Jan Cox Talk 1439

History Is Not “the Lies That Survive,” the Mind’s Truth Is…

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Summary

#1439 – 5/22/95: (?)
Note by TK

Humility is a goal viewed by the ordinary as unnatural but worthy. Only stupidity prevents man from being humble. Humility is moot to a mystic, it is no choice.


The News

THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE WAYS TO LIVE YOUR MENTAL LIFE, AND EACH WAY IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ONE SEGMENT OF HUMANITY: THE FIRST WAY IS TO LIVE IT WITH NO UNNECESSARY EFFORT, AND THE SECOND IS TO LIVE IT IN AN EFFORTLESS DAZE; THE FIRST IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ORDINARY MEN,
AND THE SECOND, TO THE CURIOUS FEW.
THE ORDINARY CAN HEAR NO, “WORDS OF WISDOM” ‘LESS THEY SEEMED LACED WITH CRITICISM OF MAN.
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THERE WAS ONCE SOME CREATURES WHO HAD A UNIQUE CURRENCY WHICH, ALTHOUGH BACKED UP BY NOTHING OF MATERIAL VALUE, MADE THEM THE DOMINATE FORCE OF THEIR WORLD,
AND AS THEIR TRAFFICKING-IN, AND DEPENDENCE-ON THE CURRENCY GREW, THEY BEGAN TO SPEAK OF IT IN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX TERMS, AND TO TREAT IT AS THOUGH IT DID HAVE INTRINSIC WORTH SINCE SHOULD ANYONE EVER REMEMBER AND NOTE THAT
THE ENTIRE SYSTEM WAS BASED ON AN ILLUSION
THE STRUCTURE WOULD COLLAPSE AND BRING TO AN END
THEIR WONDROUS ADVENTURE AND REIGN,
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IF YOU FEEL THAT THE PREVAILING, CURRENT PUBLIC PROBLEMS ARE ALSO YOUR PROBLEM,
/-*’ THEN YOU HAVE MORE PROBLEMS THAN YOU’VE EVER IMAGINED.
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SO PONDERED ONE MAN:
“IF THERE IS A SPECIFIC, VALID BASIS BEHIND MAN’S CONCEPT OF RELIGION THEN WHY ARE THERE MANY, AND NOT JUST THE ONE!?”.
…THEN ANSWERED HIS OWN QUESTION BY SUDDENLY REALIZING THAT
EVERY PERSON WHO DISCOVERS THE SECRET, AND SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT IT PUBLICLY, PERFORCE, PRODUCES YET ANOTHER, APPARENT, NEW RELIGION.
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN FOUND AN AMAZING CAP, WHICH HE PUT ON -AND WHICH CHANGED EVERYTHING IN HIS HEAD AND BEYOND,
AND HE QUICKLY BECAME ACCUSTOMED TO THE NEW SITUATION, AND FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE CAP.
CRITICS OF PROPAGANDA WARN: “REPEAT A LIE TO KEEP IT ALIVE.”, AND MAN’S MIND SAYS: “DON’T LISTEN TO THEM.”
YOUR THOUGHTS – PROMPTED BY THE THOUGHTS OF OTHERS -CAN HARDLY BE CALLED, “YOURS” NOW CAN THEY!?
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ONE MAN LIVED WITH A BOOGER-BEAR —
BUT COULDN’T SEEM TO LEAVE —
IN
/– PART, BECAUSE THE DAMN BEAR KEPT OFFERING TO HELP HIM MOVE.
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ONE MAN SANG TO HIMSELF,
HE SANG EVERY SONG HE KNEW,
EVERY SONG HE’D EVER HEARD, AND EVERY ONE HE’l, EVER IMAGINED HE’D HEARD, HE BECAME SO GOOD AT IT THAT HE DECIDED TO TURN IT INTO AN ACT, AND HE NAMED IT: A MAN & HIS MIND,
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You WASTE YOUR TIME AND DROP YOUR PANTS WHENEVER YOU CRITICIZE
WHAT TAKES PLACE IN THE EVERYDAY VERBAL ARENA AS NOT BEING SUFFICIENTLY SERIOUS, PERTINENT, OR USEFUL —
— IT’S NOT INTENDED TO BE! THERE’S NO WAY IT CAN BE! —
,„AREN’T YOU BEGINNING TO GET IT!?
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ONE DAY THAT MAN I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, WENT ONCE MORE A’PONDERIN’: “IF THERE IS A VALID AUTHENTICITY TO THE IDEA OF THE MYSTICAL THEN WHY IS THERE NOT BUT A SINGLE FORM OF IT INSTEAD OF MANY BUT SHOULD HAVE REALIZED THAT THERE IS.
