The Universe

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

Scientology starts with the concept of “Cause.”

KHTK starts with the concept of 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. 

In KHTK, the dichotomy of “cause-effect” is simply a part of the universe, but Scientology postulates a “Cause” of the universe, that is separate and independent of the universe. It then gives “Cause” attributes under the concept of “thetan.” It amounts to the assumption that all things are ultimately knowable. Scientology does not have the concept of Unknowable. This is where KHTK differs from Scientology. This is also where the Eastern religions differ from the West.

We may say that when we compare KHTK with Scientology, we are also comparing the Eastern thought with the Western thought.


Different Concepts of UNIVERSE 

Scientology defines universe as a “whole system of created things.” This is also the Western concept.

KHTK defines the Universe as follows:

All matter, energy, space, time and thoughts that make up the universe, are the outcome of a consistent set of postulates and the reasoning based on them. The universe includes everything physical, metaphysical, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated. Nothing is excluded. The root meaning of the word UNIVERSE is “entire, all, literally, turned into one.” The Universe is ONE means that the reality, which forms the universe, is continuous, consistent and harmonious.

This is in line with the Buddhist religion and with the Eastern thought in general.


Hubbard’s Concept of Universe

In the Chapter, Universes, of his book, Scn 8-8008, Hubbard basically talks about the “MEST Universe.” He seems to equate the MEST universe with the combined “reactive mind” of all beingness out there. This is a very dark rendition of the universe.

In the Chapter, Behavior of Universes, Hubbard talks about how the continual mock up of one’s own universe may resolve the overwhelming influence of the MEST universe. But Hubbard does not define clearly what he means by the “MEST universe” and what does it mean to to create “one’s own universe.”


Explanation from KHTK

KHTK explains Hubbard’s terminology as follows:

The system of postulates that is consistent may be referred to as “one’s own universe.” The altered and inconsistent postulates that are superimposed over one’s own universe constitute the “MEST universe.” When one says that the “MEST universe” is based on agreement, the word “agreement” has the connotation of unnatural postulates that are  forced in place, as in conditioning.



Please see the KHTK explanations at Universes, and Behavior of Universes.

The essential difference between Hubbard’s view and KHTK is as follows.

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

KHTK Factor # 1: The universe is a consistent set of postulates and reasoning that, together, attempt to define the Unknowable.


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