Jan Cox Talk 1445

Morality: Virtual Virtue

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Summary

#1445 – 06/05/95
Notes by TK

The premise of civilization is “something is wrong” and must be fixed. The mind always has a premise for what it does and that premise is ‘lack’. E.g., education = remedy for lack of intelligence. Only TT/This Thing, has no premise. Buddha consciously lied when he said “life is suffering” because that is a premise and enlightenment has no premise whatever.


The News

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A SHADOWY FIGURE VISITED THE PRINCE AND INQUIRED OF HIM:
“WOULD YOU BETRAY YOUR LEIGE FOR A ROOM FULL OF GOLD?”,
AND HE REPLIED:
“THERE IS NO WEALTH THAT WOULD TURN ME TRAITOR.”,
AND THE VISITOR THEN ASKED:
“WOULD YOU BETRAY HIM FOR THE REPUTATION OF HAVING BEEN HIS DOWN FALL?”, “NAY,”, REPLIED THE REGENT,
“SUCH REPUTE OFFERS NO INCENTIVE.”,
AND THE FIGURE PROBED FURTHER:
“THEN WOULD YOU BETRAY YOUR SOVEREIGN FOR THE SAKE OF YOU ASSUMING HIS POWERS; “NOW WE’RE GETTING SOME WHERE.”, THE PRINCE REPLIED.
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AFTER SURVIVAL NEEDS ARE MET, MAN LOOKS FOR ENTERTAINMENT,
AND HE FIRST LOOKS TO HIS MIND SINCE THAT’S THE ONLY PLACE TO LOOK.
THIS SURE IS EASY TO SEE, AND DIFFICULT TO REMEMBER.
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LIFE GAVE MAN THE NOTION OF “SERIOUSNESS”
To KEEP HIM FROM GETTING INVOLVED IN THINGS THAT COULD SERIOUSLY EFFECT THE OVERALL BALANCE OF THINGS,
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A TEST TO MEASURE YOUR MYSTICAL POTENTIAL
DO YOU WORRY MORE OVER THINGS YOU’VE DONE, OR THINGS YOU’VE THOUGHT? \…..
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AFTER THE FIRST MAN DISCOVERED THE TRANSCENDENTAL POSSIBILITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN REFERRING TO IT AS A “SPIRITUAL” POTENTIAL, …SO’S TO KEEP OTHERS FROM LOOKING IN THE RIGHT PLACE,
A GENTLEMAN WRITES TO SAY THAT ALTHOUGH HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE MENTAL ENLIGHTENMENT
HE HAS MANAGED TO MAKE HIS LIVER SWELL UP TWICE NORMAL SIZE,
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THERE IS A LEGEND OF A TRAIN THAT ONE DAY GOT OFF THE TRACKS,
AND VISITED PLACES TOTALLY OUTSIDE THE SCHEDULED,
AND LEGEND FURTHER SAYS THAT AFTER THE TRAIN WAS BACK ON THE
ESTABLISHED ROUTE,
THAT EVERY TIME IT WOULD THINK ABOUT THE EXTRAORDINARY EXCURSION
IT HAD ONCE TAKEN,
AND THEN REALIZE WHERE IT NOW WAS, ONCE AGAIN,
THAT IT WOULD REGRET IT HAD EVER SEEN AREAS BEYOND THE ROUTINE ROADBED,
THIS TYPE OF LEGEND IS KNOWN AS: CANDY Ass LEGENDS — TALES TO TELL SKUNKS THEY DON’T STINK,
AND REASSURE SLUGGS THEY MISS NOTHING BY NOT FLYING.
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FOR YOU YOURSELF TO BE MEASURED, REFLECTIVE AND THOUGHTFUL IS ADMIRABLE, BUT TO INSTEAD, ENCOURAGE IT IN OTHERS, IS EVEN ADMIRABLER -L. …AND TAKES MUCH LESS EFFORT.
PROPER CONDUCT: REAL & IMAGINED, ENTERS THE COMPUTER AGE BY WAY OF THIS DEFINITION:
MORALITY: VIRTUAL VIRTUE.
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THE EQUITY OF IT (REVISITED)
THE SIMPLE, GIVING LITTLE ATTENTION TO THEIR MIND,
DON’T NOTICE THE EFFECT OF WHAT-THEY-EAT HAS ON WHAT-THEY-THINK, AND THE ROUTINE INTELLECTUALS, UNDERRATING THE BODY’S SIGNIFICANCE, DO LIKEWISE.
A SIGNAL FOR THE PSEUDO-INSIGHTFUL & THOSE OF CLICHE- DEPENDENCE:
A MAN IS NOT WHAT HE EATS —
BUT IS AS STUPID AS HE TAKES HIS THOUGHTS TO BE A SPECIAL PART OF WHAT HE IS.
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WHEN JUSTICE IS TOO WIDE SPREAD, IT CAN’T BE SEEN AS JUSTICE.
