Jan Cox Talk 2498

To Be Half Awake and Still Speak of Sleep Is to Be Too Wordy by One Hundred Percent

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Condensed News Items = See Below (OCR needs edit)
News Item Gallery = jcap 2018-(2497)  Second half
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The News

2018-21
ANY MAN WHO SEEKS ENLIGHTENMENT FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN TO . MENTALLY’ ENTERTAIN HIMSELF
IS A FOOL, 

20 1822
IN RELAYING A RECENT EXPERIENCE, A MAN SO DESCRIBED:
“I WALKED INTO THE TENT AND FOUND A THREE RING CIRCUS.
IN ONE RING WERE THE “FREE-WILLERS”, IN ANOTHER WERE THE FATALISTS,
AND IN THE THIRD RING STOOD A CLOWN.
I STOPPED, AND FORCED WIDER OPEN MY EYES AND INTENSIFIED MY GAZE,
AND SUDDENLY MY HEAD BECAME EXTRAORDINARY OPEN AND CALM,
AND THE SIGHT OF THESE THREE RINGS WITH THEIR INHABITANTS
CAUSED ME TO REALIZE WHAT MAN’S LIFE IN THE MENTAL TENT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT.”
2018-23

THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO HEARD AN ANNOYING VOICE IN HIS HEAD WHICH HE COULDN’T GET RID OF.
THEN HE DISCOVERED A SECRET MANEUVER:
HE’D LET THE VOICE GET ATTACHED-TO, AND YAKING-ON-ABOUT
SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF THE MAN, (WAS WAS SIMPLICITY ITSELF),
AND THEN WHEN IT WAS SO ENGROSSED IN ITS OWN WORDS
THE MAN WOULD TURN HIS ATTENTION AWAY, AND THE VOICE WOULD NO LONGER BOTHER HIM.
Do TAKE SERIOUS NOTE THAT NO ONE SHOULD EVER CONCOCT A SYSTEM FOR AWAKENING
BASED ON THIS….IN FACT, IT’S PROBABLY SAFEST IF YOU JUST FORGET I MENTIONED IT.

2018-24
MEN, (EVEN OUR BEST OF MINDS), CANNOT DECIDE WHETHER THE UNIVERSE IS INFINITE, OR NOT AND FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT “INFINITE”IS JUST A WORD MENS’ MINDS MADE UP AND WHICH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS….SINCE IT HAS NO MEANING….OUTSIDE OF IT BEING A WORD THAT MEN MADE UP.

2018-25
THE FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS
INSIDE OF YOU ARE PART OF MY ENVIRONMENT/ AND MINE/ YOURS. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING. ON
YOU FORGET THIS AT YOUR GREAT EXPENSE,

2018-26
ONE NAME FOR TRYING-TO-AWAKEN IS: A HAND ATTEMPTING TO GRAB ITSELF.
OR, BEHIND DOOR NUMBER TWO IT SAYS:
THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN YOU’RE THINKING YOU CAN’T BE AWARE OF WHAT THINKING IS.

2 118 – 2 7
ONE MAN MUSED: “I GUESS ANYBODY COULD UNDERSTAND THE MIND JUST BY WATCHING IT IF YOU COULD DO IT WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT.”
“WELL HELL!”, SAID ANOTHER GUY, “BASED ON THAT
I’D BE AWAKE IF I COULD JUST STOP THINKING ABOUT HOW ASLEEP I AM.”
AND A THIRD CHAP SAID: “HEY-Y-Y, DON’T GET ME STARTED.”
2018-28

You SEE,
THE MISCONCEPTION COMES FROM THE.FACT THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE MIND WE DON’T REALIZE THAT IT IS THE MIND TALKING.
2018-29

To “BE ASLEEP” IS TO BE TOO WORDY BY HALF;
TO BE HALF AWAKE — AND STILL SPEAK OF SLEEP IS TO BE TOO WORDY BY ONE HUNDRED PER CENT.

