Jan Cox Talk 1495

Anything That Causes Regrets Is Unworthy of a Warrior…

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Summary

#1495 – 10/02/95:
Notes by TK

All religion, all knowledge, has a flaw—but that flaw animates it, then perpetuates itself thru inconclusiveness. E.g., competing revisions of the bible: no divine inspiration involved, the original was written by men to begin with; revision is just argument over the meaningless, the insignificant.


The News

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ON ONE WORLD LIVED TWO CLASSES OF CREATURES: ONE WAS BORN AND LIVED, SIMPLY AS THEY WERE,
WHILE THE OTHER CAME FORTH WITH THE ABILITY TO CONCEIVE OF MAPS AND PLANS —
— TO IMAGINE GOING PLACES AND DOING THINGS NEVER DREAMED OF BY THE FIRST GROUP
ON A SATELLITE OUTPOST OF THIS WORLD PERIODICALLY AROSE A SENTIMENT EXPRESSED AS “WHERE ARE WE GOING, AND OF WHAT ARE WE ACTUALLY CAPABLE,
COMPARED TO WHAT WE COLLECTIVELY BELIEVE!?”
As LIFE MOVES — THERE IS ALWAYS A GREAT RUMBLING OUT ON THE PLAINS, WITH BUT A FEW EARS ABLE TO PICK OUT THE SOUND OF INDIVIDUAL BUFFALOES.
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THERE WAS ONCE THIS LARGE,, UNNAMED CREATURE WHO SWALLOWED A SMALL AGITATED INSECT WHICH MADE ITS WAY TO HIS HEAD — AND STAYED THERE.
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MEN LOVE STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS MORE THAN ANIMALS ENJOY TALES ABOUT MEN.
— IS THERE NO EQUITY ANY WHERE!?
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THERE WAS ONCE A LAND WHERE THE NOURISHING AND NECESSARY PROCESS OF RAIN WOULD OFTTIMES BE INTERRUPTED BY THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF PARADES.
AND YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT JUSTICE!!
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All ordinary knowledge contains a flaw which causes it to always be both inconclusive, and to work…at least as well as it does.

