Jan Cox Talk 1493

You Can Only Enjoy Your Ills If You Think About Them…

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Summary

#1493 – 09/27/95:
Notes by TK

The mystic’s effort is to simply make something useful of his mind.


The News

9-5.0 98—1
THE ORDINARY ARE FASCINATED BY THE UN-KNOWN,
WHILE THOSE WHO KNOW-WHAT’S-GOING-ON FIND IT OF MOST INTEREST.
95098-160
IN THE DERIVATIVE, MENTAL WORLD OF MAN
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS, “VITAL INFORMATION”, ONLY INFO YOU FIND ENTERTAINING.
….COMPARE THIS WITH NOT-BEING-TRUE FOR THE FEW.
95098-2
IN THE LEADING CREATURES OF ONE WORLD WAS PLACED A STICKY SUBSTANCE,
95098-3
WHEN HE STEPPED OFF THE PLANE IN HIS NEW HOMELAND HE FOUND IT COVERED IN FOG —
— BUT HE SOON GOT USED TO IT.
95098-4
ON ONE WORLD WERE THE FOREMOST CREATURES GIVEN A, GREAT-T-T RESPONSIBILITY!, SO GREAT IN FACT, THAT IT WAS NEVER FULLY EXPLAINED TO THEM,
NOR WERE THEY GIVEN IN CLEAR INDICATION AS TO HOW THEY MIGHT UNDERTAKE IT.
FRIENDS AND FELLOW EARTH TRAVELERS– WE’RE TALKIN’ HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY!
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IN A FAR AWAY KINGDOM ONCE DWELT A LION TAMER WHO WAS SO VERBALLY FACILE, AND SO-0-0 IMPRESSED WITH HIMSELF
THAT HE KILLED HIMSELF.
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95098-4-(8)
THE GENERAL STORY OF KNIGHTS AND THEIR GREAT QUEST IS LIKE THIS: THEY START OFF SOMEWHAT ANNOYED WITH LIFE IN GENERAL.
THEN AFTER MUCH TRAVEL AND STUDY THEY END UP MERELY ANNOYED AT HOW LIFE MAKES THEM TAKE IT AS GENERALLY ANNOYING.
SEE
IT’S THE KIDDIE VERSIONS OF THE MYTHS WHICH INCLUDE TREACHEROUS DRAGONS, AND VILLAINOUS SPIRITS OPPOSING THE STALWART KNIGHT,
THE REALITY OF IT IS THAT THE ENLIGHTENED WARRIOR HAS NO EXTERNAL ANNOYANCES.
A WEEK-END MYSTIC THOUGHT TO HIMSELF:
“GADS!, BUT ‘TIS GOOD TO HAVE ENEMIES!
FOR DID I NOT, I MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE TO MAKE SOME EFFORT! GADS!, WHAT A GADFUL THOUGHT!”
Now WHILE THIS MAY SOUND FUNNY AT THE EXPENSE OF SUCH PART-TIMERS,
IT’S STILL NOT NEAR AS FUNNY AS WHAT A REAL WARRIOR DISCOVERS WITHIN HIMSELF REGARDING THE WHOLE QUESTION OF: OPPOSITION TO, MY GREAT AIM.
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95098-5
ONE MAN USED TO: “SIT AND PONDER THE DIFFERENCES”,
UNTIL THEY BEGAN TO SIT AND PONDER HIM – (AND THEN HE THOUGHT): “Now WE’RE GETTING SOME WHERE!”
95098-6
WITH HUMANS: IF YOU’RE NOT THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH OF A PRESENT.
95098–7
VERBIAGE UPDATE
AFTER ADAM SPOKE THE VERY FIRST SENTENCE,
EVERYTHING SINCE THEN -HAS JUST BEEN THE ACCUMULATION OF BULLSHIT.
(ALTHOUGH THIS CERTAINLY CAN’T BE TRUE — IT IS FOR A FEW.)
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95098-7(9
THERE WAS REPUTEDLY ONCE A MYSTICAL LODGE WHOSE IN-HOUSE SLOGAN WAS: “You MIGHT AS WELL DANCE SINCE YOU CAN’T STAND STILL! –
WHY THE HELL CAN’T YOU STAND STILL!?”
950983-
MORE ALTERNATIVES
YOU CAN PEEK OUT OF CASTLE WINDOWS,
OR TURN THE WHOLE STRUCTURE INTO ONE LARGE OBSERVING APPARATUS.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK WITH JUST THE MIND — JUST LOOK AT ANIMALS.
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95098-9
EVERY TIME HE’D THINK OF SOMETHING NEW TO DO
.THIS ONE MAN WOULD TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT, AND-RUIN IT — OH, THE OTHER PEOPLE ENJOYED IT, BUT IT RUINED IT FOR HIM.
