Jan Cox Talk 1436

The Less a Man Understands–the More He’ll Want to Talk About It

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Summary

#1436 – 5/15/1995
Notes by TK

The mystic must speak in metaphor because plain and direct is unbelievable to the ordinary mind.


The News

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LIFE LET MEN INVENT RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, ART AND SCIENCE SO THEY’D HAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING TO OCCUPY ‘EM
TIL IT RETURNED IN A FORM THEY COULD RECOGNIZE ANEW.
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WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR”NATURAL CONDITION”
IT’S TRICKY TRYING TO PERCEIVE WHY ADDITIONAL EFFORT SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN.
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MEN NEED SCHEDULES SAME AS HORSES NEED STOP WATCHES — AND: /– THE ONLY TIME TABLES WORTHY OF THE FEW
ARE THOSE WHICH ARE UNNECESSARY,
AND WHOSE PURPOSE IS UNDERSTOOD ONLY BY THE PARTICIPANT.
CATTLE DRIVES AND PARADES NEED BE PACED BY A COMMON TEMPO,
BUT THE BEAT BY WHICH THE MYSTIC PROCEEDS IS HEARD BY ONLY HIM.
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THE LESS A MAN UNDERSTANDS ABOUT SOMETHING THE MORE HE’LL. WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.
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How CAN IT BE!?
How CAN IT BE THAT THE THING KEEPING CONSCIOUSNESS FROM FREEDOM & EXPANSION, – THE MIND —
IS THE SAME THING WITHOUT WHICH, NO IDEAS OF FREEDOM & EXPANSION ARE POSSIBLE!?
How CAN THAT BE!? —
AND IF YOU FIND THIS QUESTION DISTURBING OR UNANSWERABLE
IT JUST SHOWS THAT YOU STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT LIFE DOES WHATEVER IT WANTS AND LEAVES MINDS IN ITS WAKE UNSATISFACTORILY EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED & WHY.
How CAN IT BE” HOW COULD IT BE OTHERWISE!?
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WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR”NATURAL CONDITION” THERE ALWAYS SEEMS REASON TO BE MAD AT YOURSELF.
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A CONVERSATION, FOR Two:
“FAITH IN HUMAN INSTITUTIONS IS LIKE AN INDIVIDUAL COW
TRUSTING FULLY THE WISDOM OF THE HERD AND BLINDLY FOLLOWING IT ANYWHERE — EVEN OVER THE EDGE OF A CLIFF.”
“BUT, WAIT, NAY, AND HOLD-ON-THERE-A-MINUTE, PARTNER;
IF IT IS NOT ACTUALLY THE HERD ITSELF, DIRECTING ITS MOVEMENTS, BUT RATHER, LIFE ITSELF,
THEN HOW CAN YOU ERR IN COMPLIANCE WITH COLLECTIVE ACTION & THOUGHT!?” “I MUST COMMEND YOU ON THAT RESPONSE —
YET STILL ASK OF YOU: IS A MAN TO BE CONTENT TO BE NO MORE THAN A: FACE IN A CROWD!?,
A DOT ON A PAGE!?,
A BRIEF, MEANINGLESS BLIP IN THE COMMON NEURAL NETWORK!?, OR CAN HE PERHAPS INTERNALLY,
CUT HIMSELF SOME HOW LOOSE FROM THE HERD,
AND PURSUE PASTURES UNKNOWN, AND,
UNAVAILABLE TO LARGE NUMBERS OF TRAMPLING HOOVES!?”
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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS
WHAT COULD BE MORE DIFFICULT THAN STRIPPING CONSCIOUSNESS FROM THE MIND? — TRYING TO DESCRIBE IT,
WHAT MIGHT BE THE BENEFIT OF TRYING TO DESCRIBE IT?
– DISTRACTS YOU FROM THE FACT THAT YOU’RE NOT DOING IT,
AND FINALLY:
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MEN ASKING ONE ANOTHER QUESTIONS?
– HELPS KEEP THEM FROM STUMBLING ACROSS THE ANSWER.
