Jan Cox Talk 2446

To Live in Delusion Is to Enjoy a Good Story More Than You Do the Action Indicated by It

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COPYRIGHT 1999: JAN COX

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A MONSTER ONCE ROAMED A CERTAIN LAND, AND MUCH ANNOYED THE INHABITANT,
WHO TRIED MANY MEANS TO RID HIMSELF OF THE VEXATION.
HE FIRST TRIED STARING IT DOWN — BUT TO NO AVAIL;
HE THEN TRIED TO FRIGHTEN IT AWAY BY A CONSTANT BARRAGE OF UNEXPECTED NOISES —
— BUT STILL, NO LUCK; ME. THEN TRIED SEVERAL METHODS INTENDED TO IMMOBILIZE IT,
BUT WITH NO SUCCESS, AND FINALLY EVEN TRIED TO REASON WITH IT.
TO GET IT TO STOP BOTHERING HIM, BUT FAILED AGAIN,
THEN AFTER MANY YEARS OF FRUITLESS EFFORTS, HE STUMBLED ON THE WAY TO
HANDLE THE MONSTER; ,WHENEVER HE’D SEE THE BEAST APPROACHING HIM, HE’D SMILE,
AND HOLD OUT HIS ARMS AND EMBRACE IT — AND THAT SETTLED THAT!
(BY THE BY: EVEN THOUGH THIS TECHNIQUE RESOLVED HIS PROBLEM WITH THE MONSTER, HE EVENTUALLY REDUCED THE EMBRACE TO JUST ABSENT-MINDEDLY – HOLDING ITS HAND.,
AND FINALLY ABANDONED EVEN THAT WHEN HE LEARNED TO PRETTY MUCH IGNORE .
THE CREATURE, AND COEXIST WITH IT.
HISTORY’S RENOWNED MYSTICAL SAGES ARE REALLY NOTHING MORE THAN
COMMON STORY TELLERS, ALTHOUGH THEY TELL STORIES CONCERNING A MATTER THAT
IS MOST UN-COMMON. EACH MAN’S PLOT TO ACHIEVE A NEW STATE OF MIND
IS BUT HIS OWN SUCH STORY TELLING TO HIMSELF WITH THE ATTEMPT TO 7- .BRING. IT TO LIFE.
SOME ONE ASKED A’MYSTIC: “WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR A MAN TO WANT ENLIGHTENMENT?”, AND HE REPLIED: “HE MUST EITHER: BE A GOOD STORY TELLER — OR ELSE LOVE A GOOD STORY.”
To LIVE IN DELUSION IS TO ENJOY A GOOD STORY MORE THAN YOU DO THE ACTION INDICATED BY IT,
THERE BE NO SCIENTIFIC ACCOUNTING FOR THE MIND.– NEITHER A POETIC ONE. YET PRESENTED IN THE LATTER FORM, MEN FIND THE ATTEMPT THE MORE PLEASING OF THE TWO,
IN SOME MEN, THE HEAD HAS A HEART, AND MYSTICAL TALES GIVES TO IT A WARMTH AND PLEASURE NOT THROUGH OTHER VERBAL FORMS AVAILABLE,
PERHAPS IN TRUTH, THE ONLY ROLE POSSIBLE AND PROPER FOR THE MYSTICAL SAGE IS TO SPEAK WORDS THAT CUT THE MIND LOSE ITS COMMON BONDS, AND SET IT FREE TO WONDROUSLY SOAR.