95098-.10
AMIDST FEELING APOLOGETIC FOR CERTAIN OF HIS EVERYDAY ACTIONS,
A MAN STARTED TO SAY:
“WELL, WE DO THE BEST WE CAN.”,
BUT SUDDENLY THOUGHT:
“No WE DON’T! — THAT’S WHY WE SAY THAT WE: ‘Do THE BEST WE CAN’.” …(HE THEN CARRIED ON, FEELING BETTER ABOUT THE MATTER.)
* * *
ONE WAY TO NOT BE HOW YOU ARE IS TO NOT SAY HOW YOU ARE.
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95098-11
AT THE ORDINARY LEVEL:
DREAMS & PLANS ARE TO THE MIND AS FOOD & REST ARE TO THE BODY,
95098-12
WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT YOU CAN ONLY GO SO FAR IN ANY DIRECTION, THERE ARE AN INFINITE NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS AVAILABLE.
(ALTHOUGH THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT TRUE — IT IS FOR A FEW.)
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95098-13
THERE’S ONLY ONE THING THAT CAN HOLD A MYSTIC BACK! —
— AND IT’S THE SAME THING THAT PUSHES EVERYONE ELSE FORWARD,
95098-14
WHEN YOUNG, MEN NEED TO BE PHYSICALLY PROTECTED, AND WHEN MATURE, APPARENTLY MENTALLY,
95098-15
INTERROGATORY ME, MAMA! —
WOULD MEN BE UNIQUE IF THEY COULDN’T THINK,
AND THUS HAVE THE ABILITY TO THINK THAT THEY ARE!?
95098-16
THERE WAS ONCE A LAND IN WHICH ALL GOOD LITTLE HANSELS & GRETELS WERE JOINED, AND IN WHICH ALL BAD ONES WERE SEPARATED.
….SOME TIMES HOWEVER, THE SITUATION WAS REVERSED.
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NOW FOR A REVIEW OF LAST WEEK’S TAKE ON: THE PROBLEM
MAN’S MIND IS TOO DIRECTLY TIED TO WHAT IT THINKS ABOUT.
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IN ONE MAN, MATTER SHRANK.
….IN ONE MAN, CERTAIN MATTER SHRANK.
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95098-18
A MAN WITH NO TIME ON HIS MIND HAS PROMISE.
…A MIND WITH NO TIME ON ITS MIND, EVEN MORE.
* * *
THERE WAS ONCE A RACE WHO COULD ONLY BE REFERRED TO
VIA THEIR OPERATIONS) NOT THEIR STRUCTURE,
VIA THEIR ACTIONS, NOT THEIR PHYSIQUE,
VIA THEIR VERBS, NOT THEIR NOUNS —
— AND WITHIN THEIR NUMBER WERE A FEW WHO ADOPTED THIS FRAME OF REFERENCE REGARDING HOW THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THEM SELF.
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95098-19
ONE KNIGHT RODE A HORSE UNTIL IT DROPPED! –
….WHICH WAS SOME TIME AFTER IT HAD ACTUALLY DONE SO.
WHY ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN TO YOU!? — NOW THAT YOU KNOW IT’S POSSIBLE!?!
….(AND A MAN THOUGHT:
“YES) I GUESS YOU CAN EITHER:
‘KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT WILL SET YOU FREE.’ – OR:
‘KNOW THE TRUTH AND IT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL!'”)
IF LIFE IS AN OCEAN VOYAGE
THEN TO BE AWAKE IS TO RECOGNIZE DRIFT.
AND A MAN INSISTS:
“I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT! — EXACTLY!!, IT’S JUST THAT I CAN’T SEEM TO KNOW IT ALL THE TIME.”
…(HAVE ANY OF YOU BEGUN TO REALIZE THAT A*THE PROBLEM, AND ALL EXPLANATIONS OF IT ARE ONE IN THE SAME THING!?)
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THE ONLY WAY TO SEE WHAT MAN IS, IS NOT TO BE WHAT MAN IS.
* * *
95098-21
ONE MAN PARTICULARLY DISLIKED GOING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE OF THE INTENSITY IT ADDED TO HIS NORMAL DREAM WORLD.
THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER CHAP WHOSE DISPLEASURE WITH NIGHT TIME SLEEP WAS DUE TO THE ADDED EMPHASIS HIS DREAMS PLACED ON HIS SENSE OF TIME.
….(OKAY, MAYBE I SHOULDN’T MENTION IT – BUT:
THERE’S YET THIS OTHER GUY WHO SIMPLY HATES REGULAR NIGHT TIME SLEEP BECAUSE OF ITS GROSS SIMILARITY TO HIS YUCKY DAY TIME CONDITION.)
