Jan Cox Talk 2225

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EVEN MORE REGARDING THE VIEW OF MAN AS CONSISTING OF HIS “NATURE”, (WHICH IS CONCERNED WITH THE ACTIONS AND “DOING” NECESSARY FOR HIS SURVIVAL),
AND OF HIS “DREAMING”, (WHICH IS THE ENDLESS BY-PRODUCT OF HIS BRAIN WHEN IT IS NOT ENGAGED IN SPECIFIC TASKS INTENDED TO ASSIST HIS NATURE.
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* ONE MAN HAD THE “PROBLEM” OF BEING EXTREMELY ILL-AT-EASE AROUND OTHER PEOPLE,
AND WOULD, (FOR INSTANCE), FEEL TERRIBLY EMBARRASSED & SELF-CONSCIOUS WHEN HE WOULD WALK DOWN A BUSY AND PUBLIC STREET AMIDST THE MANY STARING EYES OF STRANGERS.
HE FINALLY REALIZED THAT HE COULD EITHER BE: “LOST IN HIS DREAMING” — OR ELSE
BE: “LOST IN HIS WALKING”. (P.S.: ONE OF THE TWO SOLVED HIS PROBLEM.
…[S.P.: ALL HUMAN EMOTIONS EXIST ONLY IN THE WORLD OF DREAMING].)
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QUERY: IF YOU DID NOT HAVE THE MAPS OF MAN YOU HAVE PRESENTL ADOPTED FROM THE VARIOUS SOURCES — HOW WOULD YOU MAP YOURSELF?!
PUT ANOTHER WAY: IF YOU DID NOT ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR HEAD, THE DESCRIPTIONS OF MAN THAT YOU HAVE — HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOU — TO YOU ?!
THOSE WHO KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, ARE NO LONGER THE PERMANENT GUESTS OF MORPHEUS AND HIS FAMILY OF SLUMBER SPRITES.
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TWO MEN WHO MET WHEN YOUNG — AND WHEN BOTH HAD JUST UNDERTAKEN THE SEARCH
FOR ENLIGHTENMENT, WHEN SEPARATE WAYS AND DID NOT MEET AGAIN UNTIL SOME 20 YEARS LATER, AND AFTER EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES, ONE OF THEM SAID:
“SINCE I LAST SAW YOU, I HAVE STUDIED UNDER MANY OF THE WELL KNOWN MYSTICAL MASTERS: HAVE PURSUED VARIOUS METAPHYSICAL DISCIPLINES, AND HAVE, ALL-IN-ALL, DEDICATED MY LIFE TO FOLLOWING THE PATH, AS LAID OUT FOR US, OF THE ANCIENT &HONORED
MYSTICAL TEACHINGS & IDEAS. WHAT COURSE, MY BROTHER, HAVE YOU PURSUED?”,
AND THE OTHER MAN REPLIED: “I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MY ‘NATURE’.”
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REGARDING THE MATTER-OF — THE “QUESTION-OF” — THERE BEING A, “YOU”: THERE ARE IN FACT, 2 YOUS: THE PERMANENT, UNALTERABLE YOU OF YOUR NATURE.
AND THEN THE EPHEMERAL , APPARENT YOU OF YOUR DREAMING. TO “BE AWAKE” IS TO
BE ATTENTIVE TO BUT ONE OF THESE YOUS.
LET ME TELL YOU A NEW STORY THAT I HEARD:
AN EXUBERANTLY, JOYFUL FELLOW SAID TO A MAN WHO LOOKED SEVERELY, DOWN-IN-THE-MOUTH “I PERSONALLY KNOW OF NO REASON WHATSOEVER NOT TO BE OF ‘GOOD-CHEER’,
AND TO THOROUGHLY ‘ENJOY LIFE’.”, TO WHICH THE SAD CHAP RESPONDED:
“WELL, I’LL TELL YOU MY REASON: TO LIVE LIKE THAT WOULD, ‘GO-AGAINST-MY-NATURE’.”, AND THIS STATEMENT MOMENTARILY TOOK THE HAPPY MAN BACK,….BUT AFTER A FEW SECONDS OF SILENTLY THINKING ABOUT THIS, HE SAID: “WELL, JEEZE! —
— IT’S JUST YOUR, ‘NATURE”!”