* * * AND NOW FOR TODAY’S: ALGEBRA CHALLENGE
WHAT IS THE ONLY UNBALANCED, YET VALID EQUATION? —
– THAT ON THE ONE SIDE YOU HAVE THE MATTER OF, “QUESTIONS” IN THE PLURAL, WHILE IT’S CORRECT COUNTERPART ON THE OTHER IS SINGULAR, “THE ANSWER”.
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“DADDY, WHY DO THEY HAND OUT SCHEDULES HERE IN THE TRAIN STATION?”
“SO THAT MEN WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WHILE THEY MISS THEIRS,”
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IF YOU TALK — YOU’RE IN SHOW BUSINESS,
THE ONLY QUESTION AFTER THAT IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS.
“BUT I SAY”, INJECTS A VIEWER,
“IS THERE NOT ALSO THE MATTER OF WHETHER YOU HAVE TALENT OR NOT!?”, ‘FRAID NOT, OLD DEAR,
IN FACT THAT’S THE VERY TYPE OF QUESTION MEN COME UP WITH
To TRY AND SHIELD THEMSELVES FROM HAVING TO FACE WHAT I INITIALLY NOTED.
WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR”NATURAL CONDITION” IT’S HARD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET STARTED.
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THE LEARNING CURVE
THERE WAS ONCE A PEOPLE WHO HAD A LEGEND THAT SAID THAT MAN WAS CREATED, KNOWING ALL THE ANSWERS,
AND THAT THINGS HAVE RUN BACKWARDS FROM WHAT YOU’D EXPECT, AND THAT WHAT’S HAPPENED IS THAT AS TIME AS PASSED HE HAS FORGOTTEN MORE AND MORE OF WHAT HE ONCE KNEW.
AND I IMPLORE YOU, MY FRIENDS! —
WHERE ARE SUCH PEOPLE NOW THAT WE NEED THEM MOST!?!?
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95054-13
A MAN ONCE WENT IN SEARCH OF A SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT,
BUT WHEN HE FOUND ONE, THEY MADE HIM DO PHYSICAL LABOR
MORE THAN THEY GAVE HIM INSTRUCTIONS,
AND FOR A WHILE HE ASSUMED THIS HAD SOME METAPHORICAL SIGNIFICANCE,
THEN FINALLY ASKED ABOUT IT AND WAS TOLD IT WAS EASIER TO TELL SOMEONE TO Go DIG DITCHES AND CUT HAY THAN IT WAS TO TELL THEM HOW TO AWAKEN,
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WHEREAS SOME PEOPLE HAVE LARGE POTS IN WHICH THEY COOK UP COMPLEX STEWS, AND GUMBOS,
ONE MAN JUST HAD HIS MIND.
* * *
A VIEWER WRITES:
“IF THE MIND IS SO USELESS, THEN HOW CAN IT BE USED!?”
* * *
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“DADDY, WHY ARE MYSTICAL SCHOOLS ALWAYS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD?”
“SO THAT MEN WILL HAVE SOME PLACE THEY CAN PLAN TO GO WHILE THEY’RE NOT GOING.”
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AN AGENT TOLD ONE OF HIS ACTS:
“KID, ALWAYS SAVE YOUR BEST MATERIAL FOR THE CLOSE OF THE SHOW.”
AND THE PERFORMER PONDERED HOW THE MATTER OF DEATH MIGHT FIT INTO THAT !?!
…AND AS ALWAYS, THERE’S PROBABLY GONNA BE SOME HOT SHOT VIEWER
IN OUR AUDIENCE WHO’LL WONDER IF THIS STORY WASN’T IN FACT, NOT ABOUT SHOW BIZ, AND PHYSICAL DEMISE, BUT ABOUT HOW A MAN MIGHT APPROACH THE USE OF HIS MIND UNDER THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH HE FIRST FINDS HIMSELF ON THE NEURAL STAGE.
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THE EFFORT TO BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS COMPARED WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES
AS LONG AS YOU’RE TRYING TO PLAY THE VIOLIN — YOU’RE NOT.
