KHTK Factor # 1

Reference: A Course on the Factors

KHTK Factor # 1: The universe is based on a consistent set of postulates and reasoning that are attempting to define the Unknowable.

Neither the cause nor the beginning of this universe is knowable. There is Inscrutable Power that keeps this universe running eternally; but, neither religion nor science has any clue to it. The Unknowable excites the curiosity to know the true nature of things. Knowledge is then derived from postulating what might be there, and building up a consistent set of postulates. Unknowable simply means that no matter how much you know, there is always something more to know. And that is wonderful because it makes one strive to achieve a deeper understanding. 

A postulate is a self-created truth based on which further reasoning is done. The purpose of postulate is to give form to the unknowable to fill the gaps in the knowable. These postulates, and the reasoning based on them, must be consistent to become part of the long-term reality. The inconsistencies drop out sooner and later. Everything that we know is based on some system of postulates.

The long-term reality takes the form of the universe. All matter, energy, space, time and thoughts are the outcome of a consistent set of postulates and the reasoning based on them. The root meaning of the word UNIVERSE is “entire, all, literally, turned into one.” The universe includes everything physical, metaphysical, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated, turning it all into a consistent whole. Nothing is excluded.

For this universe to be there, all that is needed is the ability to postulate, and consistency.

NOTE: Unknowable is not a new concept. It originated with the Vedas. It was part of the philosophy of Herbert Spencer. See HERBERT SPENCER: The Unknowable.



Scientology makes the following postulate:

Scientology Factor # 1. Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.

This postulate could be part of the universe we have. That will make cause-effect a dimension of our universe, and not something esoteric.



The ultimate reality is UNKNOWABLE.

The highest level of logic is ONENESS OF REALITY, which is generally expressed as “God is One.”

This logic of ONENESS is also built into the word “universe.”


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  • vinaire  On April 20, 2023 at 10:29 AM

    Mark N. Roberts wrote:
    You often use the word unknowable. That is not a word that I would often use.

    Unknowable is the realization from deep thinking. I am not the first to use the word UNKNOWABLE. Please see:

    HERBERT SPENCER: The Unknowable


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