Jan Cox Talk 3162 -- notes by Cfish

Jan Cox Talk 3162  -  June 16, 2004 -
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish December 2016
    ( part of the whispering set ) This audio is not likely to be publicly distributed

Suggested Title:  “Brain Speaking” is Not Me and No Where

Begin:  If you have tried to bring on the state I describe, by privately, in your head, say, when you catch yourself, “This is Brain speaking/that wasn’t me” versus this is “my brain speaking/that’s me talking.” 

And assuming you do it and are meant to succeed, what you get in one absolute flash, is that what is happening in your brain, this sensation of “you” thinking, is an “on demand phenomenon.”

Thoughts are triggered by something outside of you. (ex. President talking about war) Sound waves maybe, but they are translated into words, pictures, a sentence, that trigger a flash on the screen of consciousness.

The thought may trigger another thought, but there is nothing behind it, (it can’t be proven) but the thoughts seem substantial. The feelings seem substantial. But if you keep looking, the thoughts are clearly not substantial.

05:00  This all your life “inner you” that thinks, analyzes, the memories, the criticisms, the great insights into conspiracy theories, that you feel are some sort of great foundation, are just flashes on the screen of consciousness.

And nothing more. It is almost impossible to keep “brain speaking/that wasn’t me” in consciousness. One constantly “falls back” into the sensation “its me talking/thinking.” And no one analyzes where is this “me.” This “me” seems self evident. 

10:00  If you let the conscious part of the brain continue to think and talk as if its “me”, external events take on a significance they do not have. It takes away the inner potential to be more “awake/enlightened.”

15:00  There is no way to tell people/conscious part of the brain that heart warming concerns over world injustice is a waste of time. There is a vague awareness of this when someone obsesses/fixates over world injustices.

We of course are not talking about external events, triggered by instinct, (sick/hungry relative) that needs immediate attention.

20:00  Someone starting out to be individually conscious/waking up, the closest you can come to “you” thinking is to continually make themselves say in their head “this is brain speaking.”  Everything else, its not “you” thinking.  

If you want to “wake up” there is only one concern and that is your consciousness. Instinctive concerns for family/friends you can take some action. Everything else, (if you are trying to wake up) is a waste of time.

25:00  By privately saying in your head, when you catch yourself, and when the conscious part of the brain is speaking, saying “that was not me” because at the moment, you know, it wasn’t you.

The you that was saying “that was not me” is not the “you” that was thinking whatever you just thought. And I don’t care what the thought was. You folks have done it enough to know, what I am saying is not just theory. 

It takes more than one or two looks to see it. Then one day it strikes you that it is all irrelevant. There is only one thing in this universe that should be of interest to someone wanting to wake up.

And that is “what’s going on in the conscious part of the brain.” Because when you get that down, everything is solved.  You have a simple choice. Either at this moment be a “you” or be a dog chasing cars. 

The only “you” you can be is “brain here, brain speaking.” Compared to what was going on, (my brain is out of control) the conscious part of the brain focuses.

30:00  Every thought, every sentence, on the screen of consciousness, the conscious part of the brain chases it for a second. It goes arf, it barks (dog chasing cars) at one thought, or one sentence.

But if you catch it, “that wasn’t me/brain speaking” (there both the same) you get a split second of realization. The conscious part of the brain then feels like it is somewhere. It’s interesting, but maybe not important.

If you keep doing this, “brain speaking” everything settles down, stops, and it’s the closest thing to having a thought, having a view, to actually being a “you.” Except now the brain is not lying.

It’s saying “brain speaking/that wasn’t me.”  All the other times, the conscious part of the brain never does that. Not even as a baby when it first begins to talk.  When you see it, it is hard to get a good day’s snooze.  

Jan Cox Talk 3161 - notes by Cfish

Jan Cox Talk 3161 - June 14, 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish November 2016

Suggested Title: Make the Talking Part of The Brain Tell the Truth/Not an introduction to Waking Up

Begin:  If you have been trying actively, to follow what I have been describing the last two weeks, it leads to a two step process. Step one is “my mind” is out of control/asleep.

Whatever approach you start with, (Yoga, Zen, Sufi) the reason you cannot remember every breath, remember the name of Buddha, etc. is because “my mind” is out of control/asleep. And it takes a while to realize that.

05:00  Some folks never get past Step One. Picture the brain and the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex/conscious part of the brain is where thought and speech exist.  The rest of the brain keeps us alive and it does it without thought. 

If you keep looking at the conscious/talking part of the brain as “my mind” -and it is out of control, asleep, and then keep looking past that to, “this is brain speaking and I am out of control”, the difference is unfathomable.

But when you first hear there is a difference between “my mind” is out of control and “brain” speaking I am out of control, It is almost impossible to grasp the difference between the two. 

10:00  You are born with the conscious part of the brain (cerebral cortex). When the talking part of the brain first starts talking, it does something that no one notices: The cerebral cortex  pretends to be something else.

(Some of you may be saying to yourself “what the hell are you talking about?”) 

Step Two: The conscious part of the brain doesn’t say “this is brain speaking.” The talking part of the mind is not “my mind.” 

