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The News

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THE NEWS FOR MARCH 15, 1999
PERHAPS THE BEST THAT CAN BE SAID FOR ORDINARY, NATURAL CONSCIOUSNESS IS THAT IT HAS THE ABILITY TO 7- EMBRACE ILLUSION, AND A:TALENT FOR TOLERATING SELF DECEPTION.
NOTE: THERE IS NO FREEDOM IN WHAT MEN-:CALL,”THE NATURAL WORLD”, AND ‘TIS ONLY IN THEIR MENTALLY BASED, SECONDARY ONE THAT SUCH IS CASUALLY PRESENTED AS POSSIBLE.
SINCE ENLIGHTENMENT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO ALSO AS, “THE GREAT FREEDOM”..
WHO EVER ASKS THEM-SELF: JUST WHAT DO I PERCEIVE THIS “FREEDOM” TO BE?!
…FROM WHAT WOULD I BE FREE) AND EXACTLY WHAT IS”FREEDOM”
COMPARED TO EVERYTHING ELSE I ALREADY NATURALLY EXPERIENCE?…
…IS IT ULTIMATELY NO MORE THAN THE FREEDOM TO THINK & TALK ABOUT A MATTER CALLED:-.”FREEDOM”
ABOUT WHICH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ANY MORE THAN DO THEY ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS COME TO APPARENTLY EXIST: BY VIRTUE OF MEN’S MINDS SAYING IT DOES, AND BY THEM VERBALLY PROJECTING-IT INTO SEEMING REALITY IN THEIR SECONDARY WORLD,.BY MEANS OF A SEEMINGLY, SILENTLY-AGREED-TO, COLLECTIVE, SELF DECEPTION.
ANSWER ME (AND YOURSELF), THIS:
IF YOU CANNOT SATISFACTORILY DEFINE TO YOURSELF PRECISELY HOW THIS DREAMED OF,
ENLIGHTENED, “FREEDOM” WOULD FUNCTIONALLY MANIFEST ITSELF IN YOUR LIFE,
THEN WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO PURSUE IT”
…OR IS THAT MERELY A HOLLOW CLAIM ON YOUR PART”
WELL” YES OR NO: DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT THE “FREEDOM OF
ENLIGHTENMENT” WILL ACTUALLY BRING TO YOUR LIFE)
…IN WHAT SPECIFIC WAYS ARE YOU NOT NOW. FREE?,
AND IN WHAT SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBABLE WAYS DO YOU BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE PLEASURABLE TO HAVE THIS, “FREEDOM”?
REPEAT: IN THE “NATURAL” WORLD THERE PLAINLY IS NO “FREEDOM” — AND:
PERHAPS THE BEST THAT CAN BE SAID FOR ORDINARY, NATURAL CONSCIOUSNESS IS THAT: IT HAS -A- UNIQUE ABILITY TO EMBRACE ILLUSION,
AND A SINGULAR TALENT FOR TOLERATING OBVIOUS, SELF-DECEPTION.
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN, COVERED IN SWEAT, AND FILLED WITH DETERMINATION WHO SWORE TO HIMSELF THAT HIS ONLY DESIRE WAS TO REACH THE ENLIGHTENED CITY OF ISTANBUL, BUT WHO, UNRECOGNIZED BY HIMSELF, HAD NEVER FULLY TRIED TO “THINK-OUT-IN-DETAIL” EXACTLY WHAT HE BELIEVED WOULD BE THE BENEFITS OF FINALLY ARRIVING IN THAT SPECIAL PLACE.
FACT: WHEN YOU’RE FOOLING AROUND WITH THE”IMAGINARY” NO ONE WANTS TO,
“FACE-THE-FACTS”
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THE PLEASURE THAT ORDINARY MEN ENJOY BY THEIR TELLING OF THEIR LIFE STORY
IS A SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF THE SELF DECEPTION THAT MEN COLLECTIVELY
SWALLOW, REGURGITATE, AND PASS ALONG
REGARDING THE — IMPORTANCE OF THEIR LIFE — AND MOREOVER,
THE SIGNIFICANCE THEY GIVE TO INSTANCES IN THEIR LIFE WHEREIN
APPARENTLY, “CRUCIAL DECISIONS” HAD TO BE MADE — IN LIGHT OF,
THE “FREEDOM” THEY HAD TO DO SO.
