Jan Cox Talk 1412

Mentally, the Simple Will Take Whatever’s Being Served

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Summary

#1412 – 3/17/95:
Notes by TK

Ordinary thinking is the ultimate in ‘ill gotten gains’. Give it away (back to) the poor and needy. This is the reality behind vows of poverty for spiritual progress


The News

95030-1
BEFORE BEING BORN, EVERYONE LIVES IN A VERY SMALL SPACE,
THEN, POST-DELIVERY, RESIDE IN A LARGER AREA,
AND THOSE WHO PROSPER MOVE INTO BIGGER AND BIGGER DWELLINGS –
– WHILE IN A NON-STANDARD EXPANSION, A FEW GO ON TO EVEN SMALLER PLACES,
(THOUGH, “MORE-PRECISE” WOULD BE A BETTER DESCRIPTION,)
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DEFINITION TIME
LITERAL THINKING: DUCT TAPE FOR SIMPLE MINDS.
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SIDEBAR:
THERE IS AN UNDESCRIBED MANNER BY WHICH YOU CAN PERSONALLY “DEFINE” THINGS TO SUCH AN EXTENT AS TO CAUSE REALITY TO ASSUME ANEW, A CLOSER RESEMBLANCE TO LIFE,
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95030-3
WRITINGS ON THE WALL OF A MONASTERY’S MEN’S Room:
“KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON WILL MAKE UP FOR A LOT.”
FOLLOWED BY THE RESPONSE:
“EXCEPT FOR BEING HERE ON THIS PLANET,”,
AND UNDER THAT WAS A PHONE NUMBER & THE MESSAGE: “FLO’S BACK IN TOWN.”
95030-4
THE SIMPLE USE FASHION TO COMPENSATE FOR ORIGINALITY-OF-THOUGHT
95030-5
MEN INVENTED THE WORD “STUPIDITY” To HELP COVER OVER WHAT THEY’D DONE
AFTER LOOKING AWAY IN THEIR INITIAL EYE CONTACT WITH LIFE.
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A LARGE PART OF BEING ORDINARY IS IN TAKING THE EXTERNAL TO BE OF EXTREME, IF NOT SUPREME, IMPORTANCE.
…You REALIZE THEN, IN HOW FEW HANDS ARE LEFT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INTERNAL.
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THE SIMPLE USE DENIALS TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO THINK ABOUT IT IN GREATER DETAIL
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ONCE MAN COULD SPEAK,
AND WAS THUS ABLE TO SAY HOW HARSH & IMPERSONAL HE FOUND LIFE TO BE, ONE GUY SAID: “WELL LETS PRETEND IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE ANOTHER PERSON, AND CHANGE ITS NAME TO, GOD.”,
AND THIS ALONE MADE LOTS OF THEM FEEL MUCH BETTER.
95030-9
THE SIMPLE ARE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND MUCH OF A DISTINCTION BETWEEN IGNORANCE, AND ANYTHING PROPOSED TO REPLACE IT.
95030-10
ONE MAN SAYS HE HAS A “MENTAL RASH”,
HE SAYS AT LEAST IT’S BETTER THAN HAVING THE BRAIN TUMOR HE USED TO HAVE) ….HE SAYS AT LEAST HE THINKS IT’S BETTER.
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SOME GRAFFITI IN THE LADIES ROOM OF A CERTAIN MYSTICAL LODGE:
“DISCOVERING WHAT’S GOING ON ON THIS WORLD — BEFORE YOU DIE HERE, IS LIKE HAVING SPACE ROCKET, POISED ON THE LAUNCHING PAD) WITH SOME PART OF YOU LEAKING THE FUEL.”
….(AND THE GUY WITH THE PRIOR TUMOR SAYS THAT HEARING THIS MAKES HIM A BIT MORE CERTAIN THAT HE IS IN FACT, BETTER.)
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THE SIMPLE HAVE CHILDREN TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO BECOME ARTISTS.
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AN ALTERNATIVE PROGRESS OF NAMING BASED ON COMPREHENSION
/1″..” GOING FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO CALL LIFE ANYTHING,
To CALLING IT, LIFE,
To CALLING IT, NATURE,