15:00  Anyone trying to awaken actively (maybe once/twice a day) trying  to bring “my mind/thoughts” under control by remembering Buddha, etc. forces you to confront “my mind” is out of control.

20:00  Remembering yourself, or remembering a mantra, or remembering your breath are simple and a real task. And they make you aware that you can go thru a whole  day without knowing where “my mind/thoughts” were the whole time.

I am guessing “my mind” was still in my head but it was totally out of control. Because I did not remember myself, did not remember my mantra, did not remember my breath, etc.  But that is misguided.

25:00  “My mind” is a whole other reality.  The conscious part of the brain has made up this entirely fictitious mind (my mind) and it keeps you an arms length away from the truth and it is invisible, and its vocal. And its weird.

30:00  Here is a simple statement: “My mind is not under my control.” This is what you should say: “This is the “brain” (talking part of the brain) speaking and quite often I (conscious/talking part of the brain) am out of control.”

Your brain, the brain in your head, talks constantly and shows pictures and lies. Not so much about the physical world but everything else, pretty much a lie. And it never admits it’s “brain” speaking and “I” (talking part of the brain) is out of control.

35:00  If you belong here, when the talking part of the brain says “my mind, my thoughts, my consciousness,” is out of control, and “I” (my mind) is asleep, it seems correct, even after forty years.

But you have got to see, truthfully “my mind” has not been out of control. It is a misspeak.  These are not introductory steps to “waking up.” “You” should ask “you” why don’t I do this?

40:00  Instead of “I (my mind) have been asleep/distracted all day,”  make the brain tell the truth. This is “brain” speaking. And I (the brain) am asleep, identified, and out of control.  “My mind” takes you back to “I” am on the job, “I” am in control. 

It’s a super form of sleep/distraction.  Why doesn’t the talking part of the brain, when it first becomes operational, think to itself, wow, how neat, pictures/talking/thinking?” For all we know it may do that a few minutes a day.

45:00  But as soon as one engages in meaningful dialogue, its all about reflections that constitute “my mind/ my thoughts. It is not reflections from the view that this is “brain speaking.” If you look, you know the mind is not a possession, its like one of its operations. (ex. heartbeats, breathing)   

END 49:48

Jan Cox Talk 3160 - notes by Cfish

Jan Cox Talk 3160  - June 12, 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish November 2016

Suggested Title: Stockholm Syndrome

Begin:  Whenever mankind finds an unusual and interesting human behavior for a few weeks, enough to give it a name, (ex. Stockholm Syndrome) and as unusual as it seems at first, you can see the same thing going on in the conscious part of the brain.

The Stockholm Syndrome is a term that was coined in the last few decades by police and psychotherapists. It is when someone is kidnapped and begins to cooperate and identify wth their captors.  

But it can also happen when anyone is confined, held captive, cut off from everything they know.  ( ex.soldiers, in a foreign land) A few decades ago a  daughter of a billionaire publisher was kidnapped by radical, would be, revolutionists. 

Weeks went by without a ransom note. She was later caught on video, holding a carbine,  helping her kidnappers rob a bank. If you can, try to picture the conditions which she was subjected. 

Though she was not tortured, she was held captive, cutoff from everything she knew. Can you see and feel the reliance she would have started to feel on her kidnappers? She became a case history for the Stockholm Syndrome. 

05;00  Last time I pointed out how money lenders camouflage themselves as used car dealers. Then I pointed out how the conscious part of the brain/thoughts that flash  on the screen, resemble the money lenders.

Some of you immediately recognized what I was pointing to.  Can some of you see the conscious part of the brain/flashes on the screen is subject to a form of the Stockholm Syndrome. It has been kidnapped and identifies with it kidnappers/thoughts on the screen. 

10:00  It pretty much blows apart the belief that “the conscious part of the brain” is you. The revolutionists wanted to feed the poor. They did not subject the heiress to extreme torture but she became identified with her captors. The same thing is true if you are sentenced to prison.  Your only contacts are the guards and it is likely you will begin to see them as your parents or protectors.

15:00  If you look, the inner “you” is just flashes on the screen in the conscious part of the brain. The flashes on the screen of consciousness that you take as “you” do not originate in “you.” Consciousness is made to react. 

The non thinking part of the brain (the body - the cells) is a complete mechanism made to react. That is how the body stays alive. The conscious part of the brain is made to react in a positive way to the environment and the result is technology. 

20:00  But to people like us when the conscious part of the brain is not reacting to anything tangible/substantial/material (ex. someone calls you an idiot) folks like us call it being asleep. To everyone else, “being asleep” is irrelevant. 

I am glad the “struggle to awaken” teachings were around but I am still not sure that those who wrote/spoke about it really understood it. Basically “being asleep” is the conscious part of the brain reacting automatically to anything non tangible.

Material problems you are trying to solve are the exceptions. (technology, agriculture, etc.) On good nights when you folks react to something (non tangible) said here, I keep saying, don’t leave it at that. Keep looking.

25:00  I am not trying to discourage you, just trying to get you to see that non tangible things are a form of sleep.  I recommend you look at what I initially saw and thought. And that is “what I saw and thought was totally dependent on something outside of me.” 

On the surface that doesn’t sound negative. (ex. Technology, agriculture) But when the conscious part of the brain reacts to something said here on good nights, it is not the awakening, it can trigger something, but the payoff is not the trigger. Keep looking.

