The Postulates 11 – 15

Reference: Course on the Universe

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 


POSTULATE # 11: The space is more than the awareness of the visible material forms and the distances between them. The space describes the extents of the invisible energy. [1]

COROLLARY: The character of space is determined by the level of condensation of energy that occupies it.

We look at the space beyond our planet and consider it to be “empty” except where clouds, stars, planets, etc., appear. But, in reality, space is always filled with invisible energy when it is not filled with matter. Since matter is a condensed form of energy, we can say that space exists only as extents of energy, and that there is no space in the absence of energy.

In Euclidean geometry, the character of space is assumed to be uniformly rigid, because it is mainly concerned with the shape and volume of material objects. But space has a variable character depending on what is filling it.Einstein touched upon this varying character of space but only in mathematical terms. He did not provide a scientific explanation for space.

We perceive matter to be defined by a sharp boundary, but there is continuation of space from matter to surrounding energy. This is not visible to us. Similarly, changes in condensation of energy in space are not visible to us.


POSTULATE # 12: The time is more than the awareness of changes of locations in space. The time describes the duration of the invisible energy and the visible matter. [2]

COROLLARY: Infinite duration at a location in space defines absolute rest. Lesser durations imply motion.

A “moving object” is continually changing its location in space. In doing so it endures at each location for a moment. A slow moving object endures longer at a location than a fast moving object. The duration of massive objects, like heavenly bodies, is quite high because they are very hard to push away from their locations. The duration of massless light, on the other hand, is negligible as obvious from the “speed of light.” Therefore, there is a direct relationship between duration (time) and mass (inertia) in an absolute sense.

Also, the higher is the duration, the slower is the innate motion. Such innate motions of energy and matter are absolute in nature. For example, the “speed of light” is absolute and not relative. On the other hand, the speed of Earth around the Sun is relative. The absolute motions of the earth and the sun are more or less inversely proportional to their durations, and, therefore, inversely proportional to their masses.

The duration of matter forms a very narrow band in which we observe all the motion of matter. Similarly, the duration of electromagnetic energy forms another narrow band in which motion varies per the frequency of energy. The two bands is so far apart in magnitude that from the reference point of the “matter band” the constant of ‘speed of light’ is applied to the whole electromagnetic band of energy because any differences cannot be perceived. For the same reason, the speed of matter cannot be differentiated from the reference point of the “electromagnetic band”.


POSTULATE # 13: The cause-effect is a dimension of the universe that describes the direction in which evolution is taking place. [3]

COROLLARY: There is nothing outside the universe that could have caused or created the universe.

If there is a God, it would be an aspect that is integrated into the universe (see POSTULATE # 1). The interminable sequences of cause and effect could be circular with no beginning or end; but none of the cause can lie outside the universe. There is no such thing as “Uncaused Cause.” Therefore, cause-effect should be looked upon as a dimension of the universe. Cause-effect is not a simple duality like hot-cold. It is represented by a continuous scale like the temperature scale.

Cause and effect describe the two ends of the scale of evolution. This scale extends to infinity in either direction. Each point on the scale is the cause of the next point to the right. There is no absolute cause or effect. Thus, cause-effect simply describes the nature of this universe. 

Cause is always connected with its effect by some route, even when that route is a long drawn one. This is represented in the Vedic theory of Karma. On a cosmic scale, karma is 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.

When there is an unwanted condition, one must trace it back to its cause before one can resolve it fully. When one avoids doing this, the unwanted condition can become very complicated. It may take many lifetimes to resolve all unwanted conditions and achieve enlightenment, but this a problem of energy and not of any particular identity.


POSTULATE # 14: The universal impulse-energy field of Akasha evolves as the spiritual-physical dimension of the universe.

COROLLARY: Neither physical is the product of spiritual, nor spiritual is the product of physical, because the two aspects lie on the same dimension.

The human body represents the physical dimension, and the self-awareness seems to represent the spiritual dimension; but these are not two separate dimensions. Both of these aspects have evolved from the universal impulse-energy field of Akasha. One cannot say that self-awareness has created the universe.

The spiritual and physical aspects are actually integrated in everything living and non-living. Spirit, mind and body are aspects of a single system, even when they are dealt with separately.  In Abrahamic religions the physical world is thought to be the product of God; but God is the product of self-awareness. In Scientology, MEST is thought to be the product of THETA; but THETA and MEST evolve together in this universe.

It is thought that the soul survives the death of the body; but the truth is that, upon death, both body and soul disintegrate into atoms and monads, which get recycled into new bodies and souls. Neither the same soul, nor the same body regenerates after death.


POSTULATE # 15: All dualities in human experience may be expanded as the dimensions of awareness.

COROLLARY: A dimension may be represented by a scale that extends to infinity in either direction.

“Continuous and Discrete” is a very fundamental duality of energy. Electromagnetic (EM) waves of low frequency were dealt by Maxwell as if they formed a continuum. But, as Einstein showed, these EM waves gradually become quantized at increasing frequencies. This means that the EM waves increasingly exhibit discrete particle-like properties similar to the atoms in a volume of gas. This was the discovery that won Einstein the Nobel Prize.

“Static and dynamic” is another interesting duality. Static is related to some potential state. As this potential state starts to manifest, we start to observe increasingly kinetic (dynamic) states as in a pendulum. In Scientology, we have THETA-MEST theory where THETA-MEST is more like the spiritual-physical dimension. But Scientology, superimposes the idea of static-dynamic on THETA-MEST. THETA is seen as static and MEST as dynamic; but both THETA and MEST can be static or dynamic. Superimposing static-dynamic on THETA-MEST is a serious flaw.

“Good-bad” is a duality seen in Christian morality in black and white terms. But “good-bad” as a dimension allows one to understand the degrees of goodness and badness in any individual. This leads to much better moral judgment about ta person. Similarly treating other dualities, such as, “right-wrong,” “life-death,”“true-false,” etc., as dimensions leads to much better understanding.


[1] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 5. Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension. And the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.

[2] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 21. From this comes a consistency of viewpoint of the interaction of dimension points and this, regulated, is TIME.

[3] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 1. Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.


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