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The main topic of the second class on mindfulness is CONFUSION. We start the Mindfulness discussion with this topic because this is something common to all our experience.

  1. Confusion is natural. It appears in the universe as chaos. The process of evolution converts this chaos into order. 

  2. Confusion is common to all our experience. Bringing order to this confusion helps us evolve. That is what life is all about.

  3. To speed up our own evolution it is important to understand the concept of confusion. 

  4. Confusion is RANDOM MOTION. An example would be like the swirling confetti that is falling from above. It is very difficult to track down each and every piece of that confetti.

  5. If you can hold on to just one piece of confetti, you can then track the motion of all other confetti relative to it. Therefore, in order to handle confusion, you must find something that is stable, and which you can hold on to.

  6. FAITH acts as that stable datum to which you can align the confusing data of life. The faith does not have to be correct or true. It just have to be relatively stable. Thus, people do acquire all kind of strange faiths.

  7. The stability of faith depends on the context to which it appiles. A faith may be workable in a limited context, but not in a different or larger context. The larger is the context to which a faith applies, the better it is.

  8. To bring better order in life, one needs to examine and upgrade one’s faith continually to make it workable within larger contexts. One can always improve one’s faith.

  9. The best faith is that which can be held constant in the largest context possible, which is the UNIVERSE.

  10. Thus, it is very important to understand the nature of the universal context. This shall be taken up in the next Mindfulness class.


The Dianetic Axioms


DN 1: Dianetics Axioms 1 – 15

DN 2: Dianetics Axioms 16 – 30

DN 3: Dianetics Axioms 31 – 45

DN 4: Dianetics Axioms 46 – 60

DN 5: Dianetics Axioms 61 – 75

DN6: Dianetics Axioms 76 – 90

DN 7: Dianetics Axioms 91 – 105

DN 8: Dianetics Axioms 106 – 120

DN 9: Dianetics Axioms 121 – 135

DN 10: Dianetics Axioms 136 – 150

DN 11: Dianetics Axioms 151 – 165

Dianetics Axioms 151 – 165


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THETA: The symbol for the LIFE STATIC


MEST: (matter, energy, space and time)

ICAD: (identity, consciousness, awareness and desire)

LAMBDA: The symbol for living organisms


DN AXIOM 151: Whether an organism has the goal of surviving or succumbing depends upon the amount of plus or minus randomity it has reactivated. (Not residual.)

It is not a matter or surviving or succumbing. It is a matter of being rational or irrational. It all depends on how much misalignment with natural law has been reactivated.

DN AXIOM 151 (Revised): Whether an organism is acting rationally or irrationally depends upon the amount of misalignment it has reactivated (not residual).


DN AXIOM 152: Survival is accomplished only by motion.

The goal is not survival but evolution, which is attained by alignment with natural laws.

DN AXIOM 152 (Revised): Evolution is accomplished only by alignment with natural laws.


DN AXIOM 153: In the physical universe the absence of motion is vanishment.

This is a universe of change. There can never be absence of motion. There is only alignment or misalignment with natural laws. Alignment brings order. Misalignment brings chaos. Chaos vanishes as it turns into order.  When you see things as they are the confusion vanishes.

DN AXIOM 153 (Revised): As this universe evolves chaos and confusion vanishes.


DN AXIOM 154: Death is the equivalent to life of total lack of life-motivated motion.

At death the organism ceases to be self-controlled and the body starts to disintegrate.

DN AXIOM 154 (Revised): Death is the equivalent of life resetting itself.


DN AXIOM 155: Acquisition of prosurvival matter and energy or organisms in space and time means increased motion.

DN AXIOM 155 (Revised): Acquisition of aligned elements and entities increases the rate of evolution.


DN AXIOM 156: Loss of prosurvival matter and energy or organisms in space and time means decreased motion.

DN AXIOM 156 (Revised): Loss of aligned elements and entities decreases the rate of evolution.


