Jan Cox Talk 2251

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The News

TRYING TO AWAKEN THRU THE MEANS OF SOME “METHOD” IS ULTIMATELY LIKE TO TRYING TO RID YOUR HOUSE OF ROACHES BY THE USE OF A :38.
A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO TALK TO THEM SELF ALOUD AND THE REST OF US WHO DO SO SILENTLY?”, AND THE ELDER REPLIED: “YOUR THRESHOLD OF EMBARRASSMENT”.
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WHEN ONE MAN FIRST HEARD THE RELIGIOUS CLAIM THAT:
“THERE IS NO SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.”,
HIS ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THE MATTER OF HIS STRUGGLE TO AWAKEN, WHICH HE MOMENTARILY SAW IN A LIGHT THAT REVEALED IT TO ONLY BE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF HIS BELIEF THAT HE IS ASLEEP.
“NO SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH” — NO AWAKENING OUTSIDE A BELIEF THAT YOU ARE ASLEEP.
…(SOMETIMES, JUST AS A LITTLE PRIVATE JOKE, THE MAN WOULD SAY- TO HIMSELF
THAT MAYBE HE SHOULDN’T BE SO QUICK IN TAKING ODD IDEAS FROM THE ORDINARY WORLD AND SEEING HOW THEY COULD APPLY TO HIS INNER MYSTICAL ONE.
…YEP, SOMETIMES HE’D SAY THIS TO HIMSELF….JUST AS A, “LITTLE JOKE”.)
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AS THE CROWD WILDLY WELCOMED THE KING S ARRIVAL AT’ THE FESTIVAL, HE WHISPER TO AN AIDE: “DON’T BE FOOLED BY ALL THE HURRAHS: THESE SAME PEOPLE WOULD BE
JUST AS EXCITED WERE I ON MY WAY TO BE HANGED.”, AND THE COURTIER PONDERED TO HIMSELF AS HOW THIS SEEMED SOMEHOW SIMILAR TO HIS OWN ATTITUDE TOWARD HIS OWN ORDINARY STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS….WHICH HE JEERED,
COMPARED TO HIS DREAMED-OF OTHER STATE, FOR WHICH HE CHEERED.
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ONE MAN’S CURRENT TAKE ON THE MATTER: “LIVING IN THE CONDITION OF,
‘DOZING-AWARENESS’ IS LIKE BEING CONTINUALLY PUNISHED FOR A CRIME YOU NEVER COMMITTED.
IF YOU ALLOW YOUR ATTENTION TO REST ON THE EXTERNALS,
YOU WILL BECOME HELPLESS ENTANGLED IN QUESTIONS REGARDING MAN’S “BEHAVIOR” -….WHICH WILL LEAD YOU NO WHERE….SAVE POSSIBLY TO A DEGREE IN ONE OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. — BUT CERTAINLY NOT TO ANY ACTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF MAN.
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A BOY RUSHED IN FROM SCHOOL, ANXIOUS TO TELL HIS FATHER THE LATEST JOKE
MAKING THE ROUNDS: IT SEEMS THIS ONE MAN COMPLAINED:
“YESTERDAY I WAS A MAN — TODAY I AM A MAN, AND TOMORROW I’LL PROBABLY
STILL BE A MAN, (SIGH) SO LITTLE ROOM FOR, ‘ADVANCEMENT’.”,
AND AFTER HEARING THIS THE OLD MAN RESPONDED: “SO WHERE’S THE JOKE?!”
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A CERTAIN MAN SAID TO A PRIEST: “YOU WASTE YOUR L[FE AWAITING THE,
‘FINAL JUDGEMENT’ IT ALREADY OCCURRED YESTERDAY WAY-BACK-WHEN…
…AT SOME MOMENT WHEN YOU WEREN’T WATCHING.”
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OTHER THAN FOR THE THINKING, ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR SURVIVAL, ONE CHAP DECIDED TO LIMIT THE REST OF THE ACTIVITY IN HIS MIND TO THE CONTINUAL REPETITION OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN WORDS:
“HELP — I’M BEING HELD ‘HOSTAGE’ IN HERE.”
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THE CURRENT ADOPTED MOTTO OF ONE MAN, (EVEN THOUGH HE ADMITS HE IS STILL NOT QUITE POSITIVE AS TO ITS FULL SIGNIFICANCE), READS: “TRUTH IS METAPHOR — METAPHOR, TRUTH.”
