Every Question About the Internal World Is Invented & Meaningless
The following recordings are from Jan’s final years, when his voice was diminished and he spoke in a low whisper. Some listeners may find these tapes hard to listen to, or difficult to understand. Thus, as another option, transcripts are being made and will be posted.
Otherwise, turn up the volume and enjoy! Those who carefully listened to Jan during this period consider that he spoke plainly and directly to the matter at hand, “pulling out all the stops,” as he understood that these were to be his last messages to his groups, and to posterity.
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Notes by TK
Mind makes up mysteries and leads man into unbelievable behaviors (e.g., human sacrifice to gods). The mind creates questions that it cannot answer (e.g., is there life after death?). Does the mind know that it creates questions it can’t answer? How can it not? The greater the continuing awareness of this reality, of the nonexistence of the intangible world, the less importance it has to one so aware. Every question about the internal world is invented and meaningless. (55:47) #3215
Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)
IN PRISON YOU NEVER CAN TELL HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TO THE WALLS
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To Internal Outliers It Doesn’t Matter Anyway
OCTOBER 20, 2004 © 2004: JAN COX
One man insists: “To properly study History you’ve got to be-aggressive!”
(Then adds: “And god help you if I ever get around to Psychology.”)
The Statement: Everything is ultimately ironic.
The Question: How to salvage this statement?
A student of all life forms notes: “If it ain’t human – it can’t be offensive –
A broker brooded:
“If you could: would you move next door to a nervous system revolutionist?” –
and his consciousness said: “Are you talking to me?”
As they sat watching TV and playing with lighter fluid and matches,
one kid said to another:
“Do you know why adults love comedies involving men in positions of authority?”
“’Cause they realize that the dumb have to try to seem serious.”
“Sounds right to me,” said his pal, making a striking motion.
Notes a chap: “The great thing about what happened in the past is that
it will stay there (unless you’re conscious).”
“So are you saying that a man in a coma would have no history?”
“Well, even if he did, at least he has the decency not to go on about it.”
Reflected a guy to his dog: “Just imagine it: a world without adjectives.”
The Game Revised.
The Statement: Everything in man’s second reality is ultimately ironic.
The Question: How to salvage this statement? – you can’t:
that’s the nature of things there.
The Conclusion: Stop being a dunce and recognize it.
On one world things can be as wrong as you are.
(“At no additional cost?”
“Hey!” he cautioned, “you’re standing awfully close to unscheduled desire.”
Initially, the make-believe games of childhood were not for mere play,
but rather as preparation for future days in adult’s second reality.
(“You see my boy: over there, pretending that up is down actually works.”
“Come on paw – you’re shittin’ me now.”)
On one world things can be as straight-up as you are.
Infectious Disease Update.
A man with problems will give you problems.
(No one in the city likes to think about this, what with the shortage of dance partners and all.)
And this e-mail just in:
“I for one resent hearing consciousness referred to as a disease.
Yours For Better Hental Meath,” etc.
Reassurance For Those In The City Life.
As long as the sun warms your inner-Broadway – the play-doctor is in.
Legend says that the instruction book that originally came with man noted:
“An individually expanded consciousness is a proper replacement for all institutions and beliefs.”
(“Well Boy Wonder – we’ve come a long way since then.”)
The Royal Philosopher nudged the King and whispered:
“That’s why it is always safer (and much more enjoyable) to attack another
political kingdom than it is a so called spiritual one.”
Query Of Court.
If the ship-of-state was going down,
who would a real-deal ruler toss overboard first: his Priest or Jester?
(If you answered this, don’t wait for a prize: the answer IS the reward.)
On one world things can be as bright as you are.
(“Pardon: you keep saying: ‘as-you-are,’ don’t you mean: as consciousness is!?”
That’s a given.
Mr. Advice received the following letter:
“Why are there so many popular books regarding: how to be your own best friend? I don’t get it – what am I missing?”
“Dear Sir: From the city perspective: Something quite significant.
P.S. Don’t sweat it.”
Expansion Of An Earlier Story.
Institutions with problems can give everybody problems.
(And why not a Fact):
From the few’s view: ALL institutions have problems.
Regarding Regal Dominance.
There is a sovereignty to silence – but which can be overthrown by a single word.
Shaky kingdoms are full of many voices.
“But doesn’t that just represent a healthy multifaceted populace?”
In ordinary circumstances, yes; for the rebel’s purpose, it reflects insanity.
Another communiqué to Mr. Advice:
“Can a one eyed creature be its own best friend?”
“Sir: How can one with concentrated sight not be immensely pleased to be
amidst his own good company!?”