….(DID I SCREW UP THE STORY 7171
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DREAMING WILL CAUSE YOU TO BE, “UNDULY EMOTIONAL”.
…AND A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “EXACTLY WHICH EMOTIONS ARE NOT, ‘UNDULY’?”, (AND THE OLD MAN JUST CHUCKLED.)
NOTE:”EMOTIONS & SENSATIONS”ARE NOT THE SAME THING:
SENSATIONS ARE INFO BY WHICH, (IN PART), YOUR NATURE SURVIVES,
WHEREAS “EMOTIONS” ARE SPECIOUS STIMULI BY WHICH DREAMING ATTEMPTS TO REASSURE ITSELF OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE.
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ONCE YOU SEE THAT YOUR WORLD OF DREAMING IS THE SOURCE OF ALL YOUR THOUGHTS, AND UTTERANCES, THEN THE UNANSWERABLE QUESTION OF: “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY NEXT?”
IS NO LONGER UNANSWERABLE.
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FOR MANY YEARS, ONE MAN WOULD SIT AND MEDITATE FOR SEVERAL HOURS A DAY: THEN LATER IN HIS LIFE, HE CHANGED THIS TO “WALKING SEVERAL HOURS A DAY” — JUST “WALKING” — NOTHING MORE.
QUERY:- GUESS FROM WHICH HE GOT THE MOST GOOD.
MYSTICAL GEOMETRY: YOUR “NATURE” GOES FROM CRADLE-TO-GRAVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE, WHILE YOUR “DREAMING” SIMPLY GOES ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND, —
— WITH NO POINT TO IT
FOR AS LONG AS YOU WILL PUT UP WITH IT.
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…AND A LAD ASKED HIS DAD: “WHEN ARE YOU EVER GOING TO ANSWER MY QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN: ‘WEAKNESS’ AND ‘FOOLISHNESS’?!”, (AND THE OLD MAN JUST SMILED.)
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PEOPLE ORDINARILY, TOTALLY IGNORE THE TELLING DISTINCTION THAT YOUR “NATURE”
HAS HANDS AND FEET TO ACCOMPLISH ITS NEEDED TASKS,
WHILE YOUR “DREAMING” HAS NO HANDS, NO FEET, NO CAPACITY WHATSOEVER TO PHYSICALLY –
— TO ACTUALLY — TO REALLY-&-TRULY “DO” ANYTHING!
ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE FOR DREAMING IS TO — YAK, YAK, YAK!,
(WHETHER IT BE TO ONESELF OR TO OTHERS )
AN ALERT, INTELLIGENT MAN WILL NOT FOREVER
.CONFUSE WHAT HE CAN “DO”, FOR HIS “DREAMING”…WHICH CAN DO NOTHING
…BUT “DREAM” WHICH IS THE, “SICKNESS-OF-THE-MYSTICS”.
TWO MEN WHO MET WHEN YOUNG, AND WHEN BOTH HAD JUST UNDERTAKEN THE SEARCH FOR ENLIGHTENMENT, WENT SEPARATE WAYS, AND NO NOT MEET AGAIN UNTIL MANY YEARS LATER,
AND AFTER EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES, ONE OF THEM SAID: “SINCE I LAST SAW YOU
I HAVE STUDIED UNDER MANY OF THE WELL KNOWN MYSTICAL MASTERS: HAVE PURSUED VARIOUS
METAPHYSICAL DISCIPLINES, AND HAVE, (ALL-IN-ALL), DEDICATED MY LIFE TO FOLLOWING
THE PATH, (AS LAID OUT FOR US), OF THE GREAT ANCIENT, AND HONORED
MYSTICAL TEACHINGS AND IDEAS.
WHAT COURSE, MY BROTHER, HAVE YOU PURSUED?”, AND THE OTHER NAN REPLIED:
“I HAVE FOLLOWED MY NATURE.”,,
…AND AFTER PONDERING THIS STATEMENT FOR A MOMENT, THE FIRST MAN SAID:
“WELL, HAS IT PROVEN PROFITABLE?”, AND HE REPLIED:
“I WONDERED IF YOU WERE EVER GOING TO ASK.”
