Jan Cox Talk 1293

Mystical Progress: Not Being Able to Think About It

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Summary

#1293 – 06/08: 
Notes by TK

No selling in civilization is possible without ‘brand comparisons’.  The Mystical can never be sold since there is no other brand.  The only sign of progress in Mystical activity is not being able to think about it.  Ignore what you understand, or don’t put it in words, or forget it and press on.


The News

Only fools enjoy debating the nature of existence. …(Okay,
you’re right — it could be put less harshly): Only civilized,
sophisticated people enjoy such a debate.

…..Within each man is a piece of a star, some’s still twinkle
— some’s do not.

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Today’s Myth
Once upon a time, some wolves found an abandoned child and raised
it as their own, teaching him that: “‘Staying alive’ is the only
thing serious.” Then when he eventually matured into the actual
species he was, he asked them: “But isn’t ‘being a man’ also a
thing serious!?” And the wolves told him: “You’re gonna have to
get outta here.”

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Truism Update
Yes — “Everyone has a mind of their own” — Only problem is —
it belongs to life.

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Man, History, And The Facts
Originally, people thought seriousness was silly, but then as
they became more civilized they thought: “Ah, what the hell!,”
and let it go.
Tune in next time — if you can.

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You can explain the mind by the brain, and explain the brain
by the mind, but you cannot explain them both to a man who has
only the two.

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Remember this: From a more expansive view, anything that
anyone can say about man — no matter how gross or deplorable —
is untrue.

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Once you can see beyond the physical, and perceive the
purpose of man’s mental collective behavior, you can understand
civilization itself to be a kind of “living myth”.

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Individuality equals freedom — for which most men are ill
equipped. Freedom equals individuality — for which few men have
any taste.

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Another way you might tell that you’re making progress is
that what used to be serious is no longer serious, and what used
to be funny is funny no more.

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And an additional message to the mystically inclined:
As regards the collective: If men stopped talking so much,
civilization would fall apart right before their eyes. And if
you did so individually, your own private form might also.
…(Kinda makes you wanna try it — huh!?)

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To help prove his “sincerity-of-interest” and his
“commitment-to-intellectual-discovery”, this one guy would
periodically stand outside of life’s house, and lead himself in
this cheer: “Gimmie a Q, Gimmie a U, Gimmie an E, Gimmie an S,
Gimmie a T, and an I,O,N — Gimmie an -ANSWER!”

…..Dumb people like to talk about dumb things — …what d’you
like to talk about?…..

…..A father asked his son: “If I did tell you everything
about everything — what would you have then?” And the kid
replied: “A brand new blank blackboard!?”

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Today’s Legend
On a certain world, men dreamed of a lost mine, wherein would be
found a miraculous ore. One man went off and discovered it, and
to help others likewise interested, when he returned — he lied
about it.

Today’s Legend #2
Why the hell would he lie about it!?

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