Jan Cox Talk 1338

The Chemical Reaction of “Enlightenment”

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Summary

#1338 – 09/21:
Notes by TK

Enlightenment as the world’s most exclusive drug. Exclusive on the basis not of limitation of truth, but of the number who see its significance, can use it and properly enjoy it. Enlightenment is a chemical reaction in the brain.


The News

After looking over a piece of popular literature, a voice
asked: “Who writes this shit?” Then a second voice asked: “Who
reads this shit?” And a third voice joined in: “Who reviews
this shit?” Then arose a fourth that asked: “Who publishes
reviews of this shit?” And up popped a fifth voice which
inquired: “Who are all you guys anyway?” To which they all
replied: “Why we’re you, you dumb shit! — Who d’ya think!?”
And he didn’t have an immediate answer. ** Over in a near-by
city is a man who keeps his mind tuned only to the Top Forty
Station “Cause” (says he) “they play nuthin’ but the hits! —
That is, my favorites all the time!” ** Over in a neighboring
galaxy is a legend that says that the corners of man’s mouth are
directly, though secretly, connected to the depth of his
understanding. ** And in an unrelated story: One man says that
it doesn’t seem possible for him to die just yet in that (despite
his expressed desire to the contrary) he feels sure that at his
funeral service the words of some third party will be in tribute
read. (Or, put another way, says he: “I ain’t goin’ out thinkin’
somebody else’s thoughts.” …Which are about as “good
a’mystical-words-to-live-by” as you can get.)

***

A wandering troubadour said to the local prince: “Tell me
all about your life and I’ll tell you how big a fool you are.”
And the monarch replied: “But you don’t know anything about me
— you don’t even know if I am a fool!” To which the minstrel
responded: “If you’ll tell me all about your life, you’re a clod
all right — no doubt about that.”

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Only the simple-of-mind can come to verbal conclusions
regarding the “purpose of life” — …and of course, they’re
incorrect.

…..And this entry from our: New Intelligence Vocational
Descriptions
A Calling: An undertaking of such dubious value that its
practitioners fear to simply call it “a job.”

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Man is born on a playground, and with full access to all the
amusements thereon, in his childhood, happily thrives. But then,
he matures, his bones and brains become firm, and he begins to
limit himself to the see saws and merry go round. Thus is
civilization and mental reality realized without man having to be
physically moved from his birth place. The enlightened free
themselves from within, and in secret, reach a new “promised
land.”

***
Time for another chapter of: “If, For Instance”:
If (for instance) there are 10 pillars supporting local
reality, in that case, there would be 4 that were unnecessary.
Now — the tricky part is that mere thought will never reveal
which 4 it is.

***

Only the routine travelers in the terminal give attention to
the calling of every bus’ arrival, and departure; the more alert
certainly hear the announcements — they just understand their
importance, and treat them accordingly.
Mortal Convulsion — I’m sorry, that should be: Moral
Conclusion:
Pinocchio can’t properly disregard the puppeteer until he
fully understands the nature of his prior, apparent master.

***

Using our guide to modern city life we could say that the
“truly sophisticated” are those who can damn-near make gossip
sound interesting.

***

Verbal Memory: Man’s Singular Gift
Definition: History: A kind of metaphor for what actually
happened. Thinking: Sort of metaphor for actual consciousness.
Ordinary Existence: A symbol for real living.

…..And Now For Some Definitions
Words: The kinds of things you can substitute for other
words, and no one can tell the difference. A Mystic: Okay —
some one who can tell, but doesn’t care.

***

Not unlike the body’s management of pain, when understanding
becomes too acute to the mind, perception will pass out.

…..There is a certain, constant percentage of people who will
never even suspect what life is about, and if you must look
around to see who they might be — save your effort.

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The Mystical Army: The only one that’s: Open to everybody,
won’t tell you its objective, and is almost impossible to join.

…..Dichotomies: The peanut butter & jelly sandwiches of those
more conscious and hungry.

…..And now: A Visibility Update: With but two eyes, no
creature can properly perceive a three-D reality.
***

How Life Goes, Or: Which Came First: The Transmitter Or
The Receiver?
Sometimes things went well, and sometimes they didn’t, and
one guy thought: “I guess it’s up to me to tell the difference.”

***

And now another episode of: “It Stands To Reason”:
Since it requires no conscious effort to simply exist, it
stands to reason that those who want to do more than simply exist
must do more than the no effort needed to do otherwise.

***

As with the remainder of nature, there is literature and
thought that runs down hill, and that less gross, more complex,
which aspires to rise.

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As per the legends of this one world, the more-conscious are
known as “The Detail Men” and the ordinary as “The Oblivious”
while on a neighboring world the everyday are still known by that
label, but the awakened are called “The Over-All People.”
…(Does this make sense to you!?…)

***

Now for this important message from: New Intelligence
Crime Watch
Mechanical talk (AKA, Babble) is an active felonious
participant in the Daze Gang.

…..A local street corner speaker so spoke: “God gave man the
gift of the ‘personal anecdote’ so that anything needed proved
can be proved!”

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Proverb Update:
The mental civilizations of man are no mere attempts to
“make silk purses from sow’s ears” — nay, but far beyond that:
They are the construction and operation of pig farms in a land
with no native swine.

…..The activities of one city asked a mystic: “Tell the truth
— how do you find me?” And he replied: “Funny, if you’re not
serious, and pathetic, if you are.”

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Of what interest to the heroic mind is news concerning the
rabble!? — To where can the heroic mind look for an
alternative, save to himself.

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Today’s: Secret Tip
The only thing that those with the potential to be more
conscious need to do to be more conscious is to continually try.
** …(Today’s Secret Question: In the above, is the key word
“try” or, “continually”?)

…..Today’s Snapshot From The Family Album
A lad asked his father, the general: “Papa, describe it to
me once again.” “Gladly, my boy: Consciousness without
controlled attention is a mighty cannon without any balls.”

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Now, revealed here, tonight, for the very first time:
“The 2 So’s Of Awakening To The Secret”:
The first one is simply the “So” of recognition (to wit):
“So!” And the second one is: “So that’s why it can’t be
described!”

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Local reality is like a “floating city” suspended forever in
mid-air, supported solely by the mind of man. ** Mystics are
perennially purported to live elsewhere.

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