2 0 18 – 3 0
EVERYONE WHO PONDERS THE MATTER COMES TO THINK THAT THERE IS DEFINITELY, “SOMETHING” — BEHIND THE MIND;
SOMETHING, (PHYSICAL OR OTHERWISE), THAT CAN BE IDENTIFIED AS THE SOURCE OF _
MAN’S THOUGHTS.
You CAN BE A NEUROLOGIST, A PSYCHOLOGIST, OR A MYSTIC AND SO THINK, FOR “THINKING” REQUIRES NO EFFORT, COSTS.A_MAN NOTHING, AND NEVER PRODUCES DISTURBING RESULTS.
HERE’S WHAT DO:
SEARCH FOR WHAT’S BEHIND YOUR MIND’S BELIEF THAT SOMETHING MENTALLY CONCEIVABLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MIND.
ONLY A MAN WHO CAN,FROM TIME TO TIME,
FREE HIMSELF FROM THE TENTACLES OF THOUGHT CAN SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE THIS INQUIRY.

2 0 1 8- 3 1
ALTHOUGH IT GOES UNANALYZED,
WHAT MEN AFTER THE FACT WILL REFER TO AS THEIR “DECISION MAKING I”, OR MENTAL PROCESSES IS A EUPHEMISM FOR
“GENETIC GENERATED HABIT.”
A VIEW THAT STAYS ENTIRELY OFF OF MOST MENS’ RADAR SCREEN
IS THE ONE WHICH REVEALS HIS ENVIRONMENT TO BE AS MUCH A “DECISION MAKER” AS ANY ACTIVITY WITHIN HIM.

2018-32
As OPPOSED TO ONE OF MY MODELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS BEING COMPOSED OF A VOICE, AND AN AWARENESS OF THE VOICE,
IT COULD ALTERNATIVELY BE SEEN AS THE AWARENESS OF THE VOICE BEING A PRODUCT OF THE VOICE.

2018-33
THERE IS ONE PARTICULAR, UNREALIZED DREAM INTO WHICH EVERY MAN CONTINUALLY FALLS,
ONLY TO LATER BE AROUSED THEREFROM,
ONLY LATER INTO WHICH TO LAPSE AGAIN,
THEN TO EMERGE, THEN’ RE-FALL, AND SO ON THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE,
AND THE ASPECT OF IT. ALL: THAT HIDES A SUCCULENT. INFO FEAST IS THE FACT THAT,
IN SPITE OF HOW IT STRIKES MEN OTHERWISE,
THEIR CONDITION WHEN AROUSED FROM DREAMING IS NO DIFFERENT THAN IT WAS
BEFORE THEY FELL THEREIN,
OR, (IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER), PUT ANOTHER WAY:
AT THE MENTAL LEVEL AT WHICH MYSTICS,(WHO.HAVEN’T CAUGHT ON),STRUGGLE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE STATES OF”BEING ASLEEP” AND”BEING AWAKE”,
…OH, ALL RIGHT,
SOMEONE IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM JUST SAID THAT THE OTHER VERSION DIDN’T
MAKE THEM FEEL AT ALL BETTER — SO, HERE’S ONE MORE TAKE ON IT:
WHEN YOU HAVEN’T YET CAUGHT ON TO WHAT’S GOING ON
EVERYTHING, (AND I DO-DO MEAN – EVERYTHING!) —
IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN IT IS ONCE YOU HAVE GOT A,GRIP ON IT.
THE NORMAL NATURE OF THE MIND IS TO BREAK.UP THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE. EXTERNAL WORLD AND MAKE ITA.(IN OUR THINKING),SEEM SIMPLER THAN IT IS FOR THE OBVIOUS PURPOSES OF BETTER UNDERSTANDING IT, AND BEING ABLE TO MANIPULATE IT, BUT WHEN THE MIND TURNS ITS ATTENTION ON MAN’S INTERNAL WORLD — ITSELF — THE JUST NOTED PROCEDURE GETS REVERSED, AND THE SIMPLE IS MADE COMPLEX.
SUCH IS THE MENTAL FIELD UPON WHICH EVERY MAN COMMENCES HIS SEARCH TO FIND OUT —
— WHAT’S GOING ON. GOOD LUCK.

