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Knowing How to Know

Scientology Axiom # 1

Reference: Subject: Scientology Fundamentals

SCIENTOLOGY AXIOM 1: Life is basically a static.
Definition: a Life Static has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive.

Static implies that Theta and MEST are substances in two different dimensions. Theta is the potential that becomes actual only when manifested in MEST. This manifestation results in motion which is life. In Hubbard’s Theta-MEST theory, theta may separate from MEST and survive as pure potential.

Hubbard postulated the Theta-MEST theory to explain the phenomena of Death. Most of the conscious life laves the body at the moment of death. So, Hubbard postulated a unit of theta (thetan) leaving the body at death. But life in the organs of the body takes another 14 days to leave completely. So Hubbard postulated a Genetic Entity to explain that.

But even when the body disintegrates completely, some motion still remains at the atomic level. This presents an anomaly because if theta leaves MEST, then no motion should be left at all in MEST.

We find that motion is inherent to MEST at the atomic level and it can never be separated. Motion becomes more sophisticated as MEST becomes more complex at the molecular level. As molecules increase in complexity they act like computers. A DNA molecule is so complex that it can store the whole blue print of the body within itself. The sophisticated motion at the level of body expresses itself as thought.

Throughout this increasing complexity of MEST, the increasingly sophisticated motion cannot be separated from MEST.

So, at the moment of death, most of the sophisticated motion of life ceases, because the overall system of the body breaks down. The remaining motion of the body ceases over the next 14 days as body’s sub-systems break down one by one. Subsequently, any sophisticated motion goes dormant in the DNA molecules.

So, we can explain death in terms of an integrated Theta-MEST system gradually breaking down and becoming dormant, instead of “theta leaving MEST.” This is more consistent.

Lets’ look at the phenomenon of exteriorization where, in Hubbard’s model, the thetan leaves the body, and the genetic entity is left in the body to maintain its functions. We may explain the phenomenon of exteriorization in terms of a shift in consideration. When the person is interiorized, his attention is fixated on the body. When this attention frees itself up, it makes one feel that one is outside the body. The reason for this is that the body extends as an invisible aura around itself. The attention units, when freed up from fixation on the body, can be focused anywhere in the aura away from the solid body.

So, exteriorization does not have to explained in terms of “theta leaving MEST.” Theta and MEST can still be shown to be integrated as always. This is more consistent.

We may modify the Axiom 1 as follows:

KHTK AXIOM 1: Life is a sophisticated expression of integrated Theta-MEST.


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

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.


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.


Unwanted Conditions

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.


The Postulates 16 – 20 (old)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.