Jan Cox Talk 1404

The Ironic Is Simply the Inevitable, Mis-perceived

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Condensed News Items = See Below (OCR needs edit)
News Item Gallery = jcap 95022-1404
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Rating = FAV
Date = 2/27/1995


The News

95022-1
A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“IS THERE REALLY ANY WAY TO ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE ENLIGHTENMENT EXPERIENCE? “No”, HE REPLIED,
A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“ARE THERE ANY WORDS SUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY DESCRIBE THE FURTHER AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS?”
“No”, HE REPLIED.
A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC, BUT BEFORE HE COULD BEGIN, THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO QUIT ASKING!?”
* * *
ONE MAN NAMED HIS CAT,”GIVE IT UP”, AND FROM ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ALL THINGS NON-FELINED, LEARNED MUCH.
95022-2
DID NOT MEN CALCULATE TIME BY WEEKS, SUNDAY WOULD NOT BE SUCH” A SLOW NEWS DAY.
…YEAH, YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT THIS IS NOT SIMPLY ABOUT WHAT IT SEEMS TO BE ABOUT BUT HAS TO DO WITH HOW THE LINEARITY OF ROUTINE THOUGHT IS
INSEPARABLY TIED TO MAN’S FEEL OF THE TEMPORAL.
* * *
ONLY THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE NATURE OF TRAINS PERCEIVE THE INDIVIDUAL CARS AS”DISCRETE ENTITIES.
WHAT HAVE THE HOURS ON A WATCH TO DO WITH PERCEPTION!?, WHAT HAVE WORDS TO DO WITH UNDERSTANDING!?,
AND WHAT HAVE THE ANCESTRAL TRACK LAYERS NOW’TO DO WITH THE NEURAL-DIRECTIONS ONE MIGHT TAKE!?
* * *
95022-3
SUCH A THOUGHT, HAD ONE MAN:
“IF I DIDN’T SOME TIMES FEEL BAD,
I DON’T GUESS I’D EVER APPRECIATE IT WHEN I FEEL GOOD.
WHAT THE HELL KIND OF ARRANGEMENT IS THAT ANY WAY!?”
WE NOW TAKE YOU TO A LATE BREAKING STORY WHEREIN WE MOVE THE
FOCUS OF OUR ATTENTION FROM ONE PARTICULAR AREA TO A DIFFERENT ONE -…..BUT WHICH IN FACT IS NOT REALLY ALL THAT DIFFERENT.
* * *
95022-4
DEATH INTERESTS TWO GROUPS:
FIRST, THE ORDINARY, BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR OF IT,
AND SECONDLY, THE MYSTIC, BECAUSE OF ITS POTENTIAL IN HELPING THEM TO LIVE MORE CONSCIOUSLY,
ONE MAN WAS BORN IN WARSAW,
THEN MOVED TO A SYNAGOGUE,
THEN TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN A HAIR SHIRT,
AND FINALLY REALIZED THAT WHERE ONE ACTUALLY LIVES IS STRICTLY A PRIVATE MATTER
* * *
WORDS MAY RUN BUT THEY CAN’T HIDE, ‘CAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TO HIDE! — THEY’RE NOT THE HIDEE — THEY’RE THE HIDER.
* * *
95022-5
A CREATION STORY FROM THE LAND OF THE SIMPLE
IN THE BEGINNING,
AS SOON AS THE GODS MADE MAN, (SIMPLE MAN, THAT IS),
THEY GAVE HIM HIS MOST IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
ALWAYS ACT SERIOUS AND EXCITED ABOUT/STUFF THAT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING.
…ALSO BY HAVING HIM DO SO,
THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP TRACK OF HIM WITHOUT HAVING TO BELL HIM.
* * *
95022-6
ONE MAN TOLD THE CROWD:
“You PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT TALKED THAT SUBJECT TO DEATH.”, AND THEY SAID: “WHICH ONE?”,
AND HE REPLIED:”ALL OF THEM.”
95022-7
IF YOUR PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS CONTAIN BITS OF BIOGRAPHY,
NOT ONLY DO YOU BEG MISDIRECTED, LITERARY CRITICISM OF YOUR”WORK, BUT
YOU ALSO REVEAL THAT YOU KNOW NOT THE TRUE NATURE OF PHILOSOPHY, PLUS 
YOU PROBABLY HAVE DEEP ENCRUSTED MOLD IN THE GROUTING AROUND YOUR SHOWER.
