Jan Cox Talk 2241

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HOW THINGS APPEAR.-IF YOU’RE ORDINARY:
LIFE SEEMS TO BE “FALLING APART” EVERY TIME YOU “THINK” ABOUT IT.
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TO SAY SUCH WORDS AS, “GOD, AWAKENING, ENLIGHTENMENT”(AND THE LIKE), AND BELIEVE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY TRULY ARE,
IS TO CRIPPLE THEIR REALITY AND FROM YOU, KEEP THEM FAR.
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WHAT MAKES THE IDEA OF A FIGURE, A BEING, CALLED, “GOD” MORE POPULAR THAN THE IDEAS OF “AWAKENING, & ENLIGHTENMENT” IS THAT IT SEEMS TO PUT A HUMAN-LIKE, CARING FACE ON AN OTHERWISE IMPERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
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A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “WHAT IS PROBABLY THE WORST STROKE OF LUCK THAT CAN
BEFALL A MAN WANTING TO AWAKEN?”, AND THE ELDER REPL[ED: “THAT HE BE OF POETIC BENT”
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THERE WAS ONCE REPUTED TO BE A MYSTIC ORDER WHOSE AVOWED POLICY WAS TO ADMIT ONLY THOSE WHOSE LIFE HAD BEEN SPENT IN PHYSICAL LABOR, AND TO NEVER, EVER ALLOW IN, ARTISTS, INTELLECTUALS, WRITERS OR OTHERS WHO’D PURSUED A LIFE OF
THE MIND
….BUT IT IS ALSO ALLEGED THAT IF ANY OF THE LATTER GROUP DID SEEK ENTRY, THEY WERE ACCEPTED ANY WAY,
…I GUESS THEIR PROCLAIMED, DISCRIMINATORY ADMISSIONS WAS PROCLAIMED FOR SOME REASON OTHER THAN THE LITERAL OR APPARENT.
….I WONDER WHAT THE PURPOSE WAS. HUMMMMMMMMMM DON’T YOU?!
AND A BOY RAISED THIS POINT WITH HIS FATHER:
“BUT IT CAN BE SUCH FUN — PLAYING IN THE REALM OF IDEAS.”, “YES”, REPLIED THE OLD MAN, “BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO LIVE THERE.”
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AS FURTHER REGARDS THE NOTION OF A GOD:
MEN DO SO LOVE TO BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE OF GREAT POWER IS ,
“TRULY CONCERNED ABOUT THEM” – SOMEONE MORE AWAKE THAN THEM…. …EVEN IF IT BE A FAR AWAY, OTHER-WORLDLY, FATHER-DEITY.
TONIGHT’S: JOKE FOR THE MONTH:
TWO MYSTICS WERE VERBALLY KIDDIN’ AROUND AND ONE OF THEM SAID:
“WHAT DO FIGURE’S THE BIGGEST DOWNSIDE TO BEING ENLIGHTENED?”,
AND THE OTHER REPLIED: “UHH…WELL, FOR ONE THING:
TAKING DRUGS THAT EXPAND EVERYONE ELSE’S MIND — CONSTRICTS YOURS!”,
“YEAH”, SAID THE FIRST GUY, “BUM-MER!”
AND UPON OVERHEARING THIS CONVERSATION, A LAD NOTED TO HIS DAD:
“THAT IS WEIRD — I MEAN, THE FACT THAT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF AS THEIR
BEING MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE, INSIGHTFUL & PROPERLY OPINIONATED
IS TO THE ENLIGHTENED, THE VERY THINGS THAT CAUSE THE INNER DARKNESS TO BEGIN WITH’
…THEY WERE BOTH SILENT FOR A WHILE AFTER THE BOY’S COMMENT, BUT EVENTUALLY
HE SPOKE AGAIN, ASKING: “CAN THE ENLIGHTENED ACTUALLY BE AS FAR AWAY FROM THE
ORDINARY AS IT IS WANT TO SEEM TO ME?”,
“NOPE.”, ANSWERED THE OLD MAN, “NOPE, NOPE, NOPE & SOME ADDITIONAL, NOPES.
