Jan Cox Talk 1448

Only the Local Is Serious–Never, the Universal

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Summary

#1448 – 06/12/95: (?)
Notes by TK

The mind is held by civilization as is a well-to-do motorist stopped by a cop. No need for restraint from attempted escape.


The News

ONE MAN FOUND HIMSELF A PRISONER, BUT HE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE,
AND HE DIDN’T KNOW OF WHOM —
— HE DID SAY HOWEVER, THAT IT WAS A START.
THE SARGENT SAID TO THE TROOPS:
“LET’S BE SIMPLE ABOUT IT:
IF YOU’RE NOT CONSCIOUS OF CONSCIOUSNESS YOU’RE NOT TRULY CONSCIOUS.”
ONLY THE LOCAL IS SERIOUS — NEVER, THE UNIVERSAL.
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THE KING ONCE SAID TO A MYSTIC:
“I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU GUYS DO WHAT YOU DO
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SAY,
THE ONLY THINGS THAT SEEM TO HAVE ANY MEANING IN THIS LIFE IS TO GET RICH AND POWERFUL,
CAUSE WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE THE SAME WAY, NO MATTER WHAT WE DID -AND I CAN’T SEE WHAT YOU GUYS GET OUT OF WHAT YOU DO.
— I JUST CAN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME, UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DO IT!?”, AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “ME EITHER.”
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THERE WAS ONCE TWO BROTHERS,
AND THE SIMPLER OF THE TWO WOULD EAT AND DRINK MORE THAN WAS SUFFICIENT, WHILE THE OTHER ONE DID SO IN WAYS NON-PHYSICAL.
THE MIND CAN DIGEST ALL THAT IT IN-TAKES,
BUT TO PROGRESS FURTHER IT MUST BECOME AWARE OF THIS ABILITY.
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THE LOCAL TRAINS RUNNING IN AND AROUND PARIS
SEEM MAINLY, GOING NO WHERE IN PARTICULAR,
ONLY TO PERIODICALLY BE INTERRUPTED BY EPISODES OF NEAR TRACK-JUMPING, FOLLOWED BY A RETURN TO UNEXCITING NORMALCY,
WHICH THE RIDERS APPEAR TO TAKE AS A FORM OF ADVANCEMENT,
MENTALLY —
TO HAVE A PROBLEM
IS TO NAME A PROBLEM,
AND TO
NAME A PROBLEM
IS TO HAVE A PROBLEM NICE,
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ONLY THINGS IN PART, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ARE SERIOUS — NOTHING ELSE.
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THE GOD OF ONE WORLD DECIDED TO HOLD A CONTEST FOR THE PEOPLE, THAT WHOEVER COULD ASK HIM THE BEST QUESTION
WOULD WIN AS THEIR PRIZE
THE ANSWER TO ANY QUESTION THEY HAD
OTHER THAN THE ONE THAT WON THEM THE PRIZE.
HE CALLED IT THE: “GET IT!?” CHALLENGE.
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ONE MAN LIVES IN A ONE ROOM CABIN ALONE,
IN HIS EARLIER DAYS HE’D LIVED WITH HIMSELF, BUT DECIDED HE’D BE BETTER OFF ALONE;
BUT NOW HE’S BEGINNING TO FEEL THE NEED TO RE-THINK HIS POSITION, ALTHOUGH HE’S NOT SURE WHY, NOR OF WHERE IT WILL LEAD.
WE’RE BORN INTO MENTAL CONFINEMENT,
AND THEN A FEW CARRY IT TO EVEN GREAT EXTREMES.–
THOUGH IN SUCH A WAY AS TO RE-SHAPE WHAT CONFINEMENT ACTUALLY MEANS.
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THE CAPTAIN ADDRESSED THE BATTALION:
“BEING CONSCIOUS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
IS COMPARABLE TO THE MIND BEING CONSCIOUS OF THE BODY, BUT ON A HIGHER LEVEL.”
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SOMEONE ASKS:
“BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION,
WITHIN A CLOSED SYSTEM,
IS NOT EVERYTHING THAT A MAN THINKS, PERFORCE,
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL!?”
THE OPERATIONAL DISTINCTION OF A “CLOSED SYSTEM” IS THAT IT EXISTS ONLY VIA SELF-REFERENCE.
….DOES THIS SUGGEST A RESPONSE TO THE MAN’S QUESTION?
PERHAPS A FURTHER COMMENTARY REGARDING WHAT MAN NORMALLY TALES TO BE THINKING!?
THERE WAS ONCE A GROUP OF WOULD-BE MYTHICAL KNIGHTS ‘*”.’ WHO UNDERTOOK THE SEARCH FOR THE WONDROUS PRIZE, AND WHO SOON SPLIT INTO TWO FACTIONS:
THE FIRST, DEDICATED TO THE ACTUAL POSSESSION OF THE GRAIL, WHILE THE OTHER ATTEMPTED TO BECOME SO INVISIBLE AS TO RENDER ANY DISCOVERY, OR LACK THEREOF — IRRELEVANT.
NON-EXISTENT HANDS TO HOLD THE CHALICE OF ILLUSION.
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THE SIMPLE LIKE GOSSIP,
THE MORE SOPHISTICATED CHANGE ITS NAME To HISTORY”
AND THE MORE CIVILIZED STILL, CALL THE WHOLE SHEBANG, “CURRENT EVENTS”, — PROPOSING APPARENTLY, THAT THEY’RE CURRENT IN THEIR THINKING, AND COULD RECOGNIZE AN ACTUAL EVENT IF THEY EVER RAN ACROSS ONE.
TO BE CONSCIOUS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
IS SORT OF LIKE HAVING A TIME MACHINE THAT DOESN’T HAVE TO GO ANY WHERE.
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ONE DAY A MAN STOPPED AND SAID TO HIMSELF:
“WHICH WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY FIRST, HORMONES, OR NEURONS?”,
AND HIS NEURONS REPLIED:
“I AM ULTIMATELY.AT THE MERCY OF HORMONES.”,
AND HE AND HIS NEURONS WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED FOR
A RESPONSE FROM HIS HORMONES BUT NONE WAS FORTHCOMING)
AND FINALLY — FINALLY, ONE DAY FAR UP AHEAD
THE MAN GRASPED THE PROPER LESSON FROM HORMONES’ FAILURE TO REPLY.
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ONE MAN’S MOST RECENT DEFINITION OF THOUGHT: “SOMEONE ELSE’S USELESS COMMENTARY TO YOUR LIFE.”
….HE ADMITS HE DOESN’T KNOW WHO THIS “SOMEONE ELSE” IS, BUT KNOWS IT’S DAMN SURE NOT HIM.
UPON HEARING THIS, A VIEWER WROTE TO SAY:
“WHY DO MEN NEVER QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT, FOR INSTANCE,
THAT THE LIVER OR LUNGS THEY HAVE ARE ACTUALLY THEIR OWN!? — WHY DOES THIS SUBJECT OF PROPER POSSESSION ONLY ARISE
REGARDING THINGS MENTAL!?”
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THE MAJOR SO SPOKE TO THE ARMY:
“THERE ARE TWO FORMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS POSSIBLE, EACH PERSON IS BORN NATURALLY INTO THE FIRST FORM, WHICH OPERATES AUTOMATICALLY,
AND TO WHICH THEY GIVE NO PARTICULAR NOTICE —
THE OTHER POTENTIAL FORM IS NEVER ACTIVATED UNLESS YOU CAN CAUSE A MAN TO MOMENTARILY REALIZE THAT FIRST – HIS NORMAL CONDITION.
THOSE GIVEN TO THE TRANSCENDENTAL PURSUITS
ARE MEN WHO WISH FOR CERTAIN EPHEMERALITIES TO BECOME SPECIFIC FIXTURES.
LIFE IS NOT NECESSARILY WITH, OR WITH OUT MEANING —
— OTHER THAN AS EACH INDIVIDUAL’S MIND IS MADE TO WORRY THAT IT IS,
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EARLY ONE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, ONE MAN PAUSED AND THOUGHT:
“IT WOULDN’T BE SO BAD TO LEARN YOU HAD A TERMINAL DISEASE,
