Ordinary Men Are Always–“On the Way to Somewhere,” While Those Who Know What’s Going on Never Leave Home…
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Keywords = Concentrate, Deluded, Delusions, Echo , Rivers, illusion of control
OKAY, HERE’S ANOTHER OF THOSE ANNYOING LITTLE FACTS THAT MAY BE REALIZED ONLY BY YOU AND ME, (NOW:THAT I’M TELLING YOU):
IT DOESN’T ULTIMATELY MATTER WHETHER THERE IS ACTUALLY SUCH A THING AS, “AWAKENING”
AS LONG AS YOU VIGOROUSLY PURSUE IT FOR AN ADEQUATE PERIOD OF TIME, (AND DON’T GET DROWNED IN IT),, YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU WANTED ANY.WAY.
A MAN WITH A DOG’ A CANARY., OR A RAT IN HIS HOUSE WILL NEVER CATCH ON TO WHAT’S GOING ON.
….WELL, MORE EXACTLY: IF HE CONTINUES TO PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THEM.
SIMPLE SEEKERS THINK THAT THEY’RE BEING MISLEAD BY THE DELUSION OF THE WORLD…. ….OR BY EVIL FORECES….OR BY FATE, OR THEIR OWN KARMA)
THE ALERT MAN DISCOVERS THAT ONLY THE THOUGHTS IN HIS BRAIN DO THIS JOB.
RETURNING FROM A DAY IN THE WORLD,
A FATHER SAID TO HIS SON: “TODAY I ENCOUNTERED A MOST IMPRESSIVE SIGHT:
I SAVA MAN WHO COULD ENDLESSLY PAT HIS HEAD WHILE RUBBING HIS STOMACH,
AND AT THE SAME TIME PLAY YOU A CHESS GAME IN HIS HEAD.”,
“WOW!”, RESPONDED THE LAD, “WAS HE AWAKE?”, HE ASKED,
AND THE ELDER’S HEAD JERKED UP IN SUPRISE:
“HUH!, YOU KNOW, I DIDN’T EVEN THINK OF THAT — WHICH OFFERS THE LESSON:
YOU CAN’T LET YOUR ATTENTION BE ENCHANTED BY EXTERNALS)
AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUT THOUGHT TO ANY PROFITABLE USE.”
WHEN A MAN IS IN THE ORDINARY STATE OF MIND
HIS THOUGHTS ARE LIKE A LITTLE BOAT RIDING ATOP , EVER ROLLING WAVES:
CONTINUALLY BOBBING UP AND DOWN;
SLIDING FOWARD THEN BACK,
BUT NEVER ACTUALLY GOING ANY WHERE.
THE REASON,CERTAIN BRAINS (OR, “MEN” IF YOU PREFER), ARE DRAWN TO THE
ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC LIFE IS THAT SUCH AFFORDS THEM THE REQUIRED REASON TO —
— CONCENTRATE THEIR:THOUGHTS,
A ACT THAT UNDER ROUTINE, EVERYDAY CONDITIONS MEN FIND TO RANGE FROM THE
MERELY ANNOYING TO THE DOWNRIGHT DISTASTEFUL.
WITHOUT THERE BEING A SPECIFIC, USEFUL REASON IT CAN ACCEPT AS SUCH, THE BRAIN
IS_NOT NATURALLY GIVEN TO CONCENTRATING ITS THOUGHTS ON ONE SUBJECT FOR EXTENDED
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THEN THERE’S THIS GUY,(WHO LIVES DOWN THE STREET FROM SOME MOUNTAINS), WHO DEVELOPED HIS OWN PRIVATE APPROACH TO ACHIEVING THE GOAL:
HE SAYS: “DON’T RESPOND TO ANYTHING BUT BEING PHYSICALLY TOUCHED.
DON’T RESPOND TO ANYTHING ANYONE SAYS OR DOES.”, AND THAT IS HIS METHOD.
TRUTH IS: WHAT HE’S DESCRIBING IS A MIND THAT KNOWS WHAT’S GOING ON.
TURTH IS: IT’S REALLY TOUGH BEING INDEPENDENT WHEN YOU AND EVERYTHING ELSE ARE ALL PART OF THE SAME ONE THING.
