hardly tell the difference
between himself and everybody else.

***

A farmer in a library, as he looked at the row-upon-row of
various books, and reflected on their sundry contents, said to
himself: “And to think! All of it, man just made up.”

***

How, (Allegorically Speaking), Illness In Man’s Civilized
Realm Can Be Used As A Gauge Of His Health
If you can still throw up — you’re not dead. …(Advanced
diagnosticians may substitute “stupid” for “throw-up,” and
“alive” for “dead.”)
***

Sound Advice From A Willow Tree
“If you’re going to try and think for yourself, you’ll soon
discover you’re surrounded by pines, (sometimes known as
Philistines), so just face it — forget it, and get on with your
business.”

…..In the land where some used to live — but left: whenever
THEY make a mold — they toss themselves aside.

***

If having a stomach ache is proof that at least you have a
stomach, then what is an argument evidence of?

***

Even dressed in a cow costume — a real individual is never
part of a herd.

***

One man said: “I’m sick of talking about it.” And life
said: “Well — I’m sick of hearing about it.” But he was
deceived! Life never said such a thing.

***

The fact that the internal clocks of the mystical and the
ordinary run at two different speeds is further evidence of their
divergent molecular structure.

…..At the certain place where certain traffic merged was the
sign: “Take Umbrage — Give Umbrage.”

***

How You Could Momentarily “Consider It” While You’re
Stirring Your Coffee, Or Driving To The Store
If man could not think, he wouldn’t wonder what was the
purpose of him being alive. The purpose of man being alive is to
think. Neat, huh!?

***

Satire: Slipping in the rear door of a bus.

***

Behind his house — strangers crept through the woods; he
cleared the woods from behind his mind.

***
In a show of bravado, one man said: “I won’t mind death as
long as I can be doped up when I’m dying.” And life said: “What
d’ya think you are now!?”

***

The “transcendental state” — compared to man’s routine one
— is the only destination, which once reached, is never
mentioned again.

***

The true individual, (though always alone), is not
necessarily lonely.

***

A Knight’s Packing Reminder
On the mystical quest — take no mirrors.

***

Underestimate chemicals at your own peril.

***

The Three Stages In The Gradual Diminution Of Mental
Preference & Criticism
You cease directing it at others,
You cease directing it at yourself,
And — “The eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday, I go out to
play.”

***

No one needs talk less than a mystic, …and lovers. Is
there a difference!?