2018-34
HE WHO RESPONDS TO THE SOUNDS OF GHOSTS RENDERS HIMSELF UNREAL.
…(I TRUST NO ONE IS OF THE MISTAKEN BELIEF THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE SUBJECT FROM THAT OF THE WORKINGS OF THE MIND.)

2018-35
WHEN ORDINARY PEOPLE SPEAK OF “SEEKING HAPPINESS”
THE HAPPINESS ALWAYS INVOLVES OTHER PEOPLE, (EVEN IF INDIRECTLY,
FOR INSTANCE):
IF THEY SAY THEY WOULD BE HAPPY IF THEY HAD SUCH-&-SUCH AN OBJECT,
IT IS NOT THE OBJECT ITSELF THAT WOULD BRING THEM HAPPINESS, BUT RATHER
OTHER PEOPLE’S RESPONSE TO THEM HAVING IT.
SEEKING ENLIGHTENMENT, AND FINALLY DISCOVERING WHAT’S GOING ON
IS THE ONLY FORM OF HAPPINESS THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE OTHER PEOPLE.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS”OUT THERE”IN LIFE; IT EXISTS ONLY IN THE MIND OF THE MAN WHO KNOWS, AND THUS CANNOT BE SHOWN TO OTHERS

2018-36
THE QUESTION HAS BEEN PROPOSED:
“DOES EXISTENCE HAVE ANY REAL.,”MEANING”, IN ANY REAL SENSE OF THE WORD?”, AND THIS REMAINS UNANSWERABLE UNLESS .A MAN. KNOWS WHETHER OR NOT
THE WORD, “SENSE” HAS ANY MEANING (IN A “MEANINGFUL SENSE”).
OR PUT MORE DIRECTLY, “RIGHT AT’CHA”: YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE MIND WITHOUT AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MIND.
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A COMMON ASSERTION IS THAT NO ONE CAN BE HYPNOTIZED UNLESS THEY ARE
WILLING TO BE HYPNOTIZED —
ERGO EXACT-O, DE FACTO, JACK-0:
WE ONLY LIVE IN IGNORANCE OF WHAT WE ARE BECAUSE OF OUR WILLINGNESS TO DO SO.
MEN CONSENT TO BEING SUBMERGED IN SELF DECEPTION EITHER BECAUSE THEY WANNA BE, OR ELSE ARE SATISFIED TO BE;
…IN FACT, MOST ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE THEIR ILLUSIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES BY THE WAYS THEY ACT, SPEAK AND THINK,
AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, AS CONCERNS THE WAYS THEY THINK
AND THINK-THEY-FEEL ABOUT THEM SELF.
WHAT SORTS OF RESULTS ARISE FROM SUCH CONDITIONS? — FOR ONE:
ONLY A TOTALLY MECHANICAL MAN WILL INSIST THAT HE IS NOT MECHANICAL — OR:
ONLY THE PREDESTINED DISAVOW PREDESTINATION — OR:
ONLY THOSE STILL ASLEEP & IN THE DARK WILL SAY THAT THEY ARE AWAKE & SEETHE_LIGHT

2018-37
IN A PAPER WHICH WAS NEVER PUBLISHED)
A CERTAIN DOCTOR OF CLEARTOPOTRY,
(A DESIGNATION FOR WHICH NO INFORMATION SURVIVES),
MADE THE FOLLOWING CLAIM, BASED ON HIS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH:
“THE PERSISTENT STATE OF, “KNOWING-WHAT’S-GOING-ON”
CAN RESULT IN THE INEXPLICABLE CONDITION WHEREIN
WHEN THE KNOWER’S PHONE RINGS
ITS ALLURE IS FILTERED OUT.”

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FOR A MAN TO SAY AND BELIEVE THAT: “I THINK.”, THAT “I AM DOING THE THINKING.” HE MUST INVENT AN ACTIVE DOER IN HIS MIND TO SUPERIMPOSE ON THE PASSIVE ACTIVITY THAT HIS. THINKING ACTUALLY IS.

