Jan Cox Talk 1319

If Men Understood “the Sacred” They Couldn’t Talk About It

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#1319 – 08/08:

If men understood the “sacred”, how could they talk on and on so about it? ANY criticism that can be leveled at man’s behavior is both justified AND totally unfounded. All talk is useless but necessary for civilization.


The News

One guy says he has a philosophy he lives by: he says it
ain’t worth a damn — but, he says — neither is his life. …(He
also says he’ll be glad to share it with you, if you like.)

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Gossip: A poor man’s substitute for history. History: A
cheap man’s substitute for philosophy. Philosophy: A lazy man’s
substitute for thinking. Other people’s thinking: An excuse for
not doing your own.

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To help keep the calendar stable & orderly, life has
arranged it so that spring is real excitable, and fall real calm,
and then made the former anxious to take over things from the
latter, and the latter not much care. The splendiferousness of
this concept is that it is all based on “desire”, and never on
consummation.

…..While adrift in a rented rowboat, a man lay back and
thought: “My mind is like the days of the week….well, except
for my better states of individual awareness……which are more
like national holidays and extended weekends.”
“Yes,” concluded the city’s neural sales pitch, “why
purchase when you can lease!?”

…..Once upon a time, a certain woodsman in a misty forest, who
for many years had lived, worked, and reflected alone, suddenly
fell into a mythical trance, and was freed from the confines of
everyday perception, and when he had sufficiently regained a
sense of self-consciousness, he looked afresh at his own mind
which was in a totally new state of neural excitement, and said
to it: “Are you now awake, or is that a gun in your pocket!?”,
(and was also struck by the cosmic distances between established
& surprising allegories).

***

A man in the audience stood, and made this declaration:
“Man is the only creature who will destroy his own self, from
within.”, only to be followed by a voice which said: “What about
cheap tape recorders!?” And the first man seemed momentarily
thrown out at second base, but recovered quickly enough to
counter and respond: “Ah — but you have raised a spurious….
Ah — but you have raised a spurious…….Ah — but you have
raised a spurious…..”
And some in the crowd got the point more than……And some
in the crowd got the point more than…….just like you do now
— right!?

And now some: History Updating
Empires fall not from external pressure, but from internal habit.
How’s-by-you? — Feeling a bit shaky, are we!?
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Two guys talking, and first one says: “Why are actors
portraying ‘serious human emotions’ so funny?” And the other one
says: “‘Cause they’re doing an imitation of an imitation.” And
they both gave a sincere, heartless: “Ha ha.”

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In a civilized land, everyone thinks the same thing, (even
if they disagree), while in a neurally, mystical kingdom, no one
thinks what anybody has — more than once.

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Bumper sticker spotted on the back of Elmore’s Comet: “The
True Joy Of Being Catatonic Is That It Requires No — Yes — No
Effort.”

…..In a momentary fit of childish spite, as Adam was leaving
the Garden (under certain — duress), he spat back: “Hah! —
This doesn’t bother me! I’ll be able to sleepwalk my way through
this new existence!” And a voice replied: “Hey — you got it,
Charlie.”

Cosmic Neural Query: Why would a man already on a tricycle ever
want a bicycle!?……or a plane ticket!?
Yeah! Yeah! — answer me that!
You mean like either: Add one, or cut one out!?
Yeah! Yeah!

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Today’s Myth
Once, everyone was satisfied, then life said: “Well — speak up!
Any complaints?” And soon everything changed……….for most,
while a few learned to shout in a silent language.

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The only real morality is, “Staying alive”, which is why
life has no sexual morality.

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Today’s Life Update
Brahma said to Vishnu: “Hey, lighten up — it’s only mortals
who’re supposed to take this shit seriously!”

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When this one man’s consciousness had forged far enough
ahead, he arranged, (for himself personally), to have the “Good
old days” permanently, totally canceled.
***

One man says he’s about come to the conclusion that everyone
else is not as dumb as they seem — he says they’ve GOT to be
pretending!

***

One man who always seemed to be thinking and speaking on a
level other than the apparent one finally gave himself the
nickname: Metaphor Man, (but added that he may not mean that
literally).

***

To simple minds, explanations either explain things, or they
don’t. To a more complex awareness, it’s much simpler than all
that!

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According to a dictionary discovered in an abandoned space
ship, some creatures somewhere defined a mystic as: “A would-be
candidate for political office who realizes that in a fair
election he’d get fewer votes than Attila’s social secretary, and
thus makes other plans.”

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This one chap is apparently beginning to comprehend what
civilization is all about, for he now says he suspects that if
people understood why they are as they are, they would no longer
be as they are, and that living together in bunches seems to
assure this won’t happen.

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Quoting the words of others affords the ordinary the joy of
singing without the need for talent.

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If the true mystical experience is one day suddenly looking
around & thinking: “Well, I’ll be damned.”, the religious
version is following this up with comments such as: “I had no
idea that such-&-such was so.”, (and so on).

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Our, “Uplifting Thought For The Day” comes to us this time
from an out-of-town visitor who offers this inspirational
observation: “Anyone who must, ‘Drown their troubles in drugs &
alcohol’ deserves to drown.” Thank you very much for sharing
this with us, I’m sure.
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One way to tell that someone still doesn’t understand life
is that they still want to “repair” man.

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The Mystic’s Approach
If you can’t fly anyway, then jump from the TOP floor.

…..The less bright among you might like to check with the
Metaphor Man before going any further with this.

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Notice To Traducers Of Verbosity
The only way that civilization can stay afloat is by everyone
talking about it.

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The absolute worst insults and criticisms you can level at
any aspect of human behavior are both deserved and totally
unfounded.

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The minds needs assurance — consciousness, nourishment.

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Criticism can be of value only under one condition: If it
takes place in the mind of some mystic regarding his own un-
mystical characteristics.

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Okay — a wrap on this particular subject for the night:
All talk about human behavior is useless — but — necessary!!

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Civilization, the string — everyone’s mind, the yo-yo.
Advanced Version: Collective thought, the string — yo’ mind,
the yo-yo.

…..Advanced Mystical Version: Everything’s the string — your
consciousness, the string cutter.

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Do Note: Anything partisan is not creative.

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And now for today’s: “Parting Shot”, (for all of you who’d
rather be shot, than be unable to depart): If you still think
that there’s anything “mystical” about the mystical, then you
still don’t get it.

And: P.S.: The way you can tell that a mystic is “grown up” is
that he pretends to be all grown up.

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