Jan Cox Talk 1456

Civilization: The Place Where Whining Passes for Introspection…

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#1456 – 07/03/1995      Notes by TK

The mind’s job is to make physical life more efficient, allowing more time for its own operations, but only at the simple consciousness level.


The News

95074-1
AFTER ACCIDENTALLY STUMBLING ON THE MYSTIC’S SECRET CONSPIRACY
A MAN SAID TO THEM:
“I GUESS YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LET ME GO NOW – I KNOW TOO MUCH.”,
BUT THEY REPLIED:
“No, NO, YOU’RE FREE TO GO
FOR YOU CAN’T REVEAL WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED)
IF YOU TRY AND DESCRIBE IT, NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU.”
WEIRD, HUH!? — A SECRET THAT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE KEPT SECRET.
95074-2
ONE MAN CAUGHT A BIRD HE’D NEVER SEEN BEFORE,
AND IT WAS SO WONDROUS THAT THE EXPERIENCE BECAME THE HIGH-LIGHT OF HIS LIFE.; BUT THE BIRD COULD NOT BE CONTINUALLY HELD….LEAST NOT PHYSICALLY.
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ONCE YOU REALIZE HOW AUTOMATICALLY RUNS THE MIND
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE INTELLIGENCE OF ORDINARY PEOPLE ‘Pm’ BECOMES A MOOT SUBJECT,
THE ONLY INTELLIGENCE WORTHY OF A REAL MAN’S INTEREST IS THAT INTELLIGENCE THAT IS BEYOND ALL INTELLIGENCES
AND THAT INTELLIGENCE THAT CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT ATTENTION.
THERE IS NOTHING IN MAN’S NATURAL MENTAL WORLD THAT’S OF VALUE TO THOSE DOGGIN’ THE SECRET.
95074-4
AFTER SOME TIME OF TRODDING WHAT SEEMED TO HIM TO BE THE BEST TRACES OF THE MYSTICAL PATH,
ONE MAN SAT DOWN TO REST FOR A BIT, AND SUDDENLY THOUGHT:
“IS THERE A SPECIAL LESSON I SHOULD HAVE ALREADY GLEANED FROM THE FACT THAT I HAVE TWO FEET, TWO HANDS, TWO EYES, TWO EARS, AND TWO SIDES TO MY BRAIN!?. ..„HE SAT LONGER THAN HE’D PLANNED) PONDERING THIS,
95074-5
AS THE MORNING SUN BOUNCED OFF THE WET, SHIMMERING LEAVES A TRAVELER IN A WOOD THOUGHT:
“THE PLAY OF LIGHT CAN PLAY TRICKS ON YOUR EYES —
AND EVEN MOPE SO, THE PLAY OF DARK.”
95074-6
ONE MAN SAID:
“I CAN BE CONSCIOUS OUTSIDE THE NORMAL RAMBLINGS OF MY MIND
“1”… IS I DON’T THINK ABOUT IT
…OR MAYBE IT’S WHEN I DO THINK ABOUT IT….
…No,..1 BELIEVE IT’S WHEN I DON’T — No, DO — No, DON’T, AH-H-H-H, RATS!, NOW I’M NOT SURE AGAIN,”
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,QUESTION: NAME ONE OF THE FEW SUBJECTS WHEREIN THERE IS NO GREY AREA. CREATIVITY: YOU’RE EITHER CREATIVE OR YOU’RE NOT.
….AND SEVERAL VIEWERS IMMEDIATELY SAID THEY’D ALREADY THOUGHT OF THAT.
95074-8
CIVILIZATION: THE PLACE WHERE WHINING PASSES FOR INTROSPECTION.
95074-9
ONE MAN WAS HOME SOME TIMES)
AND THEN HE WASN’T)
AND THEN HE WAS)
AND THEN HE WASN’T)
AND ON LIKE THAT
(THE TITLE OF THIS STORY IS TOO SAD TO TELL).
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…010….
95074-10
ON MORNINGS WHEN HE COULD REMEMBER TO DO SO, FIRST THING ONE MAN WOULD SAY TO HIMSELF WAS: “WAKING UP TO ONLY THE MIND
IS A TERRIBLE THING TO DO.”