30:00  When I first saw “what I thought and saw was totally dependent on something outside me” I thought I have only had one or two actual thoughts my entire life. Where I’m pointing, blows apart “you” are having thoughts.

35:00  You are not having thoughts if everyone of them is a reaction to someone else’s thoughts. That is the heart of the Stockholm Syndrome. (Thoughts that appear in your head and you begin to identify with them.)

These thoughts, which are your kidnappers, have created what constitutes “you.” And realizing/ seeing/ feeling that these thoughts in me are just thoughts in the conscious part of the brain wakes you up a little.  
END 39:51

Jan Cox Talk 2579 - with notes by Cfish

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Jan Cox Talk 2579    Sept 17, 2000
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes Cfish October 2016

Suggested Title:  Useful - Criticism has a Whine To It

Begin: I would not attempt what I am about to say with the public. I recently received an email regarding the daily feature. Quoting something I had written,  he was saying “I got what you were saying the first sentence.” 

Then saying “Boy, you sure can be long winded.” But they did not get what I was saying or they would not have written. The majority of human speech is criticism, complaining, and whining. But  “what’s the point?” 

05:00  If you criticize something or the source of something, you didn’t get it. But if you comprehend what someone is saying (maybe shaking your thinking to its foundation) you couldn’t bring yourself to comment.

If it is a deepened understanding, and awakened you a little, it is a fleeting thing, and there is nothing to say to me, to Buddha, or to yourself. Any example of people talking, ninety percent of it, is criticism, whining, and complaining.

10:00  The criticism could be of life or of themselves. The ordinary mind may be able to get a glimpse of this. But the ordinary mind will not comprehend it. The mind is the source of all criticism. Instinct has no criticism of life.

15:00  Our minds say we are imperfect individually and institutions back it up collectively. At the crudest level it makes no sense. It is inconceivable that life would produce something that is critical. But it is more expansive.

20:00  How could life create something that is critical? It is not possible. (I can’t guarantee that). Of course thought comes from the body and instinct, but without thought, there would be no criticism, it would not be possible.  And instinctively speaking, it is still not.

At the very least, criticism is a foreign language to instinct. Criticism is endemic to the mind and saying we know that: been over that, and then me pointing it out; we do not know it fully. (example: internal commentary on sleeping humanity)

25:00 It is simple. If you are being critical, you are asleep. Coming back with the comment saying, “Well for the moment I was asleep”, then it is pretty much more widespread than the moment.  Just stand away from the noise in your head.

There is hardly a sentence spoken/written on this planet that is not some sort of critical remark. I am still puzzled by how many efforts and methods, (I’ve contributed) to make the mind more alert and stable.

Those who had the anomalistic experience of “waking up” and “being enlightened” know that the description the “mind stops/thought stops” does not cover it  And it’s because you are using ordinary thought to describe it to yourself.

30:00 I still find curious what it was like for the first guy who had the experience and tried to talk about it, to himself first. I picture him saying to himself, “What the hell was that, my mind stopped.”

But  It is not that it doesn’t stop or does stop. It is that something else happens. If you are not doing something extraordinary, you are in the hands of these criticisms of life. And these criticisms are not yours. If you are criticizing, you are asleep.

So all you have to do is ‘listen” and if you are criticizing, complaining, or whining you are asleep. “Why is that not the “method?” At the very least it will shake you out of that sleep. Every method has its time and place.

35:00  Criticism, complaint, and whining is the way the mind is organized. It is just there, constantly. It is tied in with “Instinct looks at things the way they are, the mind see things as they could be.”

Seeing things as they could be makes technology possible and survival easier. And with a small step sideways it is complaint, criticism, and whining.  Criticism has a passion to it, and criticism has a whine to it.

40:00  The exceptions being the research and development yellow circuit, intellectuals. The rest of the time the criticism has a whine to it. And I find that useful. I saw it externally before I saw it internally and that is when it became useful.

45:00 “Everyone is whining but me.” But if you are telling yourself that that is not useless criticism, that it is valid criticism, it is still criticism and if you are criticizing, you are asleep. Even if you acknowledge the criticism, you do not know its extent. 

Those who have had the anomalistic experience of “waking up” know that criticism, complaining, and whining do not exist in that state. In that state everything is “just right.” And you hate to even describe it as that.

The mind’s job is misunderstood and people think something is wrong. (ex Jewish Beliefs v. Muslim Beliefs, etc.) Criticism, whining, complaining for no reason. Its worse than that and better than that.

50:00  Criticism, complaining, and whining is like water to a fish. What better way to stay awake than to realize how common, how routine, how dense, how slow witted is where you live.
 I don’t see how anyone who gets a glimpse can have any faith in what goes on in their head. Exceptions being what we do on our own.  

Ends with description of those in the room squinting their eyes, and trying to agree, or being critical of their own progress.. and then saying “ What are you doing? “

End -  53:22

2578 - notes by Cfish on Jan Cox Talk 2578

Jan Cox Talk 2578 Sept 15, 2000
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish Sept 2016

Suggested Title: Stalins of the Head

Begin: I want to point out to all of you here and on tape, I am very aware of everything I say. They are not slips of the tongue. And sometimes I say things for a reason and doubt whether the reason got across. No offense to you.

