Jan Cox Talk 1442

Predictability: A Simple Man’s Drug of Choice…

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Summary = TBD
Condensed News Items = See Below (OCR needs edit)
News Item Gallery = jcap 95060-1442
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Rating = FAV
Date = 5/29/1995


The News

95060-1
THERE WAS ONCE A BOY HE DISCOVERED A FOREST,
AND WAS TOLD NEVER TO GO THEREIN,
SO HE SOON DID, AND IN FACT
His LIFE BECAME DEVOTED TO THE FULL EXPLORATION THEREOF;
AND AFTER SOME YEARS PASSED,
AND HE WAS FAIRLY WELL ACQUAINTED WITH THE GENERAL AREA,
His PURPOSE BECAME TO LAY A TRAIL OF BREAD CRUMBS INTO ITS DEEPEST RECESSES AND NOT BE ABLE TO EVER FIND HIS WAY BACK OUT,
.95060-2

IF YOUR MIND IS MOSTLY OCCUPIED WITH THINKING ABOUT THINGS OTHERS HAVE MENTIONED AND PONDERING QUESTIONS THEY HAVE RAISED,
THEN NON-PHYSICALLY, YOU ARE DISPLAYING ALL THE SIGNS OF SUBMISSION A PASSIVE PRISONER DOES WHEN CAPTURED.
ALL TALK OF A “PROMISED LAND OF FREEDOM” IS ILLUSION-TOSSED-TO-THE-WIND UNTIL ONE IS’ IN FULL AND CONTINUING REALIZATION THAT MAN IS
NATURALLY BORN IN CAPTIVITY,
AND THAT SUCH IS HIS NORMAL STATE.
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A VIEWER WRITES:
“ON A RECENT PROGRAM YOU COMPARED THE MIND ATTEMPTING TO UNDERSTAND ITSELF
TO A TREE TRYING TO CLIMB ITSELF,
AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW INTRIGUING I FOUND THE DESCRIPTION! —
….THAT AND THE FACT THAT I WISHED TO GOD I’D NEVER HEARD IT.
YOURS”, ETC.
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THERE WAS ONCE A MIGHTY KING WHO HAD TWO ARMIES: ONE WAS IN CHARGE OF PLANNING,
L AND THE OTHER IN CHARGE OF DOING.
Now FOR A SMALL PRIZE, CAN YOU TELL ME THE NAME OF THIS KING? – …AND DON’T TRY TO SLIP IN YOUR OWN, OR EVEN THAT OF MAN.
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‘95060-4
CONTRARY TO THEIR CLAIMS,
IT’S NOT SO MUCH A MATTER OF MEN'”LEARNING VALUABLE NEW LESSONS”
FROM THE MINOR TRAGEDIES OF THEIR LIVES, “”” As IT IS THEM HAVING SOMETHING NEW TO YAK ABOUT,
,95060-5
THERE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF SAILOR
WHOSE VESSEL IS AT ITS MOST STABLE WHEN THE SEAS ARE AT THEIR WORST.
.95060-6
A MAN WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN CERTAIN OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY ACTIVITIES REGARDING HIS OWN INNER, HEAD LIFE,
WC,HAD HIS MIND SAY TO HIM: “TELL ME THIS: JUST WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IF YOU EVER DO MANAGE TO UNTANGLE AND FIGURE ME OUT COMPLETELY!? — THEN WHAT!?”,
BUT THE MAN WAS SMART ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE A SCARE TACTIC WHEN HE SAW ONE.
ON CERTAIN BATTLE FIELDS IN OTHER GALAXIES, THOSE ALREADY WOUNDED, AND ON THE GROUND, HAVE DREAD OF A FURTHER INJURY,
ONE NOT PHYSICALLY INFLICTED.
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A MAN DECIDED TO WRITE A BOOK,
AND CHOSE THE TITLE: “WHY ARE WE HERE?”, C THEN DISAPPEARED.
195080-8
ONE MAN WROTE STORIES
IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO LIVE LIFE, ANOTHER PAINTED PICTURES, AND ANOTHER COMPOSED MUSIC;
ONCE-AND-LUMP-IT: ALL ART IS AN EFFORT TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO OTHER THAN SIMPLY, “LIVE LIFE”.
NOW ASK YOURSELF: HOW MUCH MORE SO IS IT WITH THOSE WHO STRUGGLE TO MAKE THE UNFOLDING OF THEIR OWN MIND THEIR ART.
IF THE”MYSTICAL ADVENTURE” IS THE “ULTIMATE DISTRACTION”,
WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE INDIGENOUS ATTRACTION OF ROUTINE EXISTENCE!?
ONE MAN SPOKE IN METAPHORS LEAST HE SLIP UP AND ACCIDENTALLY SPEAK PLAINLY,
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,95060-9
ONE DAY, ONE MAN’S THOUGHTS SAID TO HIM:
“CAN BILLY COME OUT AND PLAY?”,
AND HE SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT FOR MANY YEARS
HE’D BEEN ABSENT-MINDEDLY ACQUIESCING TN SUCH MATTERS, WITH HIS INTELLECT HAVING REACHED ITS PRESENT AGE
WITHOUT HIM ACTUALLY KNOWING WHERE ITS TIME HAD BEEN SPENT.
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IN CASE A DIFFERENT VIEW MIGHT BE OF PASSING ASSISTANCE:
You COULD LOOK UPON THE ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE AND CHANGE ONE’S CONSCIOUSNESS As AN ANOMALOUS, NEAR UNNATURAL USE OF THE BRAIN — REALLY.
,95060-11
PREDICTABILITY: A SIMPLE MAN’S DRUG OF CHOICE.
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PREDICTABILITY: LIFE’S LOCAL PREFERENCE OF DRUG FOR THE CIVILIZED.
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PREDICTABILITY….PREDICTABILITY….
AS CONCERNS THE ANXIOUS — WHAT CAN YOU SAY !?!
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To AN ANT, EVERY FOOT IS A FOE,
AND TO A DEER, EVERY CARNIVORE,
BUT NOTE,
THE DANGERS TO EACH CREATURE ARE SELECTIVE AND LIMITED, SAVE WITH MAN AND THE MATTER OF HIS MIND,
ALTHOUGH WHEN DESCRIBED THUSLY, IT SEEMS AN IRREFUTABLE FACT, THERE ARE IN FACT, NO IRREFUTABLE FACTS.
,95060-13
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IF THINKING WAS A SPORT,
THE MIND WOULD BE LIKE A BOXER WHO, WITH EVERY BLOW TAKEN,
BECOMES MEANINGLESSLY STRONGER.
.95060-14
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO DISCOVERED AN UNUSUAL FRUIT
WHICH HE OFFERED TO SHARE WITH OTHERS,
BUT THEY SAID THEY PREFERRED THE OLD ONES TOWHICH THEY WERE ACCUSTOMED, SO HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THEN TOLD THEM THAT THE NEW FRUIT CONTAINED EVERYTHING THAT THEY ENJOYED ABOUT THEIR OLD ONES,
BUT STILL THEY RESISTED, SO HE TRIED TELLING THEM THAT IT WAS IN FACT THE ORIGINAL, SUPERIOR VERSION OF WHAT THEIR PRESENT FRUIT HAD BECOME, BUT THEY’D HAVE NONE OF IT,
SO HE SAID THAT THE NEW FRUIT WAS _ 7.-_-
THE MODERN, ULTIMATE EDITION OF THEIR WELL KNOWN VARIETY, BUT ALAS, STILL NO GO — SO:
HE FINALLY JUST TOOK THEIR OLD FRUIT AND STUFFED THE NEW ONE IN IT,
95060-1511
WORRYING ABOUT PROBLEMS GIVE ORDINARY MEN HEADACHES -WORRY OVER HAVING A HEAD CAN DO THE SAME FOR A FEW.
NOTE: ITEMS SUCH AS THIS CAN BE HEARD BY QUITE SANE, SOPHISTICATED MEN, AND THEY’LL SAY THAT THEY DON’T GET ITt
BUT DON’T BET ON IT.