DN AXIOM 157: Acquisition or proximity of matter, energy or organisms which assist the survival of an organism increases the survival potentials of an organism.

DN AXIOM 157 (Revised): Acquisition or proximity of entities, which add to organism’s ability to bring alignment, increases the longevity of the organism.


DN AXIOM 158: Acquisition or proximity of matter, energy or organisms which inhibit the survival of an organism decreases its survival potential.

DN AXIOM 158 (Revised): Acquisition or proximity of entities, which inhibit organism’s ability to bring alignment, decreases the longevity of the organism.


DN AXIOM 159: Gain of survival energy, matter or organisms increases the freedom of an organism.

DN AXIOM 159 (Revised): Gain of ability to bring alignment increases the freedom of an organism.


DN AXIOM 160: Receipt or proximity of non-survival energy, matter or time decreases the freedom of motion of an organism.

DN AXIOM 160 (Revised): Loss of ability to bring alignment decreases the freedom of an organism.


DN AXIOM 161: The control center attempts the halting or lengthening of time, the expansion or contraction of space and the decrease or increase of energy and matter.

This is a primary source of invalidation, and it is also a primary source of aberration.

Assimilation of unaligned perceptions received by the control center also requires adjustments of its own contents during free association. If the control center is unwilling to allow any changes in its contents (experiential matrix) then there are fixations. Any fixation within a control center will be a primary source of aberration.

DN AXIOM 161 (Revised): When the control center resists any changes in its content (the experiential matrix) it becomes a primary source of aberration.


DN AXIOM 162: Pain is the balk of effort by counter-effort in great intensity, whether that effort is to remain at rest or in motion.

In other words, pain is the manifestation of misalignment of great intensity. That means underlying any intense misalignment there must be pain. Thus, a lot of pain must underlie those who are in the mental asylum. A lot of pain must underlie those who have lost all hope.

DN AXIOM 162 (Revised): Pain is the manifestation of misalignment of great intensity.


DN AXIOM 163: Perception, including pain, can be exhausted from an area of plus or minus randomity, still leaving the effort and counter-effort of that plus or minus randomity.

Exhaustion of perception and pain means straightening out of the misalignment. This would require a rational explanation for the misalignment and a different understanding of the effort and counter-effort.

DN AXIOM 163 (Revised): The pain can be exhausted by discovering rationality and understanding that realigns effort and counter-effort.


DN AXIOM 164: The rationality of the mind depends upon an optimum reaction toward time.

DEFINITION: Sanity, the computation of futures.

DEFINITION: Neurotic, the computation of present time only.

DEFINITION: Psychotic, computation only of past situations.

Space and time are part of frequency which forms the context. Neither space nor time forms the context because they are not independent of each other. Alignment of frequency determines the rationality within that context.

DN AXIOM 164 (Revised): The rationality of the mind depends upon the recognition of alignments within a broad context.

DEFINITION: Sanity is the recognition of alignments within a universal context.

DEFINITION: Neurotic is the focus on alignments within a narrow present.

DEFINITION: Psychotic is the focus on alignments within some narrow past.


DN AXIOM 165: Survival pertains only to the future.

COROLLARY: Succumb pertains only to the present and past.

DN AXIOM 165 (Revised): Evolution is awareness of the universal context.

COROLLARY: Lack of evolution is fixation on a narrow context.


The Unified Field Theory


Evolution starts by increasing discreteness. This aspect of evolution covers the whole realm of physics. Discreteness evolves from (a) the frequency of disturbance to (b) resonance as reinforced frequency to (c) particle as collapsed resonance.

The subject of physics started from observation of the motion of planets and other heavenly bodies in the sky. The fundamental property associated with these bodies was mass. So, physics evolved within a frame of reference based on mass. This aspect of physics was rounded up by Newton in the second half of 17th century.

