Jan Cox Talk 1437

Beyond the City, There Is No Originality Without Spontaneity…

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#1437 – 5/17/1995
Notes by TK

All human civilized intellectual behavior is the mind trying to understand itself. This is impossible and always devolves to expressing a personal anecdote. Personal anecdote = admission of ignorance.


The News

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ONE MAN BELIEVED THAT HE, (AND PERHAPS HE ALONE)
DESERVED THE TITLE OF:”MIND READER”
INASMUCH AS HE COULD SOME TIMES TELL WHAT HE WAS THINKING,

95055-2
A MAN ASKED A BISCUIT, (I BELIEVED THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE;’ MYSTIC). “IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WAS SUDDENLY MORE CONSCIOUS,
AND REALIZED WHAT EXISTENCE IS ACTUALLY ALL-ABOUT,
WOULD THE LIFE OF MAN, AS WE KNOW IT, CONTINUE?”

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ANOTHER HISTORICAL VIEW OF:”THE STRUGGLE”:
THE PEOPLE PRESENTED THEIR GRIEVANCES — THE KING IGNORED-THEM:
THE PEOPLE PRESSED THEIR CONCERNS — AND THE KING TOLD THEM THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALL RIGHT;
THE PEOPLE WENT HOME, AND THINGS WEREN’T, AND THEY COMPLAINED AGAIN —
AND THE KING IGNORED THEM —
THEY COMPLAINED LOUDER, AND THE KING ASSURED THEM THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE CORRECTED TO THEIR LIKING SHORTLY — VERY SHORTLY, SO THEY RETURNED HOME ONCE MORE AND NOTHING CHANGED;
NOW THE PEOPLE GREW TRULY INFLAMED AND THREATENED THE KING, IN RESPONSE TO WHICH HE SLEW THEM ALL WHILE MAKING NOTE THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HIS WORD FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
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IN ANOTHER AREA YOU MIGHT CARE TO LEARN THAT THE VERY FIRST PHYSICIAN TO PERFORM A TOTAL POST MORTUM, EXPLORATION OF THE HUMAN ANATOMY,
ONCE INSIDE FOUND A PREVIOUSLY UNSUSPECTED NERVE-BUNDLE
CONNECTING THE PEOPLE TO THE KING — I MEAN, SEVERAL DIVERGENT ORGANS TOGETHER.
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9b055-4
CONVERSATION ‘NIX TWO GUYS
“THERE’S ONLY ONE THING THAT STANDS BETWEEN A MAN AND HIM BEING SOMETHING ELSE” “HIMSELF?”
“THAT’S WHAT THOSE WITH A BIT OF SOPHISTICATION ARE ALWAYS GIVEN TO PROFFER, WHILE THE MORE SIMPLISTIC WILL SAY: ‘CIRCUMSTANCES’,
BUT BOTH MISS THE FAT MAN —
WHAT REALLY STANDS BETWEEN A MAN AND HIM BEING SOMETHING ELSE
IS SIMPLY LIFE ITSELF —
LIFE AS IT IS PRESENTLY ARRANGED LOCALLY,
AND THE LIFE INTO WHICH YOU DEAR BOY, WERE BORN.”
…(AND THE SECOND GUY WAS REALLY DELIGHTED TO HAVE THIS NEW INFORMATION, AND REALLY MADE GOOD USE OF IT FROM THEN ON’ [WELL, I SAY THAT, THIS BEING A BIT OF FICTION, AND ALL].)
95055-5
KNOWING A “TRICK” WON’T DO YOU ANY GOOD UNLESS YOU WANT TO DO THE TRICK,

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LOCAL REALITY ASKED ONE MAN:
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE SPENT MOST OF YOUR LIFE INVOLVED WITH
THIS THING?”, AND HE REPLIED: “I DUN TOLE YOU BEFORE THAT I DON’T DO QUESTIONS– AND ESPECIALLY ABOUT THAT,”

95055-6
ANOTHER WAY TO TELL THAT YOU’VE YET TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON IS IF YOU STILL TRY TO HOLD ON TO SOME “PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE”.

