Jan Cox Talk 2213

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The News

AS PERTAINS TO THE FEW:
THERE IS “UNDERSTANDING” AND THERE IS ENLIGHTENED UNDERSTANDING,
(OR, TRUE UNDERSTANDING),
AND THE ABSOLUTE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE TWO IS THAT, ORDINARY UNDERSTANDING,
(THAT IS, IMAGINARY UNDERSTANDING),
IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THOUGHTS & WORDS,
WHEREAS REAL UNDERSTANDING IS ALWAYS SILENT, AND INCAPABLE OF BEING DESCRIBED.
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BASED ON THE OBSERVABLE FACT THAT THE THOUGHTS THAT PASS THRU US ARE THEMSELVES, IRRELEVANT,
WE THEN HAVE THE QUESTION: “WHY DO WE THINK THE PARTICULAR ONES WE DO?”,
AND THE ANSWER IS NOT ANYWHERE IN THE MIND, BUT IN OUR PHYSICAL TEMPERAMENT.
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IF THERE IS IN FACT, NO “YOU” IN YOU, ASIDE FROM THE THINKING PASSING THRU YOU, THEN THE LESS YOU COMMENT ABOUT YOUR APPARENT “YOU”, THE LESS BASIS IT HAS:
NOTE: WHILE IT IS THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE TO “WEAKEN” THE ILLUSION OF AN ACTUAL “I” BY TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF LESS TO OTHERS,
TO COMPLETE THE JOB REQUIRES THAT YOU ULTIMATELY CEASE EVEN PRIVATE,
INTERNAL COMMENTS THEREABOUT,
A MAN “INTERNALLY SILENT”
IS NO LONGER AN, “ILLUSION-OF-A-MAN”.
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THERE WAS ONCE A RACE OF BEINGS WHO, IN ONE AREA OF THEIR LIVES, TOTALLY MISTOOK A CERTAIN “ON-GOING-ACTIVITY” FOR A PARTICULAR, FIXED, MATERIAL “THING”.
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THE LESS CIVILIZED FEEL THEIR “SENSE-OF-SELF”, (THEIR “I”), MORE IN THEIR BODY, WHILE THE MORE CIVILIZED FEEL THEIRS MORE IN THEIR THINKING.
BEING ASLEEP — MEN THINK SOMETHING IS, “NOT CORRECT”.
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PHYSICAL TEMPERAMENT IS YOUR PERSONALITY.
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YOUR DESIRE TO “UNDERSTAND”: LIFE, YOURSELF, ENLIGHTENMENT, IS — “THE CURSE”, THE BARRIER, THE DISTRACTION, THE DISTORTED THINKING
WHICH IS THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF WHAT THE FEW CALL, “BEING ASLEEP & DELUDED”.
LOOK AT IT SIMPLY: THE MOTIVATION FOR WANTING TO AWAKEN IS ALSO THE SOURCE OF YOUR SLEEP:
NOT REALIZING THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE DELUSIONS THAT ARISE IF YOU CONTINUE TO MISTAKE THE THINKING PASSING THRU YOU
FOR THERE BEING A THINK-ER WITHIN YOU.
OR, (PUT AS PLAINLY AS POSSIBLE): AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A “YOU” IN YOU
THAT CAN BE ENLIGHTENED — YOU WILL NEVER BE ENLIGHTENED. (NEAT, HUH?!)
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BEING ASLEEP — MEN BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING IS, “NOT CORRECT”.
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“PERSONALITY” IS “TEMPERAMENT” — RUN THRU A TALKING BLENDER.
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I ENCOURAGE YOU: LOOK AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN:
YOU’RE “CONSCIOUS”,
BUT THERE IS NO YOU THAT IS CONSCIOUS.
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WORTH CHECKING OUT: TRY TO FEEL “YOURSELF” — YOUR, “BEING ALIVE” —
NOT SIMPLY IN YOUR HEAD & THINKING — BUT SILENTLY, THROUGHOUT YOUR BODY.
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THE LESS CIVILIZED THINK A LOT ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE MAY BE THINKING ABOUT THEM: THE MORE CIVILIZED THINK A LOT ABOUT THEMSELVES:,
WHO KNOWS WHAT THE ENLIGHTENED THINK ABOUT REGARDING THEMSELVES…SEEING AS HOW
THEY’RE REPUTED NOT TO HAVE ONE WELL, HEY!, THEY BETTER NOT !!!
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THERE WAS ONCE A TEACHER-OF-ENLIGHTENMENT WHO SAID TO AN AUDIENCE:
“TONIGHT I WILL ANSWER FOUR QUESTIONS ” BUT HE DID NOT
….HE ANSWERED ONLY NONE.
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WHAT EACH PERSON FAILS TO SEE EVERY ‘SECOND
‘ IS SUFFICIENT TO AWAKEN A MILLION.
A MAN PONDERED: “WHY DOES SO MUCH OF WHAT I HEAR REGARDING ENLIGHTENMENT MAKE ME FEEL UNEASY….AND UNWORTHY?”,
AND THE ANSWER OBVIOUSLY BEING THAT:
IT IS PROPER FOR THE NON-EXISTENT TO FEEL “UNEASY…AND UNWORTHY.”, EVEN IMAGINARY ENTITIES ARE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF JUSTICE.