* * *
95098-22
HEALTH UPDATE
YOU CAN ONLY ENJOY YOUR ILLS IF YOU THINK ABOUT THEM.
(WHILE THIS SURELY IS NOT TRUE — IT IS FOR A FEW.)
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95098-23
IF THERE WAS A TRUTH THAT COULD BE KNOWN WHICH WOULD SET YOU FREE, THE SIMPLE WOULD TAKE IT TO BE PERMISSION FOR THEM TO BE
LEFT UNDISTURBED TO LIVE THEIR UNCOMPLICATED, PHYSICAL LIVES,
WHILE THE MORE SOPHISTICATED WOULD ASSUME IT TO BE FREEDOM FROM THE SIMPLE.
TO THE ALERT, THE IDEA OF SOME KIND OF LIBERATION BY WAY OF NEW KNOWLEDGE IS A STRICTLY ONE-MAN, INTERNAL AFFAIR.
95098-24
THE ORDINARY AT THE STATION
LOVE THE DISTRACTING DIN OF THE TRAINS,
IN THAT IT KEEPS THEM FROM TOO MUCH WORRYING ABOUT NOT GOING ANY WHERE.
….(YOU CAN PROBABLY GUESS HOW THIS EFFECTS ANY KNIGHTS STANDING AROUND, SADDLE-IN-HAND,
RARIN’ TO TRAVEL.)
95098-25
ACCORDING TO ONE LEGEND)
MAN GOT THE IDEA FOR “ETERNAL LIFE” FROM THE NEVER-ENDING RUNNING OF HIS MIND,
95098-26
IN ONE SPECIES WERE PLANS TIED TO HORMONES, AND SUPER-PLANS TO NEURONS.
….(OF COURSE ALL DIRIGIBLES ARE TETHERED AT THE SAME AIR FIELD,
BUT SO WHAT!? — THAT’S WHAT SUPER PLANS ARE FOR! —
…HAVE YOU ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE STORY OF THE FROGS WHO WERE
PROGRAMMED TO BELIEVE THEY COULD FLY,
AND EVEN THOUGH THEY COULDN’T,
THEIR CONTINUAL ATTEMPTS TO DO SO
RAISED THEM TO A SINGULAR REPTILIAN LEVEL!?)
* * *
IT’S AN EASY MATTER TO DISMISS MAN’S DREAMS,
BUT A TOUGH ONE TO REPLACE THEM WITH SOMETHING ACCEPTABLE.
LEGEND SAYS THAT ONE MYSTERY SCHOOL DESCRIBED THE STATE OF “INCREASED AWARENESS” AS ONE OF:
A HIGHER LEVEL OF IMAGINATION & EXPECTATIONS.
* * *
95098-27
….. AND NOW ON TO A COMPLETELY UNRELATED SUBJECT (TO WIT): WARRIORS AND REST
A KNIGHT IN BED MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD.
…AND ONE MAN MUSED:
“SOME OF THE THINGS I HEAR HERE MAKE THE MOST SENSE WHEN I FIRST HEAR THEM, BUT NOT IF I THINK ABOUT THEM MUCH —
— WHILE —
AT OTHER TIMES THEY DON’T MAKE ANY SENSE WHEN I FIRST HEAR THEM, AND ONLY DO WHEN I LATER THINK ABOUT THEM —
— AND YET —
THERE ARE STILL OTHER TIMES WHEN WHAT I HEAR HERE IMMEDIATELY MAKES
SO MUCH SENSE THAT WHETHER I LATER THINK ABOUT IT OR NOT HAS NO BEARING.
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CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY THAT ALL TALES OF MYSTICAL GROUPS FORMED AROUND AN ENLIGHTENED TEACHER.ARE MISUNDERSTOOD METAPHORS ACTUALLY REPRESENTING WHAT TOOK PLACE INSIDE OF ONE MAN LEADING TO HIS ENLIGHTENMENT.
ON THAT BASIS — EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE!
95098-‘2’8
WANDERING INTO A CITY, A LION LOOKED AROUND AND THOUGHT: “PEOPLE UPSTAIRS NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD.”,
WHILE SOME OF THOSE UP THERE ENVIED THE LION.
95098-29
LOOKING BACKWARDS CAN MAKE YOU BLIND, SAME AS STARING INTO TIME.
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95098-29(0
IF MEN DID NOT HAVE THE POWER TO DREAM,
THEY WOULDN’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO NIGHTMARE,
AND DID THEY NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO NIGHTMARE
THEY’D HAVE NO INCENTIVE TO TRY AND ESCAPE FROM THE NIGHTMARES.