Talking to you folks is the only thing I take seriously in life. (Its not a burden) And I assume you know I do not have a serious cell in my body having to do with religion, nationality, or even nowadays my health. 

05:00  Reads: “A True Yet Staggering Fact” “The dumber they are, the greater their taste for power.”  It’s true outside of you, regarding other people, and inside of you, regarding your own brain cells. 

“Stalins of the Head” I had a picture of this. Pack animals, instinctively the alpha male, is not usually the smartest. He could be clever for a  wolf, but in some sense he has to be the meanest. 

Dictators, maybe illiterate, maybe the clever ones call themselves interim leaders, but you are thinking when you see them, “God, I hope I don’t have to sit beside him on the bus.”  It is not as extreme in elected politics but its still there.

10:00  The dumber they are, the greater their taste for power. I could probably make an ordinary, educated, person temporarily see this. I say it is also true for our brain cells. Geniuses do not have a taste for power.

If I point out, after a quick survey of human history, under normal circumstances,  its the opinionated, parochial, mechanical, nationalistic, views of human life,  that can be seen thru a pinhole, are primarily running your thinking; humanity’s thinking. 

15:00  Consider Papa Joe Stalin, who killed twenty percent of the population, (ex. villages 3000 miles away with peasants and children, burned to the ground) because he got nervous about being overthrown, protecting his power.

I picture in my head, commingling with flashes you grew up with, views of life, that right behind your forehead there is a Papa Joe Stalin. With the insincere smile, the little wave, as he stands for hours watching his troops march by.

Consider: The dumber they are, the greater the taste for power. Why else would they kill each other to sit on a throne, or taking over some Podunk Country that is already broke? You can’t imagine an Einstein doing that.

Is not that the same situation in your brain cells, the whole world’s brain cells,  that seem to have the greatest taste for power? Why would things be arranged that the dumbest brain cells are those that naturally seek power?

My everyday brain cells, my everyday view of things, makes the past views, which seemed enlightened at the time, as pinheads compared to what is now the basis of my normal thinking. My older ideas were dumber.

20:00  I did not buy these ideas so how can you explain them. Everyone has the potential brain cells that are a little smarter than the ones in charge now to show up so why don’t the smarter brain cells show up? 

Why don’t the brain cells wake up a little bit and maybe see ideas such as this? (Like, Hey what was that in my head?) Why should it be the dumbest brain cells have the taste for power?

Cultures all over the world have traditions when a child becomes a man, especially the males, where one begins (pretty much) to express opinions. It could be as simple as hating the same neighbor as the older males.

25:00  I can see parents shaking their heads as the kid is no longer cute and it is against the law to kill them. When the child hits puberty, starts expressing opinions, he has gone from being cute to a rip roaring, automically fueled, shit ass.

He is expressing opinions. He is expressing his own little Joseph Stalin. I can see it in his eyes. He is becoming a little man. How can you explain it is not the tolerant brain cells in charge but the mechanically, opinionated, Stalins in the head?

Next Item: You cannot be grandfathered into an exemption in criminal law, only the civl law. Civil law is between individuals. (property rights, lawsuits) Criminal law is law enforced on our behalf. (murder)

30:00  People in power exercise power so civli laws and criminal laws change constantly.  A liquor store in a residential community could be grandfathered and allowed to continue operating if it was around as long as a grandfather. 

In criminal law, if you were executed for a crime and the powers that be, drop the death penalty, they cannot grandfather you back to life.  Allegorically speaking “being asleep” is not a civil matter, its a criminal matter.

Once guilty, always guilty. You can’t grandfather your way out or weasel your way out of being asleep/distracted/living in a dream.  (ex. maybe it wasn’t  that bad, I was asleep) Once guilty, always guilty. 
 And the other, that’s not true…. Well, It’s clear to me, so I will stop here.  
  END 36:35

2577 - Notes on Jan Cox Talk 2577 by Cfish Pressing On

Jan Cox Talk 2577 - August 13, 2000
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish July 2016

Suggested Title: Pressing On (Thinking Beyond Thought)

Begin:  Reads: “If you don’t think beyond your own thoughts you are not using the mind to its full potential.”  A factual statement and if ordinary thought did not immediately reject it, it would not be unexpected to hear “how do you do that?”

05:00  How can you know more than you know? How can you be more conscious than you are at any moment - when you are thinking about being more conscious? (You can’t) This is the sticky  problem thoughts don’t like to deal with.

Unless you get past the point that your thinking is limited to your thoughts, if you can’t find a way to think beyond thoughts you already have, then all of this,  (awakening/enlightenment of the mind, etc) will only be the ephemeral occurrences.  

10:00 Believing the mind has the potential “to awaken” may be based on the experience of “waking up,” But few people come to grips with the question “what are you going to use other than thought to think beyond thought?”

15:00  Based on experience, instead of driving yourself crazy to bring on the “extraordinary state of waking up” at will, which I could never do, and have doubts anyone else can do, you relentlessly investigate the experience of waking up.

20:00  You understand the state of awakening happens in the brain and not in the textbooks, and religious books where the descriptions are garbled. But to investigate it you have to think beyond your thoughts, beyond anyone’s thoughts.

