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Knowing How to Know

Atman & Paramatman

Does the spider have an atman? There is some energy that is animating the spider. It is not as sophisticated as the energy which is animating the human body. But, in both cases, it is some kind of energy, which we may call atman. So, atman is not the same thing as some human identity, or any other identity.

The concept of atman is not the same as the idea of “soul” in Christianity or in other Semitic religions. All those ideas are based on the human identity one has been attached to while living. So he wants the same identity to continue after death as “soul”.

Two ideas are psychologically deep-rooted in man: self-protection and self-preservation. For self-protection man has created God, on whom he depends for his own protection, safety and security, just as a child depends on its parent. For self-preservation man has conceived the idea of an immortal Soul, which will live eternally. In his ignorance, weakness, fear, and desire, man needs these two things to console himself. Hence he clings to them deeply and fanatically.

The objective view of PARAMATMAN and ATMAN is very different from the subjective view of God and Soul as described above because the psychological factors of self-protection and self-preservation are not there.

Bhakti Yoga starts out with the subjective view of God and Soul. On the other hand, Jnana Yoga seeks to obtain the objective view of PARAMATMAN and ATMAN directly.

The Detached Viewpoint

Reference: KHTK Version of Scientology

The detached viewpoint does not interfere with the thoughts it is looking at. It does not avoid, resist, suppress or deny any thoughts. It lets the thoughts appear and disappear as they may. This is the secret to seeing things as they are, because a thought is altered the moment one interferes with it.

The following exercise is designed to get an experience of the detached viewpoint. It is easier to do so with relatively happy thoughts that are free of stress. Once you get familiar, hopefully you can practice the detached viewpoint with slightly more stressful thoughts.

Simply read an item from this list and wait for a response to come from the mind. Do not interfere with the mind. Do not make any conscious effort to recall. Let the mind carry out its functions in the most natural fashion.

You will know instantly if there is a reaction to that item in the mind. If there is a reaction, a response will follow in terms of a memory of that type. If there is no response on an item, simply move to the next item. You may go over this list more than once and find new responses. The idea is to learn to wait patiently for the response to come.

Go ahead and start on this process.  If a response comes, acknowledge that fact to yourself. It there is no response within reasonable time, move to the next item. You might find this process to be a lot of fun.

Stay relaxed and keep the effort to a minimum.

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General Incidents

“Consider a moment when…”

1. You were happy.

2. You had just finished constructing something.

3. Life was cheerful.

4. Somebody had given you something.

5. You ate something good.

6. You had a friend.

7. You felt energetic.

8. Somebody was waiting for you.

9. You drove fast.

10. You saw something you liked.

11. You acquired something good.

12. You threw away something bad.

13. You kissed somebody you liked.

14. You laughed at a joke.

15. You received money.

16. You felt young.

17. You liked life.

18. You played a game.

19. You bested something dangerous.

20. You acquired an animal.

21. Somebody thought you were important.

22. You enjoyed a good loaf.

23. You chased something bad.

24. You were enthusiastic.

25. You enjoyed life.

26. You went fast.

27. You owned something.

28. You felt strong.

29. Somebody departed.

30. Somebody helped you.

31. You gathered something good.

32. You measured something.

33. You took a pleasant journey.

34. You turned on a light.

35. You heard some good music.

36. You controlled something.

37. You destroyed something.

38. You mastered something.

39. You were lucky.

40. You felt peaceful.

41. You saw a pretty scene.

42. You poured something good.

43. You acquired something that was scarce.

44. You made an enemy scream.

45. You had a pleasant seat.

46. You handled something well. (actual physical handling)

47. You moved something.

48. You watched something fast.

49. You were together with friends.

50. You occupied a good space.

51. Somebody loved you.

 52. You enjoyed somebody.

53. You invented something.

54. You harnessed some energy.

55. You killed a bug.

56. You pocketed something.

57. You made progress.

58. You walked.

59. You saved something.

60. You stopped a machine.

61. You started a machine.

62. You had a good sleep.

63.​You stopped a thief.

