Jan Cox Talk 2397

Oh What a Devilish Web We Weave
When Our Thoughts Lead Us to Believe
That About Themselves
They Can Conceive…

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The News

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MY NEWS FOR JULY 21, 1999
COPYRIGHT 1999 JAN COX
TO HIMSELF, ONE MAN SO NOTED:
“I HAVE WITHIN ME NO REAL, ‘I’, OR ‘SELF’, BUT RATHER CERTAIN MOLECULAR ACTIVITY THAT, WHEN IT REACHES THE FRONT PART OF MY BRAIN GIVES ME SOMEHOW THE SENSATION OF HAVING SUCH.
WELL…NO HARM DONE, I GUESS,..,.
NOT NOW THAT I REALIZE WHAT’S ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE.”
AND A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER: “SAY POP, IS THAT ALL THAT, ‘BEING ENLIGHTENED AMOUNTS TO — JUST REALIZING WHAT’S
GOIN ON INSIDE YOUR OWN BRAIN?!”,
“SHUSH UP BOY.”, HE REPLIED, “YOU’LL UPSET THE YOUNGER KIDS.”
AND A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“IS THE REAL PROBLEM IN TRYING TO, ‘THINK ABOUT THINKING’,
AND BEING ‘CONSCIOUS OF CONSCIOUSNESS’
THE CLOSE PROXIMITY IT HAS TO ITSELF?”, AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED:
“EVEN IF THERE WERE NO DIFFICULTIES OTHER THAN THAT,
WOULD NOT WHAT YOU JUST NOTED BE SUFFICIENT TO ASSURE FAILURE
IN THE UNDERTAKING?!”
A FOOT CAN WALK ALL OVER THIS PLANET,
BUT ONE PLACE ON WHICH IT CAN NEVER STEP IS ITSELF:
TRUE BOTH LITERALLY AND METAPHORICALLY:
TRUE, GROSSLY REGARDING THE FOOT,
AND MOLECULARLY AS CONCERNS CONSCIOUSNESS,
IF YOU ATTEMPT TO SEE SOMETHING, (EVEN IF IT EXISTS),
THAT CANNOT BE SEEN,
THEN FAILURE EN THE ENTERPRISE SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE:
THERE IS NO BASIS FOR FEELINGS OF FRUSTRATION AND DEFEAT WHEN YOU
FAIL TO DO THE UN-DOABLE
TO BE ENLIGHTENED MAY NOT BE AS BIG A DEAL AS YOU INITIALLY IMAGINED, BUT AT LEAST IT’LL KEEP YOU FROM BEING SO DUMB AS TO NOT REALIZE THIS,
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ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THERE IS ANY MORE DEPTH TO HIS PERSONALITY THAN ABOUT AN EIGHTH OF AN INCH
KNOWS NOTHING OF THE BRAIN’S ANATOMY.
A POEM
FRONTAL LOBES, FRONTAL LOBES,
MAKES US SMARTER THAN,
PIGS_ AND TOADS — BUT:
FRONTAL LOBES,
FRONTAL LOBES,
STILL AREN’T SHARP ENOUGH TO
CATCH ON TO HOW THEY FOOL THEMSELVES.
ONLY UN-REFINED CONSCIOUSNESS SAYS THAT: “YOU CAN BE TOO SMART FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.”
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AS A PERSON AWAKENS,
THEIR SO-CALLED, “PERSONALITY” BECOMES LESS AND LESS OF A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN THEIR LIFE.
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IF YOU PASSIVELY ACCEPT THE WORDS AND PICTURES NATURALLY TURNED OUT BY YOUR FRONTAL LOBES
YOU WILL CONNECTIVE OF YOU HAVING WITHIN YOU A PERSONAL “SELF” THAT IS NON-PHYSICAL IN NATURE,
WHICH IS A DEMONSTRATIVE ERROR.
IN ADDITION TO YOUR MUSCULAR AND VISCERAL ACTIVITIES
YOU ALSO HAVE ELECTROCHEMCIAL ONES,
SOME OF WHICH EVENTUALLY REACH THE NEWER PARTS OF YOUR BRAIN,
(THE FRONTAL LOBES),
AN ACTIVITY THAT PRODUCES WHAT MEN LABEL AS, “CONSCIOUSNESS” —
— EACH MAN’S OWN, “INDIVIDUAL CONSCIOUSNESS”,
WHICH IS TRUE INSOFAR AS THE ACTIVITY IS CERTAINLY OCCURRING
IN HIM INDIVIDUALLY,
BUT SOME OF WHAT IT SAYS TO ITSELF — ABOUT ITSELF —
CAN BE PHYSICALLY SHOWN AS BEING ERRONEOUS.