ONE OF THE COMMONLY OVERLOOKED FELICITIES OF DREAMING IS THAT, WHILEST YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS FULLY IN-WRAPPED IN THE DREAM
YOU CAN EVEN DREAM THAT YOU WILLFULLY AND CONSCIOUSLY DECIDED TO — “DREAM”.
THE TUNE SMITH HAD THE HEART OF IT, BUT TOO FAR, ELABORATED:
THE LINE OF THE SONG, IN ITS CORRECTED, TRUNCATED VERSION, WOULD GO: “FREEDOM’S JUST ANOTHER WORD” — PERIOD.
THERE WAS ONCE A BAND OF WILD DOGS WHO BELIEVED THAT THEY HAD DISCOVERED
THEMSELVES TO BE CAPTIVE WITHIN A FENCED YARD,
AND THEY UNDERTOOK A FRANTIC EFFORT TO ESCAPE THEREFROM.
I COULD NOW INVENT A PUNCH-LINE CONCLUSION TO THE STORY
THAT WOULD APPARENTLY, VERBALLY EMPHASIZE SOMETHING HAVING TO DO WITH
HOW THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF “FREEDOM” CAN EASILY BE — MISUNDERSTOOD.
…NOW — THERE’S A WORD FOR YOU: “MISUNDERSTOOD” —
FORGET ABOUT, “FREEDOM” — MOVE YOUR SIGHTS UP HIGHER —
ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU HAVE NEVER INVESTIGATED, AND SOUGHT TO
TOTALLY UNDERSTAND,
THAT SURELY, MOST MOMENTOUS MATTER OF THE — “MISUNDERSTOOD”.
(NOW, DON’T YOU WANT TO THANK ME PERSONALLY FOR HAVING SO DEFTLY
SHIFTED THE CONVERSATION AWAY FROM THAT MOST TRICKY: SUBJECT OF, “FREEDOM”.
…WELL, HEY!, IS THAT NOT WHAT REAL FREEDOM IS ALL ABOUT?! — THE ABILITY TO
MOVE YOUR ATTENTION FROM ONE ILLUSION TO ANOTHER. PITY THE POOR STOMACH,
IT CAN ONLY EAT ONE THING — FOOD. WHAT A SAD, BORING EXISTENCE THAT MUST BE.
(AND EVERYONE WHO INVOLUNTARILY NODDED THEIR “UNDERSTANDING” & AGREEMENT
TO THAT STATEMENT, GO TO ROOM 214 WHERE THEY’RE SIGNING UP NEW PEOPLE FOR THE:
“TERMINALLY ASLEEP & CAPTIVE SOCIETY” — BELIEVE ME, YOU’LL FIT RIGHT IN.
THERE WAS ONCE A WILD STOMACH — I MEAN, DOG — WHO BELIEVED THAT HE HAD
DISCOVERED HIMSELF TO BE HELD PRISONER IN A FENCED YARD: IT, (FOR A NATURALLY
WILD CREATURE), WAS A MOST DISTURBING DISCOVERY, AND HIS BELIEF THEREIN
CAUSED HIM MUCH MENTAL ANGUISH AND MOTIVATED HIM INTO EXTENSIVE & PRO-LONGED BOUTS OF PLANNING,”HOW-TO-ESCAPE”,AND FRUSTRATING NIGHTMARES REGARDING THE POSSIBILITIES OF, “HOW HE HAD GOTTEN THERE”. BUT THEN ONE DAY —
HF AWOKE. FROM THIS DREAM.