If you adopted the model that man is asleep and can awaken, and assuming you have had the experience, then I ask you “what is the experience and what happened? 
  The point: People do not pursue the nature of what happened.

I would not try to convince anyone of pressing on, but I found continued persistence in ignoring all descriptions (even my own) of waking up/being enlightened, that those descriptions tell me nothing.

25:00  When the abstract starts to make sense to a child’s nascent mind, in a sense their mind has awakened. It is simply, a process six billion people go through where their nascent mind awakens.

This activity, (being asleep and trying to awake, still an apt description)  if you press on, you will see a further awakening of the mind. But their is no further awakening with a mind entangled with thought. 

Thought is based on duality and it is all in the mind and nowhere else in the body. The duality of the mind is unknown to instinct and to the rest of the creatures on the planet. Consider: There was no word for think until we could think.

30:00  If you can’t think beyond your own thoughts, you cannot think beyond dualities. (black and white, etc.) A person wired to be attracted to hearing a condemnation about dualistic thinking must somehow get free of it.

The condemnations are all local and do not get to the heart of what is going on. That duality/continual preference is the nature of the mind. How do you know what to say without knowing what not to say? (ex. boss asking if you like the job)

35:00  Dualities are just there. Thoughts at their worst are not completely dumb. There is no such thing as stupid life. (discounting several obvious professions) Thoughts, even the dumb ones will not say to the body “Boy, you sure are a burden.”

So, how can thoughts more fully awaken the mind? There is nothing to use to work on the mind except the mind. Mystics, using the mind to awaken the mind, don’t realize the mootness, the impossibility of their attempts to lift themselves by their bootstraps.

40:00  The safest course of action is to take everything you hear as foolishness. But how do you do that? I can’t tell you that anymore than I can tell you how to think beyond thought.  You can’t plan it. If you plan to do it, you are already serious.

Just press on with thinking beyond thought and thinking beyond thought will happen. Pressing on in a certain way, you can get beyond what you think. (physical laws still apply) Thinking beyond thought is something that resembles waking up.

45:00 I continue to stumble around with descriptions of all this but a better description may be, there is no plan. The closest thing to a plan is that anything you think should be ignored. No belief in grand masters will aid you. 

50:00  So how do you get the experience of “waking up” back when it fades?  How can thoughts contribute when thoughts come from the mind? In a sense the second question is the answer. It is a self consuming question.

55:00  How can you think your way out of thought? I considered it from all angles. Physiologically,  looking inside your own head, but you can’t look because the thing you are trying to look at is the thing you are looking with.

60:00 How can you be more conscious at any moment? However you think about it, when you catch yourself being asleep, distracted, etc. what no one sees is them thinking
  “you can’t do any better than you can at that moment.”
So answer the question, “ How can I be more conscious than I am right now while thinking about being more conscious?”.
  And when you see the answer to that -  well, at least send me a picture of you falling down……     

End  63:20

Notes on Jan Cox Talk 3159

Jan Cox Talk 3159  June 11, 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish August 2016

Suggested Title:  Where the Real Hustle Happens.

Begin:  If humans wanted to awaken/ achieve enlightenment/ accomplish whatever This is, they would not need similes, allegories, or metaphors.  Simply pointing out to the mind “the way men are” would do it.

The history of the struggle to awaken/achieve enlightenment is written in metaphors.  And it is based on consciousness conceiving but not actually analyzing the automatic assumption that this knowledge is something you do not presently have.

05:00 This desire to awaken spurs us on. But if you look, the thinking and talking part of the brain,  unless it is thinking and talking about the physical world, where you can check it out (the fire is hot, the ice is cold) what the mind says cannot be relied on.

The ability to think and talk is the same talent that puts man into a dream. Maybe that is the humor of the situation, and that is why we have to think and talk in similes, metaphors, and allegories.

Last time I mentioned the momentary reality of the conscious part of the brain. And that the conscious part of the brain is the source of all speech. And when speech first started, the thinking and talking had no name, so it made up a name for itself. 

10:00  But the conscious part of the brain had to know it made up the words to call itself, (ex. spirit, soul, mind, I, ) So why did the conscious part of the brain do it?  There is only one reason. It takes man’s attention off the conscious part of the brain.

There seems to be a need for an example outside of us. When you first realize what I am talking about, it makes your brain smile. Why do you folks like catching on to this? Why does it have to be done like this? 

15:00  Pressing on, looking at the used car business and advertising.  Advertising, that appears to be from a used car dealer, is advertising how a customer needs and deserves a new car. And the only reason you don’t have a good used car is bad credit. 

But if you continue to look, it is obvious it is not a used car dealer, it is a finance company.  They may call themselves A1 Cars but they are still in the finance business and that is what they are selling.

20:00  Life is doing it and it is serving a purpose or it would have been a one shot deal. No one is really hurt. They make money and you get a used car.  But if you look, the conscious part of the brain is doing that to you constantly.

These thoughts constantly pop up in your head, one triggers another, but what the thoughts appear to be doing, (ex. trying to sell you a car) is not their purpose. Thoughts are in the finance business. (ex. distractions, distortions) 

25:00  You can’t say these thoughts are harming anyone. They do take up the whole screen of consciousness, visually and aurally, but it is a harmless fraud. But notice that it’s like a finance company dangling a car in front of you to sell you a loan. 