PERHAPS HE COULD BENEFIT FROM ONE OF MY :”INSTANTLY CONCEIVED OF — LAWS”: LAW: FROM A HORSE BARN EMERGES ONLY HORSES:
FROM A FISH POND, ONLY FISH,
AND FROM THE MINDS OF MEN COME ONLY….WELL, YOU KNOW.
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AND NOW FOR TODAY’S: CROSSWORD PUZZLE, (LET’S BEGIN WITH: THREE-ACROSS
ONE GUY SAYS TO ANOTHER GUY, (WHO HE”S LONG CONSIDERED TO BE Exceptionally ALERT & ASTUTE: “GOD, BUT I BET IT’S GREAT BEING YOU.”, TO WHICH THE SECOND GO REPLIED:
“HOW WOULD I KNOW?!”. OKAY, LET’S GO TO SIX-DOWN
LIFE, (TO THE FOGGY-HEADED) IS BUT A SUCCESSION OF UNSATISFYING, “PERSONAL VIEWS”.
OVER IN ONE LOCALE, A CERTAIN WELL KNOWN SCIENTIST, (WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE NAMED,…NOT QUITE YET), HAS PRIVATELY ISSUED HIS LATEST TAKE ON THAT CREATURE KNOWN AS “MAN”,(HE NOW SAYS THAT):
“MAN IS MADE UP OF: BODY, MIND, AND THE INCLINATION TO DECEIVE HIMSELF.”
,,,(HE NOTES THAT THIS PRESENT FINDING IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER HIS PREVIOUS ONE IN WHICH HE FOUND MAN TO BE COMPOSED OF:
“BODY, MIND, AND THE STRONG PROPENSITY TO DESTROY HIMSELF.”,
[HE ADMITS NOW THAT IN THE EARLIER INSTANCE HE WAS JUST A BIT,”OVER-HEATED”].)
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STANDING IN THE MIDST OF HIS DEVASTATED FIELDS, THE FARMER SCREAMED,
AS HE SHOOK HIS FISTS TO THE SKY: “VARMINTS! — I’M OVER RUN WITH — VARMINTS!”, THEN THE VOICE OF HIS WIFE COULD BE HEARD:
“BUFORD, ARE YOU STANDING IN THE MIDST OF YOUR MIND AGAIN?”
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IN THE CEMETERY OF THE ENLIGHTENED,
DAY AND NIGHT, A SONG CAN BE HEARD ISSUING UP FROM THE GROUND:
“OH, THE BEST IS YET TO COME…YET TO COME…YET TO COME.”,
WAIT A MINUTE, I WAS MISTAKEN IN THE NAME OF THE PLACE,
THAT SHOULD BE: [N THE CEMETERY OF THOSE STILL DREAMING OF ENLIGHTENMENT,
A SONG CAN BE HEARD…”
AND LONG ABOUT THEN, A BOY POKED HIS OLD MAN AND INQUIRED:
“HOW COME ‘DEATH’ APPEARS SO OFTEN AS A METAPHOR WHEN ENLIGHTENMENT IS
BEING DISCUSSED?”, AND THE FATHER STOPPED…SCREWED UP HIS FACE…RUBBED ON HIS
ANCIENT OLD CHIN…SCRATCHED HIS HEAD…THEN FINALLY SAID:
“WELL-L-L….I SUSPECT ‘CAUSE THEY HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON.”,
AND QUICK AS A BILL COLLECTOR, THE KID SHOT BACK: “LIKE WHAT?”,
WHICH SENT THE ELDER BACK INTO A ROUTINE OF SILENT, CONTEMPLATIVE SCRATCHIN”,
RUBBIN” AND APPARENTLY, STALL[N’ ….BUT ULTIMATELY HE ONCE AGAIN RESPONDED:
“I’M GETTIN’ A LITTLE TIRED OF GOING THRU THIS ‘REFLECTIVE ROUTINE’,
TRYING TO GIVE YOU TIME TO SEE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS FOR YOURSELF.”,
AND THE LAD SLOWLY SQUINTED ONE EYE AT THE OLDSTER AND CAUTIOUSLY INQUIRED:
“IS THAT FOR REAL? ..IS THAT WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING WITH ME ALL ALONG?”,
AND WITH A SHEEPISH APPEARANCE…AND TAKING HIS OWN SWEET TIME, HIS FATHER FINALLY
REPLIED WITH A RESOUNDING: “NO!, YOU FOOLISH TWERP’ HOW COULD YOU FOR
EVE-N-A MOMENT, FALL FOR SUCH A RUSE.”, AND JUST ABOUT THEN, THE BOY GREW WEARY OF
ALL THIS, “TALKING TO HIMSELF”, AND WENT OUTDOORS TO PLAY. —lp
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….(CONT)
AND A LISTENER WRITES:
“I DON’T ENJOY IT EVEN A LITTLE BIT WHEN YOU WEAVE OUT LONG, COMPLEX TALES
IN WHICH NUMEROUS FIGURES APPEAR AND SPEAK, ONLY TO CONCLUDE THE STORY WITH THE JARRING REVELATION THAT THE WHOLE SCENE SIMPLY TOOK PLACE IN ONE MAN’S MIND.