95074-11
THE QUIZ -THE QUIZ! — LOOK DWAYNE IT’S THE QUIZ!
-…. WHO WORRIES MOST ABOUT DEATH? — THE YOUNG OR THE DUMB?
AND WHO CAN’T CARRY YOUR BOOKS HOME FROM SCHOOL – THE OLD OR A FOOL?
….DWAYNE!….DWAYNE ARE YOU LISTENING!?
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95074-12
ONE MAN HAD A THREE PIECE PUZZLE WHICH HE WOULD TAKE APART AND PUT BACK TOGETHER INCESSANTLY — ..EXCEPT, HE DIDN’T REALIZE IT.
* * *
95074-13
OTHER THAN THE NATURAL STIMULI PROVIDED BY THE EXTERNAL WORLD, THE MIND MUST PRODUCE ITS OWN EXCITEMENT.
95074-1
ROUTINE CONSCIOUSNESS: LIFE SEEN VIA COMMENT.
95074-1
THERE ARE BUSES RUNNING EVERY SECOND, RUNNING IN,
,..— RUNNING OUT,
ARRIVING AND DEPARTING — YOU KNOW WHERE!
95074-16
DRAGGY DEFINITION TIME
ALCOHOL: A MILDLY INTOXICATING, PLEASANT DEPRESSANT. 4 PORTIONS THEREOF: A STUPIDITY ENHANCER.
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95074-17
TODAY’S SIC TRANSIT POSER
/”.”- WOULD MEN GET UP EACH DAY AND PURSUE THEIR ORDINARY LIVES
DID THEY NOT FEEL SOMEHOW “GUILTY” ABOUT SOMETHING OR THE OTHER!?
95074-1
ONE MAN HAD A CLOCK THAT WAS WOUND REALLY TIGHT -HE DIDN’T KNOW WHO WOUND IT)
HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM
….BUT HE HAD IT — JUST THE SAME.
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95074-1
THERE ARE THREE POSSIBILITIES:
REMAIN NORMALLY CONSCIOUS, (WHICH REQUIRES NO EFFORT),
P— BECOME CONSCIOUSLY CONSCIOUS, PERMANENTLY, (WHICH IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE),
OR BE CONTINUALLY STRUGGLING TO BECOME SO – WHICH IS POSSIBLE AT
EVERY PASSING MOMENT.
95074-20
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PLANS (A POEM)
A MAN WITHOUT A PLAN IS NOT REALLY A MAN;
A MYSTIC HAS NO PLANS –
….SO WHAT D’YA SAY AFTER THAT!?
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.95074-2
THE MIND IS THE ONLY SHOE THAT CAN PUT ITSELF ON,
TAKE ITSELF OFF)
EXAMINE ITS OWN SOLE AND CONDITION, MAKE REPAIRS) AND
PUT ITSELF BACK ON.
ALTHOUGH THIS IS TRUE,
IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHETHER IT IS TRUE-IN-A-DREAM, OR TRUE-IN-ITSELF.
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IF YOU DON’T MAKE ORDINARY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING NEW IS.EITHER: SCIENTIFIC) SPIRITUAL, OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ‘..–b. THEY WON’T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO IT
95074-23
THE MENU, MONSIEUR AND MADEMOISELLE
THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE “KNOWING OF THE SECRET”: THOSE WHO SAY THEY DO, BUT DON’T;
THOSE WHO SAY THEY DO, WHO KNOW A LITTLE SOMETHING,
AND THOSE WHO KNOW, BUT DON’T SAY ANYTHING.
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE? —
…OR PERHAPS YOU’D LIKE A COCKTAIL BEFORE MAKING YOUR DECISION.
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95074-24
How TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE: STEP 1
IF YOU TALK ABOUT IT TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS, IT’S FROM THE MIND–…(You FILL IN THE REST.)
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95074-25
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ONE MAN BEGAN TO HEAR PEOPLE SNEAKING THROUGH THE WOODS BEHIND HIS HOUSE -THEN THEY CAM INSIDE
THEN THEY WENT BACK OUT —
THEN THEY CAME BACK IN —
WENT BACK OUT,
CAME BACK IN
WENT BACK OUT,
CAME BACK IN SO OFTEN THAT HE BECAME UNABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
AND REMEMBER THIS: EVERYONE HAS A HOUSE,
AND EVERYONE HAS WOODS OUT BACK.