HOWEVER,”, HE ADDED, “YOU MUST HAVE YOUR HEAD CLEARED OUT COMPLETELY
TO EVER RECOGNIZE THAT ‘CONSCIOUSNESS’ IN EVERYONE IS OF A COMMON STRIPE …
…IT’S JUST THAT ONLY THE CLEAR-HEADED REALIZE IT.”
THUS, (AS WAS OFTEN THE CASE), THE LAD WAS LEFT WITH THE APPARENT MESSAGE THAT: THE ENLIGHTENED ARE BOTH FAR REMOVED FROM THE ORDINARY, YET STILL QUITE NEAR TO EVERYONE ELSE’S STATE OF AWARENESS….WHICH OBVIOUSLY CAN’T BE SO….
….UNLESS YOU’RE AWAKE & EMPTY ENOUGH TO SEE THAT IT IS.
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ONE MAN PICTURED THE DREAMS IN HIS HEAD AS BEING A DOG, WHICH HE IMAGINED WAS NAMED, “BITE ME.”,
SO THAT SOMETHING “INTERESTING” MIGHT HAPPEN, WHENEVER THEY WERE CALLED. …(HEY, ANYTHING TO KEEP YOU FROM DOZING OFF SO OFTEN.)
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MENTALLY — EVERYONE’S EXACTLY WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE….
…UNTIL YOU ASK THEM WHO THEY ARE AND THEY RESPOND.
MORAL: HELL, YOU KNOW BY NOW WHAT IT IS:
SIMPLY KEEP THE OLE YAMMER-ORGAN IN THE OFF POSITION.
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RECENTLY A CERTAIN MAN SAID TO HIMSELF:
“IF THERE IS AN ULTIMATE LEVEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT
HOW COULD A MAN EVER KNOW IF HE HAD REACHED IT?,
SINCE THERE WOULD BE NOTHING BEYOND IT TO WHICH TO COMPARE IT?!
OKAY: QUERY, PLAIN & SIMPLE: COULD SOMEONE ACTUALLY ACHIEVE THE FINAL DEGREE OF AWAKENING AND NOT BE AWARE THAT THEY HAD?
(MAYBE THIS IS THE REAL: JOKE FOR THE DAY 21221 MAY-BE.)
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THE MORE THAT ONE MAN BECAME FAMILIAR WITH WHAT CONTINUALLY AND AUTOMATICALLY RAN THRU HIS HEAD, HE BEGAN TO THINK OF THE STRUGGLE TO AWAKEN [N TERMS OF, “HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT”, AND TO PICTURE THE STATE OF AWAKENING ITSELF AS BEING: “IN CHARGE OF THE TRAFFIC FLOW”.
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HERE IS THE SAD TRUTH OF THE MATTER, (IF “SAD BE THE CORRECT WORD…WHICH IT
IS NOT): FILLING YOUR MIND WITH KNOWLEDGE WILL IN NO WISE EVER TEACH YOU ANYTHING
ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE MIND ….WITHOUT WHICH, YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND AWAKENING
EVERY TIME HE SAT DOWN, ONE MAN WOULD AWAKEN: AND EVERY TIME HE STOOD UP,
HE WENT TO SLEEP. CAN YOU MAKE ANY SENSE OUT OF THIS? THERE IS SOME THERE.
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MISJUDGING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN PARIS & ISTANBUL CAN BE FATAL
….ALTHOUGH EVERYONE DOES SO, INITIALLY.
AND A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “HOW COME I AM SO MUCH LIKE YOU?”, AND THE OLD MAN PICKED HIM UP AND SWALLOWED HIM….AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
CAN YOU FIND ANY SENSE IN THIS ONE?’ IT’S THERE…JUST A’LURKIN’.
THE ONLY THING THAT SEPARATES YOU FROM THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE IS YOUR SKIN
…AND IT DOESN’T, REALLY.
THE THING THAT IMAGINABLY SEPARATES YOU FROM THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE
IS YOUR DREAMING — WHICH WILL DO THE TRICK. GET IT?!
IF YOU THINK THAT YOU’RE IN PARIS — YOU ARE…EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT,
BUT THEN AGAIN: IF YOU RELY ON YOUR DREAMING, (KNOWN TO THE UNINFORMED AS “THINKING IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER WHERE YOU LITERALLY ARE —
— IT’S ALL A MAKE BELIEVE LAND OF SHADOWS & GHOSTS ANY WAY. GET IT?!
