Jan Cox Talk 1457

Ritual Can Be Distraction From Its Erstwhile Transcendental Aim

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Summary

#1457 – 07/05/1995
Notes by TK

People make no real effort to improve their consciousness. Ritual is almost immediate distraction from its erstwhile transcendental aim. E.g., prayer. Consciousness = dissatisfaction with same and desire for more.


The News

IMMEDIATELY UPON ARISING EACH MORNING
ONE MAN WOULD STAND BEFORE A MIRROR AND SCREAM:
“I AM NOT JUST AN ANIMAL! — I AM NOT JUST AN ANIMAL!”, FOLLOWED BY THE DECLARATION:
“I AM NOT JUST A MIND! — I AM NOT JUST A MIND!”
IN ONE LAND WAS A TIDAL WAVE/
ONE OF SUCH GIGANTIC PROPORTIONS AND DURATION THAT No ONE EVER NOTICED IT,
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ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN DETERMINE THAT YOU’RE STILL NORMAL AND ORDINARY IS THAT EVERY DAY YOU REDISCOVER/
AND ARE SHOCKED-BY/
UPSET-BY/
AND CRITICAL-OF 7 –
THE OBVIOUS IN:LIFE
ALL OVER AGAIN.
L.,
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A VIEWER WRITES:
“I THOUGHT I’AS GONNA LIkE-YOUR SHOW WHEN I FIRST SAW IT ‘CAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO TAKE OFF ON
RELIGION, AND POLITICS AND STUFF LIKE THAT,
AND SHOW ‘EM UP FOR THE-FRAUDS THAT THEY ARE,
BUT NOW-IT SEEMS LIKE YOU OFTEN TAKE UP FOR ”EM, SOME HOW,
AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT — SO I AIN’T MUCH INTERESTED IN IT.”
(HERE – HE PAUSED A LONG TIME ON THE PAPER,
THEN FINALLY PICKED UP PEN AGAIN AND CONTINUED):
“As I SIT HERE PONDERING WHAT I’VE JUST WRITTEN
I HAVE BEGUN TO WONDER IF I AM ACTUALLY WRITING THIS TO YOU,
OR IF IT IS JUST ALL TAKING PLACE IN MY MIND
AND I SUSPECT THAT YOU WOULD SAY,-
IT DOESN’T MATTER ‘CAUSE EITHER WAY
IT CAN BE EITHER MEANINGLESS, OR YOU CAN LEARN A LESSON FROM-IT.
I THINK I’LL CLOSE NOW, YOURS SINCERELY,
A VIEWER.”
195075-5
THE GUNFIGHT
THE STRANGER RODE INTO TOWN WITH
METAPHORS STRAPPED TO .HIS` LEFT LEG, AND_ MYTHS TO HIS RIGHT,
ONLY TO MEET UP WITH THE SHERIFF WHO ALSO_ :CARRIED METAPHORS ON HIS LEFT LEG, BUT ON HIS RIGHT, SOMETHING NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
* * *
IN PRESENTING THE CROWN’S POSITION IN A MATTER OF MURDER THE ROYAL PROSECUTOR ADDRESSED THE COURT AND-THE ACCUSED:
ONLY THE KING CAN AUTHORIZE DEATH,
AND SOMEONE MUTTERED:- “THAT AND STUPIDITY.”
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THE ORDINARY MAN’S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE IDEA OF “BEING MORE CONSCIOUS”
“I’LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP FROM THINKING ABOUT IT.”
— A COMMENT FEW HAVE TROUBLE FULFILLING
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THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF HUMOR:
PHYSICAL HUMOR, VERBAL HUMOR,
INSULTING HUMOR, AND HUMOR HUMOR.
…(THERE IS ACTUALLY A FIFTH, BEYOND THESE,
BUT RATHER THAN SEEMING, HUMOR,
IT STRIKES MOST AS EITHER METAPHOR OR, REALITY-UP-TOO-CLOSE”
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095075-9
A VIEWER FAXES:
“ON YOUR LAST PROGRAM YOU READ A LETTER FROM A MAN WHO’D WRITTEN TO DR.-SUPERCOFILOUS, (OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT),
ASKING IF THERE WAS SOME SORT OF SHORT CUT TO REACHING ENLIGHTENMENT, AND HE REPLIED: ‘How CAN THERE BE A SHORT CUT TO NO WHERE!?’, AND THAT REALLY UPSET ME
….UNTIL YOU SAID THAT YOU’D MADE IT ALL UP
….OR WAS THAT ABOUT ANOTHER STORY YOU READ THAT NIGHT’?
….NOW I’M REALLY UPSET, DISTURBED, WIGGED-OUT, AND LIKE THAT.”
AND NOW IT’S:”DEFINITION TIME” AGAIN:
FICTION: STUFF PEOPLE’S ASHAMED TO PUT THEIR NAME TO.
