Jan Cox Talk 3289

A Rebel Cow Never Thinks About What The Herd Is Thinking


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

All commentary is utterly predictable and pro forma. Everybody thinks about the same subjects and has one of only a few available “takes” on them. The Tao Te Ching however, was from thinking–NOT the reflection of any extant thought. (39.57) #3289

Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)

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Re-Charging The Inner Atmosphere For The Discriminating Outlier
APRIL 20, 2005 © 2005 JAN COX

Everyone’s ultimate fantasy has a phone number,
(good thing ordinary men don’t know that it’s a local call).
Due to a natural condition, everyone’s brain is uneasy and in essence says:
“There is something significant that I don’t know,” when the more precise
telling would be: “There is something significant that I don’t DO,”
and that something is — think — think, not as it is known to ordinary men,
but think as is possible for a few men’s brains;
indeed, seen from a higher plateau, all the notions of waking-up,
achieving enlightenment, etc. can be seen as nothing less or more than
the brain’s desire to actually think, as is possible for a few people who are
neurally wired in a certain unconventional fashion.”

Everyone’s supreme dream has a phone number,
and the distance of the call couldn’t be shorter.

At times of great stress and challenge one man would often say to his self:
“All right, all right; I’m thinking as fast as I can,”
and to which he could seldom resist replying:
“I know, I know; that’s what’s so frightening.”

In a rebel cow is not one sincere moo.
(Aka: A bovine on-the-case never thinks about whatever the herd is talking about.)

According to some rebel lore there are trails outside the city so narrow that
one can only go straight-ahead.
To the special-investigator: “If it seems mentally unnatural,
I know I’m on the right track.”

‘Tis the way of the city to give more attention to the production & promotion of a play than to its writing.

Simply talking about something, doesn’t change it…….except in cases where it does.

One guy’s advice is to never buy a talking snake from a passing stranger —
unless he has one.
(Aka: Man’s natural resistance to the metaphysical….until he hears about it.)

Another major difference between time and man is that it never saves for a rainy day.

At the annual Poet’s Convention, it was once again noted in the closing ceremonies that under more favorable conditions, everyone-could-have-been-more-heartbroken.
(“Better luck, next life ‘round.”
“Pa pa: is it really proper to ridicule the emotional suffering of others?”
“Only if they introduce the subject.”)

As he leaned far over the rail, a tipster whispered from the far corner of his mouth:
“Kid, never forget this: When the wind’s just right –
everything can give you a-run-for-your-money.”

At least sheep don’t have to listen to themselves.

From man’s local view, a writer with a five dimensional mind would never conceive of employing a period.

Tells one chap:
“I met a man who seemed to laugh at everyone else’s troubles,
and before I could properly admonish him – he laughed at mine!”

“Welcome,” said the professor, “to Philosophy 101, and we will commence by me giving you my view of what are the most vital areas of human concern (they are):
The Truth;
The Search For Reality;
The Question Of Individual Ethics, and:
My own personal needs and desires.”

Everyone feels good having done-their-job – save mentally –
since no one is quite sure what that is.

Remember: Your wardrobe is not your most important feature…..unless in your case,
it happens to be.

Life In The City.
For even the most excellent of rumors to survive,
it must remain unsubstantiated.

Okay, self-check time:
You’re not doing it right if you’re living in the upper, remote areas of your
multi-storied structure, and not continually looking in on yourself through the window.

One guys says: “I only hum songs familiar to me; do I know how to be me or what!?”

The prophet commonly identified with one particular spiritual activity intoned:
“Why be poetic when you can be combative.”

Hey! – if you don’t tell yourself to sleep-tight – who will!?

In an ongoing attempt to trip up Life, this one guy (when printing a communiqué
in longhand) will often do the capital letter “T” in reverse.

One lad’s dad for years counseled him:
“When someone tells you that you can’t compare apples and oranges,
they have one or the other for sale,” (advice which for years, served the boy well —
until he ran into someone hawking fruit cocktail.)

One chap speculates that man’s fascination with time may only be a phase
he is going through.

There are three ways you can travel on a one-way street the wrong way:
1. Not be bothered by the resulting damage to your vehicle.
2. Know the Chief of Police.
3. Know a trick.
What is impossible in a land of X dimensions may not be so in one of X+1 dimensions.

The rebel doesn’t listen to what’s being said: he listens to talk itself.

Pondered a man: “Might being-awake be having a consciousness that has one more dimension to it than is normal for man?”

You could look at the intellectual aspect of ThisKindaActivity as being a
multiple-choice quiz wherein all of the answers are correct — and then some.