ALTHOUGH MOST OF HUMANITY LIVES PRIMARILY IN THE REALM OF DREAMING, IT IS THE DREAMING THAT ABSOLUTELY WEARS OUT THE MYSTICS,
AND MAKES THEIR LIVES A TORMENT…(ALTHOUGH, “TORMENT” IS A PRETTY STRONG WORD —
MYSTICS ARE PRETTY STRONG SORTS AND CAN “TAKE IT” RIGHT?!)
AND A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER: “I DO WISH THAT YOU WOULDN’T TALK TO ME SO MUCH.”, AND THE OLD MAN HATED TO HAVE TO POINT OUT THAT IT WAS HE, THE LAD, WHO INITIATED ALL OF THEIR CONVERSATIONS….(ALTHOUGH, “HATED TO” ISN’T THE BEST
DESCRIPTION POSSIBLE, I’LL BET YOU CAN PROVIDE YOUR OWN, MORE APT ONE. RIGHT?!)
ONLY THE ENLIGHTENED CAN SAY TO THEIR HEAD: “YOU TALK TOO MUCH,”, AND MAKE IT —
— MEAN SOMETHING,. …(ALTHOUGH YOU MAY FEND MY USE OF THE WORDS,
“MEAN SOMETHING” A TAD OPTIMISTIC AS REGARDS “TALK” BUT THEN AGAIN,
THE TRULY ENLIGHTENED KNOW THAT THE WORD “OPTIMISTIC” ITSELF MEANS NOTHING — SO: “THERE YOU ARE.”
AND A MAN WHO WAS LISTENING TO ALL OF THIS, SAID TO HIMSELF:
“WHY AM I LISTENING TO ALL OF THIS?!”– WELL SIR,
DON’T LOOK TO ME FOR AN ANSWER TO THIS ONE — NO SIR,
IT COULD GO DIRECTLY AGAINST A MYSTIC’S PLEDGE OF HUMILITY, (NOT TO MENTION BEING
AN AFFRONT TO GOOD SENSE & LOGIC….[HOW THE HELL DID THE WORD, “LOGIC”
GET INTO THIS?!]) AND A BOY LOOKED AT HIS FATHER AND SAID:
“I DON’T HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ONE.” TO WHICH HIS FATHER NODDED HIS SATISFACTION….IF NOT, RELIEF.
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THE ONLY APPROACH TO AWAKENING THAT IS OF ANY VALUE TO A MAN WHO DOES AWAKEN IS THE ONE HE MADE UP HIMSELF AS HE WENT ALONG.
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YOU CANNOT BE SPONTANEOUS UNLESS YOU ARE EMPTY.
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TO HEAR MEN EXPOUND ON MORALITY IS TO HEAR COYOTES ATTEMPTING TO QUOTE COLERIDGE.
NEW RELATED LAW OF EXOTIC PHYSICS:
A BODY AT REST — A BODY, NOT A MIND, (MIND YOU) —
A BODY AT REST TENDS TO BE BOTH: SILENT AND WISE.
SO — NEXT TIME YOU’RE TEMPTED TO MOUTH OFF REGARDING MORALITY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR,
TAKE A TIP FROM: “A BODY AT REST”.
….(IN FACT, A BODY TOTALLY AT REST SURE WOULD RESEMBLE AN ENLIGHTENED ONE.)
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ANYONE WHO ATTEMPTS TO SELL SOMEONE ELSE ANYTHING, IS A HACK,
AND IF IT INVOLVES THINGS INVISIBLE, HE IS A HACK OF THE ULTIMATE ORDER.
… THUS HERE, I GUESS WOULD BE AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO REMIND YOU AGAIN:
NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM ANYONE WHO’S TRYING TO SELL IT TO YOU — AND THAT
ESPECIALLY IS DIRECTED TO YOUR OWN DREAMS’ “COME ONS” & SALES PITCHES TO YOU.