30:00 Tonights point, allegories aside, when the conscious part of the brain is not problem solving in the tangible/material world, the conscious part of the brain is hustling you. The conscious part of the brain is putting the shuck on me.


Notes on Jan Cox Talk 3158

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Jan Cox Talk 3158 June 9, 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish June 2016

Suggested Title:  Momentary Reality

Begin:  Consider the variety of fictional names the conscious part of the brain (CPB) has named itself rather than saying it (CPB) is doing the talking? (ex. inner self, spirit, psyche, etc.) Seeing it will change everything.  

If you can look at the CPB in a certain way, being conscious is really a stretch. It is really a fairly low intensity illusion.  Picture the brain, the round ball of the brain and everything you need to keep alive is there except consciousness. 

Picture this thin layer of cortex wrapped around the top part of the brain. it’s like a screen where the words/pictures that constitute consciousness appear. This thin layer is the screen of the cerebral cortex and that is the only place these words an pictures that constitute consciousness appear.

05:00  Just keep glancing up. “My mind” is just pictures/words. It is only in one place and its just almost not there. It is like the flash water heaters in houses, the size of a liter bottle, that heats the water instantly as it uses it.

If you look at the CPB (conscious part of the brain) in your head it simply appears at the second it is triggered. And the hard part to describe is there is nothing there to support it. 

9:00 You are accustomed to feeling otherwise. We “feel” it is supported by knowledge, experience, and memories.  Daydreams where you think of yourself, feel substantial. But consider the split seconds between thoughts, there is no you, no consciousness. Something has to trigger it. The CPB is not the origin of anything under ordinary conditions.

It is an automatic reactionary operation. And it is a momentary flash/momentary reality (words/pictures) with nothing behind it and nothing below it.

The unanalyzed sensation “I am having/doing this thought,”  is not true.  If the brain is a box, the (CPB) is almost totally empty and the CPB cannot accept that at face value.

If the CPB did accept it that would produce what we call “waking up.”  Thoughts thinking a vague image is all there is. The closest exception maybe the electrical chemical impulses, throughout the brain, labeled memories.

15:00  And what the CPB labels memories are used for the upcoming thought. (ex. Do you know so and so? Does he have red hair? etc.) Conscious part of the brain (CPB) reacts to the question but you don’t do anything.

Its a momentary flash and nothing more. But its still a momentary flash/thoughts with no support system. Even if you have the memory, you can’t see or hear it, even if you open the box and look, all is quiet and empty. 

20:00  I am trying to get you to see there is no you. It is just a momentary flash/reality. “What you feel,”  “who are you,” “feels” substantial, verbally to someone or privately to yourself.  But it is just a momentary flash/reality.

Experience, knowledge, thinking constantly, for the last 45/55 years, but if you look, it is clear that its just a moment to moment flash. It was all triggered by external stimuli. 

25:00  “You” did not produce the thought. The CPB ignores the fact you don’t decide what you are going to say next. Asking “what are you going to say next?” disables consciousness for the moment. 

Do “you” have thoughts or produce thoughts?” CPB says yes. But no one plans what they are going to say next. No matter who is asking or listening (ex. genius v. idiot) you look up and the thoughts just appear. 

30:00  Maybe if you were “awake” for the moment you may not react but under ordinary conditions the conscious part of the brain automatically reacts. It is tricky to see. The CPB seems complex/deep. And it makes humans, human.

If you lose the CPB you can still live but you are not human. Don’t let the CPB fool you. It has a fair sized list of things it calls itself. Rather than saying what it actually is. (Automatic/reactionary/operation)

And our feeling about it is, this thing that is us, is very complex. But I suggest, it is a damn near empty box with a cobweb on top of it. To the ordinary mind its a vast storehouse of memories good/bad.

35:00 But the Conscious part of the brain (CPB) is nothing but a momentary reality with no back up system. It is not accumulated memories. Memories are electrical/chemical impulses stored in the brain. Nothing more.

The only thing the CPB/you is, rather than this physical body, is a momentary flash and it’s only there when some other stimuli outside of you triggers it.

That my friends is your consciousness. It is not bad news. It will make your heart sing. I warn you, if you pursue this, it takes away the non physical heartbreaks. 

(jokes) If you folks do decide collectively to send one of you to say you have had a very bad psychological experience after trying to see it. See if that stops me. I will keep trying and, hell, it may even encourage me.   

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Notes on Jan Cox Talk 3157 by Cfish

Jan Cox Talk 3157  June 7, 2004
Copyright Jan’s Legacy 2016, Jan Cox
Notes by Cfish January 2016

Suggested Title:  A Piece of Reactionary Machinery

Begin: If you can see, when you can see, when you do see, what I am describing, for your self, you will never be able to think about things as you do now. No matter who you are. You can still take a nap (unduly confused, frightened)  but you can’t nap seriously. 