“BUT LOOKA HERE!”, COMPLAINS A VIEWER, “THAT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.”, WELL!! — MY POINT EXACTLY!
* * *
ONE SEEKER-OF-THE-SECRET
SAYS THAT HIS STRUGGLE THUS FAR HAS TURNED OUT TO BE LIKE A SONG WITH TWO VERSES:
THE FIRST ONE WAS ENTITLED: “GRAB A’HOLD”,
AND THE SECOND: “NOW LET GO”.
“HEY, BACK UP A MINUTE”, WHINES THAT SAME VIEWER,
THIS ONE HARDLY MAKES ANYMORE SENSE THAN THE FIRST ONE DID!”, WELL! — THERE YOU ARE!
MY POINT MADE EVEN CLEARER!
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ONE MAN’S THEORY IS THAT WORDS THEMSELVES ARE OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE, THAT”DELIVERY”IS ALL THAT COUNTS,
AND HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT IF HE BE CORRECT,
JUST CONSIDER WHAT THIS WILL DO TO THE CURRENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENS’ MINDS AND THEIR TONGUES !?!
….WELL….HE SAYS WHAT IT SHOULD DO TO THE RELATIONSHIP,-
BUT THAT HE’S BEEN AROUND ENOUGH SO’S NOT TO HOLD HIS BREATH ON THIS.
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IF YOU TAKE ANY PARTICULAR ORDINARY IDEA AS BEING MORE SERIOUS THAN ANY OTHER THEN YOU’LL TAKE ‘EM ALL TO BE — TOO SERIOUS.
* * *
FINALLY, (IN A DESPERATE FIT OF SOMETHING OR THE OTHER),
ONE GUY CONCLUDED THAT NO ONE BUT A MYSTIC OR A FOOL
WOULD EVER TAKE ANYTHING IN THE ROUTINE WORLD AS SERIOUS, EVEN MOMENTARILY.
….HE SAID LATER, THAT HIM HAVING THE KINDS OF INTERESTS HE DOES, THAT HE’S NOT AT ALL CERTAIN THAT HE’S PLEASED HE THOUGHT OF THIS. — AND – SEE!, (IF YOU’LL PARDON MY SAYING SO),
THAT JUST PROVES WHAT I SAID ORIGINALLY ABOUT TAKING ANY IDEA AS BEING MORE SERIOUS THAN ANY OTHER. SEE!
* * *
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THE VARIETIES OF NEWS
OKAY — HERE’S THE BAD NEWS:
NO REAL MYSTICAL SCHOOL EXISTS ANY WHERE OUTSIDE YOUR OWN HEAD. …(AND FROM THAT I’M SURE YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT’S THE GOOD.)
“MOMMIE, IS THIS WHY SO MUCH OF A MYSTIC’S WARDROBE LOOKS SO MUCH ALIKE!?” “YES SWEET, FROM DE NECK UP.”
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95054-21
A MAN ASKED HIMSELF:
“IS IT WEIRD THE VAST NUMBER OF THINGS THE MIND CAN THINK ABOUT!?” ….THEN REALIZED THAT IT IS NOT — SINCE IT DOES NOT.
A BABY MIND SAID TO ITS ELDER: “AH-H-H, I WANNA BE WEIRD!”,
AND RECEIVED THE REPLY: “SHUSH! NOW, OR YOU MIGHT GROW UP TO BE ACTUALLY GROWN”
JUDGEMENT: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES & NON-BABES COMBINED MIGHT! — JUST, MIGHT,
FINALLY COME SOMETHING OF CONSEQUENCE.
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SIMPLE MEN WILL SPEAK OF PHYSICAL CHANGE WITH VIGOR AND CONVICTION FOR TWO REASONS:
ONE IS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE,
AND SECONDLY, THAT IT IS MEANINGLESS,
RELATIVE TO THE OVERALL QUESTION.
WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR “NATURAL CONDITION” IT’S HARD TO EVER GET YOURSELF GOING.