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ONE DAY THE PRINCE-IN-WAITING ASKED THE ROYAL MYSTIC WHY HE’D QUIT WRITING METAPHORICAL TALES, AND WAS TOLD:
“EVERY TIME I DO, I STOP BEING A MYSTIC FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO WRITE THEM’
AND REMEMBER: EVERYONE HAS A PRINCE-IN-WAITING
JUST WAITING TO QUESTION ANY MYSTIC YOU MAY ALSO HAVE.
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95074-26
ONE TRICK KNOWN TO ALL
“—
IF YOU LET YOUR MIND JUST RANBLE NORMALLY ON)
YOU’LL NEVER NOTICE HOW NOT CONSCIOUS YOU ARE,
KNOWN TO ALL, AND FITS ALL.
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95074-27
ONE MAN FOUND HIMSELF SLEDDING DOWN A HILL — NOT PHYSICALLY,
0.,
BUT, SLEDDING DOWN A HILL NONETHELESS —
AND IT WAS NOT IN ANY WAY UNCOMFORTABLE – UNTIL – HE BECAME AWARE OF IT.
95074-28
ONE MASTER’S MESSAGE
“YOU CAN TRY AND FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATE,
OR YOU CAN TRY TO TURN IT LOOSE AND LET IT BLOW MINDLESSLY WITH THE WIND,
eo— IT’S ALL THE SAME TO ME — IS IT ALL THE SAME TO YOU!?”
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A VIEWER WRITES TO COMPLAIN:
“AT THOSE TIMES WHEN I DO MANAGE TO BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS)
APO., IT’S LIKE….WELL, LIKE KINDA BORING..AND UNSETTLING….
IT’S LIKE THERE’S NOTHING FOR MY MIND TO DO.”
….OKAY) OKAY — RELAX, I JUST MADE THAT UP,
95074
THE COURT ASTROLOGY MASTER PLOTTED ALL THE CHARTS AND TOLD THE KING:
“SIRE, DIFFERENT PARTS OF YOUR BEING ARE DYING AT DIFFERENT RATES OF SPEED.”, HE MADE THIS UP JUST TO SEE HOW HIS LIEGE WOULD RESPOND.
* * *
AND FROM OUR SCIENCE DESK COMES THIS STORY:
STATISTICS NOW CLEARLY SHOW THAT MOST MENS’ STOMACHS CAN TAKE A JOKE ABOUT THEMSELVES BETTER THAN CAN MENS’ MINDS.
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,95074—“
STANDING ON A HIGH HILL JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY
A MAN LOOKED DOWN ON ALL OF THE MANY HUMAN ACTIVITIES PERCOLATING THEREIN: P-1-‘ THE ARTS, THE SCIENCES, THE POLITICS, THE COMMERCE, THE RELIGIONS,
AND PONDERED: “WHAT WOULD HAPPEN DOWN THERE
SHOULD ALL MEN BE SUDDENLY MADE AWARE OF THE SECRET? “,
AND THE ANSWER BEING THAT THERE WOULD NO LONGER BE A “DOWN THERE”.
95074-31
ONE MAN FOUND A CAVE IN WHICH HE’D SIT ALONE)
AND WHEN SITTING THERE, HE WAS OFTTIMES MORE CONSCIOUS THAN WAS HIS NORM, BUT THEN WE’D HE LEAVE AND JOIN THE OTHERS. ..,,WELL, YOU FILL IN THE REST.
,95074-32
MAY BE
ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING & IRRITATING THINGS ABOUT A MYSTIC – MAY BE THAT ALTHOUGH HE’LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT LIFE
HE’LL NEVER TELL YOU WHAT IT IS THAT HE KNOWS MAY BE.
95074-33
MEN ARE FASCINATED WITH THE IDEA OF LIES
SINCE IT IMPLIES THE EXISTENCE OF THEIR CONTRARY.
