The Postulates 6 – 10

Reference: KHTK Postulates

These postulates are being developed from the subject clearing of Buddhism, Scientology and philosophy in general. This is a work in progress. Constructive criticism is welcome.

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POSTULATE # 6: The universe has inherent awareness, which provides a universal viewpoint.

DEFINITION: A universal viewpoint sees things as they are (AS-IS-NESS). This is the definition of objectivity.

There is nothing else but the universe, therefore, the universe has to be aware of itself. This provides the universe with a viewpoint. This is a special viewpoint that admits every bit of universe to be aware of itself. In other words, everything seen from this viewpoint is just as it is without any alteration due to perception. It is instinctive knowing.

These current postulates are being written from a viewpoint as close to the universal viewpoint as possible.

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POSTULATE # 7: Dualities—such as, physical-spiritual, static-dynamic, cause-effect—all describe different dimensions of the universe. A dimension describes dimension points, which are points to view.

DEFINITION: Each dimension may be presented as a continuous scale that extends to infinity in either direction.

DEFINITION: Each dimension point may be presented as a value on a dimension scale.

Duality appears throughout the universe; but when a duality is observed closely it reduces to a continuously varying characteristic that can be represented by a scale. For example, the duality hot-cold reduces to the varying characteristic of temperature that is commonly represented by a scale. But dualities, such as, good-evil, right-wrong, and truth-falsehood may also be represented by a continuous scale.

Each duality, therefore, provides a dimension of the universe. These dimensions may be used to grade what we see. These things then become dimension points. All dimension points are relative. There are no absolute dimension points.

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POSTULATE # 8: The spiritual-physical duality forms the two ends of the dimension of energy frequency.

DEFINITION: Spiritual is the energy of low frequency that expresses the essential characteristics of something.

DEFINITION: Physical is the energy of high frequency that expresses the outer form of something.

COROLLARY: The spiritual and physical aspects are integrated in all things, and not separate.

The spiritual and physical elements are not separate, for example, as God and the physical universe, as believed by many followers of the Abrahamic religions. These two elements are actually well integrated, and they exist in everything. This is in line with the teachings of the Vedas and Buddhism. In Scientology, this duality is presented as Theta-MEST theory, where they form the two ends of the spectrum of motion. However, Scientology considers MEST to be the product of Theta, which is not implied here. One end of a scale cannot be the product of the other end.

The Sanskrit word “dharma” expresses the spiritual element as the central characteristic of something; for example, the dharma of the sun is to shine and give warmth. The physical element, in contrast, is the “outer form”. The outer form of the sun is described in the subject of astronomy. In a human being, the spiritual element is the ability to observe and think (the mind); and the physical element is the body including the brain.

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POSTULATE # 9: The static-dynamic duality forms the two ends of the dimension of energy expression.

DEFINITION: Static is the state of no motion, where energy is potential and not expressed.

DEFINITION: Dynamic is the state of varying motion, where energy is kinetic and being expressed.

COROLLARY: The universe continually oscillates from the static to dynamic and back.

Energy is conserved in this universe. It cannot just disappear. It is either out there in a kinetic form expressing itself or being held back without motion in a potential form. This can be observed in the swing of a pendulum. Maximum potential energy appears in a static form at either end of the swing of the pendulum. Maximum kinetic energy exists at the middle of the swing of the pendulum in either direction.

As the static condition is reached at the end of a cycle, it is disturbed immediately with the start of the next cycle. So, the state of static may exist only momentarily for the Universe. At that point the Universe shall consist of the maximum potential that is about to express itself in infinity of ways. Scientology considers “Static” to be the ultimate spiritual entity possessing infinite ability. Same idea exists in Abrahamic religions in the form of God. Science looks at it as the point just before Big Bang. None of this, however, is implied here. Static is not some one-time generator of the universe. The cycle of one static state to the next may be compared to the “Cycle of Brahma” of the Vedas.

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POSTULATE # 10: The Cause-effect duality forms the two ends of the dimension of energy flow.

DEFINITION: Cause is the FROM point of energy flow.

DEFINITION: Effect is the TO point of energy flow.

COROLLARY: The innate impulse of energy flows in the direction from cause to effect.

Cause is the beginning, and effect is the end of associations of events in time. This is the direction in which the impulse of energy flows. This flow could be very simple in a straight line, or very complex by branching out in myriads of ways. This may be visualized in any machine, more comically, in Rube Goldberg machines.

When we look at Cause-effect as a dimension that extends to infinity in either direction, we realize that neither an absolute cause nor an absolute effect can be determined. God in Abrahamic religions, and “Static” in Scientology, are believed to be absolute causes. But that is not implied here.

What is considered as the ‘Law of Karma’ of the Vedas, is part of this dimension. Karma is essentially a very complex cycle of action that is moving forward towards its completion in slow motion. There is a sense of inevitability associated with it. If that cycle is hindered, then all kind of repercussions result from it. Again, those repercussions force the movement of that cycle toward its completion. This has been expressed similarely in other religions, such as, ‘As you sow so shall you reap’.

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