Dianetics Axioms 1 – 15

Reference: The Dianetic Axioms


L. Ron Hubbard found that man is obeying very definite laws and rules which could be set forward in axioms. The very first and most fundamental of these is: The dynamic principle of existence is survive. That is the basic axiom of Dianetics.

The original Dianetic axioms are referenced below in black.

In color are comments and proposed revisions of these axioms from the viewpoint of mindfulness. From this viewpoint the dynamic principle of this universe is to evolve. Nothing survives eternally.



DN AXIOM 1: The source of life is a static of peculiar and particular properties.

The static is actually the reference point for all motion, just like zero is a reference point for all numbers. Hubbard is looking at life as being full of motion. One can become fully aware of motion only from a viewpoint relatively static to it.

DN AXIOM 1 (proposed): Life is fully experienced from a viewpoint relatively static to it.


DN AXIOM 2: At least a portion of the static called life is impinged upon the physical universe.

There is no such thing as “portion of the static” since static is not a thing. All we have is a static viewpoint. From this viewpoint we can see interactions within the body; and the body interacting with its environment. We see “life” and the “physical universe” as part of the universe that we experience. They are not separate from each other.

DN AXIOM 2 (proposed): Life evolves from very simple properties to increasingly complex properties


DN AXIOM 3: That portion of the static of life which is impinged upon the physical universe has for its dynamic goal, survival and only survival.

We see the following from the static viewpoint: Forms have been evolving in this universe since the supposed Big Bang. Life forms appeared at some point later in this evolution. The life forms survive for a period, and then they die to make room for more evolved forms. No life form survives permanently. The life form evolves by interacting with its environment.

DN AXIOM 3 (proposed): Individual organisms are surviving, but the universe as a whole is evolving.


DN AXIOM 4: The physical universe is reducible to motion of energy operating in space through time.

The substance of the universe is energy. Energy has an inherent impulse. The higher is the frequency of this impulse the denser is the appearance of energy, and the more it shrinks and gains endurance. The shrinkage of energy appears to make it slow down. The dimensions of energy appear as space, and the duration of energy appears as time.

DN AXIOM 4 (proposed): The substance of the universe is energy, its extent is space, and its duration is time. 


DN AXIOM 5: That portion of the static of life concerned with the life organisms of the physical universe is concerned wholly with motion.

Motion of energy seems to decrease as its density increases. Thus patterns of density in energy also appear as patterns of motion as viewed from the static viewpoint.

DN AXIOM 5 (proposed): As energy condenses it slows down This gives the impression of relative motion.


DN AXIOM 6: The life static has as one of its properties the ability to mobilize and animate matter into living organisms.

Inanimate matter, with increase in complexity, evolves into living organisms. An organism is mobilized by its own inherent impulse.

DN AXIOM 6 (proposed): Energy evolves into self-animated living organisms.


DN AXIOM 7: The life static is engaged in a conquest of the physical universe.

There is no “spiritual agent” engaged in the conquest of “physical universe”. In fact, the separation of physical and spiritual universes is just an assumption. The static viewpoint sees the natural process of the universe evolving from electromagnetic radiation to quanta to atoms to minerals to living organisms.

DN AXIOM 7 (proposed): The universe evolves from electromagnetic radiation to quanta to atoms to minerals to living organisms.


DN AXIOM 8: The life static conquers the material universe by learning and applying the physical laws of the physical universe.

SYMBOL: The symbol for the LIFE STATIC in use hereafter is the Greek letter THETA.

The “Life Static” is simply a viewpoint that allows full perception of motion. From this viewpoint all laws governing motion can be perceived in their entirety. Therefore, THETA is a static viewpoint.

DN AXIOM 8 (proposed): THETA is the static viewpoint from which all the laws of motion are fully perceived.


DN AXIOM 9: A fundamental operation of THETA in surviving is bringing order into the chaos of the physical universe.

THETA is simply a viewpoint. This viewpoint observes that all motion in the universe is evolving from chaos toward increasing order.