FARMERS WITH THEIR OWN LIVESTOCK TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL WILL BE DELIGHTED TO ASSIST YOU IN TAMING YOURS.
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FUNNY’S NOT THE SAME THING AS, PATHETIC —
…UNLESS IT’S PLAYED OUT IN THE ROUTINE REALM.
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THE VOYAGE
THERE WAS ONCE A SAILOR WHO SPENT HIS LIFE EXPLORING ALL THE WONDROUS AND EXOTIC SEAS THE WORLD HAD TO OFFER,
THEN ONE DAY FOUND HIMSELF SHIPWRECKED, ALONE ON A BARREN ISLAND, AND IT WAS THERE,
WITH NOTHING BUT HIMSELF,
THAT HE MADE HIS FINAL, GRAND DISCOVERY.
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To ACCUSE AN ORDINARY MAN’S MIND OF BEING PARTISAN IS TO ACCUSE HIM OF BREATHING.
A QUIZ GAME BETWEEN Two MEN
“WHAT’S THE WORLD’S BIGGEST WASTE OF TIME?”
“You MEAN BESIDES BEING IMPRESSED BY ANY ONE ELSE!?” “AH, FORGET IT!”
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ENTERTAINMENT: DIFFERENT MENS’ DIFFERENT TASTES
THE SIMPLE ENJOY CRIME & GORE,
THE WEAK, RELIGION & ART,
WHILE THOSE WITH A PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCESHIP WITH LIFE DIRECTLY LIKES WHATEVER LIFE’S HAVING.
…AND A CERTAIN SONG GREW LOUDER:
“OH YOU CAN’T GET AWAY,
THERE’S NO PLACE TO GET AWAY TO,
BUT WITH A SHORT MIND,
YOU CAN SURE BELIEVE OTHERWISE.”
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THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE APPROACHES TO TRYING TO LEARN SOMETHING, EVEN SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY,
AND EACH ONE HAS A PREDICTABLE OUTCOME:
FIRST, YOU LISTEN TO OTHERS, WHICH IS GUARANTEED TO RESULT IN NOTHING: SECOND, YOU CAN LISTEN TO A MYSTIC,
AND IF YOU KNOW HOW TO LISTEN, THIS CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE,
AND THIRD, YOU CAN TRY AND LISTEN TO LIFE SPEAK DIRECTLY – THRU YOUR GENES SUCCEEDING IN WHICH,
THEN LEAVES ALL QUESTIONS OF SUCCESS
FORTY MILES PAST IRRELEVANT.
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN CAPTURED A WONDROUS CREATURE, AND PUT IT IN A BOX, BUT THE CREATURE WAS SO WONDROUS THAT IT NEVER REALIZED IT WAS IN A BOX, AND SOON, SOME HOW, EVEN MADE THE MAN FORGET.
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ANOTHER QUESTION-&-ANSWER GAME BETWEEN TWO MEN
“WHAT’S THE ONE THING IN THE WORLD THAT, GUARANTEED,
IF YOU KEEP TALKIN’ TO YOURSELF ABOUT IT, YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO DO!?” AND THE SECOND GUY SAID THIS ONE WAS TOO EASY TO EVEN RESPOND TO,
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ANOTHER HISTORY OF MAN
WHEN MEN BEGAN TO BELIEVE THEY WERE TOO HIP TO THINK OF NATURE AS BEING ALIVE, /” THEY BREATHED INTO EXISTENCE, THE GODS,
AND AFTER THEY STARTED BELIEVING THEY WERE TOO SOPHISTICATED TO ANY LONGER THINK IN TERMS OF GODS, THE CAME UP WITH THE NOTION OF
EACH MAN’S INDIVIDUAL PSYCHE,
WHICH,
EVEN AS LIKEWISE LIMITED AND UNFULFILLING AS IT IS,
SEEMS TO BE ABOUT WHERE THINGS STAND TODAY.
BUT THE FEW SHOULD NOTE THAT THE PROBLEM LIES NOT WITH WHAT MAN SPECIFICALLY BELIEVES —
— BUT IN THE FACT THAT HE BELIEVES, AT ALL.
….(AND EVEN THAT, ASSUMING THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.)
“DADDY, THE MORE I THINK ABOUT THIS WHOLE ACTIVITY OF TRYING TO EXPAND YOUR OWN AWARENESS,
THE MORE IT SEEMS POSSIBLE THAT ONLY THOSE SO INVOLVED if– HAVE ANY, ‘PROBLEM’ WITH LIFE.”
…AND HIS PAPA NODDED THAT CURIOUS NOD THAT SIGNIFIES ONE’S UNDERSTANDING OF (j THINGS-MOST-CURIOUS.
