Jan Cox Talk 1450

If You Are Only Interested in the Mind’s Output, You Are Ordinary

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#1450 – 06/16/1995
Notes by TK

Ordinary men are only interested in the output of the mind, not its nature and workings, or how it operates.


The News

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ONE GUY ASKED ANOTHER:
“IN WHAT WAY HAS THE BODY BEEN A BAD INFLUENCE ON THE MIND?”,
“”– AND THE SECOND GUY THOUGHT TO HIMSELF:
“THAT’S THE DAMNEDEST QUESTION I BELIEVE I’VE EVER HEARD:
‘IN WHAT WAY HAS THE BODY BEEN A BAD INFLUENCE ON THE MIND’?”,
AND THE GUY WHO’D ASKED IT, ANSWERED IT:
“WHEN THE MIND CAME ALONG AND SAW HOW BEAUTIFULLY THE BODY WORKED -TOTALLY MECHANICALLY, AND WITHOUT ANY THOUGHT, IT DECIDED TO IMITATE ITS OPERATION.”, AND THE SECOND GUY PONDERED ON THIS FOR A MOMENT, THEN THOUGHT:
“WELL HELL, THEY BOTH DO FUNCTION QUITE ADEQUATELY IN AUTOMATIC MODE.”, AND THE FIRST GUY ADDED:
“THAT’S CERTAINLY TRUE — IF THAT’S ALL YOU’RE AFTER.”, AND THE SECOND GUY THOUGHT THE QUESTION: “‘ALL YOU’RE AFTER’, OR, ALL YOU’RE SATISFIED WITH?”, AND THE FIRST GUY NODDED HIS SILENT AGREEMENT.
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ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE CONVERSATION STORIES
“ONE THING THAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM AN EXPANDED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
IS THEM TRYING TO DESCRIBE IT.” “BUT THEY CAN’T BE TRUE!”
“YEAH, MAYBE YOU’RE RIGHT.” “BUT….BUT….WHAT IF IT IS TRUE!?”
“YEAH, MAYBE YOU’RE RIGHT.” ….(AT LEAST IT WAS SHORT!)
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THE GOD OF ONE WORLD SAYS THAT 100% OF THE PRAYERS HE RECEIVES FROM THE LOCAL CREATURES ARE EITHER ABOUT HEALTH, OR FINANCES, ONE OF WHICH, HE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT,
AND ONE OF WHICH, IS BEYOND HIS REACH,
BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO REALIZE-THIS DISTINCTION,
AND EVEN IF THEY DID,
THEY WOULDN’T KNOW WHICH ONE WAS WHICH.
….HE SAYS IT’S WEIRD! – BEING A GOD.
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A KID RAN INTO THE KITCHEN, AND TUGGED ON HIS MOTHER’S SKIRT, WHINNING: “AH-H-H, UNCLE CHARLIE JUST POINTED OUT TO ME THAT
YOU CAN’T EVER GET TOOTHPASTE BACK INTO THE TIBE ONCE YOU’VE SQUEEZED IT OUT. AH-H-H!”,
AND HIS MAMA TRIED TO SHUSH HIM BY NOTING:
“JUST BE GLAD YOUR FATHER DIDN’T TELL YOU ABOUT HOW IT IS AFTER YOU ONCE HEAR ABOUT BEING MORE CONSCIOUS THAN YOU ARE NOW.”,
AND AFTER HEARING HERSELF SAY THIS, SHE JOINED THE LITTLE ONE
IN BRAYING: “AH-H-H!”
A STRATEGIC BATTLE PLAN DIALOGUE
“ONE MAN USED TO FIGHT THOUGHTS —
THEN TOOK ON WORDS —
THEN TURNED HIS ATTENTION BACK TO THOUGHTS —
THEN BACK TO WORDS,
AND LIKE THAT.” “LIKE WHAT?” “THAT.”
“THAT WHAT?” “LIKE THAT, DAMMIT!”
COMPARED TO OTHER PARTS,
THE BODY ENJOYS CONFLICT IN THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A CLEAR CUT VICTOR.
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FIRING RANGE TIPS
You CAN AIM YOUR MIND LIKE A PISTOL, OR LIKE A FLAME THROWER,
OR LIKE A SWAMP.
IT’S ALL UP TO YOU,
…OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT IT’S NOT, AND THEY’RE ALL THE SAME ANY WAY.
PULL!
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As PART OF HIS EDUCATION,
ONE FATHER PATTED THE TV SET AND SAID TO HIS SON:
“REMEMBER BOY,
IF THE PROGRAMMING SUCKS, AT LEAST
BE SURE THE RECEPTION’S GOOD,
AND IF YOU CAN’T GET GOOD RECEPTION,
ONLY WATCH PROGRAMS THAT AT LEAST YOU MIGHT POTENTIALLY BENEFIT FROM. GET MY DRIFT!?”,
AND THE LAD NODDED YES, ASSUMING THAT THE OLD MAN HAD
PATTED THE HEAD OF THE TV AS A METAPHOR FOR SOME ONE ELSE’S —
….AND HAD PURPOSEFULLY OMITTED MENTIONING THE FURTHER ALTERNATIVE OF SIMPLY NOT\WATCHING THE THING.
VISITORS AND RESIDENTS