64. You stood under something.

65. You started a fire.

66. You went upstairs.

67. You were warm.

68. You went riding.

69. You were adroit.

70. You swam.

71. You stood your ground.

72. You lived well.

73. You were respected.

74. You won a race.

75. You ate well.

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Unwanted Conditions

Reference: KHTK Version of Scientology

At the bottom of a persisting unwanted condition is some experience that was overwhelming, and one had to deny that it was happening. That experience is now buried deep.

Mental perceptions are relatively fluid, and it is not so easy for a person, who is preoccupied with the daily stress of living, to perceive deeply buried experiences objectively.

Mediating alternately over the following two questions might help.

“What part of your life would you be willing to re-experience?”

“What part of the future would you be willing to experience?”

Meditate over the first question. Experience whatever phenomenon is coming through. Do not dig into the mind; simply wait for the details to come through. Sometimes it may go on for some time. Do not resist or suppress anything. When nothing more is coming up, switch to the other question. Continue back and forth between these two questions as long as things are coming up.

If something difficult comes up that you tend to stick in, simply do the following:

Spot when that phenomena first occurred in your experience. Experience whatever phenomenon is coming through. Meditate as above. Just make sure you have spotted the time of the first occurrence of that phenomenon correctly. When nothing more is coming up, move back to the question.

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The Postulates 16 – 20

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 # 16: The purpose of the universe is to evolve.

COROLLARY: The universe is evolving through all the inanimate and animate entities.

The highest purpose is to evolve. It goes beyond individual survival. This purpose manifests through an inner impulse (thought) and outer appearance (energy). The universe is made up of this impulse and energy. This is also the most fundamental part of our makeup.

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POSTULATE # 17: Energy of the universe has been evolving from radiation to matter, to minerals, to animated life, to reacting organisms, to thinking mammals, and to self-aware humans.

COROLLARY: Each element in the chain of evolution is surviving on an immediate basis, while it is evolving in the long range.

In Hinduism, it is believed that energy goes through 8.4 million different forms before it attains the human form. In other words, energy arrives at self-awareness after a very long and winding journey of evolution. Therefore, human form is very special, and it is the beginning of accelerated evolution.

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POSTULATE # 18: Entities evolve toward greater complexity, so do their control systems.

DEFINITION: The central control system of an organism is called its mind.

Inanimate entities are controlled by their properties. So, their properties define their primitive “minds”. Such “minds” are straight patterns without power of choice. Here we have the structure of the atoms with electrons surrounding the nucleus. Different atomic structures have different properties, which gives us the periodic table.

But a more complex organic molecule has patterns of electrons that act like a molecular computer and provides the molecule options in its interactions. This is how animated matter comes about. Beyond that the complexity of this “mind” increases with the complexity of the organism. This mind learns to recognize the problems faced by the organism, and to solve them.

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POSTULATE # 19: The mind of a human organism is a well-assimilated matrix of data elements that have large numbers of associations among themselves.

DEFINITION: A data element is an “atom” of thought, just like pixel is an “atom” of a picture. A concatenation of data elements produces a thought.

DEFINITION: A well-assimilated matrix means that none of the associations among data elements are missing.

In the matrix of the human mind, a concatenation of data elements is possible in infinity of different ways. A thought may occur like a lightning bolt bursting through the matrix. The basic individual is defined by a flawless mental matrix, which helps him perceive things as they are.

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POSTULATE # 20: All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts.

COROLLARY: If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.

COROLLARY: If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

This postulate comes directly from Buddha. All unwanted conditions that a person is suffering from, arise from his thoughts. To recover from these thoughts, he must be able to look at them just as they are, without any changes made to them. This is difficult to do because thoughts are altered the moment one interferes with them. Therefore, a person must look at his thoughts from a totally detached viewpoint.