DN AXIOM 9 (proposed): As energy evolves it becomes increasingly structured in an orderly manner.


DN AXIOM 10: THETA brings order into chaos by conquering whatever in MEST may be pro-survival and destroying whatever in MEST may be contra-survival, at least through the medium of life organisms.

SYMBOL: The symbol for the PHYSICAL UNIVERSE in use hereafter is MEST, from the first letters of the words MATTER, ENERGY, SPACE and TIME, or the Greek letter PHI.

Hubbard uses THETA as a symbol for a purely “spirtual agent”, and MEST as a symbol for a purely “physical universe”. Both are assumptions that lead to an erroneous hypothesis. THETA may describe a static viewpoint from which motion is perceived in its totality. MEST may simply describe the universe. Thus we observe that life organisms are bringing order to chaos according to a law of harmony. This harmony is manifested in the form of continuity and consistency.

DN AXIOM 10 (proposed): Order evolves from chaos according to the law of harmony that manifests in the form of continuity and consistency.


DN AXIOM 11: A life organism is composed of matter and energy in space and time, animated by THETA.
SYMBOL: Living organism or organisms will hereafter be represented by the Greek letter LAMBDA.

Life begins in the form of DNA molecules. A DNA molecule constitutes of energy and matter. It has enough electrons to turn it into a molecular computer energized by inherent impulse. Its static viewpoint of THETA helps it evolve. It is programmed by the environment in which it must evolve.

DN AXIOM 11 (proposed): A life organism is highly complex, self-motivated structure of energy and matter.


DN AXIOM 12: The MEST part of the organism follows the laws of the physical sciences. All LAMBDA is concerned with motion.

The inherent programming of the life organism constitutes its emotion that directs its motion. Thus a life organism is a very sophisticated system of emotion and motion. It follows the metaphysical and physical laws that apply to its configuration. The metaphysical laws are those used in computing, and the physical laws are those used by physical sciences. These laws are well integrated with each other.

DN AXIOM 12 (proposed): The structure of a living organism is completely integrated with its inherent impulse.


DN AXIOM 13: THETA operating through LAMBDA converts the forces of the physical universe into forces to conquer the physical universe.

DN AXIOM 13 (proposed): The living organisms have accelerated the evolution of the universe.


DN AXIOM 14: THETA working upon physical universe motion must maintain a harmonious rate of motion.
The limits of LAMBDA are narrow, both as to thermal and mechanical motion.

DN AXIOM 14 (proposed): The life organism must evolve harmoniously while maintaining continuity and consistency.


DN AXIOM 15: LAMBDA is the intermediate step in the conquest of the physical universe.

DN AXIOM 15 (proposed): Life organisms are merely a step in the eventual evolution of the universe.


The KHTK View

As one can see, the universe starts out as a continuous, harmonious and consistent fine energy. This energy is so fine that it appears as “empty space”. This energy evolves by becoming increasingly thicker (viscous), which imparts the electromagnetic spectrum. This energy eventually condenses into matter, which keeps on becoming denser. As energy evolves, many properties come into existence. 

The rule that is maintained throughout the evolution is the maintenance of continuity, harmony and consistency. There is no other rule. Any “new rule” is simply a new form of the basic rules of continuity, harmony and consistency.


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  • vinaire  On September 20, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Here is a simple mathematical reasoning:

    (1) There are integers.

    (2) Integers are discrete.

    (3) Underlying integers are fractions, or rational numbers.

    (4) Rational numbers are discrete.

    (5) Underlying rational numbers are irrational numbers.

    (6) Irrational numbers are continuous rather than discrete.

    (7) Underlying discreteness, there is continuity.

    (8) Any scale of values is basically continuous.

    (9) The scale of Reality is continuous.

    (10) There is a continuity from the zero of Nirvana to the infinity of God.

    (11) Any discontinuity is not real.

    (12) Underlying apparent discontinuity there is a real continuity waiting to be discovered.


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