ALSO OF NOTE: WHAT MEN CALL THEIR “CONSCIOUSNESS” HAS BEEN SO NAMED, IDENTIFIED AND DESCRIBED BY THIS CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF. (CAN ANYONE SPELL: “SELF-REFERENTIAL” ?
A FROG LIVING ALONE CAN TELL HIMSELF THAT THE SOUNDS HE MAKES ARE CHIRPS, AND IS IN NO POSITION TO DOUBT THAT HE CHIRPS,
FOR IN ONE VALID SENSE — HE DOES CHIRP IF HE HAS NO BASIS ON WHICH TO COMPARE HIS CROAKS WITH OTHER SOUNDS,
IN A FOREST, WHEN A TREE FALLS AND NO ONE IS THERE TO HEAR IT,
THE TREE CAN CALL THE NOISE IT MAKES WHEN IT HITS THE GROUND, “GUSTOFFO”!, OR, “GERONIMO”, OR, “HI HO”!, FOR INSTANCE INSTEAD OF “CRASH” OR “BOOM”.ETC.
TO FINALLY REALIZE WHAT WANTING TO AWAKEN IS ACTUALLY ALL ABOUT IS NOT ALL THAT DIFFICULT,
BUT GETTING YOURSELF TO STOP “WANTING IT” IS ….WELL…
A TAD TRICKIER, SHALL WE SAY?! … AND, SURE, WHY NOT?!.
WHO IS THERE IN US TO STOP OR CONTRADICT US”” WELL…SAVE FOR THAT
SAME OLD FRONTAL-LOBE-GENERATED-ILLUSION — BUT, WHAT THE HEY?!, AFTER ALL, IT IS OUR OWN PERSONAL ILLUSION, WHAT?!
ONE MAN HAS A SECRET MOTTO THAT IS AIMED AT HIS OWN CONSCIOUSNESS, WHICH SAYS: “DON’T PATRONIZE ME WHEN I CATCH YOU AT IT, RED HANDED.”
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A POEM
THINKING ABOUT THINKING,
BREATHING ABOUT BREATHING,
DIGESTING ABOUT DIGESTING, AND,
CIRCULATING ABOUT CIRCULATING.
…TELL ME PLEASE:
JUST WHAT SORT OF RUBBISH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?!
OLD VERSE: NEW VERSION
OH WHAT A DEVILISH WEB WE WEAVE,
WHEN OUR THOUGHTS LEAD US TO BELIEVE,
THAT ABOUT THEMSELVES, THEY CAN CONCEIVE,
…WHICH IS THE CAUSE OF: “THE MYSTIC’S MIGRAINE”,
LET’S FACE IT: NO ONE, BREATHES ABOUT BREATHING, OR, DIGESTS ABOUT DIGESTING, OR, CIRCULATES AND CIRCULATION:
FOR ONE THING: THERE’S NO NEED TO,
AND FOR ANOTHER, EVEN COULD YOU DO SUCH THINGS, NO PURPOSE WOULD BE SERVED.
….SO:
WHY DO DOME PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO,
“THINK ABOUT THEIR THINKING”?! — SIMPLE:
THEIR THINKIN’ MADE ‘EM DO IT,
WHEN MOLECULAR ACTION IN THE FRONTAL LOBES SPEAKS,
CONSCIOUSNESS AND ITS HOST HUMAN, LISTEN:
WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS SPEAKS, IT HAS ONLY ITSELF AS A LISTENER — AND, CAPTIVE AUDIENCES ARE NOT KNOW FOR THEIR”INDEPENDENT INTELLIGENCE”.
WHEN YOU HAVE NO CHOICE IN A MATTER — ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, AND NOTHING SHOULD COME AS A SURPRISE.
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WE ARE “CONSCIOUS” BECAUSE OUR FRONTAL LOBE CONSCIOUSNESS SAYS THAT WE ARE,
AND WITH THE MYSTICALLY INCLINED, THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS SAYS TO THEM THAT
THEY ARE NOT CONSCIOUS ENOUGH —
BUT I PUT IT TO YOU: WHEN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS TELLS YOU THIS
WHAT ELSE IS THERE IN YOUR CORTICAL FUNCTIONS TO QUESTION THE ASSERTION,
OR SAY OTHERWISE?! — THERE IS NOTHING!,
AND FROM ONE VIEW, THAT IS WHAT”WANTING-TO-AWAKEN” IS ALL ABOUT:
THE DESIRE TO HAVE A “SOMETHING ELSE” IN THE CONSCIOUS OPERATIONS
OF OUR BRAIN.