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THE SIMPLER THE MAN THE CLOSER DOES HE FEEL A CONNECTION TO HIS GENETIC PAST.
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ON WARM, SUNNY DAYS,(WHEN HE FELT GOOD),
ONE KNIGHT’S DREAMS OF THE GRAIL VERGED ON THE RELIGIOUS. WHILE ON RAINY, DANK ONES,(WHEN HE ACHED AND PAINED), HIS PICTURES OF THE PRIZE WEREN’T QUITE SO LOFTY,
QUESTION YOURSELF:
IS A MAN WITH A MAP,
ON A ROAD UNKIND,
TO BLAME THE MAP, OR THE GROUND BENEATH HIS FEET?
AND WHAT WARRIOR WORTHY HIS NAME COULD EVER CONFUSE THE TWO WHEN HE CLEARLY SEES THAT THEY’RE ONE IN THE SAME!?
“HOW LONG?”, YOU MIGHT FURTHER ASK YOURSELF,
“BEFORE I CAN CONTINUALLY REMEMBER THE GROSS LIMITATIONS OF HUMAN EMOTIONS WHEN MENTALLY SEPARATED FROM PHYSICAL SENSATIONS?!”
AND NOW: A NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION OF THE ABOVE STORY:
ON WARM, SUNNY DAYS, (WHEN HE FELT GOOD), THIS ONE KNIGHT — FELT GOOD!,
AND ON DARK,RAINY DAYS WHEN HE DIDN’T — HE DIDN’T, BY GOD!, AND THAT WAS THAT
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95 1 00 – 6
JUST AS THEY WERE ABOUT TO INITIATE THE BATTLE,
THE GENERAL GAVE THESE FINAL INSTRUCTIONS TO HIS TROOPS:
“FROM THIS POINT ON, ANYONE CAUGHT TALKING WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE PRISONERS.”
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ONE WAY BY WHICH MAN’S COLLECTIVE HEALTH IS UNKNOWINGLY UPGRADED IN THE CITY
MINI-STROKES ARE OVERTAKEN BY LARGER ONES.
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THE PAST RECEDES INTO THE FUTURE,
AND IN THE LAND OF MIST, FOG BECOMES KING,
AND THUS IT IS THAT KNIGHTLY SCHOLARS AWAIT NOT MERE NEW KNOWLEDGE, AWARE OF THE CIRCULAR FOOD CHAIN WITHIN A CLOSED MENTAL SYSTEM.
THE WAY IN WHICH THE ALERT INDIVIDUAL MAY SECRETLY IMPROVE HIS OWN HEALTH
DON’T MISTAKE MINI-STROKES FOR CONSCIOUSNESS -OR TAKE THEM PERSONALLY.
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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WITH SIGHT WHO LIVED IN THE LAND OF THE NEAR-BLIND -HE WOULD SOME TIMES SLIP INTO THEIR STATE,
BUT IT BEING THEIR NATURAL CONDITION, THEY NEVER NOTICED.
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THE SIMPLER THE MAN THE MORE DOES HE FEEL A PART OF SOME GROUP.
9 5 1 0 0 – 1
THE CREDO LIFE HAS IMPOSED ON MAN THE CITY DWELLER
“SPEAK OF MAN AS THOUGH HE BE FREE, FULLY CREATIVE, AND MOTIVATED BY NAUGHT OTHER THAN HIMSELF -IN SPITE OF ALL APPEARANCES TO THE CONTRARY.”
….(AND ON BEHALF OF A FEW MEN I MIGHT SAY: “THANKS, LIFE.”)
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9 5 1 0 0 – 1 1
THERE WAS ONCE A MYSTERY SCHOOL WHICH HAD TWO ENTRANCES:
ONE WAS LABELED: “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.”, AND THE OTHER: “LET’S DO IT.”,
AND YOU COULDN’T GET INTO THE SECOND ONE WITHOUT FIRST GOING INTO THE FIRST ONE AND ONCE YOU WENT INTO THE FIRST ONE,
IT WAS A DICKEN’S OF A TIME EVER GETTING OUT!