….SAME AS WITH THE OVERWHELMING SCOPE OF LIFE,
AND THE ORDINARY MIND’S INABILITY TO CONCEIVE THEREOF.
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THE MIND LIKES STORIES OF MEN BEFRIENDING MAGICAL FORCES WHO,
As REWARD, GRANT THEM THE PRIVILEGE OF ASKING ANY ONE QUESTION THEY WANT —
— THE MIND LIKES THIS IDEA BECAUSE IT IS VACUOUS, RIDICULOUS, MEANINGLESS, AND TOTALLY UNNECESSARY —
— JUST THE SORT OF THING SO DEAR TO THE MIND,
WHEN YOU CAN’T HEAR LIFE, YOU’LL SETTLE FOR METAPHORS,
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ONE CONCERN OF THE SECRET SEEMS TO BE TO KEEP ITSELF SECRET.
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How THE MIND TENDS NOT To NOTICE CERTAIN TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ACTIVITIES OF THE MIND WHICH SEEM MORE DIVERGENT THAN THEY ARE; (VIA LITERARY DEFINITIONS):
NOVELS: LONG PIECES OF FICTION,
REVIEWS:SHORT PIECES OF FICTION.
As REGARDS THE POSSIBLE EXTRAORDINARY USE OF THE INTELLECT
ONE MUST SOON REALIZE THE MIRROR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRITICAL THOUGHT, AND THE THING BEING THOUGHT OF CRITICALLY;
WITHOUT THIS UNDERSTANDING, ONE’S MENTAL Efforts REMAIN AS A MAN TRYING TO SQUARE UP A DOORWAY WITH A PLUMB LINE THAT IS OUT OF WHACK,
COROLLARY TO THIS IS THAT MEN BELIEVE SOME THINGS ARE MORE DESERVING OF CRITICISM THAN OTHERS, THAT IS,
THE MORE “SERIOUS” IS THE MATTER, THE GREATER IS THE NEED FOR SOBER, SOLEMN SCRUTINY THEREOF —
— BUT ONE WHO’S SEEN LIFE FOR WHAT IT IS
IS NO LONGER INTERESTED IN MEANINGLESS GRADUATIONS OF AROMAS — SHIT STINKS — AND THERE’S NOTHING MORE TO BE NOTED,
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ONCE YOU REALIZE IN WHAT A DAZE YOU NORMALLY LIVE,
YOU CAN MAKE IT EVEN WORSE — INTENTIONALLY SORT OF.
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THE ANXIETY OF THOSE LIVING IN CITY STRUCTURES
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE AFRAID OF -BOTH DOWNSTAIRS AND UPSTAIRS —
.EXCEPT UPSTAIRS, IT’S ALL IMAGINARY.
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A GENTLEMAN FAXED US TO SAY THAT ALTHOUGH HE HAS NOT YET BECOME MENTALLY DERANGED,
HE HAS MANAGED TO DRIVE HIS DUODENUM CRAZY.
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A WANDERING DRUMMER WOULD PERIODICALLY VISIT THE MYSTICAL MONASTERY AND ALLOW THOSE THERE TO TRADE IN THEIR HAIR SHIRTS,
AND THE ROCKS-IN-THEIR-SHOES
^%, FOR A TIME PIECE WHOSE TEMPO WAS FOREVER SLOWER THAN THEY EXPECTED.
A MAN ASKED HIMSELF:
“WELL, DAMN! — EVEN IF I CAN’T BE MORE CONSCIOUSLY AWAKE, How COME I CAN’T AT LEAST REMEMBER THAT IT’S POSSIBLE!?
DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!”
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TOO EASILY, AFTER THE FACT, CAN THE ORDINARY SING THE BENEFITS OF HARDSHIP -“TOO EASILY”, MAKING NOTE OF THEIR NORMAL LACK OF ALTERNATIVE.
WITH NO GOAL, THERE ARE NO SET-BACKS –
…AND EVEN WHEN THERE ARE, THEY CAN BE RE-NAMED SOMETHING ELSE,
DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, DAMN,
DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!
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MIRRORS AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SECRET
THOSE WHO KNOW, CAST NO REFLECTION —
….,, …AND EVEN IF THEY DO, IT’S NOT REALLY THEM.
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TODAY’S GENESIS MYTH
IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH HUMAN IS CREATED,
LIFE TELLS THEM WHAT THE MIND IS ALL ABOUT,
.„THEN THEY IMMEDIATELY FORGET ALL ABOUT IT,
AND GO ON WITH THE NORMAL BUSINESS OF BEING A HUMAN.
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THE SINGULARITY OF IT ALL, Y’ALL
