Jan Cox Talk 2231

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Condensed News Items = See below
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The News

ONE MAN, (WORKING THE SAME FIELD AS YOU), RECENTLY SAID:
“IT HAS BEGAN AT TIMES TO STRIKE ME
A VIEW BY WHICH, IT IS NOT ACTUALLY MY ‘STATE-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS’ THAT BOTHERS ME,
BUT RATHER THAT I JUST DON’T LIKE BEING WHAT I AM — PERIOD!
IN OTHER WORDS, COULD IT BE THAT:
THE CURSE OF THOSE WANTING ‘TO AWAKEN, IS NOT, ‘BEING ASLEEP’,
BUT — ‘WANTING-TO-AWAKEN’?!”
…(HE DID NOT STICK AROUND, AWAITING YOUR REPLY.)
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ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE DISTORTED PERCEPTIONS INHERENT TO ORDINARY MENTAL SIGHT
IS FOLLOWERS OF SOME EXOTIC CULT BEING DISMISSED AS:SIMPLY:
“PEOPLE WHO WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO TELL THEM WHAT TO THINK.”,
WHEN THE SAME IS TRUE OF EVERYONE WHO EVER:
PICKS UP A BOO, GOES TO A MOVIE, ATTENDS A LECTURE, OR FLIPS ON THEIR P.C.
…(I DON’T THINK YOU EVEN WANT TO GET INTO THE MATTER OF, “PERSONAL CONVERSATIONS
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QUESTION: WHAT’S THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN: THOSE-WANTING-TO-AWAKEN, AND: THOSE-WHO-NEVER-THINK-ABOUT-IT? —
ANSWER: THOSE WANTING TO AWAKEN — “THINK ABOUT IT”
….A LOT…(EVEN…MAYBE)
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A MAN WHO LIVES NEAR THE FIELDS YOU’VE BEEN WORKING, POPPED IN TO SAY THIS: “THE OTHER DAY A THOUGHT SUDDENLY FLASHED THRU ME, THAT:
‘TO AWAKEN, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE ONE OF THE LAZIEST PEOPLE ALIVE.’ —
WHICH REALLY DELIGHTED ME AT THE MOMENT….EVEN THOUGH I DON’T REALLY
KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.
WELL, ANYWAY — BYE!, I’VE GOT TO GO.”, HE ADDED… AS HE GO-ED.
ANY TEACHING DEDICATED TO AWAKENING THAT HAS IN IT, THE WORDS: “ALWAYS DO THIS”, AND “NEVER DO THAT”, HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH AWAKENING.
…”SO WHAT DOES?”, A NINCOMPOOP ASKS.
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QUERY: IF THE IDEA, (AS OFT EXPRESSED), IS TO; “ENLIGHTENED THE MIND”, AND YOU HAVE NO MIND — THEN: WHAT’S THE POINT?
…”NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT: WHAT IS THE POINT?”, ASKS ANOTHER NINCOMPOOP.
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WHO IS THE ODDS ON FAVORITE TO MOST LIKELY NOT BE AWAKE: SOMEONE WHO CAN “TALK GOOD ABOUT IT”, OR: SOMEONE WHO IS MOSTLY SILENT ON THE SUBJECT?
…”I DON’T LIKE QUESTIONS LIKE THAT.”, ANNOUNCES YET ANOTHER NINCOMPOOP.
OKAY, ANOTHER QUESTION:
WHO DO YOU THINK IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SEVERE HEADACHES:
PEOPLE WHO “THINK A LOT”, OR: PEOPLE WHO THINK BUT A LITTLE?
…AND THE SON OF A NINCOMPOOP ASKS: “WHAT IS THIS, ‘THINK’?”
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BEING “AWAKE” IS — “STANDING STILL”,
WHILE “BEING ASLEEP” IS RIDING A VASELINE SLED:
ONE IS EASY — THE OTHER, NOT.
…AND THE FATHER OF A NINCOMPOOP SAYS:
“WHY WOULD ANYONE ‘MAKE-EFFORT’ WHEN IT IS NOT….WHAT D’YA CALL IT?…NECESSARY!”
(AND WHILE I MAY NOT QUALIFY AS A NINCOMPOOP, EVEN I CAN ANSWER THAT ONE:
“I DON’T KNOW.”)
AND A DISINTERESTED PASSER-BY STOPS LONG ENOUGH TO ADD HIS INQUIRY:
“WHEN DOES A HUT BECOME A KIOSK” — WHEN IT BEGINS TO:’TURN-A-PROFIT” HE ANSWERED
AND A FRIEND OF A NINCOMPOOP, (BUYING A PAPER NEARBY) THEN ASKED:
“WHAT MEANS THIS WORD, ‘DISINTERESTED’?