…AND LET ALL OF THOSE WITH REMAINING QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MATTER OF JUSTICE, CONTINUE COUNTING OFF: “FIVE BILLION AND TWELVE….FIVE BILLION AND THIRTEEN FIVE BILLION AND
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THERE WAS ONCE A WORLD GOVERNED BY THINKING CREATURES, AND ON WHICH ALL ANIMALS WERE FAIR GAME –
….EXCEPT HYBRIDS.
ONCE AN IDEA, I MEAN, ANIMAL, HAS BEEN DESCRIBED
IT’S FUTURE AS A “DEAD DUCK” IS ASSURED — AND I MEAN, ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!
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ACCORDING TO AN ALTERNATIVE MYTHOLOGY,
WHEN THE FIRST MAN ANGERED THE CREATOR HIS PUNISHMENT’ WAS NOT IN BEING DRIVEN FROM PARADISE, AND FORCED TO GO TO WORK,
BUT RATHER BEING MADE TO LIVE IN A LAND OF X DIMENSIONS
WITH ONLY AN X DIMENSIONAL MIND TO GUIDE HIM.
TO A MYSTIC, HELL IS BEING TRAPPED IN A ONE ROOM SHACK WITH A CONSCIOUSNESS THAT NATURALLY FILLS UP THE WHOLE SHACK.
….WHY THINKETH THOU THAT SO MANY OF THE KNIGHTLY ORDERS HAD AS THEIR MOTTO: “LET ME OUTTA HERE!”
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ORDINARY MEN SECRETLY REALIZE THAT THEIR CLAIMS TO A UNIQUE INDIVIDUALITY ARE STRONGLY SUSPECT, AND WILL THUS ATTRIBUTE SUCH TO THEIR PERSONAL, PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT – SUCH AS TO THEIR HOMELAND, OR FAMILY GROUP.
….You MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO SAY THAT IT’S A POOR SUBSTITUTE – BUT IT WORKS.
…(PERHAPS YET ANOTHER REASON KNIGHTS ARE PICTURED POSSESSING ONLY THAT WHICH THEY’RE CARRYING WITH THEM!?!)
9 5 1 0 0 – 1 4
WITH OUT THE CONTINUAL, UNSETTLING, UNTRACEABLE SOUND OF GUN FIRE ABOVE THE CITY ROUTINE CITIES COULD NOT EXIST.
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ONE DAY A LION WANDERED INTO AN URBAN SETTING, AND (IF LIONS COULD THINK),THOUGH “IF I WERE TO STAY HERE I WOULD EITHER HAVE TO: BECOME INVISIBLE,
GET SHOT, OR
PRETEND I’D BEEN SHOT.”
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ONE MAN HAD A CERTAIN ATTRIBUTE WHICH HE USED KIND OF LIKE A HOBBY — LEAST HE DID
‘TIL HE BEGAN TO SUSPECT IT MIGHT BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
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ON THE CITY LIMITS SIGN OF ONE WORLD,
SOMEONE MARKED OVER THEIR ORIGINAL CIVIC SLOGAN WHICH READ:
“MEN DON’T CREATE THOUGHTS – THOUGHTS CREATE MEN.”,
AND IN ITS STEAD WROTE:
“I THINK THAT WE SHALL NEVER SEE,
THOUGHTS NOT MADE BY MEN LIKE ME.”,
WHICH IN TURN HAD BEEN WRITTEN OVER WITH YET ANOTHER MESSAGE: “WHICH CAME FIRST: THE THOUGHT OR THE THINKER?,
WHAT MAKES A DRUNK: THE DRINK OR THE DRINKER?”,
WHICH HAD ALSO BEEN DEFACED AND REPLACED WITH THIS RHETORICAL GRAFFITI: “OKAY: IF MEN DON’T CREATE THOUGHTS THEN WHERE Do THEY COME FROM!?”, TO WHICH THE BOTTOM OF THE ORIGINAL SIGN SEEMED TO REPLY:
“WELCOME To THE CITY OF LIFE:”
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What is the most striking thing about man-the-creature-of-consciousness: that he can live at such a high level of awareness,
or survive at such a low one.