,95074-34
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ONE MAN HAD A PET INSECT THAT COULD DART & FLY AROUND SO FAST THAT HE COULD NEVER CATCH IT —
,….- ….THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHY HE’D WANT TO….
….SINCE IT ALREADY LIVED INSIDE HIM.
,95074-35
THOSE WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND CONTINUE TO SPEAK OF MAN’S SPIRIT & SOUL
95074-3E
PROVERBIAL WISDOM CORRECTED
IF YOU DON’T INITIALLY., “CRY WOLF?”
No ONE’S GONNA LISTEN TO ANYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE TO SAY.
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95074-37
REGARDLESS OF THEIR PROTESTS TO THE CONTRARY,
MEN GENERALLY ENJOY THE FRANTIC RUSH AND RELENTLESS DEMANDS OF CITY LIFE IN THAT  IT REDUCES THE POSSIBILITY OF THEM HAVING SUFFICIENT FREE TIME TO
ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR THINKING IS ALL ABOUT.
‘95074-38
WHEN ALL OF THE OTHER KNIGHTS HAVE RIDDEN OFF ON FOOL’S ERRANDS/ ONLY THE MYSTICAL ONE IS LEFT TO GO IN SEARCH OF THE
UNKNOWN CURATIVE FOR
THE UNKNOWN ILL THAT HAS BEFALLEN THE KING.
ALTHOUGH INDEED, INITIALLY THE NAME OF THE ILL IS UNKNOWN/ As THE GALLANT ONE PROSECUTES HIS CHARGE
THE SEARCH ITSELF BEGINS TO REVEAL ITS TRUE NATURE.
95074-39

WHEN ALONE, OUT ON THE PLAINS,
ONE MAN WOULD SOME TIMES HOLD UP A FINGER,
…SOME TIMES TWO
….SOME TIMES THREE;
ALTHOUGH HE COULD NOT EXPLAIN THIS BEHAVIOR PERCISELY
HE KNEW IT HAD TO DO WITH SOME SORT OF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
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95074-40
A MAN APPROACHED A GREAT SPIRITUAL MASTER AND ASKED THIS QUESTION: “WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE MIND IS’ CONSCIOUSNESS RUN AMUCK’!?”. AND THE MASTER REPLIED: “NAW MAN, I WOULDN’T PUT IT LIKE THAT
ONE MAN VISITED A LAND WHERE EVERYTHING WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, YET WITHIN THIS CONTEXT OF DIFFERENTNESS
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PHYSICALLY/ IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO MAKE ONE WHOLE NEW PERSON, AND MENTALLY — THE STORY’S STRANGER STILL.
95074-43
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THAT MYTHICAL ORIENT EXPRESS
IF YOU OFTEN AND CONSTANT ENOUGH
STAND ON THE PLATFORM IN PARIS,
LOOKING UP AND DOWN THE TRACK
THINKING ABOUT WHEN AND WEATHER THE TRAIN TO ISTANBUL WILL EVER ARRIVE,
IT’LL KEEP YOU FROM EVER REALIZING THAT YOU ARE THE TRAIN) AND
THAT AS LONG AS YOU STAY SO MENTALLY ENTANGLED)
YOU’LL NEVER ARRIVE,
95074-44
A MAN WROTE TO DR. SUPERCOFFILOUS:
“DEAR DOCTOR: IN THAT GREAT MYSTICAL EXPEDITION, IS THERE A SHORT CUT TO THE FINAL DESTINATION?”,
MY DEAR SIR: How CAN THERE BE A “SHORT-CUT” TO NO WHERE!?
95074-45
ROMANCE ON THE HALF-CROCKED
As HE GAZED LONGINGLY AT THE MORE PROMISING PART OF HIMSELF, A MAN ASKED: ea”’. “WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO — WIN YOUR LOVE?”, AND IT REPLIED: “SHUTTING UP WOULD BE A START.”
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95074-46
ONE MAN LEFT HOME – WENT AROUND THE WORLD – THEN CAME BACK. THINGS SEEMED DIFFERENT – THINGS SEEMED ABOUT THE SAME —
….-, THAT’S WHAT TRAVEL CAN DO FOR YOU