Category Archives: Postulates

Summary of the Postulates

Reference: Course on the Universe

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 

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POSTULATE # 1: The universe is not just physical; it is metaphysical too. The universe includes everything whether physical, metaphysical, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated. Nothing is excluded from the universe.

COROLLARY: The universe includes everything that we observe and experience as body, mind and spirit and maybe more.

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POSTULATE # 2: The fabric of the universe is “raw energy” (physical element) activated by innate “raw impulse” (metaphysical element).

DEFINITION: Energy is the basic substance of the universe, which appears as a field that gradually condenses into matter.

DEFINITION: The innate impulse appears as the activity of energy, such as, the “speed of light,” which gets increasingly complex as energy condenses.

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POSTULATE # 3: The universe manifests itself, and then un-manifests itself in a cyclical fashion.

COROLLARY: The universe has neither an absolute beginning, nor an absolute end.

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POSTULATE # 4: The cyclical nature of the universe is described by the passage of time. 

COROLLARY: The passage of time is expressed through change and motion.

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POSTULATE # 5: The ultimate Time is the backdrop of eternity that makes the passage of time apparent. 

COROLLARY: Eternity may be described as “forever” and the state of “absolute rest”. 

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POSTULATE # 6: The cycle of the universe starts as a universal field of raw impulsive energy called Akasha. 

COROLLARY: All forms in the universe evolve from condensation due to innate attractive attributes of Akasha.

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POSTULATE # 7: The condensation of Akasha leads to the formation of atoms and monads.

DEFINITION: An atom is a vortex of energy that increasingly condenses in the direction of its nucleus.

DEFINITION: A monad is an influence that spreads out from the atom and interacts with the monads of other atoms. 

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POSTULATE # 8: The electronic configuration of atoms condenses further into complex chemical configuration of molecules.

COROLLARY: The monads develop into complex electrical, magnetic and electronic influences that make primitive computations possible. 

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POSTULATE # 9: The configurations of atoms and molecules evolve further to generate complex material life forms. 

COROLLARY: The influences develop into attention field with matrix of impressions for sensing and coordinating purposes.

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POSTULATE # 10: As the material life forms evolve from mammals to humans they develop a completely new ability of awareness.

COROLLARY: The attention field and its matrix of impressions develop into a mind that possesses a viewpoint on its unique identity.

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POSTULATE # 11: The space is more than the awareness of the visible material forms and the distances between them. The space describes the extents of the invisible energy.

COROLLARY: Matter is the visible form of condensed energy. Energy, otherwise, is invisible.

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POSTULATE # 12: The time is more than the awareness of change and motion. Time actually describes the duration of the invisible energy and the visible matter.

COROLLARY: Infinite duration at a location in space defines absolute rest. Lesser durations imply motion.

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POSTULATE # 13: The cause-effect is a dimension of the universe that describes the direction in which evolution is taking place.

COROLLARY: There is nothing outside the universe that could have caused or created the universe.

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POSTULATE # 14: The universal impulse-energy field of Akasha evolves as the spiritual-physical dimension of the universe.

COROLLARY: Neither physical is the product of spiritual, nor spiritual is the product of physical, because the two aspects lie on the same dimension.

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POSTULATE # 15: All dualities in human experience may be expanded as the dimensions of awareness.

COROLLARY: A dimension may be represented by a scale that extends to infinity in either direction.

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POSTULATE # 16: The universe is one, so it is continuous throughout, and all its dimensions are harmonious among themselves with no inconsistencies.

COROLLARY: All parts of the universe are continuous, harmonious and consistent.

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POSTULATE # 17: Like all material forms in the universe, the human body also contain inertia, motion and force.

COROLLARY: The imbalance between inertia and motion generates internal force.

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POSTULATE # 18: The human viewpoint starts out being centered on the human body but expands from there.

COROLLARY: The viewpoint can locate itself anywhere within the attention field.

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POSTULATE # 19: The viewpoint reflects the general state of the mental matrix that fills the attention field.

COROLLARY: The viewpoint can move freely in the attention field.

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POSTULATE # 20: The purpose of the human viewpoint is to evolve into the universal viewpoint.

COROLLARY: The human viewpoint evolves by resolving anomalies (discontinuities, disharmonies and inconsistencies).

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POSTULATE # 21: The basic self is the attention field that encompasses the bodies and their mental matrices.

COROLLARY: The body and its mental matrix form an identity that has a viewpoint.

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POSTULATE # 22: The body forms the interface between the universal field of Akasha and the Attention field. 