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THE SIMPLER THE MAN THE MORE DOES HE LOOK TO THE COLLECTIVE FOR DIRECTION.
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REFLECTING ON THE MAJOR EVENTS IN HIS LIFE, BOTH THOSE EXPERIENCED DIRECTLY, AND THOSE ENJOYED VICARIOUSLY, (SUCH AS THROUGH READING AND IMAGINING), ONE MAN THOUGHT:
“ALL WHOM I ADMIRED TURNED OUT TO BE A DISAPPOINTMENT IN PERSON.”,
AND HIS MIND SUDDENLY SPOKE UP: “I CERTAINLY HOPE YOU’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT ME!”
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THERE WAS ONCE A LAND WHERE, (SEEN FROM A LOCAL VIEW), EVERYTHING SEEMED UNFAIR! —
AND ALTHOUGH IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN THUS,
EVERYONE KEPT RE-DISCOVERING IT! – WITH FRESH,RIDICULOUS VIGOR.
NOW FOR SOME CONSUMER NEWS:
ALL CRITICISM – RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX – IS ALREADY OUT-DATED.
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WHEN AN OBSERVER OF SUCH MATTERS HEARD IT SAID THAT EVEN SHOULD AN ORDINARY MAN HAVE HIS CONSCIOUSNESSLY MIRACULOUSLY EXPANDED,(WITHOUT ANY EFFORT ON HIS PART), THAT IT WOULD DO HIM NO GOOD, HE MUSED TO HIMSELF:
“No SURPRISE THERE!

