Jan Cox Talk 2490

The “Illusions of Life” Are Not Illusions Until You Realize They Are…

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2014-1
ONE MAN WAS BOTHERED BY A REAPPEARING SHADOW HE’D SEE LURKING ABOUT HIS HOUSE, AND FOR A TIME HE’D YELL AT IT TO GO AWAY, BUT IT WOULD ALWAYS RETURN.
THEN HE TRIED CALLING TO IT TO STOP WHERE IT WAS SO THAT HE COULD COME CLOSER,
AND_BETTER_SEE WHAT IT WAS, BUT IT WOULD ALWAYS FLEE.
HE FINALLY BEGAN TRYING TO CATCH IT, .BUT AS SOON AS HE MADE ANY MOVE IN ITS DIRECTION THE SHADOW WOULD DISAPPEAR.–…WELL, ANY WAY, HERE’S THE UPCHUCK OF THE STORY:
MOST PEOPLE WHO BECOME AWARE OF THE SHADOW’S PRESENCE NEVER GET MUCH CONCERNED
BY IT, AND THE FEW WHO DO, NEVER DISCOVER MUCH THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT,
AND THE FEW-OF-THE-FEW WHO DO MANAGE ANY CHANGE IN THE SITUATION
SEEM TO DO SO IN THIS MANNER:
THEY APPEAR TO ULTIMATELY REALIZE SOMETHING ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE SHADOW
THAT MUST BE UNKNOWN TO EVERYONE ELSE, WHICH FOR SOME REASON
RELIEVES THEM OF SEEING ITS PRESENCE AS ANY SORT OF PROBLEM.
A “SELF-REALIZATION MAXIM” AS PER THIS ONE CHAP: “DORMINO ERGO SUM — I SLEEP THEREFORE I AM.”
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2014-2
THERE WAS ONCE A BOY WHO HAD A BALL THAT STUNK,
AND NO MATTER WHAT HE TRIED HE COULD NOT GET THE ODOR OFF THE BALL.
THEN ONE DAY HE REALIZED SOMETHING THAT HAD ALWAYS ESCAPED HIS NOTICE:
HE REALIZED THAT THE SMELL WAS THE BALL:
NO BALL — NO ODOR) NO ODOR — NO BALL.
A REALIZATION OF HOW THINGS ARE THAT IS MOST DIFFICULT TO PUT SCIENTIFICALLY.
NO NOUN —NO VERB —- • – •
NO OBJECT -NO ACTION — NO VERB; NO NOUN.
NO ACTION; NO OBJECT.
AND ANOTHER FELLOW BRINGS US UP TO SPEED ON HIS EPIGRAMMATIC TAKE ON THIS,MATTER: “GLAEBA ERGO COGITO GLAEBOSUS — I’M .A LUMP, THEREFORE I’M ABLE TO THINK ABOUT LUMPINESS.”
…AND ANOTHER MAN ‘SHOVES THIS EVEN FURTHER BY NOTING:
“I’M ASLEEP OR ELSE I COULDN’T THINK ABOUT BEING ASLEEP — BUT:
I MUST ALSO BE AWAKE OR ELSE I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO THINK ABOUT BEING AWAKE.”
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2014-3
FOR YEARS ONE MAN PLEASURABLY SHOT AT NUMEROUS TARGETS,
BUT THE DAY CAME WHEN HE WAS INTERESTED IN BUT A SINGLE TARGET — WHICH HE COULD NEVER SEEM TO HIT, DEAD CENTER —
YET HIS INTEREST IN THE TARGET BECAME THE FOCAL POINT OF HIS LIFE.
HE EVENTUALLY REALIZED THAT DESPITE HIS INABILITY TO HIT THE TARGET’S BULLS-EYE
HE RECEIVED MAXIMUM PLEASURE IF HE SIMPLY KEPT HIS EYE CONTINUALLY ON THE TARGET, AND WHEN HE DID THAT, ALL OTHER QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE TARGET VANISHED.
HIS PRIVATE MOTTO: “IF YOU CONTINUALLY WATCH THE TARGET — YOU HAVE HIT THE TARGET
(THIS STATEMENT IS SCIENTIFICALLY SHAKY — BUT:
TAKE THE FOOLISHNESS OUT OF MYSTICISM AND YOU HAVE SCIENCE; TAKE THE IMPOTENCE OUT OF SCIENCE AND YOU HAVE MYSTICISM.
2014-4
ON THE FIRST DAY OF HIS PSYCHOLOGY CLASS THE PROFESSOR GAVE THE CLASS THIS CHOICE: “You CAN EITHER ‘STUDY-THE-MIND’ VIA THE TEXTBOOK NOTED IN THE SYLLABUS — OR
YOU CAN STUDY YOUR OWN MIND DIRECTLY.”
HE USED THIS GAMBIT TO MAKE AN INITIAL DETERMINATION OF EACH STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING
THOSE WITH THE MOST BEING THOSE WHO GROANED AT THE SECOND POSSIBILITY.
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ONE MAN HAD ONLY ONE HAT….WHICH HE DIDN’T MUCH CARE FOR….
AND SPENT MUCH TIME BERATING HIMSELF EVERY TIME HE’D FIND HIMSELF WEARING IT.
HE TRIED TO STOP BUT WOULD CONTINUALLY GLANCE UP ONLY TO DISCOVER IT AGAIN ATOP HIS HEAD.
HE BECAME SO FRUSTRATED THAT HE BEGAN SEARCHING IN BOOKS, AND QUESTIONING PEOPLE FOR POSSIBLE METHODS OF STOPPING HIS HAT WEARING HABIT, BUT TO NO AVAIL.
FINALLY HIS MOTHER SAID TO HIM: “I REALIZE THAT YOU’RE UPSET BY THIS PROBLEM, BUT FACE THE FACTS: You ONLY HAVE THE ONE HAT, AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS IN THE
SAME POSITION, AND EVERYBODY WEARS THEIRS, AND APPARENTLY SO WILL YOU
….AND YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE WORKED-UP OVER THE SITUATION.
JUST FACE IT: YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE WEARING A HAT, AND YOU ONLY HAVE THE
ONE AND WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER — SO THAT’S IT. FACE IT AND EASE UP.”,
AND BECAUSE OF JUST THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURE, SUNLIGHT, BLOOD SUGAR,
OR WHATNOT, THESE WORDS SUDDENLY AWOKE THE MAN TO REALITY,
AND HE WALKED AWAY FREE.
HIS UNSPOKEN PRIVATE MOTTO BECAME: “WEAR IT AND SHUT UP!”
(YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT HE DID NOT ESTABLISH A SYSTEM FOR AWAKENING BASED ON THIS REALIZATION THAT HAD FINALLY AWAKENED HIM.
…DO YOU WONDER WHY HE DIDN’T? DOESN’T IT MAKE YOU SUFFICIENTLY CURIOUS
TO PONDER THE AFFAIR ON YOUR OWN’
PURSUE IT FAR ENOUGH AND IT COULD WELL BE THE PUSH YOU NEED FOR
ADDITIONAL UNDERSTANDING.