195060-16
“POVERTY EQUALS FREEDOM” —
IN EVERY POSSIBLE SENSE YOU CAN THINK OF AND THEN SOME!,
(aw, ….IN FACT: AND THEN A LOT.
L
1,95060-17
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A MAN COMFORTABLE ON THE PORCH
HAS FAR TOO MANY POSSESSIONS TO EVER LEAVE.
LIFE IN A BETTER WORLD
PROVERBS ARE TO BEHAVIOR AS PROVERBS SHOULD BE TO THINKING.
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,95060-19
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SURVEYING THE HISTORY OF HOMO INTERNALIST,
ONE GUY MUSED:
L., “COULD MAN HAVE POSSIBLY CONJURED UP NOTIONS OF GODS ANY DUMBER THAN THE ONES HE HAS!?”, AND ANSWERED HIS OWN QUESTION BY REALIZING THAT, “YES”, HE COULD HAVE, HAD HE HIMSELF BEEN A BIT MORE DUMBER.
AND SOME WHERE, FAR, FAR AWAY IN ON OBSCURE CORNERS OF THE UNIVERSE,
THE LITTLE SPIRITS OF UNBORN SCIENTIFIC THEORIES CRY OUT: “UNFAIR, UNFAIR!”
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‘95060-20
CAUTION: WARNING ALERT’ POTENTIAL DANGER
LIFE Is NOT -FALLING APART UNTIL YOU ARE, AND LIFE IS NOT UNFAIR UNTIL YOU GET MAD.
CAUTION! — DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU.
AND NOW: OUR INSPIRATION THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A CLEVER MAN CAN, THROUGH WORDS,
Do MOST ANYTHING BUT GET BUTTER BACK INTO A COW.
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT STAGES AND STEPS IN ALL THAT MAN DOES, BUT ONLY THE MIDDLE ONES ARE IMPORTANT —
— THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES THAT ARE REAL —
IT IS ONLY AT THE ILLUSIONARY VERBAL EXTREMES WHERE EXISTS SUCH THINGS AS: MORTGAGES ON A FARM,
AND THE KINDNESS OF WAITERS.
* IT’S ONLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN THAT TRUE ADVENTURE EXISTS. *
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THERE’S A MAN WHO SAYS THAT IF IT ISN’T ONE THING, IT’S FOURTEEN OTHERS -AND EVEN WHEN IT’S NOT, IT’S STILL THE ONE THING.
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ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THE VARIOUS MYSTICAL RITUALS AND DISCIPLINES, EVEN THOUGH THEIR ULTIMATE PURPOSE BE HARD TO DEFINE,
IS THAT AT THE VERY LEAST THEY GIVE ONE SOMETHING-OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY TO DO IN A WORLD OF THINGS MOST ORDINARY.
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EACH INDIVIDUAL’S RELATIONSHIP TO THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY CAN BE EXPRESSED IN A CERTAIN EQUATION,
WHOSE EXISTENCE REMAINS OF LITTLE INTEREST.
195060-24
A MAN CAN LOSE A LEG,
LOSE A JOB,
LOSE A LOVE,
BUT ONCE HE’S IN FULL KNOWLEDGE OF A CERTAIN POTENTIAL OF HIS MIND THERE’S A CERTAIN “THING” THAT CAN NOT BE TAKEN FROM HIM
WITHOUT HIS PASSIVE PERMISSION,
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To SAY THAT THE FULL WEIGHT AND MOMENTUM OF THE UNIVERSE IS STRUCTURED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO BE DIRECTLY OPPOSED TO A MAN BEING ABLE TO HOLD ON TO THIS CERTAIN THING, IS TO ENGAGE IN FEARLESS, HYPERBOLIC UNDERSTATEMENT,
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,950 60 – 25
TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF MAN IS THE CLOSEST YOU CAN COME TO SOLVING THEM
TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF MAN IS THEIR SOLUTION,
YOU SEE; A CAROUSEL IS A SELF-PERPETUATING MACHINE, AND NOTHING BREAKS DOWN ON A MERRY GO ROUND THAT CAN’T BE FIXED ON BOARD.
TO SEE BEYOND THE DISTORTING GLARE OF CITY LIGHTS, THE CONCEPT OF “PROBLEMS’ MUST BE RE-DEFINED — (OR PUT ANOTHER WAY:)
WHO FINDS FAULT WITH NERO SAVE THOSE WHO LIVE IN ROME? — AND, WHO CARES WHERE ART IS HEADED EXCEPT THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT ART!?
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IS IT NOT INTERESTING THAT OF ALL THOSE WHO’VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE, AND SEEN LIFE HEAD-ON,
NOT ONE HAD A HARSH OR CRITICAL WORD TO SAY ABOUT IT.
,95060-27
ONE MAN, HAVING SCANT SUCCESS IN REELING IN HIS MIND, As A STOP-GAP MEASURE, BROKE ITS WATCH.
‘95060-28
ONE DAY, IN A CLEARING NEAR THE WOODS,
A LION AND A COMPUTER MET AND FELL INTO CONVERSATION,
WITH THE MACHINE BECOMING HOPELESSLY ENTANGLED IN TRYING TO CONCEIVE OF WHAT THE LION MEANT BY THE IDEA OF, “DOING”,