To CALLING IT, GOD,
To CALLING IT, PHYSICAL LAWS,
To CALLING IT UNLIMITED SPECULATION,
AND BEYOND THE TEMPORAL HORIZON, THE FEW, CAPABLE OF THINKING:
“DON’T CALL ME — I’LL CALL ME.”
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THE SIMPLE FIND THINGS TO BE EITHER: Too COMPLICATED — OR ELSE,
Too STRAIGHTFORWARD TO BOTHER WITH,
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TODAY’S CHECK LIST: (SHORT VERSION):
/Ins’ IF OTHER PEOPLE’S IDEAS CAN STILL ANNOY YOU, THEN ORIGINALITY-OF-THOUGHT YET ELUDES YOU.
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NOW TODAY’S LITERARY FEATURE & QUIZ
WHAT’S WORSE THAN A REALLY, REALLY BAD PIECE OF FICTION? – TENTATIVE RESPONSE: A GOOD, SOUND CRITICISM THEREOF?…
…NOT BAD, BUT DON’T STOP YET.
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AND NOW FOR TODAY’S NEUROLOGICAL NEWS
WHY THE HELL D’YA THINK MAN HAS HIS BRAIN SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS ANYWAY!?
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95030-15
THE SIMPLE WILL KILL EACH OTHER RATHER THAN STAY BORED,
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THE SIMPLE CAN KILL YOU FOR TRYING TO GET THEM UN-BORED,
95030-17
SOME TRAVEL NEWS
,00-^ THIEFS TEND TO STICK CLOSE TO HOME.
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AND NOW FOR A LATE BREAKING NEUROLOGICAL UPDATE:
ONE MAN HAS CHANGED THE NAMES OF THE TWO SIDES OF HIS BRAIN FROM: THE LEFT AND RIGHT, TO:
THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL.
95030-18
“HEY, DON’T LOOK AT ME” TIME IT’S UP TO THE SIMPLE TO ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER.
95030-18
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IT IS THOSE NOT ON THE EXPRESS
WHO LOVE TO CLAMMER ABOUT: LIBERATING THEMSELVES! – AND JUMPING OFF THE TRAIN,
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SOME DRAWINGS IN DO-DO, ON THE WALLS OF THE KIDDIE’S REST ROOM:
“IF YOU SCRATCH AWAY THE SURFACE OF A DUMB ADULT, UNDERNEATH YOU’LL DISCOVER AN EVEN DUMBER ONE.”
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SOME PENAL NEWS
REHABILITATING THE SIMPLE IS AN EXTREMELY IFFY PROPOSITION.
95030-19
ONE MAN ONCE HAD THIS PASSING THOUGHT:
THAT TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF MORE CONSCIOUS
IS LIKE THE SUPREME TEST OF WHETHER YOU CAN BE DRIVEN CRAZY OR NOT.
95030-20
LAWS & MORALITY ARE MADE FOR THE SIMPLE, AND ONLY THEY TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY! AND ONLY THEY CANNOT LIVE BY THEM -AND ONLY THEY SUFFER OVER THE FAILURE! …(AND EVEN THEN, THEY’RE JUST FAKIN’ IT.)
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INTERIM SIMPLE UPDATE
No MATTER WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT THE SIMPLE, THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY.
…SO, ONWARD! — NOBLE SCOUT!
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95030-21
THE SIMPLE WILL CONTINUE TO RIDE BUSES EVEN WHEN THEY HEAR PLANES OVERHEAD.
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Now A FEATURE ENTITLED: WHY MEN HAVE DIFFICULTY THINKING INDEPENDENTLY: SHEEP DON’T LIKE TO BE LEFT ALONE.
* * *
A VIEWER WRITES:
“WHY ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS READ ON YOUR SHOW GIVEN TITLES AND SOME ARE NOT? I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS MUCH, AND FEEL SURE THERE’S SOME SIGNIFICANCE, SO DECIDED TO JUST GO AHEAD AND ASK YOU TO EXPLAIN IT FOR ME,
YOURS”, ETC.

