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I am originally from India. I am settled in United States since 1969. I love mathematics, philosophy and clarity in thinking.

SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 16

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Factor # 16 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 16. The viewpoint can combine dimension points into forms and the forms can be simple or complex and can be at different distances from the viewpoints and so there can be combinations of form. And the forms are capable of motion and the viewpoints are capable of motion and so there can be motion of forms.

The dimension points are seen as they are, only from the universal viewpoint. Here the nature of dimension points and the universal viewpoint is synonymous, which makes the dimension points change, combine and evolve in a continuous, harmonious and consistent fashion. This may be described best as self-animation. This is the real motion.

But the viewpoints commonly encountered are less than universal. A subjective filter polarizes the dimension points and viewpoints making the dimension points appear external to viewpoints. The synonymity is lost and the changes, combinations and evolution are attempted through enforcement and control as there is mystery about their nature. There are misperceptions, misjudgments and departures from reality. This is unnatural motion.

REVISED FACTOR # 16: There is motion when dimension points change, combine and evolve. This motion is continuous, harmonious and consistent being synonymous with the very nature of the universal viewpoint. This makes it essentially self-animation. All lesser viewpoints subjectively see this motion external to them and as needing control.

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FINAL COMMENTS

We all have self-animation that we hardly ever think about, but that is the true motion. All other motion that we are trying to control is coming from the inability to have the universal viewpoint.

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SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 15

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Factor # 15 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 15. The dimension point can be different from other dimension points and thus can possess an individual quality. And many dimension points can possess a similar quality, and others can possess a similar quality unto themselves. Thus comes about the quality of classes of matter.

This factor may be stated more simply as follows. The dimension points may be arranged in broad classes such as physical and metaphysical. They may be arranged further into sub-classes such as continuum and discrete, and still further into more sub-classes. If fact, every dichotomy provides two opposite classes, and a gradient of classes between them, and these dichotomies are also connected on a gradient.

In fact, there is an underlying continuity, harmony and consistency among all dimension points, and the dimension points may be indexed with each other forming an infinite matrix .

REVISED FACTOR # 15: All dimension points are unique in themselves, but there are similarities enough to arrange them into classes. At a finer level there is underlying continuity, harmony and consistency enough to arrange them into a finely connected matrix.

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FINAL COMMENTS

The universe may be seen as a fine matrix of infinite dimensions. Similarly, the mind may also be seen as such a matrix. In fact, a mind may be seen as a matrix integrated into the universal matrix.

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SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 14

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Factor # 14 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 14. Many dimension points combine into larger gases, fluids or solids. Thus there is matter. But the most valued point is admiration, and admiration is so strong its absence alone permits persistence.

Evolution occurs as dimension points combine into more complex forms. The continuum of electromagnetic substance condenses into the solid core of the atom. Different amount of condensation produces different elements. The elements combine into molecules of different types. The elements and molecules condense into gaseous, liquid and solid forms of matter.

The matter has properties that come from its internal structure. This internal structure is dynamic. It ultimately produces animation of the forms. Both structure and animation among all dimension points are continuous, harmonious and consistent at a fundamental level. So, we have emergence of reactions. There are myriads of such connections and reactions.

Thus, come about sequences of reactions and a system to manage them. So, we have emergence of thought. And this thought becomes increasingly complex as the forms become complex. This gives birth to the mind. As the evolution throughout is continuous, harmonious and consistent, the function of the mind becomes to maintain this continuity, harmony and consistency for subsequent evolution.

But this function of the mind requires viewing things as they are, and to recognize their continuity, harmony and consistency. We may call this admiration. Absence of this admiration alters the perception of what is there and makes the altered illusion persist.

REVISED FACTOR # 14: The dimension points combine to generate more complex forms. But these forms are pure to the degree they are viewed as they are. This is admiration. Lack of admiration results in persistence of impurity.

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FINAL COMMENTS

This factor is about evolution. The dimension points evolve in a continuous, harmonious and consistent fashion. Admiration involves the awareness of the evolution in its purity. Impurity comes about when the continuity, harmony and consistency of this evolution is not perceived by the mind. This then interrupts the flow of evolution.

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SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 13

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Factor # 13 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 13. The dimension points are each and every one, whether large or small, solid. And they are solid solely because the viewpoints say they are solid.

The fundamental viewpoint is that of the universe. From this viewpoint the whole universe is perceived objectively. This gives the glimpse of the universe truly for what it is.

Departure from this universal viewpoint can occur in infinitely different ways. This produces infinity of narrower viewpoints, each having its unique view of the universe. These are the subjective versions of the original dimension points.

The original dimension points are each and every one, real, continuous, harmonious and consistent. They are what they are. But they acquire a different appearance depending on the subjectivity of a viewpoint narrower than the universal.

REVISED FACTOR # 13: The dimension points are each and every one, whether large or small, are all real, continuous, harmonious and consistent. But they acquire a different appearance depending on the subjectivity of the viewpoint.

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FINAL COMMENTS

We cannot say what dimension points are truly like unless we can see them as they are. That is possible only from a universal viewpoint. That viewpoint is completely objective, and it sees the universe as a complete whole. This makes the universe real, continuous, harmonious and consistent.

But rarely anybody holds that universal viewpoint. Our viewpoints are much narrower and, therefore, infused with subjectivity. Thus, we view the universe as “colored by the narrowness of our viewpoint”. This makes the dimension points different for different viewpoints.

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SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 12

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Factor # 12 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 12. The dimension point can be moved by the viewpoint, for the viewpoint, in addition to creative ability and consideration, possesses volition and potential independence of action; and the viewpoint, viewing dimension points, can change in relation to its own or other dimension points or viewpoints. Thus comes about all the fundamentals there are to motion.

There is appearance of changes in dimension points, but more climactic is the change in viewpoint that changes the perspective on all dimension points. The underlying criteria of equilibrium is continuity, harmony and consistency of viewpoint and dimension points.

Different viewpoints can be in equilibrium with their own sets of dimension points. But they can still be subjective if they are not in equilibrium with each other. And this requires further expansion of the viewpoints toward the universal viewpoint.

There is appearance of motion, but the real motion is toward the attainment of the universal viewpoint.

REVISED FACTOR # 12: A sudden new perspective may expand the viewpoint; and an expanded viewpoint may acquire a new perspective of all dimension points. There is continuity, harmony and consistency in equilibrium. This is motion.

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FINAL COMMENTS

An individual may resolve all doubts, perplexities and confusions within himself and thus feel enlightened. This may be accomplished by all individuals. But if there still are discontinuities, disharmonies and inconsistencies among individuals, then the ultimate enlightenment is yet to be attained.

That was Buddha’s effort after attaining his personal enlightenment. It is a tall order. Was Buddha successful in this effort? Is that effort going on still?

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