CAUSE THEN YOU COULD LIVE A TOTALLY DISSIPATED LIFE AND IT WOULDN’T MATTER.”, BUT SUDDENLY REALIZED HE WAS DOING THAT ALREADY — AND IT DIDN’T SEEM TO MATTER
IF IT WASN’T FOR SOME COLLECTIVE SENSE OF MORALITY,
OR PUBLIC STRUCTURES OF EXPECTED CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR TO LEAN ON ORDINARY MEN COULD HARDLY STAND AND STAY MENTALLY UPRIGHT — SO CONSIDER THE CHALLENGE BEFORE THOSE WHO
STRIKE OUT INDIVIDUALLY ON THEIR CONSCIOUS OWN,
EVERYONE IS PARIS —
AND THERE IS NO ISTANBUL —
EACH TRAVELER MUST INVENT IT AS HE GOES ALONG,
ONLY CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SERIOUS — NEVER LIFE ITSELF.
BEING LESS CONSCIOUS THAN YOU NORMALLY ARE
IS AN INEXPENSIVE HOBBY AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE —
— THE ATTEMPT TO MOVE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION HOWEVER, APPEARS QUITE COSTLY, AND DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE — (REGARDLESS OF WHAT ITS TRUE NATURE MAY BE.)
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF WARRIORS, THOSE WHO THINK OF BATTLE,
‘— AND THOSE WHO ACTUALLY DO IT.
To BECOME THE SECOND, YOU MUST FIRST BECOME THE FIRST, BUT ONCE YOU ARE THE FIRST, IT’S HARD TO EVER LEAVE.
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‘TIS SAID THAT WHEN YOU’RE SICK
IT’S TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO KNOW JUST HOW SICK YOU ARE.
BUT DOES THIS APPLY REGARDING MAN’S DULL LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS?
….(THE DULL NEED NOT REPLY.)
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SO PONDERED ONE MAN:
“HOW MANY YEARS TO GET USE TO THE RAIN,
HOW MANY DECADES, TO THE NORMAL ROAR OF LIFE!?”
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TODAY’S FAIRY TALE
WE’RE ALL BORN INTO A FAIRY TALE,
AND YOU CAN EITHER LIVE OUT YOUR LIFE THERE, AS IS THE NORM, OR,
YOU CAN CONSTRUCT A FAIRY TALE TO LIVE OUT ITS LIFE IN YOU.
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THOSE WHO KNOW-A-LITTLE-SOMETHING
DON’T LET METAPHORS RUN AROUND WITHOUT A LEASH.
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A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“DOES BEING MORE CONSCIOUS MAKE YOU A HAPPIER PERSON?”, AND GOT REPLIED:
“ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOR SURE WON’T.”
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AND YET ANOTHER MAN ASKED A MYSTIC:
“HOW CAN YOU BE SURE WHETHER YOU’RE TALKING TO A REAL MYSTIC OR NOT?”, AND WAS TOLD:
“IF YOU ARE, YOU’RE NOT,
AND IF YOU’RE NOT, YOU MIGHT BE.”
. . . (AND ONE MAN SAYS THAT STORIES LIKE THESE HAVE ALMOST STOPPED HIM FROM TALKING TO HIMSELF.)
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AFTER SOME YEARS,
INVOLVED IN A CERTAIN ACTIVITY,
A MAN ONE DAY CAME TO THE EDGE OF A HIGH CLIFF,
AND STOOD THERE ALONE,
BEFORE THE NAKED, SILENT BLUNTNESS OF THE SUN AND REALIZED: “ONCE YOU’VE SAID, ‘I’M ALIVE.’ — WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY!?”
ONE DAY A MAN WALKED UP TO A MYSTIC AND SAID:
“ALL THAT STUFF ABOUT TRYING TO BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS IS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR NOT LIVING AN ORDINARY LIFE.”, AND THE MYSTIC THOUGHT: “WHAT A GREAT LINE.”
ONLY THOUGHTS ARE SERIOUS — NEVER, CONSCIOUSNESS.