2018-39
A FATHER SAID TO A SON CONCERNING A CERTAIN MATTER:
“You NEED TO STAY’ RIGHT ON TOP OF IT —
YOU’VE GOT TO REALLY — STICK-WITH-IT!”,
AND THE LAD RESPONDED:
“You MEAN, “STICK-WITH” — TRYING TO WAKE UP?!”,
“No.”, REPLIED THE OLD MAN,
“WITH SEEING THRU THE ILLUSION THAT THERE IS SOMETHING TO STICK TO.”
THE RIVER IS ALWAYS THERE,
WHETHER TODAY YOU WRITE ODES TO IT,
• OR TOMORROW YOU DENY ITS REALITY;
THE RIVER IS ALWAYS. THERE,AND YOUR OPINIONATED RECOGNITION OF ITS EXISTENCE IS IRRELEVANT AT BEST, AND AT WORST,(FOR A FEW).. IS FUEL FOR CONTINUED, MISDIRECTED EFFORT
“STICK WITH WHAT YOU KNOW.”, INSISTED THE ELDER, “BUT I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING.”, PROTESTED THE SON. “THEN STICK WITH THAT.”, HE REPLIED.
ALTHOUGH FEW CAN READ THE SIGN,•
“STICKING WITH,”KNOWING-NOTHING”” IS THE RIGHT DIRECTIONS TO THE RIVER.

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To BE NORMAL, FOR “ASLEEP”, AS MYSTICS CALL.. IT),
A MAN MUST HOLD A GENERAL NOTION OF THE_CONDITIONS OUTSIDE OF HIM- AS BEING
RATHER BRUTISH AND STUPID —
— AN ENVIRONMENT TO BE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGED AND OVER COME BY
THE MIND INSIDE OF HIM.

2018-41
A GUY SHOWED UP AT THE DOOR PLAYING THIS GAME:
“I AM NOT A TREE;
I AM NOT A CLOUD;
I AM NOT MY CONGRESSMAN, AND I AM NOT MY OWN “BAD NEWS”;
WHO AM I?”,
AND BEFORE YOU COULD REPLY HE SAID:
“I’M ALL OF THEM —
I JUST THINK THAT I’M NOT
WHEN I TALK ABOUT IT,”

2018-42
MEN WHO PROFESS WE-HAVE FREEDOM OF WILL DO NOT COMPREHEND THE REALITY IN WHICH THEY LIVE,
AND THOSE WHO DENY IT, LIVE NEXT DOOR TO THEM.

2018-43
A MAN WHO WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE MIND WAS ASKED BY A LISTENER:
“COULD YOU MAKE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING – CLEARER AND MORE  PERCISE?”,
TO WHICH HE REPLIED:
“IF I DID SO IT WOULD NO LONGER BE ME SPEAKING, BUT RATHER — YOU THINKING.”
(WHICH, [IF YOU CAN HEAR], EXPLAINS THE MATTER NICELY.)

2018-44
THE GRAND, VISCID FUN
OF NOT KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON
IS THAT
YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT WHAT’S GOING ON IS ANYTHING YOUR MIND CAN CONJURE UP.
AH, THE GRAND —
THE TOTALLY GRAND, AND ENTIRELY CAPTIOUS FUN AND SPORT OF: “NOT-KNOWING-WHAT’S-GOING-ON.”
AND UPON HEARING THIS SAID, ONE MAN IMMEDIATELY OBJECTED: “WELL I DO NOT FIND IT TO BE ALL. THAT MUCH FUN!”,
WHICH INDICATES HIS POTENTIAL FOR EVENTUALLY CATCHING ON TO WHAT’S GOING ON.
“AH YES.”, RECALLED ONE MAN,
“WHAT SAD. TIMES IT WAS BACK WHEN I THOUGHT TIMES WERE SAD.”
AND AS LONG AS WE’RE IN THIS VERBAL/MENTAL AREA, A REMINDER:
As LONG AS YOU ENTERTAIN OPINIONATED VIEWS OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN LIFE YOU STILL HAVEN’T. CAUGHT,ON TO WHAT’S GOING ON.
THE VOICE IN THE BRAIN IS ALWAYS READY TO SPEAK OUT ON MOST ANY MATTER — BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WHAT IT SAYS, MATTERS.