EVERY DAY ONE FATHER WOULD ASK HIS SON A NEW QUESTION,
AND IF THE BOY HESITATED AT ALL BEFORE RESPONDING,THE ELDER WOULD SLAP HIM; .
ON DAYS WHEN THE LAD WOULD RESPOND IMMEDIATELY TO THE QUESTION, THE OLD MAN WOULD KICK HIM;
HE TOLD THE BOY TO NEVER BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN TELL WHERE ANYTHING IS COMING FROM ….SINCE THERE IS NO “FROM”.
ONE MAN WOULD SHOUT INTO AN ECHO CANYON FOR FUN, THINKING THAT HIS SHOUTING WAS THE CAUSE OF THE ECHO
WHEREAS IT WAS THE EXISTANCE OF THE ECHO CANYON THAT CAUSED HIM TO SHOUT.
(TRY CONVEYING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS TO AN ORDINARY MIND…. ….IF YOU’VE_RUN COMPLETELY OUT OF OTHER WAYS TO WASTE YOUR TIME.)
MENS’ PERSISTANCE IN TELLING HOW THEY FEEL
IS THE BRAIN’S ATTEMPT — THRU THE USE OF WORDS —
TO GIVE THOUGHTS THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY CAN
OVERCOME — OR AT LEAST, PARTIALLY NEUTRALIZE — THE POWER OF FEELINGS.
(THOSE WITHOUT A CLEAR COMPREHENSION OF HOW THE BRAIN WORKS WILL NEVER HAVE A FULL APPRECIATION OF THE WORD, “DEVIOUS”…. ….OR, “DETERMINED” — OR, “DAZZLING”.)
A FATHER SAID TO HIS SON: “You WOULD BE HELPED GREATLY ON YOUR TREK TOWARD THE GOAL IF YOU WOULD LISTEN UNDISTRACTED TO EACH AND EVERY WORD YOU SPEAK.”
SOME YEARS LATER AFTER USEFULLY EMPLOYING THIS METHOD,IN THE MANNER SUGGESTED,
THE BOY GRADUALLY REALIZED THE BENEFIT IN ALSO APPLYING IT TO THE THOUGHTS THAT HIS BRAIN PRESENTED TO BE THOUGHT.
A MAN VISITED AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST WITH AN UNEXPECTED ACCOUNT, (ACCOUNTED HE): “FOR MOST OF MY LIFE I HAVE SOUGHT — “THE ENLIGHTENED STATE OF MIND” -BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS
SO WHAT I WOULD NOW LIKE IS FOR YOU TO FIX MY EYES SO THAT ONE OF THEM IS ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE OTHER ONE.”,
(A REQUEST WHICH DAMN NEAR GAVE ENLIGHTENMENT TO AN EAVESDROPPING NURSE.)
AND NOW SOME: “PHYSICS NEWS”:
EVERYONE WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT “BEING AWAKE” MEANS — IF “MOTION” WAS NOT SUCH A STICKLER FOR ITS
ORDINARY MEN ARE ALWAYS — “ON THE WAY TO SOME WHERE” WHILE THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON NEVER LEAVE HOME.
ONE DAY AS THE UNIVERSE WAS SITTING IN THE MEDITATIVE POSTION TRYING TO CONTEMPLATE ITS NAVEL, IT THOUGHT:
“WHAT IS IT THAT HUMANS GET OUT OF THIS9I ” (ONE OF THE MORTAL ADVANTAGES IS
THAT WE CAN KNOW WHILE THE UNIVERSE CAN’T, [ALSO KNOWN AS:”THE GREAT ILLUSIONARY
Key Words and Phrases by EHW
Talk 2508 Ordinary men are always “on the way somewhere,” while those who know what’s going on, never leave home.
News Items read by Jan: 2024-11-16 plus other unnamed News items and Jan’s Commentaries:
Begins with leading idea of the brain’s activities:
Consider what’s going on with the brain: it is captivated by its own inventions.
The brain makes up everything: The idea of God, an After-Life, etc…
The brain’s got to know what it’s doing…these ideas of God, religion, After-Life, that fascinate humanity…
From News Items: (focus on mystical misconceptions…?)