95030-23
THE SIMPLE WILL WORSHIP SHADOWS RATHER THAN GO IN THE NEXT ROOM AND TURN ON A LIGHT.
95030-2
MEN BEGAN COMPOSING SONGS ABOUT,
“LOVE” CAUSING THEM TO DO CRAZY, UNPROFITABLE, IRRATIONAL THINGS r- ONCE THEY REALIZED THAT WRITING TUNES ABOUT STUPIDITY CAUSING WOULDN’T SELL,
95030-25
THE SIMPLE USE REALITY TO REPLACE A DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH LIFE.
95030-26
UNSIGNED NOTE ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE LIBRARY OF ONE MYSTICAL COLLEGE:
“ALL PLAGIARISM HAS A SINGLE SOURCE,
AND IF YOU DISCOVER IT — YOUR MIND WILL BE SET FREE.”
…(SOME SAY THAT UNDERGRADUATES ARE GIVEN TO HYPERBOLE -BUT, HEY!, SOME PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE THE WORLD IS ROUND,)
95030-27
FOOD AND THE LESS COMPLEX
MENTALLY, THE SIMPLE WILL TAKE WHATEVER’S BEING SERVED.
95030-28
THE REASON ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEIR TRAGEDIES & PRATFALLS
IS BECAUSE WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THEM IN LIFE IS USUALLY THE MOST EXCITING THING THAT’S HAPPENED TO THEM.
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THE SIMPLE WILL NOT ONLY ANSWER TO THEIR NAME WHENEVER’S IT’S CALLED, BUT WILL IN FACT, PROUDLY STAND UP TO DO SO.
95030-30
HERE’S THE POSSIBILITY:
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR MIND UNDER THE HAPHAZARD DIRECTION OF YOUR STOMACH – OR, YOU CAN BRING IT UNDER YOUR OWN CONSCIOUS ATTENTION,
“DOES THAT ABOUT COVER IT!?”, ASKED THE PASSENGER, EXTENDING HIS TICKET, “THAT ABOUT DOES IT.”, REPLIED THE SMILING CONDUCTOR.
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95030-31
To THEMSELVES, THE SIMPLE THINK: “How HARD CAN IT BE
‘I..’ IF I DON’T DO IT!?”
95030-32
LISTENING TO YOURSELF TALK TO YOURSELF IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF MENTAL STICKINESS.
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OH YEAH — ANOTHER THING ABOUT BEING SIMPLE IS THAT
You DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PROTECTING YOURSELF — YOU CAN’T.
95030-33
ONE DAY THE ROYAL PRIEST WENT TO SEE A CERTAIN STABLE HAND
WHO HE’D LONG SUSPECTED TO BE A MYSTIC, AND ASKED HIM:
“IS THERE SOMETHING AMISS WITH THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT THE GODS SPEAK TO THEM?”
AND THE ONE WITH FACETS OF MANURE ON HIS FEET
HALTED HIS SHOVELING LONG ENOUGH TO REPLY:
“WOULD A PHYSICIST, WORTHY OF HIS NAME
FIND FAULT WITH THE EXPLORATORY FUMBLINGS OF CHILDREN STUDYING SCIENCE!?”
95030-34
FASHION & THE LESS COMPLEX
DEFINITION OF THE ORDINARY: THE SIMPLE IN THEIR “SUNDAY BEST”
95030-35
APHORISM UPDATE
LITERAL TO HE WHO THINKS LITERAL,
AND OTHERWISE FOR THOSE WHO CAN DO OTHERWISE.
95030-36
THE SIMPLE LIKE HEROES CAUSE THEY DO ALL THE WORK FOR THEM.
95030-37
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN:”KNOWING-WHAT’S-GOING-ON” & “ORDINARY-KNOWLEDGE”: LIFE PROVIDED GEM CLIPS FOR THOSE FRIGHTENED BY STAPLES.
95030-38
THE SIMPLE ALWAYS SUBMIT TO THE MEANER DOG,
95030-39
IF THE MORE-CONSCIOUS DID HAVE AN ENEMY
IT WOULD BE THE NORMAL TEMPO OF THE MARCH OF PROGRESS.
95030-40
THE SIMPLE USE OPINION INSTEAD OF DIRECT VIEWING,
95030-41
THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CAN ALWAYS FIND VOCAL SUPPORT.
95030-42
THE SIMPLE WILL INHERENT THE EARTH SINCE THEY ARE EVERYONE’S ANCESTOR, CODICIL: ONLY THE “SELF-MADE” ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS,
95030-43
BUT, HARK! — THE BENEFIT OF BEING SIMPLE:
You DON’T HAVE TO BE VERY SMART TO BE SO.
95030-44
VERSE & THE LESS COMPLEX
EAST IS EAST,
AND WEST IS WEST,
AND THE SIMPLE ARE EVERY DAMN WHERE.
NOTE: ONLY THE MORE-CONSCIOUS ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS, AND ARE THUS — NOT ANY PARTICULAR WHERE.
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THE SECRET IS THERE, THE SECRET IS THERE,
BUT MEN DISMISS IT AS, “ONLY AIR”.
95030-45
DEFINITION OF A MYSTIC:
A MAN WHO’S BECOME SO SIMPLE THAT THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO CALL HIM.