Jan Cox Talk 2237

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The News


AS HIS FATHER SAT IN A NEAR-BY CHAIR READING, A BOY STOOD FOR A LONG WHILE BY A WINDOW, PENSIVELY GAZING OUT AND ULTIMATELY SPOKE:
“I HAVE OBSERVED THAT BEYOND MERELY SURVIVING, DIFFERENT MEN HAVE VARIOUS GOALS THEY PURSUE.”, AND HIS FATHER LOWERED THE BOOK IN HIS HANDS AND NODDED HIS
AGREEMENT, AND THE BOY CONTINUED: “SOME SEEK WEALTH, SOME SEEK FAME,
OTHERS SEEK EXPERTISE IN A PARTICULAR AREA, & SOME SEEK TO BECOME CLEAR-HEADED. WHEN YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM ALL?”, . :AND-HIS FATHER STOOD ANT LEFT THE ROOM.
OH YEAH, ON THE CHAIR’S SEAT CUSHION WHERE HE’D SAT,
THE WEIGHT OF THE OLD MAN’S BODY LEFT AN IMPRESSION THAT SPELLED OUT THESE WORDS: “EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHING TO DO.”
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OH YEAH, AFTER HE’D READ IT, AND PONDERED IT A BIT,
THE BOY DIDN’T FIND THE MESSAGE VERY SATISFYING.
AND, OH YEAH — DID YOU?
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ONE DAY. AS THEY LOUNGED BY A STREAM, A GIRL ASKED HER MOTHER:
“WHY IS IT THAT STORIES YOU HEAR, (IF THEY INTEREST YOU),
ALWAYS CAUSE IN YOU SOME EMOTIONAL RESPONSE: LIKE THEY MAKE YOU LAUGH, OR CRY,
OR FEEL INSPIRED, OR MAYBE DISCOURAGED? WHY IS THAT?”, AND HER MOTHER
REPLIED: “BECAUSE THEY ARE — STORIES.
THEY ARE INVENTED IMAGES FROM MANS’ WORLD OF DREAMS
WITH THE CAPACITY TO STIR IN YOUR MIND SENSATIONS YOU WOULD NOT OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE
IN YOUR’ PHYSICAL NATURE.”
THE DAUGHTER REFLECTED ON THESE WORDS FOR A WHILE, THEN INQUIRED AGAIN OF HER MATER “THEN SHOULD WE SAY THAT THE STORIES & MYTHS MEN CONCEIVE ARE: BENEFICIAL, OR, DETRIMENTAL TO HIS WELFARE?”, AND HER ELDER RESPONDED: “A CLEAR HEADED PERSON KNOWS THERE IS NOTHING THAT SHOULD BE SAID REGARDING ANY OF MANS’ PAST TIMES, FOR TO DO SO WILL ONLY RETURN THE USELESS CLUTTER TO ONE’S CONSCIOUSNESS.”
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MORE DISTURBING, (READ: “SHOULD-BE-GRATIFYING”), NOTES FROM THE OVER-GROUND:
IF YOU ARE A FAITHFUL FOLLOWER OF ANY SYSTEM DEVOTED TO THE ENDS OF: “AWAKENING, ENLIGHTENMENT” ETC, THEN EVEN IF YOU REACH YOU GOAL, BY THE SYSTEM’S DEFINITION, YOU STILL WILL NEVER BE — “CLEAR-HEADED” —
AND WITHOUT THAT — YOU HAVE ACHIEVED NOTHING.
…NOW! — DON’T YOU FEEL MORE – “GRATIFIED”?!
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THE “SECRET-OF-IT-ALL”, AS CONCEIVED OF BY THIS ONE GUY GOES THUSLY: “IF YOU WANT TO AWAKEN: ‘WATCH WHAT YOU’RE DOING.’ — THAT’S IT!”
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AND ONE CHAP WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAS STUDIED AND BECOME VERY FAMILIAR WITH
WHAT CONTINUALLY TAKES PLACE IN HIS HEAD, RECENTLY SAID: “KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN MY MIND,
I FEEL I HAVE NO BUSINESS EVER REFERRING TO IT AS: ‘THINKING’.”
…THEN AFTER A SLIGHT PAUSE, ADDED: “BASED ON THE QUESTION OF QUALITY ALONE!”
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AND STILL ANOTHER MAN PUTS IN HIS PENNY’S WORTH:
“WHY NOT JUST GO AHEAD AND RELAX, AND ACCEPT YOUR, ‘BEING ASLEEP’?! I TOTALLY PISS AWAY MOST OF MY ATTENTION ANYWAY?!”
…(YOU KNOW: IT ALMOST SOUNDS OKAY…’TIL YOU LISTEN TO IT CLOSER.)
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TO A MAN, “TAKING OFF HIS SOCKS”, (WHO ALSO WISHES TO AWAKEN),
THERE IS NOTHING IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE MORE IMPORTANT THAN: TAKING OFF HIS SOCKS.
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AND NOW SOME INFO REGARDING: WHAT CAN BE, (AS THEY SAY COLLOQUIALLY), “HELPED”:
YOU CANNOT HELP WHAT YOUR — NATURE IS,
AND CAN JUST BARE-LY HELP WHAT YOUR DREAMING IS.
