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  • Something that ordinary men are incapable of registering and digesting is that all criticism a man ever receives concerning the verbal expression of his ostensible understanding of matters in man’s intangible, spiritual/intellectual realm comes always from those in no better position than, and often an inferior one to him. In this regard: never does it come from anyone of greater understanding. No matter their education, reputation, title, or area of intangible expertise, no normal person on this planet can resist expressing criticism of others at the slightest opportunity, but once you see this verbal fault-finding concerning non-physical matters for what it is, you realize that it does not arise from one man’s more expansive understanding of the matter in verbal play, for if he had any (and there is but one understanding of all the matters in man’s inner reality: the straightforward understanding of what that reality IS) he would then perforce have no criticism of any other human’s comments about that uniquely mortal world, he indeed COULD have none—for there is nothing there to BE criticized. (One man criticizing another man’s intellectual criticisms are raving fashion mavens fussing over the cut of Cinderella's gown.) The one—the positive—absolute sure sign of know-nothingness is criticism of other people’s verbal life (truth is, mere acknowledgment thereof qualifies). Consider then the situation of some of your thoughts attempting to enlighten other of your thoughts: ants promoting their snowflake instructions to fellow crawlies.

    --Jan Cox

    January 18, 2007