Jan Cox Talk 1363

All Explanations Oppose the Explained

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Summary

#1363 – 11/18/1994
Notes by TK

To think about life is to oppose life.  All explanations oppose the explained.


The News

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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO COMPILED A LIST OF THE MANY NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO DESCRIBE THE GOAL-OF-THE-MYSTIC’S-QUEST, AND HIS INCLUDED:
THE ENLIGHTENMENT, THE LIBERATION, THE REDEMPTION, THE REBIRTH, THE AWAKENING, THE DISCOVERY, THE ILLUMINATION, THE DELIVERANCE, THE SALVATION, THE UNIFICATION AND THE ULTIMATE REALIZATION —
— AND FOR A GREAT LONG TIME HE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE DESCRIPTIONS -AND THE MORE HE THOUGHT ABOUT THEM,THE MORE HE UNDERSTOOD THEM,
AND THE MORE HE UNDERSTOOD THEM, THE LESS HE THOUGHT ABOUT THEM.
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ONE FRIDAY A FATHER SAID TO HIS SON:
“ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH BEING, ‘ORDINARY’ IS THAT
THE KIND OF PEOPLE YOU WANT TO IMPRESS WILL NEVER BE IMPRESSED BY YOU — WHICH IS WHY THEY’RE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE YOU WANT TO IMPRESS.”) AND THE KID FIGURED THE OLD MAN WAS AGAIN ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT THE SORT OF IDEAS MEN COMMONLY FIND HEROIC,
AND WHY THEY ULTIMATELY NEVER SATISFY/
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How LOCAL TRAINS CAN END UP FOLLOWING PLASTER HORSES
YOU SAY SAY: “I THINK, THEREFORE I EXIST.”,
OR YOU CAN SAY: “IN THAT I EXIST, I AM ABLE TO THINK.”,
THUS THERE SEEMS TO BE THE TWIN AREAS’-OF: BEING, AND THINKING;
BUT IT IS NOT THAT THINKING PRECEDES BEING,
BUT IS THAT WHILE BEING PRECEDES THINKING IT DOES NOT COME INTO EXISTENCE UNTIL MAN CAN THINK ABOUT IT.
HERE THE MATTER ENDS,
AS REGARDS THE INTERESTS OF ROUTINE MEN —
BUT REST ASSURED,
THERE IS AN INTELLECTUAL DESTINATION WAY PAST THAT APPARENT TERMINUS.
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SOMEONE ASKED A MYSTIC:
“IS IT BENEFICIAL NOT TO STARE AT EMOTIONS AS WELL AS AT THOUGHTS?”, …AND YOU WANNA GUESS WHAT HE REPLIED?
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IN HIS TRAINING TO MEET THE MIGHTY FORCE,
THE FIGHTER’S MANAGER ADVISED HIM:
“THE WAY TO HANDLE THE WIND IS NOT TO ATTACK IT HEAD-ON, BUT TO RUN-WITH-IT.”
AND DON’T FORGET —
TONIGHT’S MAIN EVEN, (AS ALWAYS), WILL BE THE BOUT BETWEEN:
CONSCIOUSNESS AND WHATEVER-MAY-BE-STANDING-IN-ITS-WAY-TO-BE-EVEN-MORE-SO,
OH YEAH,
BEFORE YOU ARRIVED,
WHEN ONE DECEASED, FORMER CHAMP WAS INTRODUCED, HE NOTED TO THOSE AT RINGSIDE THAT EVEN “BAD NEWS” IS “GOOD NEWS” TO A REAL WARRIOR IN THAT
IT’S ALL CANNON-FODDER IN THE CAMPAIGN.
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ONE MYSTIC’S UNDERSTANDING:
“THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US AND EVERYBODY ELSE
IS THE SAME DIFFERENCE AS BETWEEN WHAT HAPPENS IN LIFE, AND WHAT I THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS.
THAT MAY NOT BE MUCH, BUT THAT’S THE END OF IT -THE WOEFUL BEGINNING, AND THE BALEFUL END OF IT.”
MORAL: A FOOL REDEEMED IS A FOOL NO MORE.
MORAL-MORAL: ONCE A FOOL, ALWAYS A FOOL.
MORAL-MORAL, DAYBREAK-MORAL: ONCE CALLED A FOOL, ALWAYS A FOOL, AS LONG AS ONE DEALS IN NAMES.
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ROMANTIC, PLANETARY PROVERB UPDATED FOR THOSE WITH GREATER INTELLECTUAL INTEREST
TALK MAKES THE BUSES RUN.
