SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 30 (old)

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

This paper presents Factor # 30 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.


FACTOR # 30. And above these things there might be speculation only. And below these things there is the playing of the game. But these things which are written here Man can experience and know. And some may care to teach these things and some may care to use them to assist those in distress and some may desire to employ them to make individuals and organizations more able and so give to Earth a culture of which we can be proud.

In these Factors, Hubbard focuses on those things that, according to him, can be experienced and known. He, however, had only a nodding acquaintance with Vedas and Buddhism. He ended up disparaging the goal of Nirvana in Buddhism, which is very surprising to me.

Hubbard seem to be addressing the human condition just as Buddha did. But it seems that Hubbard did not understand the research done by Buddha. He gave in to some of his own subjectivity.

But Hubbard has expressed many fundamental ideas in these Factors that are valuable. In my opinion, they simply need to be aligned with the fundamental research in Vedas and Buddhism. I have attempted to do this in my proposed revision of Factors.

KHTK FACTOR # 30: This revision of Hubbard’s pioneering work is an attempt to make it consistent with the fundamentals of Vedas and Buddha’s work. Let’s hope that it inspires new powerful techniques for the resolution of the human condition.



We all wish to alleviate the human condition. Evidently, looking at the continued natural evolution of this universe, the resolution of this human condition is inevitable.


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