To ONE’S MORE STABILIZED CONSCIOUSNESS,
IT’S AS THOUGH THE MIND IS ALWAYS — OUT OF TOWN.
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IT’S ALLEGED THAT ON ONE PLANET,
AS PUNISHMENT FOR SOME DAMN THING OR THE OTHER,
THE LOCAL CREATURES WERE MADE QUITE AWARE OF
WHERE THEIR MINDS CAME FROM, AND WHERE THEY COULD POSSIBLY GO.
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ANOTHER HISTORY OF THE PROGRESS OF MAN
HE TRADED IN ROCKS FOR WORDS,
THEN SWAPPED WORDS FOR METAPHORS,
THEN TRADED METAPHORS IN FOR SCIENTIFIC SPECIFICITY, AND ON THE FOURTH DAY, ATTEMPTED TO REST,
THE PARALLEL HISTORY OF THE FEW IS THAT THEY STRUGGLE TO SOMEHOW CIRCLE-BACK-IN-ON AND UP-AHEAD-OF THEMSELVES -NEVER CONTENT FOR ONE THING TO BE REPRESENTING ANOTHER
WHEN THEY’RE CONVINCED THINGS COULD YET REPRESENT THEMSELVES,- ,..INCLUDING, THEMSELVES.
IT TAKES A BLIND MAN AND HIS DEAF BROTHER,
ON A PORCH
TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BUSTLING GRIDLOCK ‘7.- NO MATTER HOW BUSTLING, TO BE THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE DAYTONA 500.
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ONE MAN ASKED LIFE’S LOCAL CONDITIONS: “CAN WE AGREE ON ONE THING!?” AND IT REPLIED: “CERTAINLY — AS LONG AS IT’S MY ONE THING.”
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WHEN THE MIND OF THE SIMPLE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL ITSELF,
IT’LL CALL ITSELF, GOD,
AND WHEN THE MIND OF THE MORE SOPHISTICATED DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL ITSELF, IT’LL CALL ITSELF, THOUGHT,
AND THE MIND OF THE MORE CONSCIOUS KNOWS NOT TO EVEN CALL ITSELF — IF IT’S GOING TO CALL COLLECT,
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ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO KEPT GETTING A MYSTIC DRUNK IN HOPE THAT WHILE IN THIS CONDITION HE MIGHT SLIP UP AND
~’ TELL THEM “THE SECRET”, BUT FOOLISH-OLE-PEOPLE,
DIDN’T THEY REALIZE THAT IN SUCH A CONDITION HE COULDN’T TELL THEM
AND BY THE WAY: EVEN IF THIS IS JUST A MADE-UP STORY,
AND NO GROUP OF PEOPLE EVER TRIED TO DO THIS TO A MYSTIC, THINK ON THIS: INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE, WOULD-BE-MYSTICS EVEN,
WILL GET THEMSELVES DRUNK IN THE FOOLISH BELIEF THAT
IT MIGHT HELP THEM DISCOVER THE SECRET.
ONCE UPON A TIME A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER:
“WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE, (TO A REAL MYSTIC), BETWEEN A DRUG, AND A SYSTEMATIC DISCIPLINE?”
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DEFINITION FROM OUR SPORTS DESK
THINKING: THE WORLD’S ONLY GAME WHICH CAN NEVER STOP, LEAST IT NOT START UP AGAIN.
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A GENTLEMAN FROM COPENHAGEN WRITES:
“DOES IT STRIKE ANYONE STRANGE BESIDES ME THE FACT THAT WHILE THINKING CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY,
YOU CAN’T GO CRAZY UNLESS YOU CAN THINK!?
…IS IT JUST ME!? –
…HAVE I MAYBE BEEN IN THE COLD TOO LONG, OR SOMETHING
THE LIFE OF MAN’S COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS
IS LIKE A GIGANTIC BALLOON CHARACTER IN A PARADE — IN FACT, A BALLOON SO LARGE THAT IT IS THE PARADE ITSELF,
AND THIS HUMONGOUS BALLOON IS FILLED-WITH, FILLED-WITH — NOTHING!, …THAT’S RIGHT — ABSOLUTELY-UTLEY, NOTHING.
AND YET, DEAR FRIENDS,
THE DAMN THING RISES UP,
FLIES,
SAILS AND SURVIVES
KEPT ALOFT BY NOTHING MORE THAN YOU, THE MARCHERS & SPECTATORS’ IMAGINING THAT IT IS.
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A TALE REGARDING How THE NOTION OF ENLIGHTENMENT & THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXPANDED STATE OF AWARENESS FIRST CAME ABOUT
IN A FAR AWAY LAND,
WHEN THE THINKING CREATURES FIRST APPEARED,
ALL WERE BLIND, SAVE ONE,
AND AFTER THE LOCAL FORCES IN CHARGE OF THINGS
NOTICED THE RESULTS THIS PRODUCED,
