Hubbard, Scientology and Total Freedom


When we look at Hubbard we find that he was in a pretty bad condition. He was unable to handle himself, yet he didn’t want to listen to anybody and insisted on handling himself. He always resisted going to doctors and pretty much self-medicated himself.

Hubbard was very afraid of death. He was consumed by a fear of pain. His attention revolved around his body and himself. That is a condition of self, which has acquired a lot of inertia. Inertia is a resistance to change in motion. Inertia wants to maintain the status quo in terms of motion.

A self, which has acquired inertia, is fixated on itself.

A change relative to others is not really a change because others may be changing and not you. If something is really changing then it is changing relative to itself.

A real change is always relative to oneself.

However, a change relative to oneself can occur only as long as there is some resistance to overcome. When there is no resistance or inertia, no further change is possible.

An inertialess state has gone through all possible changes and no further change is possible. A self in this state is then completely free.

It may be said that beingness with no resistance or inertia is completely free.

Scientology is very secretive. It reacts very sharply to any criticism and takes heavy handed actions to suppress it. It does not openly discuss its policies and activities. It heavily resists being examined. Since Scientology is heavily resisting any change, it has high inertia.

It may be said that the beingness of Scientology has a high level of inertia, and it is not free.

Therefore, Scientology is trapped within its own framework. Hubbard formulated his view of life, and made it unalterable within Scientology. He even decried any change in it outside Scientology as squirreling. This dampened any sense of freedom in relation to Scientology as one could not speak freely.

In Scientology one cannot speak freely. Scientology also makes it difficult to speak about it freely anywhere.

One must define ultimate freedom to understand what “being trapped” means. This article defines unltimate freedom  as no inertia or resistance to change. But Scientology defines ultimate freedom as the ability to control matter, energy, space and time.

In Scientology, “total freedom” is the freedom to exercise one’s will completely. 

But, this thing called “will” in Scientology is an intention, which is fixated on overcoming any and all opposition expressed in terms of matter, energy, space and time. This is the fixation on achieving the state of an OT. Any fixation produces inertia. An OT is Scientology is a beingness with a high level of inertia. We may call this inertia ego.

The trap in Scientology is a pumped up ego.


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  • Mark N. Roberts  On April 3, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    And yet, he and his teams developed a structured, methodical system of spiritual improvement which, to this day, is vastly superior to any other. All other systems which come close are based on his and his teams work.


    • vinaire  On April 3, 2021 at 8:49 PM

      Hubbard did do some ground breaking research from western perspective. It has a lasting usefulness only when it is modified to agree with Buddha’s original research. The concept of a permanent thetan disagrees with Buddhism and it only adds to the ego of a person.


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