2018-45
ONE MAN IN AN ATTEMPT TO VISUALLY INDICATE THE INVISIBLE STRUGGLE IN WHICH
HE WAS ENGAGED DID THE FOLLOWING:
HE FIRST POINTED TO HIS HEAD, AND THEN TO HIS TV SET, AND SAID:
“IF IT’S NOT THIS”, (POINTING TO HIS HEAD),”IT’S THAT.” (POINTING TO THE TV),
THEN WENT ON, FIRST POINTING TO HIS HEAD, THEN HIS BOOKS, THEN HIS CDs,
THEN HIS COMPUTER AND EACH TIME, POINTING FIRST TO HIS HEAD, SAYING:
“IF IT’S NOT THIS”, (THEN POINTING TO THE NAMED,_PHYSICAL ITEMS) AND SAYING:
“IT’S THAT.” —
THEN IN A FINAL BURST OF SOME-SORT-OR-THE-OTHER,
HE RAISED HIS _VOICE TO A SHOUT,. DECLARING:
“AND IF IT’S NOT THIS — IT’S THAT.”, WHILE POINTING FIRST TO THE LEFT SIDE
OF HIS HEAD, AND THEN TO THE RIGHT.

2018-46
ANOTHER DEFINITION OF “BEING AWAKE”:
A STATE WHEREIN NEITHER EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES,
NOR THE INTERNAL ONES CAUSED BY THE VOICE
HAVE TOTALLY CAPTURED YOUR AWARENESS OF THE VOICE AND CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO BE “ENLIGHTENED” IS IN HAVING THE AWARENESS OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXERCISE SOME DEGREE OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE VOICE.

2018-47
NO ONE APPROACHES THE MIND WITH MORE GRAVITY THAN DO THOSE WANTING TO AWAKEN — AND NONE HAVE LESS CAUSE TO DO SO.
ALL SHANGRI-LA’S ARE IMPRESSIVE —
— UNTIL YOU FACE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE FICTIONS FROM SOMEONE’S MIND.
NO ONE TREATS THE PROPOSITION THAT MENTALLY, “MAN IS ASLEEP” SERIOUSLY SAVE THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEMSELVES ASLEEP.
TO RECAP:
NO ONE SEES MORE IMPORTANCE TO THE MIND THAN DO THOSE SEEKING ENLIGHTENMENT — AND NONE HAVE A GREATER NEED TO MORE CLOSELY SCRUTINIZE THE MATTER.

2018-48
WELL KNOWN IS THE NOTION OF, “FLEE OR FIGHT”
WHEREBY IS NOTED THAT CREATURES, (INCLUDING MAN) WILL
“FLEE” FROM PREDATORS,•WHICH ARE OF A DIFFERENT SPECIES,
AND “FIGHT” WHEN IT IS ONE’S OWN SPECIES WHO IS COMPETING FOR RESOURCES.
QUESTION: How MIGHT THIS ALLEGORICALLY APPLY TO”TRYING TO AWAKEN”? …IN SO DOING ARE WE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE, ESCAPE-FROM FORCES THAT ARE NOT OF OUR SPECIES — NOT OUR”KIND”,
AND AT THE SAME TIME, “FIGHTING” AGAINST INTERNAL FORCES THAT ARE NATIVE TO OUR SPECIES.

2018-49
FOR A MAN WHOSE CAUGHT-ON TO WHAT’S GOING ON
THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE EITHER AWAKE OR ASLEEP HAS BECOME IRRELEVANT.
OR, (IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER) PUT ANOTHER WAY: To A MAN WHO IS AWAKE
THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HE IS ASLEEP OR AWAKE IS MEANINGLESS.
…(WHICH VERSION DO_YOU LIKE BESTS AND IF SO WHY NOT?!)
2018-50

NONE TEND TO FEEL MORE SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD AROUND THEM THAN THOSE DESIRING ENLIGHTENMENT -.7.. AND NONE PAY A BIGGER PRICE,

2018-51
A CERTAIN MAN WHO SPOKE MUCH ON A CERTAIN MATTER
ONE DAY SUMMED UP ALL HE HAD TO SAY ON THE SUBJECT WITH THESE WORDS: “IF YOU KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON .
YOU COULDN’T LIVE LIKE YOU DO.`’