* * *
FACT: IN THE ORDINARY WORLD,
MORE BELIEVE THEY “KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON” THAN ACTUALLY KNOW.
FACT WITHIN A FACT: THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEY KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON, KNOW THAT THEY DON’T.
HOW IS IT THAT ANYONE CAN CLAIM THAT’LIFE’S NOT FAIR!?
* * *
95022-8
Now ANOTHER SCENE FROM THAT COMEDY TEAM: You, AND NOT-YOU
“ONCE YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT,
AND THE ONLY PROBLEM THEN IS JUST REMEMBERING TO DO IT.”
“I’M SORRY, I WASN’T LISTENING — WOULD YOU REPEAT THAT.”
…(HEY, ARE THEY A MILLION OR LESS LAUGHS, ARE WHAT!?)’
* * *
95022-9
THE IRONIC IS SIMPLY THE INEVITABLE, MIS-PERCEIVED.
95022-10
THERE WAS ONCE A PEOPLE WHO LIVED FREE, SCATTERED,
OUT ON AN OPEN PLAIN, EACH PERSON ALONE AND FOR THEM SELF; THEN THEY CAME TOGETHER AND BUILT A VILLAGE,
IN WHICH THEY ALL STAYED, AND COLLECTIVELY PROSPERED.,
AFTER A TIME HAD PASSED, SOME FELT CONFINED,
AND BEGAN TO DREAM OF A FREEDOM FOR WHICH THEY HAD NO DESCRIPTION.
FOR A FEW OF THESE, THE DREAM TURNED TO DETERMINATION, AND ITS PURSUIT, THEIR LIFE’S WORK.
THE ACHIEVEMENT — THE AWAKENING, THE ENLIGHTENMENT,
THE HAVING A TWO HOMES — ONE IN TOWN, AND ONE ON THE LAKE.
95022-1I
ONE MAN SO CONSTRUED:
“LIFE, WITHOUT THE RESTRAINTS OF REALITY IMPOSED ON IT WOULD BE LIKE A CAROUSEL — TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL!, RUNNING, IN FACT THE RISK OF LEAVING A LATERAL PLANE, AND SAILING OFF INTO SOME UNKNOWN, HYPER,-SPIRAL SPACE.”
95022-12
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU THOUGHT I MAY HAVE SAID,
WORDS, AND THE IDEAS OF OTHERS ARE IMPORTANT’ IF YOU’RE GONNA STAY AT HOME.
95022-13
ONE MAN ADOPTED THIS OPERATIONAL DICTUM:
“WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF THINKING ABOUT A CERTAIN THING – STOP,”, HE SAYS THE PROBLEM NOW IS IN REALIZING WHEN HE’S BECOME TIRED.
THIS OPENS UP A PROMISING CRACK, (WHICH IS THAT):
IF YOU KNOW WHAT TIME A PARTICULAR TRAIN IS LEAVING, /
You DON’T HAVE TO ASK ANY ONE WHAT TIME IT’S LEAVING – AND MORE THAN THAT: You THEN DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD/ASK SOME ONE, — WHICH. FROM A SOPHISTICATED TRAVELER’S VIEW, WAS THE PROBLEM TO BEGIN WITH.
95022-14
A STREET CORNER CONVERSATION
“How CAN YOU TELL THAT A ONE-TIME, ‘SPIRITUAL SYSTEM’ IS RUNNING DOWN?”
“I DON’T KNOW – HOW?”
“WHEN IT BEGINS TO DEVOTE ITS ATTENTION TO MATTERS EXTERNAL.”
“Humm….IN THAT CASE, IT COULD GO FROM BEING SOME METAPHYSICAL ACTIVITY
To BECOMING A POLITICAL PARTY, FOR INSTANCE.” “EXACTLY.”
“WELL….IS THERE SOME FURTHER POINT TO THIS?” “NO….YOU ABOUT COVERED IT.”
NOTE: WHILE THE ABOVE BY-PLAY WOULD QUITE LIKELY STRIKE THE ORDINARY AS BEING, CONFUSING AND,UNCLEAR,
IT WOULD INDUBITABLY DO SO WERE IT TO TAKE PLACE WITHIN ONE’S OWN MIND. ….WHICH PROBABLY IN PART, HELPS ACCOUNT FOR SUCH SO SELDOM DOING SO.
NOTE-NOTE: A NICE THING ABOUT THIS KIND OF EXTRAORDINARY ACTIVITY IS THAT You CANNOT BE TRICKED OR TALKED INTO IT, AND IN FACT,
ANY ASSISTANCE IN THIS ENDEAVOR IS DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE.