NO SIR, I DON’T CARE FOR SUCH TACTICS AS THAT AT ALL
AND THE REASON I’M WRITING TO YOU IS TO ASK YOU: “WHY?” …JEEZE?, I THOUGHT NO ONE WOULD EVER ASK!
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APPARENTLY, (PERHAPS). SPURRED ON BY SOME OF WHAT HE’S HEARD HERE,
WE HAVE THIS OTHER LISTENER WHO SAYS THAT HE’S NOW BEGUN TO PICTURE HIS
EVERY-DAY STATE(F”SEMI-DELUDED CONSCIOUSNESS” AS BEING:
“HELD HOSTAGE — BUT:
WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF A HOSTAGE HOLDER.”
…(I DO BELIEVE THAT SOME LISTENERS LISTEN MORE CLEARLY THAN OTHERS.)
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A SPEAKER SO ADDRESSED THE CROWD:
“WE ARE ALL ON A — MERRY GO ROUND — BUT ONLY A FEW EVER REALIZE IT.”,
AND A VOICE FROM THE AUDIENCE CALLED OUT, ASKING: “WHO MIGHT THEY BE?”,
AND THE MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT IMMEDIATELY SET UPON THE VOICE,
BEATING IT INTO SILENCE.
(AND NOW HOW MANY OF YOU ARE WAITING FRO ME TO TELL YOU THAT ALL OF THIS SCENE
TOOK PLACE WITHIN THE MIND OF ONE MAN?! ……
…AND EVEN IF IT DID — WHAT THE HELL WAS THE POINT?! …… WELL,
PERHAPS OTHER THAN TO SUPPORT THE SPEAKER’S OPENING CLAIM THAT: “THIS IS ALL JUST ONE BIG – MERRY GO ROUND”
THE BOOBS GET ON, THEY CAN’T GET OFF,
THEY SHUFFLE THEIR FEET AND,
NERVOUSLY COUGH:
LOOKING FOR HELP,
FROM WHERE,..,THEY DON’T_KNOW, SO THERE STAY THE BOOBS AS, AROUND THEY GO.
. .(AND IF THIS ONE IS ALSO ONLY IN SOME MAN’S MIND, I GUESS IT’D HELP EXPLAIN HIS ‘DIZINESS”, HUH.?!)

A CERTAIN MAN WITH AN INTEREST IN THE IDEA OF “AWAKENING”,
ONE DAY, WHILE READING IN THE AREA OF THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES,
SUDDENLY HALTED HIS PERUSAL AND WAS SO STRUCK:
“IF THE PRINCIPLE GOVERNING LIVING CREATURES IS THAT OF: ‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST’ THEN WHY, (FOR INSTANCE)1, HAS NOT MY STOMACH TAKEN OVER CONTROL OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS AWAY FROM MY MIND?!”, AND HIS STOMACH UNEXPECTEDLY JOINED IN AND RESPONDED:
“BECAUSE I HAVE NO QUARREL WITH YOUR – ‘MIND’ ONLY ‘YOU’ DO.
…(HOWEVER THE HELL THAT PLAYS OUT!)”, IT MUTTERED UNDER ITS BREATH IN CONCLUSION
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PEOPLE WITH HEROES — NEED HEROES:
THOSE WITH CLEAR UNDERSTANDING NEED NOTHING BUT ROOM TO BREATH, (OF WHICH THE UNIVERSE HAS IN ABUNDANCE.)
AND ONE MAN SAYS: “I ONCE WANTED SOMETHING TO ADMIRE: I FINALLY LOOKED DIRECTLY AT LIFE, AND FOUND WHAT I SOUGHT.
THE ‘MIRROR’ FOR A MAN AWAKE
IS WHATEVER STANDS BEFORE HIM — AND NOT WHAT SWIRLS WITHIN HIS DREAMS.”