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ON ONE WORLD, MEN’S MINDS WERE LINKED DIRECTLY TO THEIR STOMACHS.
•95075-11
HOW EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OFTEN SOUND SIMILAR TO MAN’S INTERNAL ONES
-SINCE PART OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S RESPONSIBILITIES AS TO ACT AS THE GOVERNMENT’S OFFICIAL: VOICE IN MATTERS RELATED TO THE WEATHER,
ONE CANDIDATE PROMISED:
“IF ELECTED.. SOME TIMES I’LL LIKE IT,
AND SOME TIMES I WON’T.”
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ONE MAN HAD A SONG ABOUT “LIBERATIN’ CONSCIOUSNESS”
THAT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS –
(IT ACTUALLY WENT EXACTLY LIKE THIS,
BUT SINCE EVERYONE ELSE SAYS: “IT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS”
– WHY FIGHT THE TIDE!?)
SO IT WENT LIKE THIS:
“OH-H-H, YOU-0.41 CAN-N-N,
TALK ABOUT LIBERATIN’ CONSCIOUSNESS, TALK ABOUT LIBERATIN’ CONSCIOUSNESS,
TALK ABOUT LIBERATIN’ CONSCIOUSNESS AND YOUR WORDS BECOME PRISON BARS. OH-le
…(IN PRIVATE, HE ADMITS THAT CAPTAIN IRONY HELPED HIM WRITE IT.–
AND WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF THE-CAPTAIN,”JUST’ TWEEN YOU AND ME: ARE WE EVER GONNA BE ABLE TO GET SHED OF HIS INTRUSIONS’
…LAND RIGHT HERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO ANSWER: “YES, SOME DAY!…. JUST AS SOON AS CONSCIOUSNESS IS A LITTLE MORE LIBERATED”1)
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A PROJECTIONIST; WHILE THINKING ON THE MATTER, PONDERED: “IF THE FILM WASN’T SO JERKY,
WOULD iRONY EVEN BE VISIBLE?”
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ON ONE WORLD, MEN’S MINDS WERE LINKED DIRECTLY TO THEIR MUSCLES.
ONE MAN HAD TWO BEDS,
IN WH I CH HE ENGAGED IN TWO DIFFERENT FORMS OF SLEEP: ONE WAS PARALLEL-TO, AND CLOSE-TO THE FLOOR, THE OTHER, PERPENDICULAR  TO :AND HIGHER-THAN.
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As REGARDS THE GREAT ADVENTURE:
ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF RETIRING TO A CLOSED, SECLUDED MONASTERY IS THAT IT MAKES YOU FEEL-LIKE YOU HAVE
ALL-L-L
THE
TIME-E-E
IN THE
WORLD-D-D.
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ON ONE WORLD, MENS’ MINDS WERE LINKED DIRECTLY TO THE MINDS OF. OTHER MEN.
ND ON ONE WORLD THEY JUST RAD DONE WITH IT AND MEN’S MINDS WERE TIED DIRECTLY TO LIFE.
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IF YOU ASK AN ORDINARY MAN) WHAT HE REGRETS, HE’LL ANSWER: “WHAT’S AVAILABLE
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ONE DAY, (WHEN THE KING HAD STEPPED OUT OF THE ROOM),
THE COURT JESTER ASKED THE ROYAL PSYCHIC-.
!CAN YOU REALLY TELL THE FUTURE?”,
AND THE BE-CHARTERED ONE REPLIED:
“YEAH, BUT I CAN’T TELL IT MUCH.”,
AND FOR THE BRIEFEST OF MOMENTS,
THEY BOTH WONDERED IF THEY’D GOTTEN THEIR PROPER JOB POSITIONS — – – SOME HOW REVERSED.(!?!)
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ANY ONE WHO NEEDS HELP IN MERELY CHANGING THEIR BEHAVIOR NEEDS MORE THAN MERE “!HELP”.
‘95075-20
THOUGHTS: A SIGN THAT TELLS CONSCIOUSNESS TO: “STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE STREET
•95075-21
A -BOY- ASKED- HIS FATHER:- –
“WHAT IS TIDE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KING AND THE PRIME MINISTER?”, AND-THE ELDER -REPLIED:-
“ONE FS BUT -A-PUBLIC FIGURE-HEAD AND THE OTHER ACTUALLY RUNS THE STATE.”, “AH”,-THOUGHT- THE LAD,
“SAME AS HOW THE MIND TELLS MAN HE’S IN CONTROL.
AND THEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.”
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IF IT WASN’T FOR ARGUING, MOST MEN WOULDN’T HAVE MUCH OF AN INTELLECTUAL LIFE