I have, in the past, said that if you understood things in this way or that way, but this latest description of the conscious part of the brain, literally does it forever. It takes the juice and vinegar out of everything. Exceptions being your foot caught in a bear trap. (ex. physical pain)

There is a reason that man has been fascinated by the stoic attitude. It is quite obvious in history, from the early greek dramas, and later,  the Clint Eastwood movies. (Stoicism: Endurance of pain and hardship without display of feeling and without complaint. Oxford dictionary)

Why have humans been fascinated with Stoicism, at least in appearance? True stoicism, I say, is what will happen to you, if you can see what I am trying to describe, as the natural state of the conscious part of the brain. There is no sense of you (which is you) outside the conscious part of the brain.

Unless, if you like, the physical awareness of your body, which we can no longer adequately describe because the conscious part of the brain describes it. The closest we can get to seeing the extent of awareness of the body is to observe a dog or cat.

05:00  The awareness of the body dogs and cats have, would be all the awareness a human would have without the conscious part of the brain. What humans refer to as personality, spirit, the human self, etc. - well, that is the conscious part of the brain (CPOB). 

If you can see and realize that the conscious part of the brain is an automatic/mechanical reactionary device - it changes everything.  The verbal description of what I am pointing to,  (CPOB is an automatic reactionary device) is as adequate as you can get for now.

It does not begin to cover the reality of it. And the reality of it could not be more time crucial. You can only catch the reality of the conscious part of the brain being an automatic reactionary device at the moment. You can’t think about it or you are back in the grip of it.

Once described, even if you hear it, the additional enlightenment hangs you up. Because the conscious part of the brain is reacting to what I am saying. There is no such thing as a good reaction.  I know there seems to be and there is until you see it fully.

It is like you wake up to it in an instant. Except it took forty years to build up to the instant. So the point is between here and there, there are thoughts, mental pictures, your own ideas push you forward/closer. Enjoy them now. 

10:00  Once you see what I am pointing to, whatever the conscious part of the brain says, you recall at that moment, what you have realized, it stops everything, Or if you catch yourself taking a nap, (unduly confused, frightened, etc.) you realize whatever you were thinking was nothing.

Or that anything you were thinking about nothing is nothing. There is literally nothing left to think about because you understand; Anything I think, about what just happened, makes it happen all over. In a sense there is only one instant/moment of being awake.

And its whatever instant/moment this is and you are not thinking. Remembering what you know stops the conscious part of the brain at the moment. It’s a you to you message to yourself. It is the conscious part of the brain thinking ”come on”, “huh” about thoughts about nothing.

True Stoicism is when the conscious part of the brain does not hold onto sadness, discouragement, self-pity, etc. True stoicism (realizing the CPOB is mechanical/reactionary device) does not stop physical pain, it stops non-physical discomfort.

15:00  Momentary Lapses (unduly confused, frightened) are no longer long enough to be enjoyed, sorry, I meant, momentary lapses can no longer harm you. If you can see the true nature of the conscious part of the brain, how it operates, it is simple, direct, and obvious. (mechanical/reactionary)

The conscious part of the brain’s nature is to be unduly confused, and frightened. (being asleep) It goes on naturally. Two million pages (8 1/2 x 11) of writing, between me and Buddha and that is all there is to being asleep. Every non-physical complaint, foolish opinions, incorrect ideas, are traceable to the conscious part of your brain, an (Automatic/Mechanical Reactionary Device).

21:00    The whole impression that all humanity has, that Life has instilled in us, is that the conscious part of the brain can originate a thought - When you see it, is laughable - but you don’t really laugh. And when you see it, it answers everything.

And ordinary consciousness cannot realize it. Its like religious beliefs versus a windstorm. It is a great pleasure to see the conscious part of the brain as automatic and reactionary. Two ingredients is all you need. It only operates in reaction to something else.

25:00  It is all you need to work with. General areas of the brain only do one thing. (ex blood pressure, body temperature) The heart beats like a mechanical pump.  The conscious part of the brain is mechanical/reactionary and its alway traceable to something outside of you and something is always triggering it. It can only be seen with extreme mystical difficulty in a few people.

30:00  Considering the conscious part of the brain as a automatic/mechanical reactionary device is a delightful description. It simplifies, it slices reality instantly, for your mental eyes. What the conscious part of the brain feels is you (personality, etc.) is not you.

It is a piece of reactionary machinery. And when you see it for what it is, it stops the illusion, except for a second or two. You then live the reality of stoicism. Nothing other than physical pain bothers you. One of the small treats you lose. (I have to warn you out there in mp3 land - it says so right there on the label.)


Adding additional Websites to hold it all

The talks from 1000 to 1999 WERE on jancox2.com
But we decided to move the website to Wordpress
so that we did not need a Jancox2 at all,
and will announce in What's new when more available...

so the remainder of this post is false.

Well, it is official and you read it here first, we are going to add several new sites to hold all the talks.  So soon you will see a JanCox2.com and a JanCox3.com.

The reason is simple, we can only have about a thousand pages per site.  We tried to conserve pages by doing blogs, but it just looked really wrong putting 100 talks to a blog page.  It is just how SquareSpace is set up, so we are pushing through it .

All talks will be referenced on the main site, with links to talks above 1000 or 900 on site 2 and so on.

  You might not even be able to tell the difference.