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Summary of Postulates

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 # 1: The universe includes everything whether physical, spiritual, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated.

COROLLARY: The universe includes all that we experience physically, mentally and spiritually.

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POSTULATE # 2: The basic substance of the universe is energy, which is animated by an innate impulse.

COROLLARY: Everything physical, spiritual, real, imaginary, postulated or considered is made of energy. The innate impulse is evident in the propagation of light.

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POSTULATE # 3: Energy condenses from thought to electromagnetic radiation to material objects.

COROLLARY: The innate impulse of energy condenses from considerations to flow to structure.

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POSTULATE # 4: Space describes the extents of energy. “Empty space” is empty of matter but not empty of energy.

COROLLARY: Space contracts as the energy filling that space condenses.

COROLLARY: Different parts of the universe consist of spaces of different contractions.

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POSTULATE # 5: Time describes the duration of energy. The state of absolute rest is defined by infinite duration at a location in space. Lesser durations have motion.

COROLLARY: The duration of the universe in infinite. It is simply there. It has neither beginning nor end.

COROLLARY: The duration of matter forms a very narrow band in which we observe all the motion of matter. Similarly, the duration of electromagnetic radiation forms another narrow band in which motion varies per the frequency of energy. The motion in this band, however, is identified only as the ‘speed of light’ because the durations are too small to be differentiated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 oscillates from the static to dynamic and back to static state forever.

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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.

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POSTULATE # 11: From the universal viewpoint all dimensions of the universe naturally appear continuous, harmonious and consistent.

COROLLARY: The continuity, harmony and consistency of observations constitute the background truth.

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POSTULATE # 12: We may not know the absolute truth, but truth appears as continuity, harmony and consistency among observations.

COROLLARY: Truth is improved by the practice of AS-IS-NESS.

COROLLARY: Truth is worsened by the practice of ALTER-IS-NESS.

COROLLARY: Truth is denied by the practice of NOT-IS-NESS.

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POSTULATE # 13: As a viewpoint individuates from the universal viewpoint, it becomes narrower. This results in gaps in awareness, which the viewpoint fills with self-generated considerations.

COROLLARY: Gaps in awareness point to missing truth.

COROLLARY: Self-generated considerations start to act as filters to hide the gaps.

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POSTULATE # 14: As the viewpoint practices ALTER-IS-NESS, it falls away from the Knowingness of the universal viewpoint through Lookingness, Emotingness, Effortingness, Thinkingness, Symbolizingness, Eatingness, and Sexingness, down to Mystery.

COROLLARY: An individual is below Knowingness somewhere on the Know-to-Mystery scale.

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POSTULATE # 15: The person, in practicing NOT-IS-NESS, brings about the persistence of unwanted existences, and so brings about unreality, which includes forgetfulness, unconsciousness, and other undesirable states.

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POSTULATE # 16: The purpose of the universe is to evolve.

COROLLARY: The universe is evolving through all the inanimate and animate entities.

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POSTULATE # 17: Energy of the universe has been evolving from radiation to matter, to minerals, to animated life, to reacting organisms, to thinking mammals, and to self-aware humans.

COROLLARY: Each element in the chain of evolution is surviving on an immediate basis, while it is evolving in the long range.

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POSTULATE # 18: Entities evolve toward greater complexity, so do their control systems.

DEFINITION: The central control system of an organism is called its mind.

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POSTULATE # 19: The mind of a human organism is a well-assimilated matrix of data elements that have large numbers of associations among themselves.

DEFINITION: A data element is an “atom” of thought, just like pixel is an “atom” of a picture. A concatenation of data elements produces a thought.

DEFINITION: A well-assimilated matrix means that none of the associations among data elements are missing.

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POSTULATE # 20: All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts.

COROLLARY: If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.

COROLLARY: If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

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[TO BE CONTINUED]

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