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As REGARDS THE GREAT STRUGGLE:
Two MEN WERE DISCUSSING THE MATTER AND THE FIRST ONE SAID:
“TIME IS OF THE GREATEST ESSENCE,”, TO-BE COUNTERED BY THE SECOND WHO SAU “NAY, OF MOST IMPORTANCE IS, PRECISION.”
“TIME!”,
PRECISION!”)
“TIME!”,
“PRECISION!” – AND I GUESS WE’LL LEAVE THEM ABOUT HERE.
.95075-24
IF YOU HAVE A BODY, YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BOAT,
IF YOU HAVE A MIND, YOU’RE ‘PART: OF: EVERYONE’S OCEAN.
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ONE MAN’S UPDATED VERSION OF A CLASSIC BLUES SONG
“IF IT WASN’T FOR BAD LUCK,
I’D NEVER NOTICED LUCK EVEN EXISTED.
UMM-M-M;#
WONDER WHAT THAT SHOULD BE TELLIN’ ME ABOUT ME AND LIFE..!
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EXTRAORDINARY MATHEMATICS
ONE MAN WHO KNOWS THE SECRET
UNDERSTANDS. MORE ABOUT RELIGION THAN
ALL OF THE RELIGIOUS WHO/VE EVER LIVED, COMBINED.
.BUT. NOTE THE LIMITED IMPACT OF EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE,
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95075-27
IF YOU THOUGHTFULLY WAIT LONG ENOUGH FOR A TRAIN IN PARIS YOU’LL NEVER NOTICE “‘ TOO-MUCH THAT IT NEVER ARRIVES.
L. ANNOUNCEMENT: ANY ONE WHO BAD-MOUTHS THE MIND IS AN UNAPPRECIATIVE CHEAPSKATE
ONE MAN HAD THIS GAME HE PLAYED,
WHEREIN HE TRIED TO DO THIS CERTAIN UNNATURAL THING – (BUT NATURALLY)::,- HE KEPT FORGETTING TO DO IT.
A YOUNG MONK AND A MASTER WERE SPEAKING AND THE FORMER SAID:
“AS REGARDS THE NEED FOR ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVITY IN OUR STRUGGLE.
kawoi IT WOULD SEEM THAT INVENTORS WOULD ALSO BE MYSTICS.—, AND THE LATTER REPLIED “NO, THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR KIND’OF INTEREST AND TECHNOLOGY.”, –14- THE LAD PONDERED THIS FOR A MOMENT, THEN SAID:
“‘:THEN IT SEEMS AS THOUGH ARTISTS SHOULD ALSO BE MYSTICS.”,
BUT THE ELDER RESPONDED:
“NO, AGAIN THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR GOAL & THE DESIRE TO CRITICIZE” — AND THE YOUNG NEOPHYTE TOOK THIS UNDER Advisement”,THEN CONT1NUED: “WELL SURELY–THOSE ‘WHO PLOT AND FIGHT FOR POLITICAL:POWER:1″M
OPERATING FROM NO BASE OTHER THAN THAT WHICH THEY THEMSELVES CONTRIVE, THEN SURELY THEY SHOULD ALSO BE MYSTICS.”, BUT THE MASTER SAID: “NO, THE EXERCISE OF EXTERNAL CONTROL BEARS NO RELATIONSHIP 7-
To THE SORT WE INTERNALLY SEEK.”‘ AND THE BOY THEN FELT HE WAS LEFT WITH BUT ONE FINAL QUESTION IN THE MATTER:
“THEN IS THERE NO NORMAL ACTIVITY IN WHICH ORDINARY MEN ENGAGE THAT/ IN AND OF ITSELF SHOULD TEND-TO LEAD ONE TOWARD THINGS TRANSCENDENTAL?” “YES THERE IS”, REPLIED THE MASTER — “BEING ALIVE.”
.95075-30
THERE IS AN ANCIENT LEGEND ON ONE WORLD THAT- SAYS THAT THE GODS MADE LONG WORDS FOR THE ORDINARY,
AND SHORT ONES FOR THE AWAKENED.
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ONE FATHER’S ADVICE TO HIS SON AS HE LEFT
“MEN WILL OFFER TO HELP YOU UNDER TWO, UNREALIZED CONDITIONS: ONE IS THAT ‘THEY DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO ANY THING,
 AND THE OTHER IS THAT IF THEY ACTUALLY  ‘HAVE TO DO ‘SOME THING THEY DON’T HAVE TO ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.”