95055-7
SNIPPETS OVERHEARD ON THE MIDWAY
“MAN’S THOUGHTS ARE LIKE A HUNTER WHO IS ALSO HIS OWN GAME.”
“DADDY, IS THIS WHY MYSTICS SHOOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT?”
“YES MY BOY, OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL THE DAMN THING FALLS OFF.”
“DADDY?”,
“YES?”,
“I RECKON AGAIN THAT WE’RE NOT REALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE SEEM TO 
“AH-H-H, THOUGHTS! — YES INDEED-DEE, MAN’S THOUGHTS! —
WHY YOU JUST, GOTTA LOVE ‘EM’! — I’M HERE TO TELL YOU: YOU JUST, ‘GOTTA LOVE ‘EM’! —
IT’S EITHER THAT OR THE SONS A BITCHES WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!”
“DADDY?”,
“YES?”,
“CAN I HAVE SOME COTTON CANDY?”
“ONLY IF YOU PROMISE NOT TO CONFUSE IT WITH YOUR MIND AGAIN.”
IN THE WORLD OF THE ALERT,
THERE IS NO ORIGINALITY WITHOUT SPONTANEITY.

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ONCE THE BEGINNING MYSTIC REALIZES WHAT THE CHALLENGE TRULY IS HE NO LONGER NEEDS THE VARIOUS FORMS OF HUMAN “ENTERTAINMENT” NORMALLY USED TO HELP DISTRACT THE MIND.
…I REPEAT: ONCE THOSE TRYING TO EXTEND THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS
REALIZE WHAT THE IMMEDIATE IMPEDIMENT IS)
THEY SURE AS HELL NO LONGER HAVE TO GO,”LOOKING-FOR”
SOME THING TO ASSIST THEIR ATTENTION’S
OUT-OF-CONTROL RAMBLING,
WHY JUST THE MONEY SAVED IN THAT PORTION OF YOUR DISCRETIONARY INCOME IS GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO BE PRESSING THE MYSTICAL PATH!
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TONIGHT’S UNDERSTATEMENT AWARD GOES TO THE SOURCE OF THIS QUOTE: “MAN ACTUALLY KNOWS MORE ABOUT HIMSELF THAN HE THINKS HE DOES.”

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THE WEIGHT LIFTER TENSED HIS MUSCLES AND HE STRUCK A BULGING POSE FOR THE VISITING PHILOSOPHER WHO RESPONDED BY SAYING:
/– “Do THAT WITH YOUR MIND AND I’LL BE IMPRESSED.”

95055-11
THE FLIGHT To ENLIGHTENMENT & THE MATTER OF FINDING THE RIGHT GATE
THOSE WHO DON’T ACTUALLY WANT TO, “GO ANY WHERE”
ARE GIVEN TO LOCATING TRAVEL AGENTS-WHO DON’T KNOW WHERE TO SEND THEM ANY WAY.
“ATTENTION — NOW DEPARTING FROM CONCOURSE C, FLIGHT 324
To THE BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS OF: PERFECT JUSTICE, AND STATUS QUO
WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT ANY PASSENGER LEAVE HOME,
WE WILL NOW BEGIN PRE-BOARDING FOR THE WEAK, THE DOTTY, & THE EXTREMELY ANGRY
THERE’RE TWO KINDS OF MEDICATION, (I BELIEVE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE, MEDITATION) “THE-SITTING-AROUND-IN-SECLUSION”‘KIND,
AND”THE-WALKING-AROUND-IN-EVERYDAY-LIFE” KIND,
AND ONE CONTINUES TO BE MUCH MORE POPULAR THAN THE OTHER
DUE TO THE FACT THAT EVEN IF IT ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING
THE SPECIAL EFFORT INVOLVED SEEMS TO MAKE UP FOR IT.

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THINGS CERTAINLY WOULD BE SIMPLER IF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A MAN AND AN EXPANDED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS WAS SPATIAL.-

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THE IMPORTANCE OF REALITY & LOCAL CONDITIONS
THE PRIME DISTINCTION BETWEEN MAN AND ANIMALS IS THAT ANIMALS HAVE NONE.
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A GUY ASKED A MYSTIC:
“IF WE HAD NO SENSE OF A, ‘REALITY’, WHAT WOULD MAN’S LIFE BE LIKE?” AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED:
“NOW THAT’D BE HARD TO SAY AND MORE THAN THAT,
IT’D BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY
SINCE MAN WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO SPEAK.”,
AND THIS GAVE THE GUY SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
REGARDING THE NEXUS ‘TWEEN WHAT MEN NORMALLY SAY IS REAL AND WHAT’S NOT, AND THE ABILITY TO,”‘SAY”, ITSELF.
MOST PEOPLE’S TONGUES DON’T WANNA FOOL WITH SUCH MATTERS – ….NOT TO MENTION THEIR MINDS!
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Now FROM OUR NEWS ROOM,
THIS LATE BREAKING UP-DATE TO A STORY THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR YOU:
t– ONE MAN SAYS THAT AFTER CAREFUL STUDY OF THE VIDEO TAPE, AND CONSIDERATION OF THAT CONTROVERSIAL EXPLANATION, HE HAS COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT:
AFTER THE ONE WORD THEORY — WHAT CAN YOU SAY!?!
WE WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK THIS MOST IMPORTANT STORY FOR YOU —
AT LEAST AS LONG AS OUR ROUTINE, BABBLING MINDS WILL HOLD UP UNDER THE STRAIN THEREOF,
Now — LET’S GO ON TO SOME SPORTS….OR, WEATHER..,.OR HOG PRUCES’, OR ‘SOMETHING:!’
THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY IS TO MISTAKE REALITY FOR L:[FE.
“WARNING! – MOOSHY HEARING ALERT! — MOOSHY HEARING ALERT! PLEASE REPEAT — REPEAT: PLEASE REPEAT!”
THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN TAKE LIFE SERIOUSLY IS TO MISTAKE REALITY FOR LIFE.