BECOMING MORE CONSCIOUS IS THE ONLY UNDERTAKING, WHEN SUCCESSFUL, CAN BE RECOGNIZED BY NO ONE.
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A GENTLEMAN TIED A NOTE AROUND A ROCK AND THREW INTO OUR YARD
WHICH ASKS IF OUR NUMEROUS COMMENTS REGARDING THE NOTION OF ENLIGHTENMENT ARE MEANT TO BE ENCOURAGING, OR INTENDED TO DISSUADE ONE FROM ATTEMPTING SUCH-
…YOU KNOW, YOU CAN PUT SOMEONE’S EYE OUT, THROWING ROCKS.
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ONE MAN THOUGHT HE HAD RICKETS,
THEN REALIZED HE WAS JUST OBSERVING HIS NORMAL, NEURAL CONNECTIONS.
ATTEMPTING THE ELABORATION OF AWARENESS
IS THE ONLY AREA IN WHICH OVER-DOING-IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
FACT, THE WHOLE IDEA OF SOMEHOW,”OVER-DOING-IT” IS A JOKE.
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THE LESS MEN UNDERSTAND ABOUT WHAT LIFE IS ABOUT
THE MORE THEY TRY TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF BEING HUMAN.
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A MAN WROTE A MYSTIC AND ASKED:
“CAN YOU BE A SERIOUS SORT AND STILL ACHIEVE ENLIGHTENMENT?”,
AND THE LATTER REPLIED:
THAT WOULD DEPEND UPON WHAT THINGS SPECIFICALLY YOU MIGHT BE SERIOUS ABOUT -AND IF I ASKED YOU TO TELL ME WHICH ONES,
AND YOU DID —
THEN THERE’D BE YOUR PROOF POSITIVE THAT YOU ARE TOO SERIOUS.”
ONE WAY TO ASSURE YOUR NORMALCY AND ROUTINE POOR HEALTH IS TO FIND YOURSELF SICK IN SELECTIVE MANNERS.
ONCE YOU SEE WHAT’S GOING ON, AND REALIZE THE CHALLENGE BEFORE YOU, THERE IS THEN BUT ONE PROBLEM,…ONE SIMPLE LITTLE PROBLEM! —
(AND OF COURSE THAT OTHER TEENSY LITTLE DIFFICULTY OF REMEMBERING IT –
[HARDLY WORTH MENTIONING].)
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TO BE MORE CONSCIOUS, IN THAT SPECIAL, EXTRAORDINARY SENSE, IS TO BE CALM & QUIET AMIDST GREAT NOISE AND CONFUSION,
IS THIS TRUE BOTH EXTERNALLY AND INTERNALLY? — QUITE SO, QUITE SO.
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IN THE CITY,
IF YOU HAVE MUCH OF A PERSONALITY
YOU’RE EXPECTED TO HAVE PERSONALITY PROBLEMS.
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HUMILITY: THE AIR LET OUT OF IGNORANCE,
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UNDER ROUTINE CONDITIONS: A KING UNDER SIEGE IS STRONGER STILL.
FILE THIS SOMEWHERE UNDER: MENTAL STABILITY….OR MAYBE: INSANITY AVOIDANCE., …OR MAYBE: TIE ME KANGER00 DOWN, SPORT.
THE REASON THAT EVERYDAY AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE DON’T TURN INTO MYTHICAL WARRIORS IS THAT THEY ALWAYS ATTACK AREAS OF NO SIGNIFICANCE, BUT WHICH, IN RESPONSE TO THE ASSAULTS,
TAKE ON AN INCREASING APPEARANCE OF IMPORTANCE AND STRENGTH.
You SEE,
LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO WORRY SO MUCH OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF MEN DISCOVERING-THE-SECRET
AS LONG AS IT CAN KEEP THEM LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACES.
A GENTLEMAN HIRED A SKY-WRITING PLANE TO ADVANCE THIS INQUIRY To OUR ATTENTION:
“JUST EXACTLY WHICH ARE THESE,’WRONG PLACES’
IN WHICH I SHOULD NOT WASTE MY TIME LOOKING?”,
MY DEAR SIR: JUST HOW MANY PLACES ARE THERE EXTANT?
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…OKAY
WANNA GET DOWN, DIRTY, CRUDE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD!? —
1 — THERE IS REALLY BUT ONE PLACE YOU NEED KEEP LOOKING
To ASSURE YOU NEVER SEE ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY AND USEFUL, AND THIS IS SIMPLY AT YOUR OWN THINKING.
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WHEN ONE GUY’D FIND HIS MIND BACK ON “AUTOMATIC RAMBLE” HE’D SHOUT OUT: “CODE BLUE! — CODE BLUE!”
JUST TO HELP REMIND HIMSELF.