WOULD-BE MYSTICS AREN’T SIMPLY PEOPLE WITH SILLY TURBANS ON THEIR HEAD:
THEY ARE IN REALITY, (KNOWINGLY OR NOT),
MEN ATTEMPTING THE VERY ACT OF CREATION:
ATTEMPTING TO SOMEHOW PRODUCE WITHIN THEIR OWN NERVOUS SYSTEM
SOME SORT OF “NEW”, OR AT LEAST NOT. CURRENTLY PRESENT FORM OF
FRONTAL LOBE, CONSCIOUSNESS,
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THE WOULD-BE ENLIGHTENED BEGIN BY STUDYING, RELIGION: THEN MYSTICISM: THEN PSYCHOLOGY: THEN BIOLOGY: THEN CHEMISTRY, AND EVENTUALLY, PHYSICS, SINCE, AT THE END OF THE DAY-AND-SEARCH,
ALL THAT WE ARE IS EXPLAINED BEST BY PHYSICS, (FOR THOSE OF ACUTE, SUBJECTIVE-FREE, NON-PREJUDICIAL FRONTAL LOBE ALERTNESS).
NOTE: NO DESCRIPTION WILL EVER ADEQUATELY PORTRAY THE UNIQUE INNER WORLD OF MAN’S CONSCIOUSNESS SAVE ONE BASED ON THE MOLECULAR ACTIVITY OF HIS NERVOUS. SYSTEM.
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EN ALL ROUTINE PURSUITS: YOU START AT THE BOTTOM AND WORK YOUR WAY UP:
YOU BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING AND MOVE YOURSELF FORWARD,
BUT IN TRYING TO MAKE CONSCIOUSNESS WORK ON ITSELF
WHAT HAPPENS IS THIS:
YOU START AT THE FINISH LINE,
THEN WORK YOURSELF SIDEWAYS — AROUND AND AROUND UNTIL
YOU GET SO DIZZY THAT YOU FINALLY COLLAPSE BACK ON THE FINISH LINE
WHERE YOU STARTED,
THE ULTIMATE, “CONSERVATION OF ENERGY” IS IN THE REALIZATION THAT YOU HAVE EXPENDED NONE:
OR:”THE SHORTEST WAY HOME IS TO REALIZE YOU’RE ALREADY THERE”.
CONCLUSION: NOTHING COMPARES — NOTHING EVEN COMES CLOSE TO
SEEING THINGS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO BE FREED FROM WANTING TO SEE THEM, (CALLED BY THE CRUDE: “WAKING UP TO THE TRUTH”.)
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ANOTHER DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO MAJOR FOOD GROUPS:
WHILE ORDINARY YOUNGSTERS ARE PLAYING WITH THEIR SEXUAL PARTS,
THE MYSTICALLY INCLINED WILL NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR HANDS IN THEIR PANTS, BUT IN THE HEADS AS WELL.
“UGG! — IT SURE IS GOOEY IN HERE!”,
WELL NO ONE FORCED YOU TO PUT YOUR HAND IN THERE,
ANOTHER ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT BEING INVOLVED IN THIS SORT OF THING IS THAT YOU NEVER HAVE ANYONE TO BLAME….OR PRAISE…INCLUDING YOU.
THERE GOES A MAN WITH A DOG ON A LEASH: THERE GOES A MAN WITH A LOT ON HIS MIND:
THERE GOES EVERYONE WITH CONSCIOUSNESS STUCK TO THE FRONT OF THEIR BRAINS.
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FOR MANY YEARS WAS ONE MAN QUITE TAKEN BY BOOKS WITH TITLES SUCH AS: “THE IMITATION OF CHRIST”, “BEING LIKE BUDDHA”,
“MODELING YOURSELF ON MUHAMMAD”, (AND THE LIKE),
UNTIL HE DISCOVERED A TOME WITHIN HIMSELF: “THE IMITATION OF ME.”, THAT WAS BEING WRITTEN, MOMENT BY MOMENT BY HIS FRONTAL LOBES — AND WITH THE EARS OF HIS OWN CONSCIOUSNESS BEING ITS MOST LOYAL CONSUMER,
NOTE: ALTHOUGH OTHER PEOPLE WILL, FOR A MINUTE OR SO,
LISTEN TO YOUR LOBES SING THE PRAISES OF YOUR TOTAL ORGANISM,
NONE WILL SO FAITHFULLY LAP IT UP, DAY AFTER DAY, YEAR AFTER YEAR,
AS YOUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS,
WHICH IS ALSO THE ONE DOING THE PRAISING,
EFFICIENCY EXPERTS, EAT YOUR HEARTS AND STOP WATCHES OUT,
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BRINGING DOWN HIS GAVEL SHARPLY, STRUGGLING TO RETURN SOME ORDER
TO THE HEARING, THE CHAIRMAN LEANED CLOSE TO HIS MICROPHONE AND
SAID TO THE WITNESS: “I PUT IT TO YOU SIR, THAT LAST YEAR YOU TESTIFIED TO
ONE THING TO THIS COMMITTEE, AND SIX MONTHS AGO, YOU SAID SOMETHING ELSE,
AND HERE TO DAY YOU HAVE SAID SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AGAIN,
NOW WHAT I WANT TO KNOW SIR IS THIS: JUST HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU
SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT, EVEN IN CONTRADICTION TO WHAT YOU’VE SAID BEFORE?”,
AND THE WHOLE HEARING ROOM BROKE OUT IN SPONTANEOUS LAUGHTER
AT THE CHAIRMAN’S UNBELIEVABLY STUPID QUESTION,
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WHEN YOU’RE DIZZY, DISTRACTED, AND MENTALLY OUT-OF-SORTS: OUT-TO-LUNCH, OUT-OF-TOUCH, TRYING TO AWAKEN SEEMS TO BE A METAPHYSICAL ENDEAVOR,
AND A GOAL THAT IS MUCH, MUCH DISTANT FROM YOUR PRESENT, PITIFUL POSITION, BUT — IF YOU PUT YOUR AWARENESS OF THE MATTER ON A PURELY PHYSICAL BASIS WHERE IT BELONGS, YOUR EYES WILL LOCK BACK INTO CLEAR FOCUS: YOUR HEARING WILL RETURN TO NORMAL: YOUR BUNDLED, JUMBLED MENTAL ACTIVITY WILL
SHAKE ITSELF OUT NICELY INTO A MANAGEABLE AFFAIR, AND YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM IN GENERAL WILL STRAIGHT UP ITS SPINE AND SMILE.
