The Mind Is Troubled Without a Problem to Solve
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
Liken thoughts to the birds that forage on the backs of rhinos, and who are finding no bugs to eat on a given day: unease accrues to both species. The mind is usually troubled w/o a problem to solve. Thoughts range aimlessly—in fruitless pursuit of their meat, creating mischief. Such thinking is the source of all brain-dissatisfaction. To realize that “I am not my thoughts” is the first step to liberation. (36:38) #3256
Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)
THE UNKNOWING CAN ONLY BE FOOLED BY THEMSELVES
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The Revealing Of The Joke For Those With An Expansive You
JANUARY 28, 2005 © 2005: JAN COX
A father said to a son:
“Look at the crowds at a car race, a hit movie, or some political or religious event
while pondering the notion that man is free.”
The forum’s featured speaker so addressed the assembled:
“Ordinary men do not pursue their ordinary activities because of desire for success, nor from fear of failure, but rather from something else,” and as he turned to leave the podium someone shouted out: “So what is it?” and he stopped long enough to reply: “No one knows: that’s why I get the big bucks to speak to dopes like you.”
Mused one guy: “If I could afford an ongoing, audible voice-over to my life
like the animals on tv nature programs have, people would pay attention to me too.”
Once you realize what’s really going on you can see the machinery of ordinary men’s minds working as they speak and it is in no wise thinking.
Men wired up a particular way (but not sufficiently so to ever wake-up)
often want to help others materially;
in fact if it weren’t for enlightenment failures, organized charitable activities
and professional do-gooders wouldn’t exist.
Today’s Jump-Start Question.
Can you pay so much attention to a thing that you become part of it?
(Hint: Even if you immediately feel there is a meaningful response to this,
look at the question again: Isn’t it actually ridiculous?! Is it?!)
All ordinary people take life personally, but they do so while taking into account only two-thirds of the forces involved in Life; so even if you have been mistreated,
you don’t have sufficient evidence to so conclude.
(“That’s okay by me: I’d rather be able to complain than be justified in my complaints:
and that my friend, is the homo sapiens’ way.”)
Nothing causes anything, but not to be concerned: everything causes anything.
No matter how many ships are ready to sail away – there is always but one sea.
(“You’re really talking about thoughts and consciousness, correct?!”
A man on the dock with questions is like a pelican with a briefcase.)
The ordinary appear to make constant, though ephemeral decisions,
while the few conduct a continual survey of all possibilities.
There is no true question regarding birth vs. environment;
it is really a matter of form & energy, nouns & verbs.
“Thoughts & consciousness?”
Thoughts & consciousness.
Humanity’s Bunco Update.
Only the few are not frauds;
only the man-who-knows is sufficiently silent & invisible as to not be misleading.
(“So you’re saying that the way to not deceive yourself
is to not be around whenever your gullible side is?”
An interesting way to put it.)
There is built-in leeway in everyone’s fundamental key; the few however have need
for their nervous-system not to be constantly destabilized by every passing note.
What a beautiful harbor – what a number of unkempt boats vying for space.
Never look back – nothing is gaining on you back there but inverted reflections of what you fear up ahead.
Only a nervous-system attracted to its own tower of babble can be apprehensive outside the instant moment;
thus is there a kind of magical protection possible in man’s realm of time.
(“So I don’t actually have to go TO Merlin’s Cave – just to it NOW?!”
You indeed can turn an apt phrase.)
One man used to congratulate his self —
until he finally realized who he was talking to! Jimminee yimminee! Yuckidee huckidee.
The special-investigator must see the uselessness of going along with the
inner flow that naturally occurs in him:
you either see it, or you be it.
Said a man: “Men say you are what you eat, but I say: ‘Vice versa to you!’ – in fact
and furthermore: ‘Vice versa to what I just said!’” So said one man.
A father said to a son:
“The tricks I give you are like special maps which seem to have a primary purpose
and destination, but there is also a secondary purpose and place which you must discover through your own inner effort and travel.”
Consciousness is like a magnetized field: a screen on which energy seeks form.
If nothing else: Man is a specialized medium.
Man’s normal neural state is the result of his nervous-system energy reaching its final form in his Yellow Circuit which then produces the workable “I” that appears on the screen of consciousness and seems to speak for him and his (quote) understanding.
(This world’s grandest and most efficient illusion.)
Consciousness is not the information on the screen – consciousness IS the screen;
what those of standard wiring cannot grasp is that while the book is real,
the tales in it are not.
As neural energy seeks its final form in routine brains it goes through a particular process to become part of retrievable memory;
the mind will say it, then record it, and ultimately be it;
for the man trying-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-things this however is a form of
slow cerebral suicide;
for the few: If it was sufficiently interesting when it happened –
it is worthy of now being forgotten.
(“You didn’t mention the forgetting of the thing that remembers.”
You either learn the machinery of human existence,
or you remain just a blind component thereof.
In musical terms: what seems to be each person’s individual personality is like a
chord consisting of three notes, one of which — for any extraordinary gain in understanding to occur — must be changed – and only you can do it.
By greater understanding – which is achieved via a relentless, internal nosing-around.)
Success for the certain-man is when there is no longer the trace of a struggle;
this comes to be when your “I” in its many forms and voices
has become irrelevant to you;
the required initial investigation is a stunning struggle, but never lose track that:
The ultimate struggle of the few is to put an end to all needless struggles.