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AT FIRST GLANCE,
MANY THOUGHT THAT THE RESCUE BOAT HAD RUN DOWN SOME OF THOSE IN THE WATER,
NOTE: FIRST GLANCES CAN LAST A LIFE TIME.
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THE AWAKENED TRAVEL IN A CONTRARY DIRECTION COMPARED TO ORDINARY MEN AGAIN) IN THAT TO THEM: THOUGHTS ARE A TARGET AND CONSCIOUSNESS A WEAPON, JUST THE OPPOSITE TO EVERYONE ELSE’S VIEW,
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ON ONE WORLD,
THE SUPREME EXAMPLE OF AN “INTELLIGENT MAN” IS ONE WITH, “NOTHING ON HIS MIND”,
THE ONE SUPERHERO YET TO APPEAR IN YOUR LOCAL COMIC STIP IS: CAPTAIN SEAMLESS.
“DADDY”, ASKED A LAD, “WHY CAN’T WE LIVE SOME PLACE ELSE!?”, “AH, BUT WE CAN, MY BOY — AH, BUT WE CAN.”
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AFTER WRITING A LENGTHY, COMPREHENSIVE, INTRODUCTION TO HIS BOOK,
HE SUDDENLY REALIZED WHAT HE’D DONE AND ABANDONED THE ENTIRE PROJECT.
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As THEY STROLLED THROUGH TOWN,
PASSED THE MARQUES OF THE MANY PLACES OF POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT &. CULTIVATION, A FATHER SAID TO HIS SON,
“THE DANGER IN WATCHING A MAGIC SHOW IS THAT THE SPECTATORS ALWAYS BECOME HYPNOTIZED AND STUCK TO THEIR SEATS”,
AND THE LAD IMMEDIATELY REALIZED THAT THE OLE MAN WAS NOT ACTUALLY REFERRING TO SLIGHT-OF-HAND ACTS, NOR PERFORMERS INTENTIONALLY PUTTING THEIR AUDIENCE INTO . A TRANCE,
SHOW TIMES UPDATE: THE MIND IS ALWAYS READY TO “GO ON”,
WORDS FOREVER PREPARED TO “TAKE YOU AWAY”,
THEATER DISTRICT WALKING GUIDE:z THERE ARE PUBLIC PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT, AND PRIVATE ONES:
WHAT HAPPENS^IN LIFE,
AND WHAT MEN THINK ABOUT THE HAPPENINGS,
…AND IF YOU STILL SEE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE TWO, YOUR PERSONAL SENSE OF ENTERTAINMENT HAS NOT REACHED THE LEVEL OF ELUCIDATION,
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ONE DAY — AS A JOKE —
ONE MAN MADE HIS MIND SAY TO HIS CONSCIOUSNESS: “HEY, IF YOU’RE GOING SOMEWHERE,
TAKE ME WITH YOU,”
THERE WAS ONCE AN UNKNOWN TRIBE WHICH BELIEVED, (OR SAID THEY BELIEVED), THAT: “GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER! — ‘AS LONG AS YOU DON’T TRY AND GIVE ME THAT SHIT!
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As THEY RODE ALONG THE TRAIL OF LIFE,
ONE OF THE HORSEMEN WOULD PERIODICALLY SING:
“Do NOT FORSAKE ME, OH MY DARLING.”,
AND THEY WERE JOINED FOR A WHILE BY A KNIGHT WHO,
ONCE HE HEARD THIS REFRAIN,
BEGAN TO SING TO HIMSELF, (AS HE WOULD ROLL HIS EYES UPWARD): “OH PLEASE FORSAKE ME, OH MY DARLING.”
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ONE GUY COULDN’T BE INSULTED!.7-
HE SAID JUST “THINKING-AS-HE-DID” WAS SUFFICIENT IN ITSELF.
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As THEY DISCUSSED MANS’ NOTION OF THE SACREDNESS OF CERTAIN THINGS, AND THE CONTRARY ATTITUDE THERETO, A FATHER NOTED TO HIS SON:
“IF THOSE MORE-CONSCIOUSNESS HAD ANYTHING THAT THEY CONSIDERED BLASPHEMOUS IT WOULD BE — BABBLING.”, AND THE LAD REPLIED:
“AND I’LL BET YOU DON’T MEAN JUST REGARDING TALK.”,
AND THE OLD MAN REPLIED: “YOU’RE GETTING BETTER AT THIS, ALL-THE TIME.”
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ROUTINE LIFE IN THE CITY
PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE ENTERTAINED THAN ENLIGHTENED — EVEN WHEN THE ENTERTAINMENT IS PAINFUL.
Go FIGURE!
…OF COURSE IF YOU STILL LIVE IN THE NEURAL CITY You DON’T HAVE TO GO ANYWHERE TO “FIGURE IT OUT”.