COROLLARY: The body converts physical energy of Akasha into metaphysical energy of the Attention field.

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POSTULATE # 23: The mental matrix assimilates the metaphysical energy from the body into its matrix of perceptions.

COROLLARY: The anomalies in the matrix continually generate instructions for the body to act in a way to resolve them.

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POSTULATE # 24: The attention field is the final assimilation of all the mental matrices in the universe.

COROLLARY: The purpose of the attention field is to reflect the universe of Akasha in its entirety.

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POSTULATE # 25: The discrete identities are just the temporary aspects of self. The actual self is the continuous attention field. 

COROLLARY: The identities disintegrate and reintegrate, but the attention field continues as the core of self.

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The Postulates 6 – 10

Reference: Course on the Universe

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 

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POSTULATE # 6: The cycle of the universe starts as a universal field of raw impulsive energy called Akasha.

COROLLARY: All forms in the universe evolve from condensation due to innate attractive attributes of Akasha.

In Hinduism, Akasha means the basis and essence of all things in the material world; the first element created. The cycle of the universe starts with Akasha, a continuum of raw impulse and energy. Akasha has inherent attributes of attraction, and, therefore, impulse and energy attract each other. They integrate and condense as a result. From this condensation emerges everything in this universe.

Scientology refers to this inherent attributes of attraction as admiration. [1]

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POSTULATE # 7: The condensation of Akasha leads to the formation of atoms and monads. [2]

DEFINITION: An atom is a vortex of energy that increasingly condenses in the direction of its nucleus.

DEFINITION: A monad is an influence that spreads out from the atom and interacts with the monads of other atoms. 

The continuum of Akasha condenses into discrete atoms and monads. Early Greeks postulated atom as an indivisible unit of material substance; and monad as an indivisible unit of some immaterial substance. The condensation of raw energy results in the electronic configuration of the atom, which acts as a primitive body. The condensation of raw impulse results in the patterned influence of monad, which acts as a primitive mind. The interaction among monads serves as the primitive perception. Thus come about the properties and behaviors among atoms. 

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POSTULATE # 8: The electronic configuration of atoms condenses further into complex chemical configuration of molecules. [3]

COROLLARY: The monads develop into complex electrical, magnetic and electronic influences that make primitive computations possible. 

The electronic configurations of atoms attract each other. Some of these attractions develop into tight chemical bonds providing increasingly complex configurations of molecules. The electronic currents around atomic nuclei of molecules develop patterns that make feedback and primitive computations possible. The electronic influence of these patterns start to generate material patterns of movement among the nuclei. Thus come about primitive animation of the molecular body. 

This new capability of feedback (reaction) and animation at molecular level shows up in the chemical properties and primitive interactions among molecules. This ability is the beginning of life. The discrete molecular bodies exist in active state within the continuum of Akashic field. The primitive perception among molecules evolves.

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POSTULATE # 9: The configurations of atoms and molecules evolve further to generate complex material life forms. [3]

COROLLARY: The influences develop into attention field with matrix of impressions for sensing and coordinating purposes.

Here we have the evolution of life from single-celled organisms, such as, bacteria and protozoa to multicellular organisms, such as, sponges and fungi. After that, the biodiversity increases. The capabilities of sensing, reacting, computing and animating evolve in a corresponding manner. The monadic influences develop into a field of “attention” extending out from the body into the surrounding environment. Within this field there is a matrix of impressions of what the organism has perceived. Activity among these impressions triggered by current perceptions provide computations of primitive emotions that guide the activity of the organism. Thus there is evolution of life forms, such as, plants, insects, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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POSTULATE # 10: As the material life forms evolve from mammals to humans they develop a completely new ability of awareness. [4]

COROLLARY: The attention field and its matrix of impressions develop into a mind that possesses a viewpoint on its unique identity. [5]

The matrix of perceptual impressions within the attention field becomes increasingly finer and integrated. It develops an awareness of the environment, and its own relevance within it. It can feel, perceive and experience enough to wonder about it. It develops a sense of identity and becomes interested in exploring it. We may call this unique sense of identity as the viewpoint of the organism. The viewpoint gives the organism a sense of the location from which it is viewing.

The viewpoint does not create the external environment  as implied in Scientology. The thoughts about the environment are generated in the mind, which then modify the view from the viewpoint. [6]

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[1] Scientology 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.

[2] Scientology 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.

[3] Scientology 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.

[4] Scientology Factor # 2: In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.

[5] Scientology Factor # 3: The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpoint.