RE MAN’S ROUTINE INTELLECTUAL LIFE
ALL WHORES PIMP FOR ONE ANOTHER
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ONE MAN BEGAN TO THINK OF HIS MIND AS A ROLLING FREIGHT TRAIN WITH AN INFINITE NUMBER OF CARS,
AND CONSCIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS AS THE STOPPING OF IT,

FROM OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE COMES THIS LETTER;
ON A RECENT PROGRAM YOU MENTIONED JUST HOW WEIRD IS THE MYSTICAL SECRET IN THAT IT IS A SECRET THAT. DOESN’T HAVE TO BE KEPT SECRET —
— Now WHAT I’D LIKE TO KNOW IS J- JUST WHAT DOES’THAT MEAN?

:KNIGHTS MERELY ON REDEMPTIVE/ OR REMEDIALMISStONS HAVE MISSED THE POINT ENTIRELY.

TODAY’S NEW PROVERB IS:
POSTURE MEANS NOTHING TO A DEAD MAN, NOR THE SECRET TO MUNDANE MINDS.
ONE MAN SUDDENLY STOPPED AND THOUGHT:
“WHAT IF THERE la A CONSPIRACY —
AND IT IS MENTAL–
BY: THE QUALIFIED — AGAINST THE UNQUALIFIED!?”

THE BALLROOM
THE SIMPLE DANCE ‘PHYSICALLY, THE SOPHISTICATED, VERBALLY,
AND THE AWAKENED, WAX THE FLOORS…
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ONE MAN COULD LOOK IN THE SKY AND SEE THINGS NO ONE ELSE COULD SEE/ AND IF THEY DID BEGIN TO SAY THEY COULD SEE THEM — HE’D STOP. 

A MYSTICAL WARRIOR IN A DAZE
RUNS THE RISK OF WOUNDING HIMSELF WITH “FRIENDLY FIRE”.

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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO DID EXERCISES 
BUT FOR THE UNUSUAL GOAL HE-HAD IN MIND,
THERE WAS NO ASSURANCE THAT THE PARTICULAR”ONES HE DID WERE THE CORRECT ONES BUT IF THIS WERE POINTED OUT TO HIM, HE’D NO DOUBT SAY THAT: “ANY EXERCISE IS BETTER THAN. NONE AT-ALL-,
TO WHICH’ THERE IS A PAUCITY-OF PERSUASIVE DEMURS

oNE MYSTIC, (KNOWN FOR HIS EFFICIENCY), HAD A MOTTO: “DON’T BE SICK — DIE!”

AND ONE MAN HAD A WORKING SLOGAN:
“I CAN WRITE ‘EM AS FAST AS I CAN WRITE ‘EM.”

TIME LOCATION & LONGEVITY
THE REALITY OF MYTHS, METAPHORS AND MYSTICAL TALES HAVE NO: TIME, PLACE, OR AGE.

ONE MAN WENT OUT ON A ,HUNT;
SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING BEHIND METAPHORS, AND WITH HIM HE TOOK ONLY HIS MIND.
….”BE SURE AND WRITE, NOW”

PHYSICALLY, THE ORDINARY SEEK COMFORT, WHILE MENTALLY THEY PREFER TO BE FLOGGED.
* * *

THERE IS NO MYSTICAL NEWS CHANNEL
FOR THE MORE-CONSCIOUS ALREADY KNOW WHAT `S GOING ON.
.

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A STRANGE THING: ONE MAN RAN OUT OF ADVICE FOR OTHERS
AT THE SAME TIME HE RAN OUT OF IT FOR HIMSELF.
.

ONE OF THE DRAWBACKS OF AN EXPANDED UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRUE NATURE OF THE GREAT MYSTICAL QUEST !S T IS THAT IT CUTS DOWN ON YOUR NEED TO TRAVEL.

ONE MAN HAD A THING HE WOKE UP WITH EVERY MORNING.

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THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER MAN WHO, HAD A THING HE WOKE UP WITH EVERY MORNING’ AND WHILE MOST MEN HAVE SOMETHING THEY ‘WAKE UP WITH-EVERY MORNING, THIS MAN HAD SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
………(LITTLE TRAVEL. INDEED.)
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