Jan Cox Talk 1364

To Think About Life Is To Oppose Life

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Summary

#1364 – 11/21/1994
Notes by TK

The history of man is an ongoing attempt to deny the older feral, basic instincts. All explanation is a denial of the power of the past.


The News

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THE OLDER, KNOWN DESCRIPTIONS SAY THAT MAN IS NOT AS HE COULD BE
DUE TO HIM BEING MISLEAD BY THE MIND AND DELUDED BY THE SENSES,
BUT A FULLER, UP-TO-DATE TELLING IS THAT HE HAS NOT SUFFERED A MISHAP,
BUT RATHER HAS SUCCUMBED, AS HE OUGHT, TO THE OPENING ROUNDS OF THE INEVITABLE.
…AND YOU SEE: THE DISTINCTION THEN BECOMES THAT THE FEW WILL NOT SETTLE THERE.
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THE EXTERNAL WORLD IS A REFLECTION–
THE ORDINARY BELIEVE IT IS A REFLECTION OF SOMETHING -THE ENLIGHTENED KNOW THAT IT IS A REFLECTION.
To THINK ABOUT LIFE IS TO OPPOSE LIFE.
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LOST IN THE WOODS: THE UNCERTAINTY OF BEARINGS
THERE IS: THE WAY OF THE SUFI,
THE SPIRIT OF ZEN,
THE LIFE OF THE TAO,
BUT THE ACTUAL PATH TROD BY A REAL, ALIVE MYSTIC IS ALWAYS UNCHARTED
IN THAT HE RETURNS HIMSELF AND REMOVES ANY BREAD CRUMBS HE MAY HAVE
PREVIOUSLY DROPPED.
ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN ASKED AN UNDERTAKER:
“WHAT, SPECIFICALLY IS THE OPERATIONAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRACTICE OF THE RELIGIONS, AND THE MYSTICAL ENDEAVORS?”
“THERE ARE TWO”, HE REPLIED, “FIRST: RELIGION ALWAYS HAS A PREFACE, AND INTRODUCTION, A FORWARD, A ‘SET-UP’,
AND SECONDLY: RELIGION ALWAYS HAS A CONCLUSION, A MORAL, A PUNCH-LINE.” “SO!”, THOUGHT THE MAN TO HIMSELF, “RELIGION HAS IT ALL OVER THE MYSTICAL, COMIN’-AND-GOIN’.”
FEW MEN HAVE INTEREST IN EXPLORING A BUILDING THAT HAS NO CLEAR. ENTRANCE,.: NOR KNOWN EXIT.
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NEWS FOR THE HOME EXTERMINATOR
THOSE SEEKING GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH FREEDOM FROM THE MIND, ALWAYS, FOR SOME LENGTH OF TIME,
BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE:
BAD ROACHES,
AND,
NOT-SO-BAD ROACHES.
THEY BELIEVE SO IN ERROR,
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
“RE-RUNS, RE-RUNS, RE-RUNS!”, SPUTTERED A MAN, “ALL I GET IS RE-RUNS!”, “YOU DON’T EVEN OWN A TV!?!”, SAID SOMEONE,
“I KNOW THAT.”, HE REPLIED
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THE DANGERS AND JOYS OF THE MONASTERY ARE THAT
IT IS EASIER TO DO IT THERE THAN IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
THE CHALLENGE: HOW TO MAINTAIN
A PRIVATE RETREAT
AMIDST THE COMMON CROWD !?!
.•.WHILEST NEVER FORGETTING THAT THOU ART THE CROWD.
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BEFORE MAN IS MAN, HE IS SIMPLE,
THEN WITH MIND, HE BECOMES COMPLEX;
THE ORIGINAL COMPLEXITY IS SIMPLE IN FORM, FURTHER ENRICHMENT
IS UP TO HIM.
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OVER A CAMP FIRE
KNIGHTS CANNOT DOZE
NOR IDLE THOUGHTS FALL AND SURVIVE.
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SOME CHRONOLOGICAL NEWS
IT’S EASY FOR A TWENTY YEAR OLD TO BELIEVE HE’S DISCOVERED THE MYSTICAL. PATH AND EASY FOR A THIRTY. YEAR OLD TO BELIEVE.. HE’S STILL ON IT BUT NOW WITH A CERTAIN “CRITICAL EDGE” TO HIS UNDERSTANDING;
IT SURE IS HARD TO FIND A FORTY YEAR OLD STILL TURNED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – WITH THE UNBLEMISHED ENTHUSIASM AND OPENNESS OF A FIVE YEAR OLD,
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A CONSUMER’S TIP REGARDING YOUR OWN HOME SHOPPING NETWORK
A MAN WHO WANTS YOU TO “BELIEVE” HIM DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING WORTH BUYING.
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To HIMSELF, SAID ONE MAN:
“THERE IS BUT ONE POSSIBLE WAY TO EXPLAIN THE
OVER-ALL NATURE AND FEROCITY OF MY THINKING — ANCHOVIES!”
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To MAKE MAN MOVE IN HIS UNIQUE DIRECTION
LIFE TELLS EVERYONE THAT THERE IS A SECRET TO BE DISCOVERED, BUT THERE IS NONE —
AND THEREIN LIES ITS POWER.
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NEWS OF CREATIVE INTEREST
THUS WAS STRUCK ONE MAN ONE DAY:
“IT’S POSSIBLE THAT A MYSTIC IS JUST AN ARTIST IN SOMEONE ELSE’S CLOTHES…. ….AND ALSO, (BUT A LITTLE SO), THE OTHER WAY ABOUT.”
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DURING A ROUTINE, PASSING TIME OF INTERNAL TURMOIL A CERTAIN MAN THOUGHT: “I HAVE WASTED MY LIFE IN ATTEMPTING TO AWAKEN! —
AND, SHIT! — I COULD HAVE WASTED IT ON SOME THING ELSE!”
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To explain is to deny.
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THE HIGHEST ASPIRATION OF ORDINARY MINDS IS TO BE “GOD-LIKE”,
GOD, TO THEM REPRESENTING:
THE UNCHANGING, THE UNMOVING — THE LIFELESS.
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SOME ADDITIONAL:”HOW IT GOES” NEWS
MEN HAVE STRENGTH) WOMEN HAVE BEAUTY)
AND MYSTICS HAVE THEM SELF,
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ONE GUY FINALLY TURNED TO THE OPERATIONS OF HIS MIND AND SAID: “OKAY, WHAT’S THE POINT?”
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THE TRUE HISTORY OF “MAN-AS-MAN” RESIDES NOT IN BOOKS, BUT IN CONSCIOUSNESS.
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To RESPOND IS
TO RESIST,
AND,
To RESIST IS
To FALL ONCE AGAIN.
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AFTER A DISTANCE
ALONG THE WAY
THE MIND’S SOLE DECEPTIONS THOUGHT ITSELF.
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THE SECRET DEFENDED
IS THE SECRET DESTROYED.
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THE EXTENT TO WHICH ONE-WHO-KNOWS REVEALS HIS INNER LIFE
HE GOES TO THE BROOK To RELIEVE HIMSELF,
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WHY RESIST LIFE —
WHEN ALL THAT’S NEEDED IS TO RESIST YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT LIFE!?
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LOOKING FOR THE MOMENT OF AWAKENING TO COME: SUNS AWAITING WARMER DAYS,