THEY REVERSED THE SITUATION SO THAT EVERYONE COULD SEE, SAVE THIS ONE MAN -AND YET,
CURIOUSLY ENOUGH,
NOTHING CHANGED.
THE END.
…(I GUESS I SHOULD ADMIT THAT I MADE-UP AND PUT THE TITLE ON THIS STORY. ….[DOES THAT HELP?!?[)
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ONE DAY THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE SENT OUT A MESSAGE TO ALL THE FAR FLUNG AREAS,
ASKING IF: EVERYTHING WAS ALL RIGHT OUT THERE!?!
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HEALTH WATCH
WITHOUT FRICTION: THE MIND WON’T WORK, THE EYES WON’T GLAZE, AND THE HEAD WON’T SPIN. – SO, WATCH IT!
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WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF MAN
IT’S EVERY ONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP PROP EVERY ONE ELSE UP.
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THOSE WITH A BIT MORE ANIMAL SPUNK FEAR & HATE THE GOVERNMENT, RATHER THAN GOD.
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EVEN IF WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS TALKING ABOUT’S A WASTE OF TIME,
IF YOU THINK-ABOUT HOW IT IS, THEN THEY’VE SLOSHED SOME OF THE SLOP ON YOU.
195068-19
ONE MAN SAID:
“SOME TIMES I GET DIZZIER THAN AT OTHER TIMES.”
/I– AND WHEN ASKED, “WHEN?”, REPLIED: “WHENEVER I’M NOT HERE.”
95068-20
WHILE STOPPED AT A SERVICE STATION IN THE DESERT TO HAVE HIS
SPARE TIRE PLUGGED, A MAN WAS TOLD BY THE MECHANIC THAT SITTING IN A CHAIR, IN THE SUN, BEHIND THE BUILDING WAS A TRUE-TO-GOD MYSTIC,
SO HE WANDERED – AROUND THE CORNER AND FOUND THE MAN SITTING THERE AS PROMISED AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF: “HI, MY NAME’S THEODORE, I’M FROM CHICAGO, AND MY FRIENDS CALL ME LIZ. — THE MECHANIC OVER THERE SAYS THAT YOU’RE A MYSTIC —
I USED TO READ SOME ABOUT THAT KIND OF THING, AND THINK ABOUT IT,
AND I ALWAYS WONDERED: DOESN’T LEARNING THE SECRET & PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE SPOIL THE REST OF LIFE FOR Your?”
“HI”, HE SAID, “MY NAMES THEODORE, AND I’M FROM CHICAGO.”
THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT TRYING TO “THINK-YOUR-WAY-INTO” A MORE E COMPREHENSIVE, ELEGANT CONDITION OF CONSCIOUSNESS IS THAT YOU CAN’T.
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WHEN A CURSE FALLS UPON A LAND — IT FALLS ON ALL OF THE LAND,
AND WHEN A BLESSING FALLS UPON A LAND, IT FALLS LIKEWISE ON ALL AREAS.
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MEN INVENTED GEOGRAPHY TO DISTRACT THEM FROM LOOKING SOME WHERE ELSE.
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95068-.
A BOY MYSTIC ASKED HIS FATHER, THE TRAVEL ADVISOR:
“IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO DO FINALLY ARRIVE AT THAT “
wondrous TURKISH CITY TO EVENTUALLY GET BORED WITH IT?”,
“No ONE EVER STAYS LONG ENOUGH FOR THAT.”
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Unless a man understands the purpose & position of the mind
He will believe that man is under the control of extra-personal forces -Which is not to say is untrue but he will take them to be
Supernatural, rather than the most ordinary things that they are.
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IF YOU CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO THINK.
A MYSTIC WHO TAKES ANY CREDIT DESERVES NO CREDIT.
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A PASSING SLAVE SHIP PULLED CLOSE ENOUGH TO SHORE TO CALL OUT TO A MAN THERE, AND ASK IF HE’D LIKE TO, “HOP ABOARD?”,
BUT HE DECLINED,SAYING: “THAT WON’T BE NECESSARY,
I’M IN A NORMAL STATE OF AWARENESS.”
AROUSING ONE MORNING FROM SLEEP,
To FIND HIS MIND AGAIN — ALREADY AT WORK, BUSY WITH USUAL AFFAIRS, A MAN SIGHED AND THOUGHT: “IT’S BECOMING TOO CLEAR, FOR ME TO IGNORE —
ONCE A WHORE, FOREVER A WHORE.
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