“OUCH! — I HURT, THEREFORE I AM.”
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FACT: MOST PEOPLE CAN’T TELL THEIR THOUGHTS FROM THEIR EMOTIONS, UPSIDE: WITH MOST IT DOESN’T MATTER ANY WAY.
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THE DRILL SERGEANT PRESENTED THE CLASS THIS CHALLENGE: “DESCRIBE: ‘CONSCIOUSNESS-FASHIONED-BY-THOUGHT’.”, AND ONE RECRUIT OFFERED THIS INSTANT DEFINITION:
“IT’IS THE ULTIMATE IN: ‘HANGING-ON-BY-THE-FINGERNAILS’.”
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LIFE FINALLY WHISPERED TO ONE MAN:
“GREAT IDEAS — SAME AS A BUS TICKET -WON’T GET YOU ACROSS TOWN.”
LATER,
WHEN HE’D AWAKENED,
HE RAISED HIS HAND AND SAID: “PUT ME DOWN AS, ‘PRESENT’.”
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IN THE KITCHEN AT ONE MYSTICAL SCHOOL
THE MONKS BEGAN REFERRING TO ONE OPERATION WITHIN MAN’S UNIQUE REALM AS: “THE ORIGINAL VEG-0-MATIC”.
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THE CONSCIOUSNESS HUNGRY’S: THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
YOU CAN MAKE AN ANALOGY OUT OF A SOW’S EAR — BUT,
BE SURE AND TURN IT INSIDE OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
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MORALITY (AS COMMONLY PRACTICED): HAVING TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID.
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IN FRONT OF THE CITY’S EMPLOYMENT OFFICE
A MAN STOPPED AND ASKED HIMSELF:
“IS IT EASIER TO BE A CARPENTER THAN TO DO DEMOLITION WORK?
IS IT MORE REWARDING TO DEVELOP NEW POISONS, OR TO RAISE ROACHES? —
IS IT MORE PLEASING TO MENTALLY SUFFER, OR NOT TO MENTALLY SUFFER?”, AND NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT THE LOCAL LEADERS DID NOT TAP HIM FOR, DIRECTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT.
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YET ONE MORE WAY To, “SPOT THE DIFFERENCE” – EVEN IF IT’S IN You
THOSE WHO’RE “NEVER GONNA GET THERE°
SPEND THEIR LIVES TRYING TO FIND THE METHODS TO “GET THERE”, WHILE THOSE WHO’VE BLUNTLY SEEN WHERE “THERE” ACTUALLY IS, UNDERSTAND THE SO-CALLED “METHODS” QUITE, QUITE WELL, AND HAVE NO EXCUSE SPENDING THEIR LIVES ON ANYTHING ELSE,– OTHER THAN FOR AN EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING THERE ALL THE TIME,
“CARRUMBA!”, THOUGHT A MYSTIC,
“BUT IS NOT THE SIMPLICITY OF IT A THING OF RARE AND FRIGHTENING BEAUTY!?”, AND THE SYMMETRY OF LOCAL REALITY TOOK THIS AS A SINCERE COMPLIMENT,
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WHEN THE ORDINARY REFLECT ON THE NATURE OF THE MIND
THEY BELIEVE THAT SOME THOUGHTS ARE GOOD AND BENEFICIAL, AND SOME NOT.
THE AWAKENED DO NOT SUFFER SUCH COSTLY EXTRAVAGANCE.
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A PERFECTLY BALANCED ACROBAT NEVER THINKS ANYTHING’S WRONG -LOCAL LIFE IS NOT WONT TO TOLERATE PERFECTLY BALANCED ACROBATS.,
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BLAMING OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THINGS ON THE ACTIONS OF THINGS
IS THE WAY OF MAN;
To DO OTHERWISE — THE WAY OF THE ENLIGHTENED.
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OKAY: THE SHORT VERSION
You CAN’T FOOL CONSCIOUSNESS, NOR AWAKEN THE MIND.
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THE CALENDAR OF SEAMLESS AWARENESS
THE CHANGE OF SEASON
IS NO REASON
To SEPARATE WINTER FROM SPRING.
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THE POVERTY OF THE AWAKENED: HAVING NO THOUGHTS TO “CALL YOUR OWN”.