…AND FOR WHAT REASON HAS THE IDEA.OF: ‘TURNING-A-PROFIT’ TURNED UP IN A DISCUSSION REGARDING,: ‘AWAKENING’?”
NOTE: THERE ARE SOME WHO SAY THAT SOME QUESTIONS HAVE NO ANSWER,
BUT THAT IS INCORRECT:
ANY QUESTION FORMED BY THE MIND OF MAN HAS A, “FORMED-BY-MAN’, ANSWER….
…IT’S JUST THAT IN MOST POTENTIALLY “IMPORTANT” INSTANCES,
MEN DO NOT ACTUALLY WISH TO BE ADVISED OF THE ANSWER.
SO, NOW I ASK YOU:
WHAT IF THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “THOSE-WANTING-TO-AWAKEN”,
AND: “THOSE-WHO-NEVER-THINK-ABOUT-IT”
IS THAT:
THOSE WANTING TO AWAKEN DO — “THINK-ABOUT-IT”
…(JUST HOW MANY NINCOMPOOPS YOU RECKON WILL CARE FOR THAT ONE?!”
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AND A CHAP, PANNING THE SAME RIVER AS YOU, MUSED:
“WHAT IF THE MYSTICS’ MENTAL PICTURE OF HOW THINGS ARE IS — UPSIDE DOWN?!?!” …(AND AS HE EXAMINED A NUGGET, ADDED):
“YOU KNOW THAT’S GOT TO BE — ‘POSSIBLE’!”
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AND NOW FOR SOME OBSCURE “BACKGROUND” INFO:
THE HISTORY OF ALLEGORY & METAPHOR IS NOT THAT IHEY WERE
INTENTIONAL INVENTIONS OF MAN,
BUT RATHER WERE PERFUNCTORY RESULTS OF MEN NOT WANTING TO HEAR CERTAIN THINGS
THAT THEY HAD HEARD.
QUERY: HOW COMMONLY DO YOU “SPEAK TO YOURSELF” IN METAPHORICAL TERMS, AS OPPOSED TO DIRECT, ONES?!
…ESPECIALLY (NEED I NOTE), AS CONCERNS THE MATTER OF “AWAKENING”.
FACT: YOU CAN ONLY BE “DIRECT” WHEN — “STANDING STILL” …ALL USELESS “MOVEMENT” BRINGS ON THE DREAMING
WHICH IS THE CLOUD THAT OVER SHADOWS AND INHIBITS YOUR: “BEING DIRECT”
AS HE LOOKED AT HIMSELF IN THE ONE, TRUSTWORTHY MIRROR, A MAN ASKED HIMSELF: “DO I TRULY WANT TO, ‘AWAKEN’,
OR WILL I BE FOREVER CONTENT TO JUST — WANT TO?!”
…AND, KIDS!, (YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA SAY),
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME UNTIL YOU’RE POSITIVE YOU CAN HANDLE IT.
…AND THE PRESS AGENT FOR A NINCOMPOOP INSTANTLY CONFRONTED ME WITH THESE WORDS: “BUT YOU YOURSELF ONLY RECENTLY SAID THAT:
‘NO ONE CAN BE POSITIVE OF ANYTHING’!”,
AND I HAD TO SAY TO HIM THAT PERHAPS THE TIME HAD COME FOR HIM TO MOVE UP TO A HIGHER CLASS OF CLIENTS.
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ONE MAN HAD HOMES IN MINNEAPOLIS, AND IN ST. PAUL, AND
TRIED IN VAIN, TO LIVE IN THEM BOTH —
…THEN HE TRIED TO LIVE IN JUST ONE OF THEM, AND TO FORGET ENTIRELY ABOUT
THE OTHER ONE — STILL WITH NO SUCCESS:
…SO THEN HE ATTEMPTED TO LIVE IN JUST ONE OF THEM,
AND WHILE STILL REMEMBERING THAT HE HAD ANOTHER RESIDENCE,
TRIED NOT TO ACTUALLY – “THINK ABOUT IT” — STILL, NO LUCK:
…THEN ULTIMATELY HE TRIED TO DO IT THIS WAY….UHH UHH….
….WELL IT SEEMS I’VE GONE AND FORGOTTEN WHAT THAT OTHER, FINAL ATTEMPT WAS….