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IF YOU WANT TO: STAY ASLEEP, CONFUSED, DELUDED AND ANNOYED THEN KEEP UP A METAPHYSICAL VIEW OF ALL THIS.
…SEE, THAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH BEING A “MYSTIC”
YOU WANT TO TAKE EVERYTHING TO BE SO…WELL….DAMN MYSTICAL — WHEN IT’S NOT
DIG IT: BUDDHA STARTED OUT AS A MYSTIC AND ENDED LIP AN AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC,
PROGRESS IS PROGRESS — NO MATTER HOW IT MAY BE DESCRIBED… YOU KNOW WHAT IT REALLY CONSISTS OF,
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCIENTISTS AND MYSTICS:
SCIENTISTS STUDY THE BRAIN WITH THE INTENT OF GAINING PHYSICAL INFORMATION
THEREOF, WHILE MYSTICS STUDY THE BRAIN. METAPHORICALLY’
(CALLING IT THE “MIND”, OR “CONSCIOUSNESS’! OR “SPIRIT”).
WITH AN AIM THAT NONE OF THEM CAN EVEN BEGIN TO ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE;
A FAILURE ITSELF, WHICH CURIOUSLY NONE FIND WORTHY OF SCRUTINY,
QUESTION: WHAT IS ABOUT BEING HUMAN THAT MYSTICS DON’T WANT TO FACE UP TO
IN THE BEGINNING?’
AND HERE’S ANOTHER AT LEAST’ RHETORICAL ONE:
IS “WAKING UP” NOTHING MORE THAN FINALLY SEEING AND ACCEPTING HOW YOU,
— THE MYSTIC — HAVE SO LONG AND FAITHFULLY
FOOLED YOURSELF REGARDING A “CERTAIN MATTER”?
…IS THAT ALL THAT A REALIZED MYSTIC IS AT THE END OF THE PICNIC?!
IF YOU THINK OF A CERTAIN ACTIVITY OF YOUR BRAIN AS “CONSCIOUSNESS”, OR “THE MIND”.– THEN YOU’RE A GONER:
THINK OF THAT CERTAIN ACTIVITY IN YOUR BRAIN AS SIMPLY:
“A CERTAIN ACTIVITY IN MY BRAIN” AND YOU HAVE AN OUTSTANDING CHANCE OF ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING THAT FEW PEOPLE ARE EVEN AWARE EXISTS.
PUTTING A CERTAIN PHYSIOLOGICAL VIEW INTO VERBAL METAPHOR WE COULD SAY: BEING “ENLIGHTENED” IS WAKING UP EACH MORNING NEXT TO THAT CERTAIN PERSON WITH WHOM YOU’VE ALWAYS SLEPT, AND THINKING: “AH, THERE’S THAT CERTAIN PERSON NEXT TO ME WITH WHOM I’VE ALWAYS SLEPT.”
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METAPHORICAL THINKING SEES ONLY METAPHORS:
THINKING IN STRICTLY PHYSIOLOGICAL TERMS AFFORDS DIRECT SIGHT OF REALITY WITHOUT THE DISTORTING INTRUSION OF,
“I REFUSE TO LOOK AT IT HEAD ON”, METAPHORICAL THINKING,
UNREALIZED, METAPHORICAL THINKING MYSTICS ATTEMPT TO STUDY THE SUN VIA ITS REFLECTED IMAGE;
BE A SCIENTIST, DAMMIT — LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN —
THAT’S THE EFFICIENT MAN’S WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT,