Jan Cox Talk 1449

Entertainment: The Workings of Other Peoples’ Minds

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Summary

#1449 – 06/14/95: (?)
Notes by TK

For civilization the mind is more important than the body. It’s everybody’s duty to support everybody else. As civilization is imaginary, it requires absolute support.


The News

95067°1
FOR MANY YEARS,
ONE MAN DREAMED OF DISCOVERING A SECRET GARDEN HIDDEN IN HIS BACK YARD, °.°1-‘ AND ONE DAY HE DID DISCOVER THE GARDEN,
AND WAS EXTREMELY SURPRISED TO FIND IT IN HIS BACK YARD.
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A CERTAIN KING TRIED TO SEND OUT A SILENT MESSAGE, CALLING FOR: “A MAN NOT BLINDED BY BLUNTNESS,
NOR SEDUCED BY THE MUNDANE IN DRAG,”
WITHIN EACH STATION’S,
NORMAL BROADCAST RANGE,
TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME THING.
“””*- “I DON’T GET IT.” HE SAID,
“THEN YOU DIDN’T SEND IT,”, HE REPLIED.
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95067-2
THOUGHT ONE MAN:
“I’LL BECOME CONSCIOUS OF MY MIND AND MINDFUL OF CONSCIOUSNESS, I’LL BECOME AWARE OF-ATTENTION, AND ATTENTIVE TO AWARENESS,
I’LL BECOME ALERT TO MY THOUGHTS, AND THOUGHTFUL OF ALERTNESS —
— I’LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES,
WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT,
TO GET THIS THING ACCOMPLISHED.”
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THE PATH ITSELF IS SIMPLE,
IT’S THE WALKING IT THAT’S COMPLEX.
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95067-3
ANY ONE WHO IDENTIFIES IN YOU, ANY NON-PHYSICAL PROBLEM,
CAN NEVER CURE IT —
THEY CAN CERTAINLY OFFER TO TREAT IT — BUT CAN NEVER CURE IT.
‘TIS PHYSICIANS SANS SKILLS, WHO ON YOU, PRESS PILLS.
IN THE COLLECTIVE MENTAL LIFE OF MAN,
THE JOB OF INSTITUTIONS IS IN LARGE PART TO IDENTIFY ADMIRABLE GOALS TO WHICH ALL SHOULD ASPIRE,
AND THEN HELP OBSCURE THE FACT THAT THEY’RE UNACHIEVABLE.
ONLY DOCTORS “WHO KNOW” WON’T TELL YOU WHERE TO GO.
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9 5 0 6 7 – 3 – (8)
WHERE You CAN STAY AT: (A POEM)
You MAY LIVE IN A DAZE,
You MAY LIVE IN A DREAM,
BUT THINGS NEVER ARE,
QUITE AS THEY SEEM -UNLESS YOU
LIVE IN A DAZE, AND
LIVE IN A DREAM,
AND THEN IT DOESN’T MATTER ANY WAY.
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.95067-4
WHEN HE HEARD THAT THE SIMPLER, FRINGE ELEMENTS OF ONE CIVILIZATION SAY THAT THEY DID NOT FIND ITS MAINSTREAM ART TO HAVE ANY “RELEVANCE TO THEIR LIVES”, P”– ONE MAN THOUGHT: “THEIR LIVES DON’T HAVE ANY RELEVANCE TO THEIR LIVES.”
IN AN ELEPHANT PARADE
ONLY PACHYDERMS ARE WELCOMED,
ONLY PACHYDERMS FEEL AT HOME;
IN AN ELEPHANT PARADE – ONLY PACHYDERMS SURVIVE.
– THIS IS TRUE NOT ONLY EXTERNALLY, COLLECTIVELY,
REGARDING MAN’S PHYSICAL LIFE,
BUT ALSO CONTROLS THE CONSTRUCT OF HIS INNER, INDIVIDUAL MENTAL LIFE AS WELL AND IT IS FROM THIS COMFORTABLE, SAFE, SECURE & NORMALLY UNNOTICED POSITION THAT THE FEW ‘STRUGGLE TO FREE THEM SELF
– FOR TO THEM,
WHAT THEY UNDERSTAND OF LIFE HAS NO RELEVANCE
UNTIL THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIP TO UNDERSTANDING-HAS NO RELEVANCE.
“PAPA, I CANNOT SEE THE CLOWNS AND ACROBATS FROM HERE —
IS IT THE FAULT OF THE CLOWNS AND ACROBATS, OR OF WHERE I STAND? —
— RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDST OF ME, WHERE YOU HAVE SO OFTEN WARNED ME ABOUT!?”
95067-5
THE ESCAPE FROM ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS
IS THE ONLY OVERCOMING OF A PROBLEM IN WHICH THERE WAS NO PROBLEM TO BEGIN WITH,
AND A MAN RESPONDS:
“WELL NO WONDER IT SOUNDS SO SIMPLE, BUT IS SO DIFFICULT TO DO!”, “NAY”, COUNTERS HIS PARTNER:
“THAT’S WHY IT SOUNDS SO DIFFICULT TO DO, BUT IS ACTUALLY SO SIMPLE.”, AND ‘TIS A SHAME THERE’S NOT A THIRD VOICE TO SPEAK UP IN THE MATTER.
AND NOW FOR TODAY’S: SCIENCE-FICTION MYTH
ON A FAR AWAY WORLD,
IN A FAR AWAY GALAXY,
IS A PLACE WHERE EXISTS,
A THIRD — YES, A THIRD VOICE.
– BELIEVE IT, OR EAT PULPWOOD –
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05067-6
THE SON OF A MYSTIC ASKED A LIBRARIAN:
“ARE SOME WRITINGS MORE SUBSTANTIAL THAN OTHERS?”,
AND THE BOOK-MASTER SQUINTED AN EYE AT THE LAD AND REPLIED: “AREN’T YOU THE SON OF A MYSTIC?”,
AND WHEN THE BOY NODDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE
THE LIBRARIAN SAID: “THEN I WON’T ANSWER THAT.”
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ONE DAY THE KING TURNED TO HIS MAIN-MAN-LEGAL-ADVISER, AND SAID: “WHO NEW
SHOULD WE INCLUDE
IN OUR ‘CRIMINAL CLASS’?”,
AND THE COUNSELOR RUBBED HIS CHIN FOR A BIT, THEN REPLIED:
“HOW’S ABOUT WE INCLUDE ANY ONE SMARTER THAN YOUR GRACE!?”,
AND AT FIRST THE KING SQUEALED WITH DELIGHT! —
.BUT THEN, AFTER THINKING ABOUT IT FOR A MOMENT,
HE WASN’T SO SURE IT WAS SUCH A NEAT, AGREEABLE & FLATTERING IDEA AFTER ALL,
IF YOU’RE IMPRESSED BY THE VIGOR WITH WHICH THE HEART, THE LUNGS, THE STOMACH AND GENITALIA WILL PROTECT THEMSELVES,
WAIT’L YOU GET A FRESH GOOD VIEW OF THE MIND IN SUCH ACTION!
…WHY DO YOU THINK THE SKULL’S THE STRONGEST BONE IN THE BODY!? -“OH, I’M SORRY PAPA, DID YOU JUST ASK ME SOMETHING?”
ONE MAN FELL IN A VAT OF GOO,
BUT NEVER DID NOTICE….WOULD YOU!?
..,,,,…..
95067-8
BEFORE WE BRING YOU THE NEXT NEWS ITEM, FIRST THIS ADDITIONAL DEFINITION OF CIVILIZATION: LIFE IN LOCAL CAMOUFLAGE
,,,NOW, ON TO THE STORY:
ONE OF THE INHERENT TALENTS OF MAN’S INSTITUTIONS IS THAT THEY CAN TREAT THEIR IMPOSSIBLE GOALS AS FAIT ACCOMPLIES — AND MEN’LL BUY IT,
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,95067-9
How DOES THE NORMAL MIND SPELL, “ENTERTAINMENT”? —
— THAT’S EASY: IT’S THE WORKINGS OF OTHER PEOPLES’ NORMAL MIND.
…AND A MAN TURNED TO HIS BROTHER AND SAID:
“WELL THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE MUCH ENTERTAINMENT TO ME!”, AND HIS OTHER HALF RESPONDED:
“YES, BUT YOU ONLY SAY THAT NOW THAT IT’S BEEN POINTED OUT TO YOU IN THAT MANNER,”,
AND HIS BROTHER DAMN-NEAR HEARD THIS,
AND DAMN-NEAR LEARNED SOMETHING,
..,(“DAMN-NEAR”, ACCORDING TO SOME MAPS,
BEING A MIRAGE VILLAGE SOME WHERE BETWEEN PARIS & ISTANBUL.)
95067- 9-0)
ONE MAN COULDN’T GO ANY WHERE — UNLESS SOMEONE WAS WITH HIM —
NOT COUNTING HIMSELF.
95067-10
THE LESS A MAN INDIVIDUALLY PERCEIVES OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE TO LIFE, THE MORE HE TAKES IT PERSONALLY.
IN A METAPHORICAL MILIEU WE COULD DESCRIBE ORDINARY MEN’S
MENTAL TAKE ON LIFE AS THAT OF AN “ARTIST”, A SELF-CENTERED, SUBJECTIVE VIEW, AND THAT OF THE MORE ALERT, AS A “SCIENTIST”, MORE COLD BLOODED & REMOVED.
…THERE IS, BY-THE-BY, A PLACE BEYOND METAPHOR WHERE THE TWO MERGE ANEW.
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95067-11
AND NOW: A Two HANDED ATTEMPT AT METAPHYSICAL RHYME
HAVING BLANK PAPER DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO WRITE,
HAVING A MIND DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO THINK,
HAVING A BOTTLE DOESN’T MEAN YOU„„HEY, WAIT A MINUTE! –
HAVING A MIND DOES MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO THINK! OH, SORRY,
THEN NEVER MIND– NEVER WHAT” ‘SORRY.