…OF COURSE, SOME COULD SEE THIS AS BEING THE UN-NICE ASPECT, BUT —
IF THEY’RE EVER GOING TO “GET ANY WHERE” — THEY’LL GET OVER THAT
95022-15
WHEN YOU TRY AND UNRAVEL THAT NOT IMPROPERLY RAVELED YOU TEND TOWARD OVER-KILL.
THE RUBRIC OF THE ABOVE COULD HAVE BEEN:
“THE BOMBASTIC GRANDIOSITY OF MAN’S COLLECTIVE MENTAL LIFE”.
95022-16
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU MAY THINK THAT I’VE PREVIOUSLY INDICATED, IT SERVES THE SIMPLE’ WELL TO APPEAR SERIOUS AND SINCERE.
JUST ASK YOURSELF: WHY DO YOU HARDLY EVER HEAR OF A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HANDING OUT DIPLOMAS,
WEARING A JOY BUZZER!?
* * *
95022-17
THE SUPREME INTERROGATORY
QUESTION: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO UNDERSTAND THE SECRET OF LIFE? ANSWER: A LIFE TIME’S EFFORT, AND A POCKET FULL OF BUCKSHOT.
..”PARDON ME, BUT IS THAT THE ONLY POSSIBLE ANSWER?”
“No, BUT NEITHER IS THAT THE ONLY WAY IN WHICH TO ASK THE QUESTION.” “WELL…PARDON ME ONCE AGAIN,
BUT IS WHAT YOU JUST SAID SUPPOSED TO BE OF SOME VALUE?”
“COULD BE — BUT NOT IF YOU HAVE TO ASK.”
DETERMINATION: IT SEEMS A SHAME THAT MORE PEOPLE CANNOT ENGAGE THEMSELVES IN SUCH MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE.
* * *
AT A BORDER CROSSING THIS MORNING,
LOCAL AUTHORITIES BROKE OPEN A CONTAINER OF DRUGS,
AND DISCOVERED HIDDEN, IN A FALSE BOTTOM, A ZEN MASTER.
* * *
A GUY ASKED HIMSELF: “ONCE YOU’VE SEEN CONSTANTINOPLE
ISN’T IT HARD TO GO BACK TO LIVING IN CLEVELAND!?”, AND REPLIED: “YEAH, BUT — WHAT ARE’YA GONNA DO!?”
95022-17-U)
ALL FORMS OF PROMOTION ARE INHERENTLY DECEPTIVE,
IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE SECONDARY IS BY NATURE, AN IMPERFECT REFLECTION OF THE PRIMARY.
95022-18
To BE NORMAL, SANE AND STABLE,
EACH DAY YOU MUST SEE THE SAME REFLECTION OF YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR.
To TRANSCEND THE COMMON, MUNDANE AND JE JUNE,
YOU MUST BE FREE OF ALL REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND LOOK DIRECTLY AT THINGS — INCLUDING YOUR APPARENT SELF.
* * *
95022-19
IN THE :BEGINNING IT SEEMS NO LESS DIFFICULT TO RELINQUISH YOUR FAMILIAR IDEAS THAN IT WOULD BE TO GIVE UP FOODS(1-HAT YOU AT LEAST FIND: l EDIBLE.
CLICHE UPDATE: THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO THROW OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, BUT COME TO REALIZE THAT RIDDING ONE’S HEAD OF SULLIED NEURAL JUICES IS NOT SUCH A SIMPLE TASK,
THUS, BY THE WAY, MAN’S CONTINUING FRUSTRATION ‘IN DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THE MIND AND THE BRAIN —
THE DIFFICULTY IS SEPARATING THE TWO IS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH SEPARATION.
* * *
GRAVEYARD UPDATE’I THE WORMS CRAWL IN,
THE WORMS CRAWL OUT,
BUT MAINLY THEY JUST STAY WHERE THEY ARE IN YOUR HEAD.
BUT, HEY!, A REMINDER: EVEN LOW-LIFES DON’T STAY WHERE THEY’RE NOT WELCOME.
* * *
95022-19(B)
Now for you amateur thinkers, & avocational vocabulists, Tonight’s fun definitions —
Religion: mysticism on the cheap.
Philosophy: the dumbing of the transcendental.
* * *
One man privately said:
“Anyone who’s already used a word I particularly like, Before I get around to it — can
Bite me,
Sit on it,
And get screwed!
— So to speak.”