“GOD!”, SAID GOD, LOOKING UPON WHAT HE’D WROUGHT IN MAN,
“HAVE I NOT WROUGHT THE SINGULARLY, HERETOFORE, UN-WROUGHTABLE!?”, AND HIS ASSOCIATES, JUSTICE, BALANCE, AND UNENDING EXPANSION NODDED THEIR AGREEMENT.
* * *
95098-30
“THE TROUBLE”, THOUGHT ONE KNIGHT, “ABOUT THINKING IS THAT You HAVE TO STAY HOME TO DO IT.
95098-31
THERE WAS ONCE A MODERN CONDO
WHO PAINTED FLAMES, LASHING ABOUT ITS LOWER FLOORS JUST TO REMIND ITSELF WHERE IT CAME FROM.
95098-32
ONE APPROACH TO THINKING AFRESH IS TO
TAKE EVERYTHING YOU NOW THINK – METAPHORICALLY.
95098-33
SEA TRAVELS & THE QUESTION OF SURVIVAL: PART II
IF LIFE IS AN OCEAN VOYAGE,
AND AS MANY BELIEVE — MAN’S SHIP IS SINKING, HAVE NO FEAR! —
YOU CAN FLOAT FOR ETERNITY ON THE DEBRIS OF THE MIND.
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9 5 0 9 8 -3 4
ONCE MEN BELIEVED IN FATE, THE IN NATURE,
THEN IN FATE,
THEN IN GODS,
THEN BACK TO FATE,
THEN IN SCIENCE,
THEN BACK TO FATE,
THEN ON TO BIGGER SCIENCE, THEN ON TO WEIRDER FATE,
THEN MANY OF THEM GOT FULL TIME JOBS & GOT REALLY INVOLVED IN THEIR CAREERS,
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HOW A KNIGHT SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THAT HE’S GETTING SICK
HE STARTS TO TAKE HIS WORK SERIOUSLY.
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95098-35
IN SPITE OF IT OBVIOUSLY SEEMING OTHERWISE,
THERE IS ACTUALLY NOTHING NATURALLY PRESENT IN THE THINKING OF MAN THAT SPEAKS TO MATTERS MYSTICAL,
EVEN THE MOST ASTUTE OF KINGS CANNOT FATHOM THE VOICES BEYOND THE CHESSBOARD PLOTTING HIS FUTURE MOVES,
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95098-36
WHAT IS, (YOU MIGHT WONDER), THE,”FINAL WORD” ON MAN’S NON-PHYSICAL HEALTH -WELL, (SINCE YOU ASK) – HERE IT IS:
THOSE WHO THINK THEY’RE SICK, ARE SICK. …SIMPLE ENOUGH, BUT NOT SO SIMPLE IF YOU’RE GOING TO ASK ABOUT BEING WELL.
95098-3!?
OKAY.
You CAN TRY IT THIS WAY:
TAKE EVERYTHING THAT EVERYBODY ,ELSE, SAYS – METAPHORICALLY.
95098-38
IN THAT PRIESTS AND ALL RELIGIOUS FIGURES
ARISE FROM POTENTIAL KNIGHTS WHO LACKED THE NECESSARY
STRENGTH AND DIRECTION TO PURSUE THE WARRIOR’S LIFE,
THEY TAKE AS THEIR CHARGE THE ATTEMPTING TO EXPLAIN AND SOFTEN DEATH TO OTHERS) — EQUALLY WEAK AND CONFUSED.
(YOU MIGHT HERE TAKE USEFUL NOTE THAT NO TRUE WARRIOR HAS EVER MADE CLAIM OF HIS STRENGTH, NOR TAKEN CREDIT THEREFOR;
THIS RELATES NOT TO HIS HUMILITY, BUT HIS KNOWLEDGE.)
IN THE DANGEROUS LAND OF CRUSHING ELEPHANT’S FEET, ONLY GROUND FLEAS BOAST OF THEIR COURAGE — OR RIDICULE THEIR NEIGHBOR’S FEAR.
* * *
ALL FAUX ARMIES ARE UNDER THE COMMAND OF, GENERAL UPHEAVAL. …(AS ILLUSIONARY AS HIS CONTROL MAY BE!?!)
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95098-39
THE WAY THAT CHILDREN PRETEND TO BE WARRIORS IS BY ATTACKING SOME ONE.
WHILE THIS SOUNDS LOGICAL AND UNEXCEPTIONAL ENOUGH -TO A REAL KNIGHT, IT IS NOT.
95098-4-0
A MAN WHO TALKS ABOUT HIMSELF DESTROYS THE CHANCE TO CHANGE HIMSELF.
CORRECTION TIME:
IN THE TITLE OF A CELEBRATORY SONG NOW KNOWN AS: “SILENT NIGHT”, NIGHT WAS ORIGINALLY SPELLED WITH A “K”.
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