…IN OTHER WORDS: NEVER LISTEN TO YOUR DREAMING — ONLY TO YOUR REAL, SILENT SELF
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A BOY ASKED HIS DAD: “IS ACHIEVING ENLIGHTENMENT AN ACT OF, ‘ORIGINALITY’?”, “YES.”, REPLIED THE ELDER, “BUT IT’S UNRECOGNIZABLE.”, “WHAT AN INTERESTING TWIST.”, MUSED THE LAD.
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TO BE AWAKE IS TO FINALLY, “GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THINGS”:
TO BE ASLEEP IS TO STILL BE DEALING WITH THE SURFACE OF THINGS.
THIS DISTINCTION IS “ALL TELLING”, AND IS IN FACT, ALL THERE IS TO AWAKENING. JUST PONDER-ON-IT, & RELISH IN IT: YOU FINALLY GET TO THE ABSOLUTE BOTTOM OF THINGS
(AND REST ASSURED: IT’S EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN DREAMS CAN IMAGINE.)
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THE ENDEAVOR TO ACHIEVE ENLIGHTENMENT & CLEAR-HEADEDNESS
IS LIKE BEING A HUNTER FOR GAME THAT IS INVISIBLE,
AND OF WHICH THERE IS NO GOOD DESCRIPTION.
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IF YOU TRIED TO DESCRIBE WHAT THE EVERYDAY, PHYSICAL WORLD IS LIKE
TO AN EMBRYONIC CHICKEN STILL IN THE SHELL,
IT’S PERCEPTION OF LIFE WOULD BE CONFINED TO WHAT IT HAD
THUS FAR EXPERIENCED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE EGG,
AND WOULD THUS CONCLUDE THAT YOUR TELLING OF ANOTHER WORLD
WAS THE RESULT OF HALLUCINATIONS ON YOUR PART.
CAN YOU SAY THAT UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS THAT THE INCHOATE FOWL’S REACTION WOULD BE UNJUSTIFIED?!—-
— SO TOO I ASK YOU TO RE-CONSIDER ANY PRESENT, MOMENTARY MORE-AWAKENED VIEW YOU HAVE IN YOUR HEAD OF WHAT THE OTHERWISE, PERCEIVED, “STATE OF SLEEP” TRULY IS.
MORAL: THERE IS NO SUCH CREATURE AS A: PERMANENT DEFINITION” …ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE INVISIBLE GAME THAT
APPARENTLY LEAVES TRACKS, CRISS-CROSSING ALL OVER THE MYSTIC’S PATH.
BUT — MORAL-MORAL: DO STAY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT: ALL OF THE”BUSINESS-OF-HUMANS” YOU PERCEIVE TAKING PLACE IS DUE TO THE UNNECESSARY “BUSINESS-IN-YOUR-OWN-HEAD”, AND IS REFLECTED OUTWARDS.
THE SILENT, PLAIN & DIRECT, CLEAR-HEADED SEEING OF LIFE — IS LIFE (TO THE AWAKENED)r WHILE EVERYTHING SEEN THRU THE DREAMING-IN-YOUR-HEAD,
CANNOT IN ALL GOOD CONSCIENCE, BE LABELED AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN “HALLUCINATIONS”.
SOME WHERE ON DOWN THE PATH, THE MYSTICAL HUNTER BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY EXPERIENCED TO KNOW THAT HE SHOULD BE TRACKING NO GAME THAT IS NOT —
— TO EVERYDAY SIGHT — CLEARLY SUBSTANTIAL AND OF TANGIBLE REALITY.
“DREAMS-CHASING-DREAMS” CAN ONLY LEAD YOU — NO WHERE:
SIMPLY — “STOP” RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, THIS VERY INSTANT — CLEAR OUT YOUR HEAD, AND SIMPLY LOOK OUT AND “SEE-WHAT-IS-TO-BE-SEEN” —
— NOT WHAT IS TO BE THOUGHT-ABOUT DREAMED-ABOUT — COMMENTED ON,
BUT SIMPLY WHAT THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE, (INCLUDING HUMANITY & ALL OF-ITS MANY INVISIBLE INTERESTS) CONSISTS OF.
EVEN THE WILDEST OF HALLUCINATIONS CANNOT BEGIN TO MATCH THE WONDER OF EVERYDAY LIFE AS IT ACTUALLY BE.