95022-20
THE UNSEEN LOGIC RE CRITICISM
THE SIMPLE DON’T DESERVE TO BE CRITICIZED, AND THE MORE COMPLEX CAN’T BE.
95022-21
THE PATH OF THOSE SEEKING A NEW LAND BEGINS WITH MUCH EXCITEMENT & ENTHUSIASM THEN LATER COMES A FEAR THAT IT CANNOT BE FOUND,
AND MOST NEVER GET PAST THIS STAGE.
THE CHEAP MORAL IS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER UNDER-ESTIMATE THE POWER OF FEAR, BUT THE MORE COMPLEX ONE, WORTHY OF A REAL ADVENTURER,
IS THAT BY NOT UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE & SOURCE OF ALL FEAR
ONE WILL ALWAYS OVER ESTIMATE ITS SIGNIFICANCE.
* * *
A BROKEN TRACK WILL CERTAINLY STOP A TRAIN, BUT HAVE NO EFFECT OF A PLANE’S PROGRESS.
* * *
QUERY: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE, (SAVE NONE), BETWEEN BOILED CABBAGE, AND THE MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS?
* * *
95022-22
ONE MAN WAS ASKED: “WHERE DO YOU GET ALL YOUR ORIGINAL IDEAS?”,
AND TO HIMSELF HE THOUGHT: “IT’S GOOD THAT THE DEAD CAN STILL’ CONVERSE.”
95022-23
HOLDING THE BOOK TO HIS HEAD, THE MAN SAID:
“ND THE COVER REALLY SAY: ‘KILLS PAIN ON CONTACT’?”
* * *
AND NOW FOR SOME: GOOD NEWS
IN A LAND WHERE NOTHING HELPS — NOTHING HURTS.
* * *
95022-24
Now FOR SOME OTHER KIND OF NEWS
WHEN DESPERATE, SOME MEN WILL TURN TO METAPHORS,
AND WHEN REALLY DESPERATE, OTHERS WILL RESORT TO 9MM’S.
95022-25
SHAM SINCERITY TENDS TO WHINE.
95022-26
A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“WHAT COULD THE ENLIGHTENMENT ACTUALLY BE OTHER THAN ANOTHER MENTAL GAME!?”,
ONLY THOSE WHO’VE EATEN OF A, SARDINE DANISH,
CAN APPRECIATE THE FLAVOR OUTSIDE ITS FORMAL NAME,
* * *
AN OUT-OF-SEQUENCE GENIE ONCE VISITED EARTH,
AND TO KEEP ITS PRESENCE SECRET — HID, RIGHT OUT IN THE OPEN.
* * *
95022-27
You CAN TELL THAT BOTH-RACCOONS AND YOUR THOUGHTS HAVE BECOME RABID WHEN THEY BEGIN TO STALK YOU,
95022-28
‘ACROSS THE LAND.- BLOWS A WIND, DRIVING-PEOPLE THIS’ WAY., THEN. THAT, AND AS THEY INTO ONE ANOTHER BUMP,
IT IS WITH ONE ANOTHER THAT FAULT’ IS FOUND -AND STRANGE THOUGH-IT:SOUND,
THEIR COMPLAINTS HELP FUEL THE WIND.

95022-29
To VARYING DEGREES —
ALL HEALTHY SHEEP HANG OUT SOME WHERE NEAR A FLOCK —
BUT ONLY THE DENSE ATTRIBUTE THERETO, ANY SERIOUS SIGNIFICANCE.
….(AS THE OLD SONG SAYS: “FISH GOTTA SWIM)
LIVERS GOTTA LIVER ” AND SO ON).
95022-30
UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR MIND IN SOME NON-STANDARD’WAY YOU’LL ALWAYS BE LETTING SOMETHING ELSE THINK FOR YOU — BE YE AWARE OF IT OR NOT,
BAA-A-A!
95022-31
FROM THE VIEW FROM WITHIN THE, CONFINES OF BEDLAM,
THERE BEING NO BASIS FOR COMPARISON,
A.
DOUBLE: “BAA-A-A”.
95022-3’e
ONE MAN, WHO FOR YEARS HAD BEEN TRYING TO DEVELOP HIS CONSCIOUSNESS BEYOND ITS NATURAL-BORN LEVEL, SAID TO LIFE:
“WHEN I’M GETTING CLOSER, WILL YOU AT LEAST GIVE ME SOME SORT OF SECRET SIGN? AND LIFE REPLIED: “I’LL DO THIS MUCH — I’LL TALK LOUDER.”