Jan Cox Talk 2489

What Enlightenment Does Is Set You Free from Wanting to Be Enlightened…

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2013-1
PREVIOUSLY, SOME HAVE REFERRED TO THE GOAL OF OUR EFFORTS,
THE AIM OF OUR INTERESTS THUS:
“To GET TO KNOW THAT ONE THING, KNOWING WHICH, WE SHALL KNOW ALL.”,
WHICH I SIMPLER PUT, THUS:
“To GET TO KNOW THAT WHICH DOES THE KNOWING — THE MIND.”
KNOW THE MIND AND YOU KNOW ALL THAT CAN BE KNOWN — SINCE ALL THAT CAN BE KNOWN WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE MIND.
ERGO: KNOW THE MIND, AND KNOW ALL.
AND A FELLOW INQUIRES: “WHERE MIGHT I GO TO STUDY THE MIND?”. ….(SHOULD I DIRECT HIM TO TIBET, OR TO STANFORD?)

2013-2
IF YOU WANT A VIEW AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF
LOOK AT A DOG’S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS WORLD;
HE OBVIOUSLY HAS A NERVOUS SYSTEM AWARENESS-OF, AND INTEREST-IN HIS ENVIRONMENT,
(AS DIRECTED BY THE PARTICULAR GENETIC SCHEMATIC OF HIS SPECIES),
BUT WHAT HE LACKS IS ANY DESIRE TO ALTER IT.
HE SIMPLY REACTS TO IT AS HE FINDS IT AND AS HE IS PROGRAMMED TO DO.
HE AND HIS ENVIRONMENT ARE LOCKED. IN A BELLY-TO-BELLY TANGO WITH NOT AN INCH OF SPACE BETWEEN THEM.
WITH HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS HOWEVER.• COMES A “SENSE-OF-SEPARATENESS”; MAN IS AWARE OF HIS ENVIRONMENT AS SOMETHING APART FROM HIM.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES POSSIBLE HIS ABILITY TO REARRANGE IT TO BETTER SUIT HIS NEEDS, AND ALSO, TO VARYING DEGREES, TO ALTER HIS OWN PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS THERETO.
ONLY A CREATURE WITH CONSCIOUSNESS, (AS IT IS KNOWN TO MAN), CAN DO SUCH THINGS, AND ONLY A CREATURE WITH CONSCIOUSNESS HAS A “SENSE-OF-SEPARATENESS” FROM THE PHYSICAL WORLD IN WHICH IT LIVES.
BASED ON THIS MODEL, I THEN NOTE:
THIS “SENSE-OF-SEPARATENESS” IS THE BASIS FOR ALL OF. THE VARIOUSLY-NAMED ILLS THAT PEOPLE SUCH AS WE CLAIM TO SUFFER.
THE VERY SITUATION THAT IS A BOON TO MANKIND IS TO A FEW — A BANE.

2013-3
THE GOAL BEYOND THE COMMONLY STATED ONE OF, “I WANT TO AWAKEN”, COULD BE THUS: To MERGE THE, “I DON’T WANNA BE ASLEEP.”, WITH THE REALITY OF WHAT IT IS TO BE “ASLEEP”, IN THAT SUCH A MERGER SETS YOU FREE.
OR: NIRVANA AND THE EVERYDAY WORLD BECOME ONE AND THE SAME.
OR: IN YOUR MIND: NIRVANA AND THE EVERYDAY WORLD BECOME ONE AND THE SAME.
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THOSE WHO SAY THAT “THE POWER OF ENLIGHTENMENT CAN BE USED EITHER FOR GOOD, OR FOR EVIL.” ARE IN NO WISE ENLIGHTENED AS TO WHAT’S GOING ON.
THE KNOWING-OF-ENLIGHTENMENT CAN’T IN TRUTH BE USED FOR MUCH OF ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR.
WHAT ENLIGHTENMENT DOES DO IS SET YOU FREE FROM FRETTING OVER WANTING-TO-BE ENLIGHTENED.
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THE ULTIMATE REALIZATION OF”WHAT’S-GOING-ON”IS LIKE THIS:
IT’S LIKE YOU HAVE HERETOFORE BEEN SITTING IN A CHAIR — LOOKING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, AND THE REALIZATION TURNS YOU IN THE PROPER ONE.
THUS, “BEING ASLEEP/DISORIENTED” IS IN YOU SITTING IN YOUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS, AND LOOKING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION TO EVER SEE WHAT’S ACTUALLY GOING ON.
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THE “QUEST-TO-KNOW” IS LIKE A LENGTHY SERIES OF ATTEMPTS TO OVERCOME CERTAIN NATURAL TENDENCIES:
TO”KNOW” IS TO BE FREE FROM SUCH ATTEMPTS.
ABOVE ALL: “To KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON” IS TO RECOGNIZE THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THAT WHICH IS POSSIBLE AND THAT WHICH IS OTHERWISE.
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THERE.IS NO USABLE MIDDLE-GROUND: EITHER, (FOR INSTANCE): THINK ONLY ABOUT THINKING, OR ABOUT THE VASTNESS OF THE UNIVERSE.