HE WHO IS NO LONGER THE “ILLUSION” OF A MAN
IS A MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES — COMMENDABLE, OR CONDEMN-ABLE. ,..WELL, HEY! — HE’D BETTER BE.
THE “ODDS” ARE NEVER AGAINST YOU IF YOU AREN’T AGAINST ANYTHING,
..BUT THE SLEEPING ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT,”SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT”9191?!
…(AND I GUESS IT’S PROBABLY “OKAY” BY NOW TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT
AS LONG AS YOU CONTINUE TO SUFFER UNDER THE ILLUSION OF HAVING AN ACTUAL “I”, SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT ”
BUT LOOK HOW EASILY CORRECTED IT IS 1
…ALL YOU’VE GOT TO DO IS JUST — “SEE-HOW-THINGS-ARE” -NOT AS YOUR. THOUGHTS SAY THEY ARE.)
AND TO HIMSELF ONE MAN MUSED: “IT’S DOWNRIGHT ASTOUNDING HOW SIMPLE THIS HAS
ALL BECOME. WHY IF IT WERE ANY SIMPLER I DON’T BELIEVE IT WOULD EVEN BE
MYSTICAL! COURSE THAT MAY IN FACT ULTIMATELY BE
WHAT THE MYSTICAL ACTUALLY IS.” MORAL: (CONT NEXT PAGE)
–r gin
….(CONT):
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS UNIVERSE
IT’S HARD TO BE FREE OF ITS INFLUENCE.
AND A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “HOW, FROM HIS SPEECH, CAN YOU DETERMINE THAT A MAN
IS ENLIGHTENED OR NOT?”, AND HIS ELDER RESPONDED:
“SUCH A MAN WOULD NEVER SAY THAT SOMETHING WAS EITHER ‘HARD”, OR “EASY” TO DO.”,
“AND WHY IS THAT?”, INQUIRED THE LAD,
“BECAUSE”, SAID THE FATHER, “NOTHING IN LIFE IS “HARD”, OR “EASY —
IT’S ONLY TALKING ABOUT IT THAT MAKES IT SEEM SO TO THE MIND.
….WHICH IS THE SOURCE OF SUCH TALK TO BEGIN WITH.”
AND AGAIN, THE BOY WAS STRUCK WITH A MENTAL IMAGE OF A MINDLESS, NOISY MERRY GO ROUND,
FILLED WITH,
MINDLESS, NOISY PEOPLE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF ACCEPTABLE COMPLACENCY:
ONE WORD UNCONTROLLABLY CHASING ANOTHER LIKE SIMPLE CHILDREN IN MEANINGLESS PLAY,
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS UNIVERSE
IT’S HARD TO BE FREE OF ITS INFLUENCE.
….(UNDERSTATEMENT HEARD AND NOTED.) * * *
THE PURPOSE OF THE STRUGGLE TO AWAKEN
IS TO GIVE THOSE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND IT SOMETHING TO DO.
THOSE WHO DO NOT YET REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO “I” TO THEIR “I” CONTINUE TO FRUITLESSLY BE CONCERNED ABOUT IT,
THE PURPOSE OF ALL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE ENLIGHTENMENT IS TO GIVE THOSE WHO DO NOT YET UNDERSTAND IT A LITTLE “SOMETHING-TO-DO”.
..OH YOO HOO! —
HOW DO YOU DO.
YOU MIGHT NOW PROFITABLY BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING:
AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL THINKING-ABOUT & ANALYZING A PARTICULAR MATTER, YOU DO NOT TRULY UNDERSTAND THE MATTER,
ENLIGHTENED, (THAT IS, REAL) UNDERSTANDING SUDDENLY POPS FORTH WITH NO ACCOMPANYING COMMENTS.
..,(THIS IS WHY PEOPLE WITH REAL UNDERSTANDING DON’T & CAN’T EVER MENTION IT.)
..(AND ONE MAN THOUGHT TO HIMSELF: “I SURE DO “THINK-TO-MYSELF” A LOT 91″)
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ONE MAN’S MOTTO FINALLY BECAME: “LOOK OUT FOR YOURSELF — ‘CAUSE IF YOU DON’T IT PROVES YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING.”
…(AND THOSE WHO LISTEN LAGGARDLY, DIDN’T “GET IT DID YOU,’U-U?!)
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ANOTHER POSITION FROM WHICH TO TRY AND SEE ALL OF THE WAY THRU THE MIND IS THIS:
ASK YOURSELF: WHERE DOES “KNOWING” COME FROM,
AND WHERE DOES THE PREVIOUS,”NOT-KNOWING” GO WHEN KNOWING ARRIVES TO REPLACE IT?
BEING ASLEEP IS IN NOT UNDERSTANDING THE ANSWER TO THIS,
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YOU COULD SAY THAT THE “ULTIMATE REALIZATION” IS THAT:
“THERE’S NO ONE HERE AT HOME BUT ME AND EVEN THAT’S AN ILLUSION.”
.,”OVER-AND-OUT”.