Dear Yaba Daba
- View Source(from an imagined newspaper column "Dear Yaba"
Question: Dear Yaba:
I've always thought that if I just kept learning more and
more about myself and the world, that this would lead to enlightenment.
But it doesn't work. This thought business-- how do I get beyond it?
Knowledge can never bring you to the unknown. There is only one way
that knowledge make you free from knowledge. It means that the mind
must crash, just like those cars in crash tests on TV. But you must drive
the mind at 110 mph so that it just obliterates itself.When the mind
excedes its own speed limits, there is the crash of the mind function, and
knowledge vanishes into the Great Aha, better expressed as [snore
When you live in the Great Aha, you live where there are no borders and
no center. In other words, you have drifted beyond All Sphincteral Control
to that state known to the Crashed as [snore Bronx-cheer] Big Mr.
Quoting briefly from my own "Automatic Transmission of The Flame
'Knowledge can teach you to learn a language or a do a
crossword, or appear on a quiz show , but when the question "What-the-
heck?'" comes up , then already a certain mental speed-up is attained. At
that point, put the pedal to the metal of your mind. Think faster and
faster and more and more and more. Let thoughts pour into your mind
from all directions. Tune every radio to a different station, every
television to a diffeent channel. Recite your social security number over
and over. If possible have three friends read different books aloud to
you simultaneously. Now move quickly through all 13 stages of
laughter: "titter" - tee-hee-hee; "guffaw "- unh-hunh-hunh;
"giggle" - ghee-ghee-ghee; "chuckle" - hunh-hunh-hunh;
"cackle" - yak-yak-yak; "laugh" - hah-hah-hah"' "yuck"- yuk-yuk-yuk
"crow" - haw-haw-haw; "belly laugh" - ho-ho-ho; "belly laugh with snort
on inhale"; "bray" - haw-haw-haw; "bellow" - hoo-hoo-hoo; "scream" -
Eeeeeeeee!"loss of urethral sphincter control"; "shriek" - Aiiiiiiiii!
(loss of anal sphincter control)
'Now you have reached the stone wall limits of all possible understandings,
and the mind crashes.
'You know already from your own experience that there are high speed
mental close calls when knowledge disappears for a moment into
absent-mindedness, but these moments are not a real absence, because
that absence still refers to the possible return of "swerve-back-on-the-
road-stupid" knowledge. But you muist go beyond the White Line,
beyond those little bump-bump-bump sound moments.
'So the real absence is _after_ the absence. What must happen, from
the Great Aha [snore Bronx-cheer]. SUV-POV, must be absent absent-
mindedness. Then you never experience the "swerve-back-on-the-road-
stupid" recovery of mind again. You crash totally and thoroughly into
the Great Aha [snore Bronx-cheer] and Big Mr. Pee-In-The Pants.
'In the morning, before you put on your mind, there are moments when
there is complete purposeless, moments when you can't turn on the
ignition - you can't even find the keys. You stumble around the room
looking for the bathroom door, talking gibberish. Make yourself more
and more acquainted with these moments . Become completely attuned
to them without trying to understand them. After your morning pee,
sit on the toilet and remain with the urethra relaxed for at least 100
breaths and the Great Aha will appear spontaneously [snore Bronx-
cheer]. Begin to wear diapers and stay relaxed forever!'
For you , dear questioner, I would ask: "What is nearest to you?" The
nearest is not your body, not your senses , not your mind because your
nearest is before the mind , before the senses, before the body. It is not
a way of thinking , it is the energy that drives all this, the giggle juice,
the bizz behind the whiz. Do not attach ever again to the SUV POV.
You are the go-go-goer -- the universal gasoline!!
trance-literated from : Jean Klein's "Transmission of The Flame" (this is
actually a very insightful quote in the original.)