95055-16
ONE MYSTIC WHOSE COMMENTS SOME TIMES SEEMED POINTED AND BARBED, NOTED: “I ONLY DON’T LIKE WHAT LIFE DON’T LIKE.”
ONE REASON MAN HAS A MIND IS SO HE CAN – “MAKE PLANS”,
AND BY SO DOING, GIVE THE IMPRESSION HE’S NOT AS DUMB AS HE IS.

95055-18
LIFE
LIFE HAS NO LONG RANGE “DISLIKES”
THAT WHICH IT FINDS UNACCEPTABLE IT DISPENSES WITH IN PRETTY SHORT ORDER, (BY ITS STANDARDS, AT LEAST.)

95055-19
You COULD LOOK UPON THE AWAKENING AS YOUR SECOND CHANCE TO SEE LIFE CLEARLY AND DIRECTLY —
OR YOUR FIRST,
IF YOU CONSIDER THAT YOUR ORIGINAL SIGHTING OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE START-UP OF YOUR INTELLECT SO THAT WHAT YOU MOMENTARILY GLIMPSED WAS ALREADY FILTERED AND DISTORTED FRAGMENTS OF REALITY, AS PERCEIVED BY THE MIND, AND NOT LIFE.

95055-2:
IN REGARD TO THAT GREAT MYTHICAL STRUGGLE
ONE MAN ASKED A LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE OF LIFE HOW MUCH IT WAS GOING TO COST, AND THE REP GAVE HIM AN ESTIMATE,
BUT THE MAN SAID HE WANTED THE ACTUAL COST, NOT AN ESTIMATE,
AND WAS TOLD:
“IN THIS-CERTAIN MATTER, THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS COST —
EVERYTHING’S AN ESTIMATE.”
THOSE WHO KNOW MUST USE METAPHORS WHEN THEY SPEAK BECAUSE IF THEY DESCRIBED THINGS SIMPLY AS THEY ARE THE ORDINARY WOULD FIND IT TOO FANTASTIC TO BELIEVE.

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THUS DID ONE MAN ASK HIMSELF:
“WELL EVEN IF I STOP TAKING REALITY SERIOUSLY HOW’LL I EVER GET MY MIND TO!?”
MAN’S HEARING WAS THE ORIGINAL MACHINERY USED TO DECIPHER CODES. …(AND IS STILL THE BEST, 1 MIGHT ADD.)

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As HE LAY ON HIS DEATH BED,
A MYSTIC LOOKED UP AND SAID:
“LIFE IS ALIVE”,
AND BEFORE HIS FOLLOWERS COULD ASK FOR MORE, HIS EYES CLOSED — AND HE WAS GONE.
AS THEY STOOD THERE STUNNED AND DISMAYED THAT THE WORDS: “LIFE IS ALIVE” WAS ALL HE’D LEFT THEM AS HIS DYING MESSAGE,
THEY SUDDENLY REMEMBERED THAT THAT WAS ALL HE’D EVER TOLD THEM WHEN HE WAS ALIVE!

95Q55-25
REALITY;WHAT IS IT?
REALITY IS: LIFE’S CAMOUFLAGE
REALITY IS: LIFE’S WAY OF MAKING YOU THINK
REALITY IS: LIFE RENDERED SOCIABLE
REALITY IS: LIFE MADE VERBAL – LIFE MADE DESCRIBABLE REALITY IS: LIFE’S WAY OF MAKING YOU TAKE IT SERIOUSLY REALITY IS: LIFE’S WAY OF MAKING YOU WHINE
REALITY IS: LIFE IN FRAGMENTED CLOTHING
REALITY IS: LIFE’S WAY OF PROTECTING ITSELF FROM TOO MUCH SCRUTINY REALITY IS: LIFE-ON-CALL
REALITY IS: LIFE’S EVIL TWIN — AND:
REALITY IS: LIFE IN DRAG.
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