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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO SAID:
“NO ONE CAN PROPERLY CLAIM TO BE AN ‘INTELLIGENT TRAVELER’
WHO HAS NOT PERSONALLY TREED TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN,
PARIS AND ISTANBUL.”,
AND SOMEONE WHO HEARD THIS RETORTED:
“BUT TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THEIR DIFFERENCES
WOULDN’T YOU HAVE HAD TO HAVE BEEN IN ISTANBUL?!”,
“WELL, CERTAINLY.”, REPLIED THE SPEAK, “OBVIOUSLY.”,
AND THE MAN WITH THE RETORT WAS THEN LEFT WITH NOTHING ELSE TO SAY.
…(YOU SEE: THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE ABRUPTLY FACED WITH THE TRUE,
, “REALITY-OF-THINGS”,
[THE “TRUE-REALITY-OF-THINGS” BEING THAT WHICH’OCCURS IN THE TANGIBLE,
PRIMARY REALM,
AS OPPOSED TO THE, “IMAGINARY, REALITY-OF-THINGS”
THAT POPULATES ENTIRELY, MAN’S MENTALLY CONCEIVED, SECONDARY WORLD.
IT IS ONLY IN THIS REALM OF, “IMAGINARY REALITY” THAT A MAN CAN CLAIM TO “UNDERSTAND” SOMETHING
WHILE NEVER HAVING HAD ANY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THEREWITH.
‘TIS ONLY THE MIND, SPEAKING WITH ITS NORMAL AUTHORITY, WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE SECONDARY REALITY,
THAT CAN SAY: “SURE, I MAY PRESENTLY BE IN BONDAGE,
BUT I STILL UNDERSTAND WHAT FREEDOM TO BE.” — OR:
“CERTAINLY I AM NOW HELD IN A STATE OF DROWSY, DISTRACTED CONSCIOUSNESS,
BUT I UNDERSTAND, HOW-IT-WOULD-BE
TO BE
FULLY AWAKE AND FOCUSED.”
SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF HUMAN MINDS EVERY WHERE,
I DON’T BELIEVE I CAN REMIND YOU TOO OFTEN OF ONE THE MORE ASTOUNDING AND PLEASURE-GIVING TALENTS OF THOUGHT, (WHICH IS): IT CAN — GO ANY WHERE,
AND BELIEVE THAT IT CAN — DO ANYTHING — AND WHAT’S TRULY BREATH TAKING
IS IN BELIEVING THAT IT CAN “DO THINGS” — “THINGS” ABOUT WHICH IT DOESN’T HAVE EVEN A MINIMAL UNDERSTANDING. THUS, THE MIND CANNOT ONLY TOTALLY
“BELIEVE-IN” THE POWER OF ISTANBUL, BUT CAN CONTINUE TO DO SO WITHOUT EVER HAVING QUESTIONED ITSELF AS TO HOW SUCH AN “UNNATURAL” PLACE COULD EXIST, AND AS TO EXACTLY WHAT, IT WOULD IN FACT, EXIST OF.
LET’S ALL SING: “ISTANBUL’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR –WHAT?”
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TIP, (SERIOUS TIP):
IF YOU DO NOT HEAR, AND THINK THINGS THAT WOULD SEEM EVIDENTUARY TO
THE NON-EXISTENCE OF
SOME SORT OF STATE OF, “AWAKENING, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREEDOM” ETC,
THEN MY SUGGESTION TO YOU IS THAT YOU STILL AREN’T TRYING HARD ENOUGH!!
…(EITHER THAT, OR YOU’RE STILL NOT RELAXING ENOUGH.)
COMMON IN THE ORDINARY WORLD IS IT PROFESSED THAT:
“ONLY BY ATTEMPTING THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE’
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MAN TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING OF LASTING VALUE.”,
BUT AMONGST THOSE-WHO-KNOW, (IF THEY MENTIONED SUCH MATTERS),
THE PHRASE WOULD GO MORE LIKE THIS:
“ONLY THROUGH, ‘MISUNDERSTANDING’
WILL A MAN — ‘ATTEMPT-THE-IMPOSSIBLE’, AND ONLY BY,
ATTEMPTING-THE-IMPOSSIBLE,
(WHILE NEVER INVESTIGATING THE NATURE & REALITY OF HIS EFFORTS),
IS A MAN KEPT CAPTIVE OF THE DECEPTION THAT TELLS HIM HE IS NOT FREE,
BUT CAN BE,
AND — “CAN BE”
WITHOUT ANY UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS ACTUALLY INVOLVED,
AND WHAT IS REALLY, BIOLOGICALLY STANDING-BEHIND — SUPPORTING HIS WORDS,
“CAPTIVE”, AND, “FREEDOM”.