2014-5
DEFINITION: MYSTICS ARE MERELY PHILOSOPHERS WITH AN EXAGGERATED SENSE OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT THEY DO.
AND ON BEHALF OF ALL HALF BAKED MYSTICS, PAST AND PRESENT,
I CRY OUT: “AHHHH CRAP!”,
AND ONE CHAP MOMENTARILY MUSED:
“IF DESCARTES HAD DONE JUST A LITTLE BETTER JOB
WE’D NEVER HAD THE NEED FOR ALL THE BUDDHAS, AND JESUSES, MUHAMMADS & THE LIKE.”
AND AS MY OLD AUNTIE ABERNAIL USED TO SAY: “TICKED OFF MY A TREE,
PLINEY THE ELDER — FELLED ‘ER.”
WHICH BRINGS ON ANOTHER HIT-&-RUN DEFINITION:
MYSTICS ARE SIMPLY POETS WITH THEIR TONGUES PUT IN STRAIGHT.
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IT IS EASIER TO OBEY THAN TO BOTHER YOURSELF WITH TRYING TO LEAD. …PLUS A WHOLE LOT EASIER…IN FACT, DOWNRIGHT EFFORTLESS.
AND A MAN COUGHS UP THIS AXIOM:
“INSERVIO ERGO SUM — I SERVE, I OBEY, I AM A SLAVE — THEREFORE I AM.”
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A MESSAGE DISCOVERED ON YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE:
THE “ILLUSIONS OF LIFE” ARE NOT ILLUSIONS UNTIL YOU REALIZE THEY ARE.
COROLLARY: YOU’RE NOT REALLY “STUPID” ‘TIL YOU SEE YOU’RE SO — FOR YOURSELF. COROLLARY 2: You DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT “BEING ASLEEP” IS UNTIL YOU AWAKEN.. COROLLARY 3: STICK WITH THE FIRST 2 — THEY’RE ALL YOU NEED.

2014-6
THE “VOICE” THAT CONSCIOUS BEINGS HEAR IN THEIR HEAD, AND WHICH THEY CALL THEIR, “CONSCIOUSNESS”
IS LIFE’S SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEINGS WITH CONSCIOUSNESS.
AND YET ANOTHER MAN OFFERS HIS VIEW:
“PRAEDESTIO ‘ERGO SUM — I AM PROGRAMMED, THEREFORE I AM.”
…TO WHICH I ADD:
DENOUNCING THE PHENOMENA IN YOUR HEAD AS,”INAPPROPRIATE-TO-YOU”, IS THE BEGINNING OF ENLIGHTENMENT:
REALIZING IT AS A NATURAL WEAKNESS, IS THE CULMINATION.
AND A CORRESPONDENT WRITES:
“SINCE HEARING YOU DESCRIBE THE EFFORT TO AWAKEN AS:
‘ARM WRESTLING WITH YOURSELF.’
I HAVE EXPERIENCED A NOTICEABLE INCREASE IN UPPER ARM STRENGTH.”,
HE CONCLUDES BY THANKING ME —
— WHICH REVEALS THAT THE REAL LESSON FLEW RIGHT PAST HIM.
AND ANOTHER MAN WRAPS UP THIS MATTER FOR THE DAY WHEN HE SAYs : “WON COGITO COGITO ERGO BIS SUM:
NOT THINKING ABOUT THINKING HAS MADE ME TWICE WHAT I AM.”
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