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A CERTAIN VIEW OF A “CERTAIN CORNER” IN MAN’S DREAM WORLD: THE ONLY PURPOSE OF
THE PAST IS TO, “FORGET IT”! WHY ELSE DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S OVER WITH, AND
IN THE PAST ?!
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THE REAL REASON THAT ENLIGHTENMENT CANNOT BE DESCRIBED IS NOT DUE TO THE INADEQUACY OF WORDS, BUT RATHER BECAUSE THAT NOTHING A MAN CAN THINK-OF TO SAY ABOUT IT, HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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AS HE WAS ,WATCHING A MEMBER OF A SECT KNOWN FOR ITS STRICT CONTROL_
OVER BOTH ITS FOLLOWERS’ BEHAVIOR, THINKING,
A MAN SHOOK HIS HEAD_AND’SAID TO HIMSELF:
“ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE THAT LIFE PILES ON US,
WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE SHAME THAT SUCH PEOPLE WILL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO ADDITIONAL,
UNNECESSARY MENTAL LIMITATIONS & CONFINEMENT, PLACED ON THEM BY ANOTHER HUMAN.”,
AND MOMENTARILY FELT PLEASED WITH HIS OBSERVATION,
UNTIL SUDDENLY — WHAM !! —
HE WAS HIT WITH ANOTHER REALIZATION:
“YEAH — BUT IS THAT ANY WORSE THAN BEING APPARENTLY ‘FREE-T0’
RATTLE AROUND AIMLESSLY IN YOUR HEAD,WITH NO ONE ELSE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF?!”
QUERY: YOU RECKON HE WAS THANKFUL A’PLEANTY FOR THE EXTENDED OBSERVATION?!

IN “DREAMING”, YOU CAN BE MADE “SICK”,
WHILE THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN, VIS-A-VIS YOUR “NATURE” IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY DIE
QUERY: WHY PRESENTLY MAKE THINGS HARDER ON YOURSELF THAN IS NECESSARY?! …(I’LL BET YOU THAT THOSE FULLY AWAKE DON’T….WHAT D’YA WANNA BET ?!)
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IT IS ALSO, (HOWEVER), IN HIS WORLD-OF-DREAMING
THAT ALL OF MAN’S ARTISTIC, “CREATIVITY” RESIDES —
IF, (WHILST YOU ARE ARE IN THIS REALM),
YOU WOULD CONFINE YOURSELF TO ONLY ACTIVITIES OF A “CREATIVE” CHARACTER
YOU WOULD FIND YOURSELF — LESS WEARY AND BLEARY-EYED.
…(THE ULTIMATE IN PERSONAL CREATIVITY & ORIGINALITY IS TO NOT DREAM AT ALL,)
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SOME ADDITIONAL NOTES RE: “WORDS AND OUR NEW MAPPING OF MAN”:
WORDS CAN ONLY ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE MAN’S “NATURE” — NEVER HIS “DREAMING”.
DESCRIBING HIS NATURE ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING;
WHILE DESCRIBING HIS DREAMING ACCOMPLISHES EVEN LESS.
QUERY: IS IT BETTER TO SIMPLY, “RUN IN CIRCLES”,
OR TO DO SO WHILE BELIEVING YOU PURSUE A STRAIGHT LINE?!
…IS IT PREFERABLE TO BE MERELY ENGAGED IN, “THINGS MEANINGLESS”, OT TO BE SO — AND ALSO
BE DRENCHED IN DREAMS OTHERWISE ?!
DO NOT CONCERN YOURSELF OVER THE THREAT OF,A: “FOOL AND HIS RUBLES BEING — SOON PARTED”, BUT RATHER ATTEND TO THE POSSIBILITY OF A: “FOOL BEING LIBERATED FROM HIMSELF”
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THOSE WHO _PROPERLY STRUGGLE TO AWAKEN
HAVE MORE FUN IN LIFE THAN EVERYBODY ELSE ROLLED INTO ONE — IN THAT
THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE “INTELLIGENTLY” ATTEMPTING TO — GO AGAINST THEIR OWN NATURE.
…WHEN CORRECTLY SEEN FOR WHAT IT IS — WHAT A TREAT !!
— WHAT A SINGULAR, INDESCRIBABLE JOY