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NOTE TO THE ALERT:
ANY MAP YOU FIND THAT PLEASES YOU AND WHICH SEEMS TO FAITHFULLY DESCRIBE & EXPLAIN, THE CURRENT TERRAIN,
SHOULD BE TOSSED ASIDE AS SOON AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! ….MAKE THAT “IMMEDIATELY’
…AND A NINCOMPOOP, (EVIDENCING SOME PROMISE), SAID:
“BUT THAT WOULD LEAVE YOU WITH NO EXTERNAL GUIDANCE ON WHICH TO RELY.”,
…YES SIR!, THAT BUY SHOWS REAL PROMISE’ (IF HE WOULD BUT:
“LISTEN TO HIMSELF”.
…IN FACT, AS LONG AS WE’RE HERE: WANT ANOTHER DEFINITION OF AN:”AWAKENED MAN”? HE IS A PERSON WHO LISTENS TO NO ONE BUT HIMSELF…ONCE HE REALIZES HIS:
ACTUAL, “SELF”
AND A MAN ASKED A NINCOMPOOP:
“HOW IN THE WORLD DOES ANYONE — ‘GET-THE-NERVE’ TO
SAY WHAT IS OR IS NOT AN, ‘AWAKENED MAN’?!”,
TO WHICH THE NINCOMPOOP RESPONDED: “EVEN I CAN ANSWER THAT ONE!”
….WELL?’ WHAT ARE’YA HANGIN’ AROUND FOR?! —
YOU REALLY WAITING FOR HIM TO ACTUALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION?’ …HEY!, EVEN ‘NINCOMPOOPNESS” HAS ITS LIMITS!
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A MAN STANDING BY THE ROADSIDE WITH AN IRONING BOARD SET UP,
AND A HOT IRON IN HIS HAND,
WAS ASKED:,WHAT HE WAS WAITING FOR, AND HE REPLIED: “WRINKLED CLOTHES”.
..AND I ASK YOU: “IN WHAT CONDITION ARE YOUR CLOTHES?’
AND NO MATTER YOUR RESPONSE,
THE QUESTION WILL FOREVER LINGER: “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
…AND THE VERY FIRST NINCOMPOOP WE ENCOUNTERED THIS EVENING MAKES A RETURN APPEARANCE TO SAY:
“TELL ME AGAIN HOW MEN PERCEIVE THERE TO BE, ‘METAPHORS-AFOOT’ WHENEVER THEY HEAR SOMETHING THAT THEY DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO HEAR.”
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CHEW ON THIS ONE A BIT, UNTIL SWALLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED:
“WHICH IS ACTUALLY
THE BIGGER”CAPTIVE-OF-HABIT”, IN THE SENSE MEANINGFUL TO MYSTICS:
YOUR MIND OR YOUR BODY?,,
AND WHILE THE ANSWER WILL SEEM INSTANTLY APPARENT TO ANY CARD-CARRYING MYSTIC,
LOOK ON THE BACK OF YOUR CARD FOR THE “SMALL-PRINT” EXEMPTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS
TO ALL MYSTICAL”APPEARANCES”, AND ACCEPTED, CERTAINTIES.
…WANT ME TO REMIND-YOU-OF, & “RE-PHRASE” A CERTAIN DEFINITION OF “BEING AWAKE”? TO BE AWAKE IS TO PERSONALLY REALIZE THAT ALL EXEMPTIONS & EXCEPTIONS ARE THE SAME THING AS: ALL REALITIES AND CERTAINTIES.
IT IS, (IN THE END): THE CLEAR SEEING OF L[FE’S — “VASTNESS & EMPTINESS”, COMPARED TO THE NORMAL PERCEPTIONS OF THE HUMAN MIND.
AND WE CONCLUDE WITH THE REPEATING OF AN EARLIER INQUIRY; & A CLOSING NOTATION: .”WHAT IF ALL OF YOUR METAPHYSICAL, MENTAL PICTURES OF, ‘HOW-THINGS-ARE’ — IN YOU ARE — UPSIDE DOWN?” …(AND REMEMBER: NO, EVEN SEMI-ALERT PERSON WILL
SAY TO THEM SELF: “THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE.”
        WITHIN THE REALM OF “ENLIGHTENMENT” — EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
AND A FINAL COMMENT REGARDING THE UNIVERSE BEING: “VAST AND EMPTY”:
IT IS VAST ENOUGH TO HOLD EVERYTHING THAT IS, YET EMPTY OF ALL THAT IS NAMED.
…(AND YOU MIGHT ALSO NOTE, ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL THAT: “INSIDE THE AWAKENED MIND — ALL IS:”VAST AND EMPTY”.