DEFINITION OF: “ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE”:
BLINDLY ACCEPTING YOUR MIND’S BELIEF THAT IT (AND THUS, YOU) —
— “KNOW-WHAT-YOU’RE-DOING” —
WHEN YOU PATENTLY DON’T EVEN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE
SILENT REALITY ON WHICH
THE VERBAL DESCRIPTIONS OF YOUR “ATTEMPT” AND ITS “GOAL” ARE BASED.
FACT: IT’S, “OKAY” TO REALIZE THAT YOU’VE BEEN PROCEEDING ON SOMETHING LESS THAN
AN “UNDERSTOOD” TRACK, BUT WHAT IS NOT “OKAY” IS TO NOT
FINALLY — UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN, AND TO SIMPLY REALIZE THAT ALL PATHS, DESCRIPTIONS & APPARENT “EFFORTS” IN THE SECONDARY REALM ARE POSTER BOYS & GIRLS FOR THE CONCEPTION OF THE, “MISUNDERSTOOD”.
“ALRIGHT THEN, DEFINE FOR ME THE TERM ITSELF, MISUNDERSTOOD”– ALRIGHT, I WILL
THE “MISUNDERSTOOD” IS ANYTHING THAT IS, “IMAGINARY.”…”WAIT, HOLD ON:
NOW YOU’VE GOT TO DEFINE FOR ME THE WORD, ‘IMAGINARY’.” — NO PROBLEM:
THE “IMAGINARY” IS ANYTHING YOU — THINK ABOUT. — “OH, I SEE WHAT
YOU’RE DOING: YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE ME SORRY THAT I ASKED ANYTHING ABOUT
ALL OF THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE. HAH, YOU NO LONGER FOOL ME! HAH!”
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WHATEVER THE APPARENT CHALLENGE AT HAND,
ONE MAN’S PRIVATE OPERATIONAL MOTTO PERTINENT THERE TO WAS, PERSISTENTLY: “WELL, LET’S GET ALL OF THIS, ‘OTHER STUFF’ OUT OF THE WAY FIRST.”
…THAT’S CORRECT: NO MATTER THE TIME: NO MATTER THE PLACE,
AND NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE TASK,
HE’D STILL ALWAYS SAY TO HIMSELF:
“WELL, LET’S GET ALL OF THIS, ‘OTHER STUFF’ OUT OF THE WAY FIRST.”….
….WHICH BRINGS UP THE QUESTIONS:
JUST WHAT IS THIS, “OTHER STUFF”? — AND:
IN WHAT WAY IS THIS “OTHER STUFF” DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE PROBLEM ITSELF?
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AND FOR ANY OF YOU STILL NOT SATISFIED,
YET ANOTHER DESCRIPTION OF: “THE IMPOSSIBLE”,
(VIS A VIS TONIGHT’S SEVERAL PREVIOUS REFERENCES TO:”ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE”
IN THIS CONTEXT, “THE IMPOSSIBLE” IS: “THE IMAGINARY”,
THUS: “ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE” ARE SEEMING EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE A GOAL THAT–
DOES NOT EXIST
…AND THE TRICKY PART OF ALL THIS IS THAT WHEN YOUR ATTENTION IS IN THAT SECONDARY REALITY INDIGENOUS TO MAN’S MIND, (A STRICTLY, “IMAGINARY REALITY”), THE PURSUIT OF THINGS IMAGINARY SEEMS QUITE IN ORDER,
AS DOES A BELIEF IN THEIR EVENTUAL APPREHENSION.
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ONLY THOSE OF CLOUDY, CONFUSED CONSCIOUSNESS ANTICIPATE AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION “WHAT IS LIFE?”