Notes on Jan Cox Talk 2572 by Cfish

Jan Cox Talk 2572   September 1, 2000
Copyright Jan’s Legacy 2016, Jan Cox
Notes by Cfish January 2016

Suggested Title:  Pre Preconceptions

Begin:  Reads: The reason that no one’s views or opinions, including your own, are of any use in getting to the “bottom of things” is that all views and opinions are “preconceived” and if that was not bad enough, they were never “preconceived” by the people who hold them.

Views and opinions arrive in your mind already preconceived and ready to rumble. How else do conversations flow so effortlessly between strangers and neither one knowing what the others going to say? All knowledge of secondary matters is not knowledge but opinions.

Thus all knowledge in things, in secondary matters, (ex. politics or religion) is preconceived and not representative of actual circumstances.  The words that constitute secondary matters are representative of nothing other than themselves.

05:00  What ordinary people call knowledge in secondary matters (ex. religion) are beliefs, opinions, and views. And if your mind’s preconceptions and opinions are listened to, you take them seriously, and its almost impossible not to listen to your mind.

10:00 Your mind may say it knows the difference between an opinion and knowledge but to put it bluntly secondary matters (ex. politics) are not tangible survival enhancements. Secondary matters are of that world that grows out of the mind.

The mind does not think about “what it thinks about”, as its momentary opinions.  A person’s mind does not think it is dealing with anything other than knowledge. You might want to think about why the mind came up with opinions, beliefs, and views.

15:00 The mind may say it does not have sufficient knowledge to go forward with a matter, but if you look, that is also an opinion. All opinions are preconceived even if they are seen as having value. If the opinion is made in advance it’s a preconception.

All opinions/views are preconceived decisions made about something beforehand. And they are not preconceived by you. If it is not knowledge based on objective realization, it’s an opinion.  And assuming you can see it, a preconception/opinion is something you already decided, a pre-judgment has been made.

20:00 How can you preconceive something? How can you decide about something  before you decided about something? Or playing dirty “what are you going to say next?” Ninety - nine percent of what people say has no significance. 

Someone emailed saying he enjoyed my writings which was followed by two or three paragraphs of how his life sucked. I wrote him back and said there are two kinds of suffering, worrying/whining about a root canal and having the root canal. And one is worse than the other; and most people don’t even recognize the difference, and then signed it Best Regards.

A few hours later he wrote back and said he understood and then went into even greater detail about how his life sucked. Normally that would have been the end of it but he showed flashes of understanding.

25:00  I then wrote a note back and stated, “After further study I agree with you. Your life obviously sucks. I guess I didn’t see it at first.” I didn’t send it. But what if I had, would it haveaccomplished anything? I guess it could have shook him a little.

But knowing people and their mind what would be the possibility of him getting anything from it? The reason I brought it up is to point out - it is damn near impossible not to listen to your mind. For the moment,  lets assume you can’t shut the noise of the mind off. 

Six billion people, minus a few, do not notice the noise in their head, that I rant about. Auditory adaptation, for example, is how someone working in a steel factory gets accustomed to the noise of the place. But there is a difference between cutting it off and listening to it.

30:00  You entertain the mind, take it seriously,  when you listen to it. Consider how it is almost impossible not to listen to the noise in your head, and then consider that if you do listen to the noise in your head you will take it seriously. It could be a task. (set aside and hour and just look)

You don’t think about taking seriously what goes on in your mind. That could be enough to wake you up. You never “not” take it seriously. The mind may say different by saying - there is stuff I don’t like and will argue the point. 

Which leads to “I am either a moron or engaged in self deception." Finally down to good choices. What goes on in the mind, almost entirely, is nothing but preconceived opinions, prior judgements in secondary matters, (ex religion) that are shipped into you.

35:00  Your mind may make it sound like the preconceived opinion started out with one piece of knowledge, like stumbling onto  the wheel of an automobile, then later the chassis, and then later putting all the pieces together to make the automobile.

Except that is not what occurs and no one seems to notice. Preconceived opinions come to you full blown. They are not something you found. They are shipped in to you, fully formed, ready to go, right out of the box.

Have you ever been thinking and mid thought the opinion falls apart? Picture a tractor trailer driving by, and half way thru the tractor trailer just falls apart and disappears. (which can’t happen) Consider “have you ever had a thought going thru your mind and mid-way your mind went “wait a minute” the rest of the thought is not coming?”

40:00  First part of the thought/opinion was ok - what happened to the other part? It never happens and no one finds it curious. If preconceived opinions were your own you could take the credit and the blame. No one seems to notice the mind does not start blank. Here is the real point I am working up to tonight - “ Our lives are preconceptions.” 
45:00  Driving home tonight consider - everything I think (99%) is a preconception, and the preconceptions are not even mine. A preconception is not thought about before the preconception. A decent mystic could think about “how my life is a preconception.”

Preconceptions cannot be denied or confirmed. Unlike pre destination which you either believe or don’t believe. It may be  life’s sleight of hand to keep man from pondering “my life is a preconception.” Views/Opinions/Beliefs and the lives people lead are preconceptions.

Obviously it is something life does not want us to think about. I don’t know if it is true or not true. It is just a view I found on my own. It was just laying there, with a flipper hubcap on it. It started talking to me. “The lives men lead are actually preconceptions.”  

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