IT SEEMS OF QUESTIONABLE BENEFIT EVEN TO THOSE WHO”VE WORKED FOR IT.'”
,,,(DON’T YOU JUST LOVE “OBSERVERS OF THINGS”!? -OBSERVERS SUCH AS YOUR OWN, ROUTINE CONSCIOUSNESS!?)
THE KING OF ONE CASTLE THOUGHT:
“WHAT I DISLIKE MOST ABOUT SOME OF MY KNIGHTS
IS HOW PERSONAL THEY CAN MAKE EVERYTHING BECOME.”
(THAT’S ACTUALLY ONE OF HIS PRIVATE JOKES TO HIMSELF, SINCE THAT’S WHAT HE MOST ENJOYS ABOUT HIS ERRANT FEW.)
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9 5 1 0 0 – 9
IF HUMAN SPEECH IS AN OCEAN
THEN METAPHORS ARE EITHER LIFE PRESERVERS, OR CEMENT BLOCKS -…ACCORDING TO WHO’S TRYING TO CLING TO THEM.
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IN THE MICROSCOPIC-WORLDS-WITHIN ASEPTIC TANK,
ALL TALK OF FECAL REFORM IS, (FROM AN OUTSIDER’S VIEW),
IMPOTENT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE WITH THE NATURAL PROCESSES OF RECYCLING, AND TO DENY EXCRETA lTS INHERENT RIGHT .TO SMELL SHITTY.
ON ONE PLANET IS NOW OFFERED A COMBINATION DEGREE IN PSYCHIATRY & WASTE MANAGEMENT.
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NOW FOR SOME WHOLLY, UNSTABLE, UNORTHODOX:HEALTH NEWS
MAN IS THE ONLY CREATURE WHO HARBORS A TOTALLY INCURABLE DISEASE.
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LEGEND TELLS OF ONE KNIGHT WHOSE LANCE WAS LETHAL AT EITHER END, AND A HEALER WHOSE POISONS WERE INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM HIS PHYSICS, AND A CARTOGRAPHER WHOSE MAPS COULD BOTH LEAD, AND MIS-LEAD.
AND SO IT GOES THAT THE TRUE WARRIOR RIDES ALONE,
AIDED AND OPPOSED BY NONE BUT HIMSELF,
AND WITH ONLY HIS OWN PRESCRIPTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO GUIDE HIM.
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IN THE TRANSCENDENTALIST’S SECRET VOCABULARY
THERE ARE NO DEGREES OF THE CONCEPT OF CREATIVITY.
IT’S EITHER THERE OR IT’S NOT! —
— AND IF YOU DESCRIBE IT, IT’S NOT.
….(YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE SONG: “SILENT KNIGHT” NOW HAVE YOU!?)
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ANOTHER LINK IN THE CITY CONUNDRUM CHAIN
SIMPLE MINDS DO NOT ADEQUATELY PROCESS INFORMATION,
WHILE MORE SOPHISTICATED ONES DO NOT PROCESS IT SIMPLY ENOUGH — — THAT LEAVES IT ALL UP TO THE -REST OF US.
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NOW FOR SOME MATH & SECRETARIAL NEWS
WHATEVER HE THOUGHT, THIS ONE MAN THOUGHT IN TRIPLICATE.
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IN HONOR OF THE INVENTION OF ICE CREAM, AND THE WORLD’S MAJOR RELIGIOUS PROPHETS,
ONE MAN CHANGED HIS NAME TO, FIVE NUT BROWNIE
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ONE MAN’S RIFLE WOULD FIRE ONLY WORDS – ….GUESS TO WHICH BATTLEFRONT HE WAS SENT!?
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THE CHIVALROUS CODE CONDENSED To A CONVENIENT CARRY-AROUND SIZE
ANYTHING THAT CAUSES REGRETS IS UNWORTHY OF A WARRIOR.
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A PRINCE, ONE DAY, ASKED THE COURT COUNSELOR:
“How IS IT THAT ONLY MEN SEEM ABLE TO FEEL SHAME AND REMORSE?”,
AND THE ADVISER REPLIED:
“THE FLAW IN YOUR INQUIRY RESTS WITH YOUR DESCRIBING THEM AS THINGS MEN ‘FEEL’.’ AND THE REGENT PONDERED THIS UNEXPECTED RESPONSE FOR A TIME, THEN SPOKE AGAIN: “BUT ALL OF MY REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF SUCH MATTERS TELL ME THAT THESE ARE SENSATIONS OF FEELING! — WHAT ELSE CAN THEY BE!?”,
AND THE COUNSELOR REPLIED:
“THE ERROR NOW IN WHAT YOU ASK IS THAT YOU ARE FOCUSED SOLELY ON THE RESULT OF SOMETHING THAT HAS GONE BEFORE,
(THAT IS TO SAY THAT):
THERE IS SOMETHING SINGULAR IN MAN THAT IS NOT FEELING-BASED,
BUT WHICH, LEFT UNATTENDED, PRODUCES TN-HIM THOSE EMOTIONS YOU MENTIONED.”
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THERE WAS ONCE A LAND WHERE EVERYTHING WAS SIMPLE AND OBVIOUS, THEN THINGS BECAME MORE COMPLICATED, AND UNCERTAIN,
WHICH ACTUALLY IMPROVED THE OVERALL LIVES OF THE INHABITANTS,
BUT WITH WHICH A FEW ULTIMATELY FOUND FAULT AND STRUGGLED THERE AGAINST.
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ONE MAN DISCOVERED IT’S HARDER TO BECOME DEAF THAN DUMB.
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CREATURES KNOW THAT PHYSICALLY THEY ARE “ALIVE & WELL” BY THE FACT OF FEELING ALIVE & WELL —
WHILE MENTALLY, IT SEEMS TO BE ALMOST THE OPPOSITE.
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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN OF MYSTICAL INTERESTS) GIVEN TO CRITICIZING ORDINARY. PEOPLE AND LIFE FINALLY SAID TO HIM ONE DAY:
“IF YOU’RE GONNA DO IT, DO IT LIKE A REAL MAN/ AND JUST BLAME IT ALL ON ME.”
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AT SPECIFIC TIMES, ONE MAN’S PERSONAL ENJOINER TO HIMSELF WAS: “MOVEMENT — NOT THOUGHT.”
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THE TRUE POETRY OF THE WARRIOR COMES FROM THE BARREL OF A GUN -ALSO FROM ITS STOCK.
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SINCE THE SUBJECT HAS ALREADY ARISEN TONIGHT
PERCHANCE YOU’D ENJOY HEARING YET ANOTHER VARIATION OF THE CREATION MYTH: THIS ONE SAYS THAT WHEN GOD CREATED THE FIRST THINKING, EARTHLY CREATURE HE WAS PERFECT, WITH ALL SEAMS SECURED AND ALL HOLES FILLED IN,
AND GOD PROCLAIMED HIM: MAN — ORDINARY, EVERYDAY MAN,
BUT, (SO THE STORY GOES), HIS NEXT EFFORT WAS NOT SO SUCCESSFUL, AND THE CREATURE CAME OUT WITH SOME CRACKS AND LOOSE PLACES,
AND AFTER PONDERING IT FOR A MOMENT, GOD DECIDED TO CALL HIM: A MYSTIC.
JUST A REMINDER THAT ALL STORIES OF KNIGHTS ARE MYTHS -REAL KNIGHTS HAVE NO WEAPONS, OR HERALDRY,
THEY-LIVE-NOT IN CASTLES AND SERVE NO KINGS,
NEITHER DO THEY BATTLE EVIL AND UPHOLD JUSTICE -THEY DO NOT IN FACT, EVEN EXIST.
(SO LET THAT-BE-THAT FOR MOST OF YOU,
AND°A-LESSON-IN-WAITING FOR THE REST OF YOU.)
‘TIS ONLY THE TRUE WARRIOR WHO WANTS TO BE NOTHING WHEN HE GROWS UP. — A NEW, MYSTICAL NOTHING THAT IS.
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