THE ILLNESS
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO HAD AN ILLNESS,
IT WASN’T FATAL — IT DIDN’T EVEN INCAPACITATE HIM,
IN FACT IT HELPED FACILITATE THE LIVING OF HIS EVERYDAY LIFE.
NOW YOU GOTTA ADMIT — THAT’S SOME KINDA ILLNESS!
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WITTICISM CORRECTION
HISTORY IS NOT, “THE LIES THAT SURVIVE” — THE’MIND’S TRUTH IS.
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IF ORDINARY THOUGHT WAS A HOLE IN A BOAT,
THERE’S NO WAY A MAN’S MIND COULD EVER FIGURE OUT HOW TO PATCH IT.
“DADDY, IS THIS WHY YOU NEVER SEE THE MORE-CONSCIOUS PLAYING, PIGGY-BACK!?”
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN FOUND HIMSELF IN POSSESSION OF A GREAT HERD OF UNKNOWN, MARVELOUS BEASTS,
AND IN FOLLOWING THEIR MOVEMENTS
HE WAS TAKEN TO NEW AND EXCITING PLACES,
AND BEFORE HE WAS AWARE OF IT,
HE MERGED WITH THE HERD,
AND COULD NO LONGER OBSERVE IT AS AN OBJECTIVE OUTSIDER.
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN FOUND HIMSELF IN POSSESSION OF
A GREAT HERD OF UNKNOWN, MARVELOUS BEASTS, AND IN FOLLOWING THEIR MOVEMENTS,
HE WAS TAKEN TO NEW AND EXCITING PLACES, AND BEFORE HE WAS AWARE OF IT,
HE BEGAN TO HAVE FAVORITES WITHIN THE HERD, AND SOON THEIR WONDROUS TRAVELS CEASED.
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UNTIL YOU REALIZE WHAT THE ACTUAL PURPOSE OF THINKING IS, You CAN NEVER RISE ABOVE IT.
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THE MYSTICAL IS LIKE A BRIDGE ALWAYS BETWEEN NOW AND THE FUTURE,
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FAR BEYOND THE SIMPLISTIC, MATERIAL RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATIONS OF IT, REMAINS THE FACT THAT:”POVERTY DOES EQUAL FREEDOM”,
BUT NOT MERELY IN STRIPPING ONESELF OF USELESS POSSESSIONS, BUT OF USELESS THOUGHT AS WELL.
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WHY FICTION’S NON-OPERATIVE WITH THE MORE-KNOWING
NOTHING MAN CAN MAKE UP IS AS FANTASTIC AS LIFE-AS-IT-IS!’ WHEN SEEN,
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ONCE UPON A TIME A MAN WHO’D BEEN STRUGGLING FOR THE GREATER UNDERSTANDING SUDDENLY FELL INTO IT,
AND IN SOING DOING,
DISCOVERED AVIEW OF REALITY AS LARGE AS THE UNIVERSE ITSELF —
— So LARGE IN FACT, THAT IT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD IN ONE’S MIND, So HE FURTHER INCREASED HIS UNDERSTANDING, AND MADE THE SECRET SHRINK To A SIZE HE COULD CARRY IN HIS POCKET.
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IF YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT MAN LIVES IN A CLOSED SYSTEM, NOTHING MAKES SENSE, BUT IF YOU DO, EVERYTHING DOES.
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IN TERMS OF PASTRIES,
You COULD THINK OF THE SECRET, (WERE IT TO BE DESCRIBED), As COMING IN TWO VARIETIES:
THE FANCY POWERED, EMBELLISHED, SUGARED-AND-STACKED-HIGH KIND, AND THEN THE PLAIN.
ONE MAN’S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE LIVING OF ONE’S OWN LIFE, HE EXPRESSED THUSLY:
“I DON’T TAKE ADVICE AND I DAMN SURE DON’T GIVE ANY.”
CONCLUSION: You EITHER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING, OR YOU DON’T.
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AND FINALLY,
ANOTHER IN OUR SERIES OF: “SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM!?”
IF THE SECRET WERE ANY SIMPLER IT WOULDN’T EVEN BE A SECRET. SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM!? — AND GOOD NIGHT.
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