The Axioms 31 – 40

Reference: The Axioms

In the Scientology Axioms, written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, we have a condensation and a recapitulation of all the earlier Axioms and Logics, boiled down to a more practical, more fundamental and more forthright list. They compare best, perhaps, to the axioms of geometry; they are certainly as self–evident as that. But the axioms of geometry are really much cruder than the Scientology Axioms, since geometry proves itself by itself and the Axioms of Scientology prove themselves by all of life.

This paper presents Scientology Axioms 31 – 40 and the corresponding KHTK versions.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 31: Goodness and badness, beautifulness and ugliness are alike considerations and have no other basis than opinion.

Goodness and Badness, beautifulness and ugliness are dichotomies. Per KHTK Logic 7, a dichotomy may be represented on a scale that extends to infinity at either end. Any point on this scale shall have a relative value that may be assessed for consistency. Such a value is, of course, a consideration when assessed by a viewpoint.

An opinion is a view that may be consistent with other data but hasn’t been verified to be totally consistent.

KHTK AXIOM 31: Goodness and badness, beautifulness and ugliness, are alike considerations that may be consistent with other data but not fully verified.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 32: Anything which is not directly observed tends to persist.

Things in your environment that you haven’t paid close attention to get stacked up in your mind as facsimiles. But if you have observed them closely then they simply get assimilated in your mental matrix and become natural part of your thinking.

KHTK AXIOM 32: Things that are directly observed get well assimilated and do not have to be recalled.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 33: Any AS-IS-NESS which is altered by NOT-IS-NESS (by force) tends to persist.

AS-IS-NESS improves the IS-NESS. IS-NESS is persisting anyway; but when it is altered by force, then it becomes NOT-IS-NESS. NOT-IS-NESS persists more solidly, and it is difficult to undo. People who have obviously irrational fixed idea, are installed there by force (NOT-IS-NESS), Those irrational ideas are heavily justified and, therefore, cannot be undone with rational arguments.

KHTK AXIOM 33: When IS-NESS is altered by force, it becomes very persistent NOT-IS-NESS that cannot be undone easily.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 34: Any IS-NESS, when altered by force, tends to persist.

This is essentially a repeat of Axiom 33.

KHTK AXIOM 34: (Same as Axiom 33).


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 35: The ultimate truth is a static.

A Static has no mass, meaning, mobility, no wavelength, no time, no location in space, no space. This has the technical name of “Basic Truth”.

As AS-IS-NESS is practiced, one climbs the Know-to-Mystery scale towards KNOWINGNESS. Total knowingness is the attribute of the universal viewpoint in which all data is totally assimilated. From this universal viewpoint one sees things as they are. This is the ultimate truth.

KHTK AXIOM 35: The ultimate truth is the knowingness of the universal viewpoint.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 36: A lie is a second postulate, statement or condition designed to mask a primary postulate which is permitted to remain.

Neither truth nor a lie is a motion or alteration of a particle from one position to another.
A lie is a statement that a particle having moved did not move, or a statement that a particle, not having moved, did move.
The basic lie is that a consideration which was made was not made or that it was different.

Hubbard defines postulate as “a consideration generated by oneself as a self-created truth”. But such a consideration is true only to the degree it is not only consistent with existence but also explains it. The primary postulate simply brings an understanding of existence, whereas, the second postulate is simply a NOT-IS-NESS that resists the understanding of existence,

KHTK AXIOM 36: A lie is a second postulate that is designed to resist the understanding of what is there.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 37: When a primary consideration is altered but still exists, persistence is achieved for the altering consideration.

All persistence depends on the Basic Truth, but the persistence is of the altering consideration, for the Basic Truth has neither persistence nor impersistence.

The IS-NESS is persisting according to its nature. Basic truth is the objectivity of seeing things as they are. When all data is known it gets assimilated into a field of continuity, harmony and consistency. The ultimate truth is arrived at this point of knowingness. This point lies at the top of the Know-to-Mystery scale. It is called the Universal Viewpoint. One arrives at a solution only when one sees things as they are.

KHTK AXIOM 37: The basic truth is the objectivity of seeing things as they are.


1. Stupidity is the unknownness of consideration.
2. Mechanical definition: Stupidity is the unknownness of time, place, form and event.
1. Truth is the exact consideration.
2. Truth is the exact time, place, form and event.

Thus, we see that failure to discover Truth brings about stupidity.
Thus, we see that the discovery of Truth would bring about an As-is-ness by actual experiment.
Thus, we see that an ultimate truth would have no time, place, form or event.
Thus, then, we perceive that we can achieve a persistence only when we mask a truth.
Lying is an alteration of time, place, event, or form.
Lying becomes Alter-is-ness, becomes Stupidity. (The blackness of cases is an accumulation of the case’s own or another’s lies.)
Anything which persists must avoid As-is-ness. Thus, anything, to persist, must contain a lie.

For Hubbard, Static is a thing of faith like the “unmoved mover”. The problem with Hubbard’s logic is that the abilities of the Static are persisting. He is not accounting for that. He has not resolved the problem of the Static. What happens when there is no Static?

1: Stupidity is the unknowness of consideration. Truth is the exact consideration.
2: Mechanical definition: Stupidity is the unknowness of time, place, form, and event. Truth is the exact time, place form, and event.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 39: Life poses problems for its own solution.

There are problems in life. Some problems get solved. Others persist. The problems that persist are difficult to AS-IS. In other words, in these cases, it is difficult to see what is really there. Something is preventing AS-IS-NESS. That something is a lie and underlying that is a fixation.

KHTK AXIOM 39: Life poses problems for its own solution.


SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 40: Any problem, to be a problem, must contain a lie. If it were truth, it would unmock.

An “unsolvable problem” would have the greatest persistence. It would also contain the greatest number of altered facts. To make a problem, one must introduce Alter-is-ness.

We come across problems that appear unsolvable. We have to start with some postulate to solve such a problem. If a postulate is letting us nowhere close to a solution, then that postulate is not the truth. We need to come up with a different postulate. Such trial and error may finally lead to overcoming some fixation and finding the lie. The truth would be the solution.

KHTK AXIOM 40: Any problem, to be a problem, must contain a lie. If it were truth, it would unmock.


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