Another aspect of Physics emerged in the beginning of 20th century when Einstein formulated the Theory of Relativity. This theory established the speed of light as a universal constant. The concepts of space and time could no longer be conceived as independent of each other as was the case in the frame of reference based on mass. The frame of reference of Physics had now shifted from mass to energy.

Following the above development, another aspect of physics evolved very rapidly during the first quarter of 20th century to explain the observations made at atomic dimensions. This aspect was called Quantum Mechanics because it did not have a well-grounded theory, and was based primarily on mathematical models. It seemed to have a frame of reference based on resonance.

Physics has long been trying to come up with a unified theory that can bring these three aspects of physics together. We may make some progress in that direction by relating the frames of reference of Theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Newtonian Physics on a scale of increasing discreteness. On this scale space shall have zero discreteness.

Energy (frequency) obviously is disturbed space; resonance is reinforced frequency; and mass (particle) appears to be collapsed (folded up) resonance. We may be able to use space as a reference point for all these frames of references.

Thus, if we can reformulate the Theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and Newtonian Physics using a frame of reference based on space, we may be able to come up with a unified theory. This is the idea underlying the Disturbance theory, which is currently under development.

Granted the above ideas are very sketchy and are nothing more than conjectures at this stage, but they provide an overall coherence within which a unified theory may be developed.


The Stages of Evolution


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The stages of evolution seem to be as follows:

  1. From continuity to discreteness
  2. From stillness to animation
  3. From reaction to analytical thinking
  4. From analytical thinking to critical thinking (intelligence).



Both continuity and discreteness come into picture with disturbance. The discreteness grows as follows:

  1. The frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum
  2. The resonances of the electronic structure
  3. The particles of the atomic structure

At first, we see continuity manifested more at low frequencies, whereas, discreteness is manifested more at higher frequencies. The next level of discreteness is manifested as resonances among frequencies. This is the area of Quantum Mechanics. The ultimate level of discreteness is manifested as particles, with the atoms.

There is a spectrum of discreteness from frequencies to resonances to particles visible in the atoms. The nucleus of an atom is particle-like; and the electronic structure is resonance-like. The atomic structure then extends beyond in a frequency-like manner.



Atoms as particles combine and grow in complexity of forms. We have rocks, metals, minerals, etc. All these material forms do not have the ability of self-animation. Therefore, we do not consider them to have life. A piece of rock just sits there totally still and lifeless.

Self-animation seems to enter at the level of RNA and DNA molecules. These molecules are large and they have enough number of electrons in their orbitals to carry out the functions of electronic circuits. So, these molecules are programmable, and they are programmed by nature. These molecules are, therefore, self-animated. This self-animation of forms is what we call life.



The life enters into the picture and becomes more and more complex – first as plant life, then animal life, and finally human life. At first, the animation is purely in the form of reaction. By reaction is meant, that there is only one option in how to respond to some stimuli. Gradually, analytical thinking starts to enter the picture. Here we have more than one option on how to respond to some stimuli.

When we see the organisms of the same specie responding differently to the same stimuli, then we know that some analytical thinking going on there. There is greater analytical thinking at the level of highly evolved animal life.



Analytical thinking, at its highest stage, evolves into critical thinking (intelligence). This occurs at the level of humans. Intelligence is the ability to recognize differences, similarities and identities, and to take a decision based on one’s observation of things as they are. This is the highest evolution we have gotten to so far.

However, the reactive mode is still retained in humans. The critical thinking mode often descends into analytical and reactive modes under stress. It remains in the lower modes when the person is stressed. To evolve further, we need to fully understand the critical, analytical and reactive modes.



An objective philosophy must focus broadly on the whole process of evolution and not just on Man. It should now consider the next step of evolution beyond Man.

Awareness develops into consciousness along the steps outlined above. Any “free will” shall exist only within the perimeter of the laws of evolution.

Life, as we know it,  first emerges with RNA and DNA molecules that can act as self-animated molecular computers because of their advance electronic structure. Life is a manifestation of something more fundamental.

That something more fundamental is the Law of Alignment.