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A CERTAIN MAN WHO, FOR YEARS HAD CAREFULLY POURED OVER & THROUGH ALL MANNER OF BOOKS SUPPOSEDLY ABOUT THE GREAT AWAKENING, THE SUPREME ENLIGHTENMENT, AND THE FINAL LIBERATION OF THE MIND,
BECAME GRADUALLY CONVINCED THAT LIFE AS NORMALLY PERCEIVED IS BUT AN ILLUSION, AND THAT THE EXTENDED STATE OF AWARENESS WOULD ABOVE ALL, REVEAL THIS FACT,
BUT THEN AS HE PONDERED THE MATTER FURTHER IT BEGAN TO BOTHER HIM IN A PARTICULAR WAY —
HE WOULD PICTURE THE IDEA OF ALL THE FILMS HE’D ENJOYED SEEING,
THEN ASK HIMSELF IF HE’D REALLY WANT TO “GO BEHIND THE SCEENS” OF MOVING MAKING AND SEE HOW ALL THE TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS WERE DONE.
HE WOULD PERIODICALLY PONDER THIS QUESTION – AND BE SLIGHTLY PERTURBED, BUT SINCE HE NEVER ACHIEVED THAT SPECIAL CONDITION,
HIS PERTURBATION WAS MORE IMAGINED THAN REAL, AND CERTAINLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.
FINDING: IF YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO BE WELL,
YOUR PRESENT STATE OF ILLNESS IS IRRELEVANT.
OR:
IF YOU’RE JUST GONNA STAY:.NORMAL
IT DOESN’T MATTER-WHETHER YOU’RE NORMAL OR NOT.
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TELLING YOUR MIND TO SHUT UP IS LIKE CURSING AN ECHO —
DON’T TELL IT ANYTHING„..JUST SLIP AWAY WHILE IT’S YAMMERING.
* * *
ONE MONASTERY DEVOTED TO LIBERATION WENT BY THE NAME OF: “IT’S EASIER SAID THAN DONE”,
THEM BEING EXTREMELY FIRM BELIEVERS IN TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.
* * *
THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN MIND UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONCEPT OF “TRUTH” THEREIN, IS SPECIOUS AND IRRELEVANT,
AND THAT WHAT TAKES PLACE IN WORDS IS SIMPLY ECHOES OF ECHOES,
AND WHAT THE MORE PERCEPTIVE DO IS SIMPLY — SLIP AWAY AMIDST THE YAMMERING.
YES, IT IS “EASIER SAID THAN DONE” – BUT THAT’S STILL NO EXCUSE! — ,…UNLES OF COURSE, YOU’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT.
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WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR”NATURAL CONDITION” GUILT IS FOREVER CLOSE AT HAND,
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THE STORY OF THE STRUGGLE
THE PEOPLE STORMED THE GATES THE PEOPLE STORMED THE GATES
— THE KING HELD THEM BACK!, — THE KING FOUGHT ‘EM BACK;
THE KING THREATENED THE PEOPLE — THEY IGNORED THE THREAT, THE KING THREATENED THE PEOPLE — AND THEY BECAME ALARMED;
EVERYONE GOT EDGY — THE KING AND PEOPLE TOO; THINGS BECAME UNSETTLED — IN TOWN AND COURT ALIKE;
AND THEN IT RAINED, AND ALL GOT WET.
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“DADDY, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BOOKS ABOUT THE AWAKENING?”
“SO THAT MEN WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT TO HELP KEEP FROM DOING IT.”
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ONE MAN HAD SEPARATE COMPARTMENTS IN HIS HEAD —
.-1 BUT IN HIS CLOSET HE ALSO HAD INDIVIDUAL SLOTS FOR HIS SHOES,
SEVERAL OF ONE MAN’S MAJOR, (OR AT LEAST, LARGER ORGANS), WONDERED WHAT THIS HAD TO DO WITH THEM !?!
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THE REASON FOR THE AWE INSPIRING GRANDEUR, SIZE, AND MAGNIFICENCE OF THE STRUCTURES CONTAINING MAN’S HONORABLE INSTITUTIONS
IS THAT NOTHINGNESS NEEDS A PROPER HOME.