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95067-12
As REWARD FOR HAVING RENDERED SOME ASSISTANCE TO A CERTAIN GENI, A MAN WAS OFFERED THE CHOICE OF EITHER HAVING,
SIMPLE FEET AND COMPLEX SHOES — OR:
SIMPLE HAIR AND COMPLEX HEAD,
AND AFTER PONDERING THE MATTER FOR A BIT, HE ASKED THE GENI: “EXACTLY WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?”,
AND THE MAGICAL ONE REPLIED:
“I GUESS IT’S A QUESTION OF WHETHER YOU’RE GOING SOME WHERE, OR THINKING ABOUT GOING.”,
AND THE MAN RUMINATED ON IT A BIT LONGER, THEN SAID: “I SUSPECT THIS IS SOME SORT OF TRICK.”,
AND THE GENIE REPLIED:
“IS THAT A QUESTION, OR A STATEMENT?”,
AND THE MAN REFLECTED EVEN MORE ON THE AFFAIR
AS HE
KICKED AT THE DIRT, AND
PULLED ON HIS HAIR,
WHICH THE GENIE TOOK TO BE HIS DICHOTOMOUS REPLY.
95067-12-0:
FROM THE CROWD A VOICE CRIED OUT: “HABIT WILL BE THE DEATH OF US ALL!”, ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER VOICE WHICH SHOUTED BACK:
“BUT WITHOUT HABIT, WE’D HAVE NO LIFE.”,
AND THE CROWD, (OPERATING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE) AS ONE LIVING ENTITY,
TOOK MOMENTARY NOTE OF ITSELF IN LIGHT OF THIS (AS MUCH AS WAS POSSIBLE), AND WAS SATISFIED.
BY NOW I FEEL SURE NO OVERLY-OBVIOUS MORAL IS NECESSARY REGARDING HOW ENLIGHTENMENT IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS.
95067-13
INSTITUTIONS ARE TO COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS AS LIFE IS TO THE ALERT INDIVIDUAL —
INSTITUTIONS ARE TO COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS AS THE SECRET IS TO THOSE-WHO-KNOW —
INSTITUTIONS ARE TO NOW-&-ALWAYS AS
THE FUTURE IS TO THE FEW,
AND INSTITUTIONS ARE TO NORMALCY & STABILITY AS
THIS KIND OF STUFF IS TO THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO’RE INTERESTED IN THIS KIND OF STUFF.
95067-14
ONE MAN DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD A KIND OF “FLOATING VIRUS”
WHICH EFFECTED A PARTICULAR PART OF HIS BEING,
“— AND FURTHER DISCOVERED IT COULD BE KEPT IN CHECK BY SIMPLY WATCHING IT.
– – –
FROM ONE VIEW,
WHEN THE BODY GETS SICK, IT DIES,
BUT AS THE MIND GETS ILL, IT BEGINS TO LIVE.
THUS IT IS THAT LIBERATED, EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS IS BEYOND ALL SUCH POLARIZED NOTIONS OF HEALTH.
THE ENLIGHTENED UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LIFE IS ACTUALLY ABOUT, SIMPLY IS.
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95067-15
WHEN REFERRING TO ORDINARY TRAVELS MEN WILL OFTEN SAY THAT: “GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN”)
BUT IN THE MYSTICAL ADVENTURE IT’S EVEN MORE THAN THAT.
BEYOND ALL OF THE NASTY THINGS YOU CAN SAY ABOUT STRIVING FOR ENLIGHTENMENT IT’S STILL FASCINATING IN THAT IT MAY BE THE SOLE HUMAN ACTIVITY IN WHICH THE EFFORT AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENT EACH OFFER THEIR OWN
SEPARATE PLEASURES AND REWARDS.
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95067-16
MAN IS HELD WHERE HE IS BY THE VERY SAME FORCES THAT HOLD LIFE TOGETHER — THUS IS HE CAPTIVE IN A PRISON WITH NO WALLS
OTHER THAN THOSE IMPOSED BY HIS OWN MIND —
— AND THUS IS THE AWAKENING, LIBERATION FROM THE CONFINEMENT OF ILLUSION.
“No WONDER”, SAID JAILBIRD 47, “IT’S SO HARD TO GET OUT OF HERE.”, “WHY’S THAT?”, ASKED NUMBER 3,
“CAUSE WE AIN’T ACTUALLY IN NO PLACE.”
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THOUGH THAT WONDROUS DESTINATION CANNOT BE DESCRIBED,.
THE APPROACHES LEADING TO IT — CAN.
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