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ONE MAN SAYS THAT A CURIOUS IDEA CAME, UNSOLICITED, INTO HIS MIND
WHICH HE FINDS FRIGHTENING: HE SAYS IT PRESENTS THE THEORY THAT:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE NOTION OF “AWAKENING” WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG,
AND GET TO BE, OH SAY, 70 OR 80 YEARS OLD, AND ARE STILL INTERESTED AND STILL
MENTALLY SHARP THAT THERE IS THE RISK THAT YOU WILL BEGIN THE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE
AT LEAST “PARTIALLY” AWAKE
WHETHER YOU ARE OR NOT.
…(YOU WANNA ALL SAY: “HUMMMMMMMMM” TOGETHER ?!)
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AND SPEAKING OF “FOOLISHNESS”, (WHICH WE ALWAYS ARE),:
WHAT IS THE SUPREME, PARAMOUNT, ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF FOOLISHNESS?:
THINKING THAT SOME COMMONLY HELD IDEA, (SUCH AS THERE BEING “LIFE AFTER DEATH”),
IS PATENTLY FOOLISHNESS
WITHOUT REALIZING THAT YOUR DETERMINATION OF THE NOTIONS’S “FOOLISHNESS” IS ITSELF — PALPABLE FOOLISHNESS.
TO BE DISTURBED BY ANOTHER MAN’S VIEWS WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO YOURS, 160
IS NOT ONLY TO BE:”DAZED & DELUDED”, BUT IS IN EFFECT, ALSO AKIN TO DENYING A MAPLE TREE ITS SAP, OR WATER ITS WETNESS.
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AND SPEAKING AS WE WERE EARLIER OF, FRIGHTENING IDEAS”, HOW ABOUT THIS ONE FROM YET ANOTHER GUY:
“WHAT IF?”, HE ASKS, “JUST — ‘WHAT IF’
MYSTICS, IN THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE IDEA OF, ‘AWAKENING’ HAVE DONE TO THEMSELVES
THE SAME SORT OF DISTRACTING DAMAGE AS HAVE THE RELIGIOUS IN THEIR BELIEF IN A GOD?!”
…HEY!, IDEAS THAT REFRESHING DON’T STROLL UP YOUR WALK-WAY EVERY DAY’ HEY!
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AND SPEAKING OF “AWAKENING”, (AS WE SOME TIMES INADVERTENTLY DO),
HOW’S THIS FOR YET ANOTHER DESCRIPTION OF BEING AWAKE:
TO “BE AWAKE” IS TO BE INCAPABLE OF BEING EITHER REFRESHED — OR, DEPRESSED BY ANY IDEA, NOTION, PICTURE, OR GROUP OF WORDS ARRANGED IN ANY ORDER WHAT SO EVER.
“DADDY”, SAID A SON TO HIS FATHER, “SOME TIMES ALL OF THIS MAKES IT SOUND LIKE
A MAN ENLIGHTENED WOULD BE — DEAF ?!?” “HUH!?” RESPONDED THE OLD MAN.
(AH, YOU SAW THAT ONE COMING EVEN AS IT TURNED THE CORNER TOWARD YOUR HOUSE!)
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HYSTERICAL,’ MEAN: ‘HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE IN – RETROSPECT”:
FOR EVERY MYSTERY SCHOOL WHICH TAUGHT “ETERNAL MINDFULNESS”. AS THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT,
THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOURTEEN OTHERS WHICH, (TO SUSTAIN/THE SECRET, PROPER BALANCE)
POINTED TO THE WAY AS BEING ONE OF,”TOTAL FORGETFULNESS”
…(OH YEAH, I KEEP NEGLECTING TO GIVE THE FULL TELLING
THEY POINTED OUT THE SUPREME WAY AS BEING ONE OF,
“TOTAL FORGETFULNESS OF — THE EFFORT TO BE ‘ETERNALLY MINDFUL’.”
..(NOW THAT IS THE TYPE OF IDEA I FIND TO BE –, BEYOND THE MERE REALM OF, “REFRESHING”,-AND APPROACHING THE LEVEL OF OUTRIGHT, “REJUVENATING”!
HOW ELSE TO BE CONTINUALLY, “BORN ANEW” WITHOUT YET — DYING ONCE AGAIN?!
HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANY IDEA
THE ONLY WARRIORS HONORED BY THE CLEAR HEADED, ARE THOSE DEAD…
G-0-0-D   A-N-D   D-E-A-D.