…(CONSIDER WHAT A QUESTION THIS IS, TO BE ASKED BY ONE WHO IS ALIVE!)
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THOSE, INSUFFICIENTLY “CULTURED” HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS:
“THEY WHO CAN APPRECIATE THE — MEDIOCRE”, AND SO I ASK YOU:
WHAT MORE DESCRIPTIVE COULD BE SAID REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF BEING,
“INSUFFICIENTLY CONSCIOUS”?!.
(ONCE YOU GET THE HANG OF IT, YOU REALIZE THAT THE EVERYDAY WORLD IS CONSTANTLY
“TALKING ABOUT OURS” — JUST METAPHORICALLY. WHAT ELSE IS POSSIBLE?!)
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ONE MAN WAS GIVEN TO SAY:
“ANYTHING OF VALUE I HAVE TO SAY — I’VE ALREADY SAID.”,
AND WHEN SOMEONE WOULD POINT OUT THAT HE’D NEVER SAID ANYTHING,
HE’D JUST NOD, KNOWINGLY. — HOPING THAT THEY TOO WOULD — GET THE POINT.
AND A LITTLE BITTY KID, SCRATCHED HIS LITTLE BITTY NOGGIN AND WONDERED:
“HOW COME ALL ‘POINTS’ WORTH GETTIN’ ARE ALWAYS —
SILENT ONES?!” —
AND THEN ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, SLAPPED HIMSELF UPSIDE HIS
LITTLE BITTY FOREHEAD & SQUEALED:
“SEE — BY SAYING THAT — I JUST ‘DID-IT-TO-MYSELF’ AGAIN.”
…DOES ANYONE HERE UNDERSTAND WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT?! …IF SO, YOU DO REALIZE BY NOW
NOT TO ANSWER RIGHT?!
NO,NO! — DON’T RESPOND TO THAT ONE TOO!!
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ONE WILD DOG GOT SO SLICK & INSIGHTFUL THAT HE FINALLY SAID TO THE YARD WHICH APPARENTLY HAD HIM, “FENCED IN” & “HELD CAPTIVE”,
“OKAY YARD, I’M A’SETTIN’ YOU FREE YOU CAN — GO NOW.”
— A STATEMENT, (THE REALITY OF WHICH), SO TOTALLY ASTOUNDED THE APPARENT YARD
THAT THE DOG WAS SUDDENLY — SET FREE HIMSELF.
…NOW WITHOUT ACTUALLY, “ANSWERING”: DO ALL OF YOU BEGIN TO PERSONALLY
“SMELL” —
AND,
“SUSPECT” THE ACTUAL NATURE & REALITY OF THAT IMAGINARY WORLD OF WORDS & IDEAS
THAT MAN’S MIND HAS SO KINDLY PROVIDED,
AND WHICH SO NIMBLY AFFORDS HIM THE EVER-PLEASING ILLUSION OF BEING SOME HOW AN: ILL-APPROPRIATE “CAPTIVE” OF SOME:
NEVER-LOOKED-AT, ASSUMED FORCE OR CIRCUMSTANCES?
..IS EVERYONE WITHIN AROMA DISTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING THIS OR NOT?!
…THE APPARENTLY”CAPTIVE DOG”,
SAID TO THE FENCED YARD, (HIS SEEMING “CAPTOR”), THAT THE YARD WAS HENCE “FREE TO LEAVE”,
AND BY SO DOING, THE DOG LIBERATED HIMSELF.
…HOW CAN IT BE,
THAT SOME DO NOT SEE,
THE PLAIN, THE OBVIOUS
REALITY OF –“WHAT IS”??
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ONE MAN WOULD FREQUENTLY LOOK IN “THE MIRROR” AT HIMSELF AND SAY:
“WHY YOU OLD HANDSOME DEVIL YOU.”,
AND WHEN HIS THOUGHTS WOULD REPLY: “WHY — THANK YOU.”, HE QUICKLY SNEERED: “I WASN’T TALKIN’ TO YOU!”