2013-4
You CAN’T REALLY TEACH SO-CALLED “MORALITY” TO THOSE NOT NATURAL SO) NOR DO YOU EVEN NEED TRY;
AND YOU HAVE TO DO IS WAIT
…AND EVENTUALLY THE “HORMONAL-SHIFT-OF-AGING” WILL TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.
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A GLARING IGNORANCE WITH WHICH MEN LIVE IS THAT THEY HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THOUGHT OPERATES, OR HOW THEIR THOUGHTS COME TO HAVE SPECIFIC MEANING TO THEM.
THEY LIVE AND THINK IN THE GRIP OF SUCH IGNORANCE,
AND IT’S — ASTOUNDING — INEXPLICABLE — UNTHINKABLE —
AND YET ‘TIS SO
….AND STILL IT WORKS.
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2013-5
ADDITIONAL GRAFFITI UNCOVERED ON THE WALLS OF THAT ABANDONED SCHOOL FOR KNOWING
I PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED:
ON ONE WALL ARE THESE WORDS:
“WHAT KEPT ME FROM GREATER PROGRESS IN MY”QUEST-TO-KNOW”
WAS MY THINKING-ABOUT-IT.”,
WHILE ON AN OPPOSITE WALL T’WAS WRITTEN:
“ALL THAT KEPT ME FROM DRIVING MYSELF CRAZY OVER MY LACK OF PROGRESS IN MY,
“QUEST-TO-KNOW” WAS MY THINKING-ABOUT-IT.”
Now THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW ARE WANT TO SAY THAT: “You CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.”, WHILE THOSE-WHO-KNOW REALIZE THAT AT ALL TIMES WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MIND, AND WITH THE MIND YOU CAN HAVE IT –“ANY WAY YOU WANT IT.”
…SEE, THAT’S HOW THE MIND IS….WHICH IS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE-WHO-DON’T-KNOW.

2013-6
ONE GUY PROPOSES:
“MEN USE THE PURSUIT OF ENLIGHTENMENT AS A WAY TO ESCAPE THE PRESENT MOMENT.
THEY TOTALLY “MADE UP” THE NOTION THAT A MAN CAN ACHIEVE SOME OTHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS SO AS TO SEND THEIR MIND OUT OF THE PRESENT ONE, AND FREE THEMSELVES FROM THE MENTAL, “HOW”.
THUS IN, “THINKING-ABOUT-THE-QUEST-TO-KNOW”
A MAN CAN BE BOTH…CLOSER AND FURTHER AWAY FROM KNOWING:
HE CAN CLAIM TO BE “STRUGGLING TO KNOW” WHILE USING THE COVER OF “STRUGGLING” TO KEEP HIS MIND: FAR FROM THE REALITY OF THE EVER PRESENT MOMENT.
WHAT IF THIS IS WHAT THE WHOLE THING IS ABOUT?,
THAT THOSE WHO SAY THAT THEY SEEK TO AWAKEN ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE SIMPLY NOT ABLE TO NATURALLY SLEEP AS COMFORTABLY AS EVERYONE ELSE..
…AND RATHER THAN “WANTING-TO-AWAKEN”
WHAT THEY REALLY DESIRE IS TO — “SLEEP-MORE-SOUNDLY” —
AND BY CONJURING UP THE NOTION OF “WAKING UP” THEY HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES
SOMETHING.TO.THINK. ABOUT. (i DISTRACT THEM, AND THUS PROMOTE A –
BETTER STATE OF SLEEP.
LOOK AT IT — WHAT A CONCEPT! CLAIMING YOU, “WANT TO WAKE UP” AS A WAY TO SOUNDER SLEEP.”