…WELL…I RECKON THAT JUST ABOUT COVERS IT ALL…(I RECKON, I RECKON)
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ONE MAN MAKES NOTE: “USED TO BE THAT SOME OF THE THINGS I COULD DO MENTALLY, IMPRESSED ME:
NOW, NOTHING I DO MENTALLY, DOES SO.”
..AND I ASK YOU FRIENDS: IS THIS TO BE FILED UNDER, “PROGRESS”, OR SOME PLACE ELSE
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AND NOW FOR SOME MORE OF THAT KIND OF INFO THAT MAKES NO VERBAL SENSE: (YEAH!!!)
IT IS ONLY BY LEARNING TO, “LOSE YOURSELF” THAT YOU ULTIMATELY, “FIND YOURSELF”.
AND A MAN MAKES NOTE: “USED TO BE THAT SOME OF THE THINGS I DID MENTALLY IMPRESSED ME:
NOW, NOTHING THAT TAKES PLACE IN MY HEAD HAS SUCH A CAPACITY.”
.(AND ONCE AGAIN: I DO BELIEVE WE’VE ABOUT RAKED THRU THIS PILE OF MANURE ADEQUATELY.)
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ONE DAY A MAN STOPPED AMIDST HIS READING AND WAS STRUCK:
“COULD IT BE THAT WHEN THOSE RELIGIOUS SAY THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE ‘FAITH’
TO EVER RECEIVE ‘THE DIVINE TRUTH’,
THAT WHAT THEY HAVE UNWITTING TOUCHED ON IS-THE NEED TO,
‘GIVE UP ALL ATTEMPTS TO AWAKEN — TO EVER — AWAKEN’?!”
…(AND SOFTLY IN THE BACKGROUND,THE SPIRIT OF GUITAR SLIM COULD BE HEARD INTONING HIS ANTHEM: “THE THINGS THAT I USED TO DO,
LORD, I DON’T DO ANY MORE…”,[EXCEPT IN OUR CASE, FOR THE WORD:”DO”, HE SUBSTITUTED: “THINK ABOUT”].)
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NOTE: A MAN SEEKING TO, “SPREAD HIS MESSAGE” — HAS NO MESSAGE. (MENTION THIS TO YOUR OWN THOUGHTS WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE.)
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AND ONE AFTERNOON, A CERTAIN MAN PAUSED IN HIS INTELLECTUAL RESEARCH & PONDERED:
“MIGHT IT BE THAT WHEN THOSE GIVEN TO THE RELIGIOUS VIEW
SAY THAT TO EVER ACHIEVE THE GLORIOUS UNION WITH GOD,
YOU MUST FOLLOW ONLY HIS WILL, AND TOTALLY ABANDON YOUR OWN,
THAT WHAT THEY ARE UNKNOWING NOTING IS THAT: TO -“AWAKEN” YOU MUST ULTIMATELY_
STOP LISTENING TO THE DREAMS IN YOUR HEAD,
AND GIVE HEED ONLY TO YOUR INHERENT NATURE?!”
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A SECRET GROUP, “UP-IN-THE-HILLS” USED TO SAY THIS: “IF THERE ACTUALLY WERE SUCH THINGS AS, ‘CHOICES’, AND IF WE ACTUALLY
HAD A MOTTO, IT WOULD BE THIS:
‘YOU HAVE YOUR CHOICE: EITHER: “BE HERE — STILL”, OR: “BE OFF IN DREAMS.”‘
INSIDE YOUR OWN HEAD”, (THEY ASK), “WHAT OTHER CHOICE IS THERE?!”
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IN A CERTAIN LAND WAS A CERTAIN MAN WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAD BEEN CONSIDERED BY THE LOCALS TO BE “MOST WISE & ENLIGHTENED”, AND WHO HAD CONSTANTLY TURNED DOWN INVITATIONS FROM UNIVERSITIES, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL GROUPS TO ADDRESS THEM,
BUT FINALLY AFTER YET ANOTHER SUCH REQUEST, THE MAN AGREED AND INDEED,
SHOWED LIP AT THE ANNOUNCED TIME FOR HIS SPEECH, MOUNTED THE PODIUM,
AND SAID THESE WORDS: “THE REASON I DO NOT APPEAR BEFORE COLLECTIONS OF PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELVES IS BECAUSE YOUR STUPIDITY IS OBVIOUS IN ADVANCE VIA YOUR DESIRE TO HEAR MY WORDS.”, (ALTHOUGH HE USED A LESS OFFENSIVE TERM THAN,
“YOUR STUPIDITY” — I GAVE YOU THE: “WHAT HE REALLY MEANT” VERSION ,
…DO YOU GRASP THE POINT OF HIS OBSERVATION TO THEM?’ IT WAS NOT
CONDESCENDING SARCASM, OR CRITICISM, NO,
WHAT HE OFFERED THEM WAS THE OPPORTUNITY — NO MATTER THE GLITTER & SERIOUSNESS OF THE SETTING — OF GLIMPSING THE NORMALLY UNRECOGNIZED, SELF-SERVING, SELF-DECEPTION PRESENT IN ALL OF MAN’S MENTAL ACTIVITIES.
…(AND FAR OFF IN THE DISTANCE COULD BE HEARD THE VOICE OF A FAR OFF WISE MAN COUNSELING HIS AUDIENCE WITH THE WORDS: “GO NOW MY CHILDREN & ‘MENTAL ACTIVITY’ NO MORE