..,ANY ONE WHO THINKS THIS IN ANY WAY ACTUALLY REFERS TO A MAN’S HEAD DOES SO ON THEIR OWN AND AT THEIR OWN RISK.
“RISK!? — RISK!?”, CHORTLED AND DAMN-NEAR CHOKED, DA VINCI’S BROTHER IN LAW “WHAT RISK RUNS A DEAF MAN PUTTING HIS EAR NEXT TO A STACK OF MARSHALLS!?”
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“DADDY, WHY IS THERE SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW TO ACHIEVE ENLIGHTENMENT?” “SO THAT SPURIOUS CERTAINTY WILL NOT FATALLY IMPEDE THE FEW.”
“DADDY?”,
“YES MY BOY?”
“IS THAT THE SAME REASON I ASK SO MANY QUESTION?” “WHAT A KID!, WHAT A KID!”
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WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR “NATURAL CONDITION” ALL THE TALK IN THE WORLD WON’T HELP.
A SIGN ON THE BUILDING BY THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN SAID: “You CAN TEACH PEOPLE WELDING, DENTISTRY, EVEN PHYSICS, r””-.- BUT WHAT WE TEACH HERE CAN’T BE TAUGHT.”
WHEN YOUR NATURAL CONDITION IS YOUR “NATURAL CONDITION” YOU’LL STAY JUST AS YOU ARE — NATURALLY!
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TALK: A POEM IN 3 STANZAS
OH YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.
OH YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.
OH YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT,
THE END — PRAISE BE TO ALLAH!
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WHILE IN AN EMERGENCY – SPIT AND RUBBER BANDS MAY KEEP AFLOAT, A DAMAGED BOAT, ONLY A MYSTIC HIMSELF CAN HOLD HIMSELF TOGETHER,
A MAN ASKED HIS BROTHER:.
“WHY, JUST BEFORE IT STORMS,
DOES IT OFTTIMES LOOKS AS THOUGH IT IS ABOUT TO STORM?”
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95054-36
How To KNOW WHEN YOU’RE “DOING IT”
,— YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE “DOING IT” WHEN YOU CAN QUIT TALKING ABOUT IT. ….(SEE!?, IT’S OUR LITTLE JOKE FOR THE DAY).
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THE SOUND OF THUNDER CAN DROWN OUT MANY THINGS, BUT THE FLASH OF LIGHTNING IS NOT ONE OF THEM,
II I “DADDY, IS THIS WHY SO MANY MYSTICS PRAY FOR RAIN!?” “YES, BUT NOT JUST,’RAIN’ MAKE THAT:
GULLY CUTTIN, DAM THREATENING, FISH DROWNING’, NOAH FRIGHTENING’, FOOL STRANGLER),
AND THEN YOU ‘BOUT GOT IT.”
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SOON AFTER MEN BEGAN TO PONDER AND ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN THE NATURE OF THEIR EXISTENCE,
THEY INVENTED SHORT STORIES WHEN THEY FOUND THE WRITING OF FULL NOVELS Too LABORIOUS,
BUT SOON CONCEIVED OF PROVERBS ONCE PRODUCING SHORT STORIES PROVED TOO TRYING; AND AFTER THAT, HIDDEN SOME WHERE IN THE MURKS OF MAN’S LONG-FORGOTTEN, NEVER-HAPPENED PAST,
A MYSTIC SHOWED UP AND REPLACED ALL LITERATURE, OF BOTH SHORT, MEDIUM & LONG FORM, WITH A SINGLE WORD —
— AND THUS WAS BORN: THE SINGLE WORD THEORY!
OVER THE PASSAGE OF TIME
IT HAS BECOME: WIDELY DISPUTED AND OFTEN REFUTED — BUT:
AS THAT WELL KNOWN AMATEUR VIDEO CLEARLY REVEALS,
THE SINGLE WORD THEORY REMAINS THE ONLY REASON, POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR WHAT HAPPENED.