AND THE BEAST COMPLETELY UNABLE TO COMPREHEND
WHY ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING THEY COULDN’T EAT.
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.95060-29
All SOLOISTS COMPLAIN ABOUT OTHERS, “STEPPING ON THEIR NOTE”, WHILE AMIDST MAN’S EVERYDAY MENTAL AND VERBAL LIFE,
WERE THIS NOT THE CASE,
THE WHOLE STRUCTURE WOULD COLLAPSE.
L95060-30
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THE MORTAL, SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS & ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
PEOPLE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF MAN HAVING A, “SPIRIT” OF SOME KIND, AFTER THE MIND, EARLY ON, TOLD THEM TO LOOK SOME PLACE ELSE.
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.95060-411,
FROM THAT CERTAIN “OUTSIDE VIEW”,
or You COULD SAY THERE’S THIS DANGER OF THE ORDINARY
\toe TAKING ORDINARY LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY)
BUT FAIR’S FAIR TO EVEN A BEAR, AND WE SHOULD GO ON WITH IT AND ALSO NOTE THAT THERE’S A DANGER OF THE MYSTICALLY INCLINED TAKING THE MYSTICAL TOO SERIOUSLY, IN A CERTAIN MANNER.
…(AND I WILL POINT OUT THAT THIS, “CERTAIN MANNER” UNCONDITIONALLY INVOLVES — THINKING.)
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THE MYTHICAL ORIENT EXPRESS — ONCE AGAIN
ONE MAN WHO DEARLY WANTED TO SEE ISTANBUL
HAD TO STOP HANGING AROUND THE PARIS TRAIN STATION WHEN HE REALIZED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY HIS OWN MIND.
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,95060-33
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO INVENTED A LAND SUBMARINE,
AND HE COULD LIVE QUIETLY DOWN IN THE BODY OF THE SHIP, OR PEER OUT AT LIFE THROUGH THE PERISCOPE.
HE SAYS HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT HE HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH KINGS AND THEIR TWO TYPES OF ARMIES,
OR OF LIONS AND COMPUTERS CONVERSING.
,95060-34
ONCE UPON A TIME A CERTAIN MYSTIC STOPPED AND THOUGHT:
II(:”EVEN AFTER YOU REACH A PLACE OF APPARENTLY KNOWING ALL THERE IS TO KNOW, , THEN YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCING OF IT BEGINS TO WIDEN AND DEEPEN.”
.95060-35
ONE MAN SAYS THAT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS:
AFTER YOU’VE DISCOVERED FIRE,:
INVENTED THE WHEEL,
AND CURED GINGIVITIS,
WHAT’RE YOU GONNA DO WITH THE MIND THEN!?
.95060-36
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ONCE YOU SEE LIFE DIRECTLY,
CUTTING DOWN ON TALKING IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM.
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THE AREA IS STRIKING IN THAT IT IS CONTAINED AND CONFINED, AND AT THE SAME TIME, OPEN AND INFINITE.
STAR FINDING: IT ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING TO, “KNOW WHERE YOU ARE” IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.
INTERGALACTIC PIN-POINT: “SELF-PROTECTION” IS A PROPER FUNCTION UNDER BUT Two CONDITIONS:
ONE IS, REGARDING THE BODY, AND THE OTHER IS IF, IN YOUR HEAD,
You STILL BELIEVE YOU HAVE A SELF.
…(NOW I SAID: “IN YOUR HEAD”!)
ON ONE WORLD,
SOON AFTER EACH CREATURE IS BORN,
THERE IS A PLACE TOWHICH THEY CAN GO,
AND IN A CERTAIN FASHION — “HIDE THEMSELVES AWAY”;
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ONCE UPON A TIME, ONE COSMIC FORCE LOOKED AT ANOTHER COSMIC FORCE AND SAID: “WHY DO MEN KEEP COMPLAINING ABOUT NEVER BEING ABLE TO SATISFY THEIR MINDS!? — (., WHAT THE HELL THEY THINK THEIR PURPOSE IS, ANY WAY!?”,
…AND THE SECOND FORCE COULD ONLY SHAKE ITS HEAD IN BEMUSED RECOGNITION.
J95060-40
THINKING: THE NUTS & BOLTS OF IT

YOU’LL THINK WHATEVER LIFE WANTS YOU TO THINK.
….(NOW YOU TOO CAN NOD ALONG,WITH THAT CERTAIN KIND OF UNIQUE HUMAN CHAGRIN.)
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95060-41
EVERY TIME HE HEARD THE TERM, “THE KNOWN UNIVERSE” USED THIS ONE MAN WOULD THINK: “WHO CARES!?”
L__ ….tRY NODDING TO THAT ONE!)
95060-42
Seriousness: The Nails & Screws Of It
Nothing in life is serious unless it happens to a man personally — And even then, it’s really not.
Okay now — final nod.
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