The concept of “Concentration” (in the mystical practice…)
A man who took up being a mystic still lives by the race track and yet no longer hears the noise…
A man (wanting to be “Liberated”) went to a neurosurgeon and ask him to cut out parts of his brain… but which parts? He did not know…
To aim at a namable target…is to be sure of missing it…as you must single it out…;
Separating (the thing named) from its Environment, guarantees you will never grasp its full nature.
The man who used the “I DON’T GET IT” (statement) as his sole mystical method(since everybody else, 6 million people on this planet do get it ???)
One reason we are run by Feelings rather than Thoughts, is that Feelings are faster…
The Talking leaves of the Tack-wood Tree…have fine sport mocking the lowly Roots…
Fashion tip: a man who does not appreciate the role of Feelings, should not look down and scoff at his own shoes…
Good Mystics are not in a day made… you have to break a plethora of misconceptions…
Looking Directly, unflinchingly, impersonally, at the Creature (making the din of noise)…(the brain)
The man who would only read mystical books written by an author whose name he could not pronounce…
The ultimate ridiculous-ness: to move to a foreign land where you would never know what anyone was saying and thus thinking…
A man with a dog, a canary or a rat in his house, will never catch on…if he continues to pay attention to them.
Simple seekers think they are being misled by the delusions of the “World”…;
The Alert man realizes that only the thoughts in his own brain (do the misleading…)
Being “Deluded” was a (historically expressed) synonym for Being Asleep.. (Vedic literature etc.)
Story of Jesus going into the Temple and raising hell, as it had become a place doing Business, lending money etc. (delusional activity in regard to stated purpose of Temple)
If you are one of the Few, early on, you became a social critic (you noticed something amiss…)
Your wit, by your teenage years (if you are one of the Few) had already seen the irony…
You read the mystical literature and heard the word “Deluded” and agree…man is deluded; but you have to get past this point…
The only delusions, mis-directions, etc. come from your brain and the thoughts it produces…
You can’t let your attention be Enchanted By Externals and still retain the ability to put thoughts to any profitable use…
The reason certain brains are drawn to the academic/scientific life, is that it allows them to concentrate their thoughts…( for prolonged intervals)
The brain is not naturally given to concentrate its thoughts on one subject for extensive periods…
One man, living near the mountains, had one method: don’t respond to ANYTHING except, being physically touched…do not respond to anything anyone says or does…
You can never tell where something is coming from, since there is no From…
The Echo Canyon…it was its existence (it being there) that made the man shout into it…
The Environment causes you to do things…
Rivers cause you to pollute them…(by being there) (for you to pollute to begin with…)
Life causes men to make scientific laws (attempting to describe Life)
Everything that humans do, the Universe makes them do…
Men’s persistence in telling how they Feel, is the brains attempt, by use of words, to give thoughts the impression that they can overcome or partially neutralize the power of Feeling…
Those who don’t know how the brain works, will never have a full appreciation of the words devious, or determined or dazzling…
(Father to son:) Listen un-distracted, to each and every word you speak…(as Method) to goal you seek..
People talking about how they Feel, almost continuously…strangers at bus stops, grocery stores etc. (to what purpose?)
By talking about how they feel...people have the delusion that thoughts have power, strength, that thoughts do not have…
Talking or writing gives thoughts the illusion of control…allowing Thoughts to display their existence:
Politics, Religion, Sports; the arguments, the pitch, the fever, the debate…how else do Thoughts exhibit that they have any potency…
The “heroic epic” that highly developed men do not talk about how they feel…Jesus being crucified… (why would he not talk…)
Socrates taking the Hemlock…
A man to the ophthalmologist…”fix my eyes so that one of them is always looking at the other one…”
Look at what you personally, take as your state of Being Asleep, and just Look at It, unflinchingly…
If you could Be Impersonal, about you, (from the Cortex up) you would Wake Up very quickly…
How would/could you Teach someone to be Impersonal?…(you can’t. They have to figure it out.)
With age, people naturally take themselves less personally…it’s not “being wiser”…but just running out of energy… Becoming impotent, frightened, too tired to fight…indifferent.