[6] Scientology Factor # 4: The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points to view, which are dimension points.

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The Postulates 1 – 5

Reference: Course on the Universe

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 

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POSTULATE # 1: The universe is not just physical; it is metaphysical too. The universe includes everything whether physical, metaphysical, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated. Nothing is excluded from the universe.

COROLLARY: The universe includes everything that we observe and experience as body, mind and spirit and maybe more.

Science treats the universe as if it is just physical. Even religion separates the universe from God, implying that the universe does not include the spiritual aspect of God. No wonder we have a limited concept of the universe. The truth is that physical and spiritual are simply two different aspects of the universe that we can visualize. The actual universe is much, much more. It goes beyond what we can visualize.

The word UNIVERSE is derived from a Latin word that meant “entire, all, literally, turned into one”. In science we have the theory of “multiple universes”; but these theorists seem to be missing the fact that a collection of “universes” will simply make a larger universe. The actual Universe is much larger than the physical universe of science. We may not know everything that the universe contains, but we can certainly conceive of a universe from which nothing is excluded.

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POSTULATE # 2: The fabric of the universe is “raw energy” (physical element) activated by innate “raw impulse” (metaphysical element).

DEFINITION: Energy is the basic substance of the universe, which appears as a field that gradually condenses into matter.

DEFINITION: The innate impulse appears as the properties of energy, such as, the “speed of light,” which gets increasingly complex as energy condenses.

The current science does not acknowledge the metaphysical aspect of the universe that makes the universe fundamentally non-mechanical. Light propagates with an incredible speed. Nothing is pushing light. The electrons in an atom revolve around the nucleus on their own. And the Brownian motion of pollen grains makes them come alive. All these are instances of innate impulse animating energy forms. 

At the level of minerals, the innate impulse determines their properties. At the level of life, the impulse appears as self-animation. Human thinking is a complex form of this impulse. All spirituality is the play of this impulse.

The innate impulse is as much of the fabric of this universe as the energy it animates.

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POSTULATE # 3: The universe manifests itself, and then un-manifests itself in a cyclical fashion. [1]

COROLLARY: The universe has neither an absolute beginning, nor an absolute end.

This postulate comes from the ancient Vedas. It is contained in Verse 7:6 of The Bhagavad Gita. To declare this postulate is a leap of great insight. It is supported by the Law of Conservation of Energy in Physics. According to the Vedas, this universe is the manifestation of God. God is not defined otherwise.

The whole energy (and the innate impulse) of the universe switches between potential and kinetic states. We can never know if there is an absolute beginning to this universe, or if it will ever end in an absolute sense. When the questions of beginning and end are put aside, we can concentrate on understanding this universe.

The Big Bang model in physics that explains the beginning of the universe is based on general relativity and on simplifying assumptions such as homogeneity and isotropy of space. But with it s assumptions it is not definite and it is a part of ongoing research. The universe is likely to have started out as infinitely spread out energy because it later  condensed into galaxies, stars and planets, so there was no big bang.

If the universe is seen as expanding currently, then it must be de-condensing overall in its next cyclical phase.

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POSTULATE # 4: The cyclical nature of the universe is described by the passage of time. 

COROLLARY: The passage of time is expressed through change and motion.

Time appears to pass as changes occur. The most basic change is the manifestation and un-manifestation of phenomena. Phenomena seems to manifest and un-manifest compared to a background that is relatively unchanging, or has greater endurance. 

A basic change is the change in location of an object in space. The object un-manifests at a location while it appears at an adjacent location. Continued changes in locations is interpreted as the movement of that object. When planets in the sky appear to move, they are simply changing their location compared to unmoving stars that form the background. The stars are relatively more fixed at their locations, or have greater endurance. The movement of the planets provides the sense of time passing.

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POSTULATE # 5: The ultimate Time is the backdrop of eternity that makes the passage of time apparent. 

COROLLARY: Eternity may be described as “forever” and the state of “absolute rest”. 

Thus, the concept of ultimate Time, or eternal duration, exists beyond the universe. It is a phenomenon that continues to endure indefinitely or “forever”, such as, the very concept of the universe. Compared to ultimate Time, there is passage of time associated with the cyclical nature of the universe.

When an object, such as, a distant star, seem to endure indefinitely at its location, then it is thought to be at rest. Compared to that star, the planets are moving, and compared to the planets, the moons are moving. “Forever” then becomes an unchanging condition in terms of location or otherwise. Compared to it, a changing condition becomes a purveyor of time.

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[1] See Scientology Factor # 2: In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.

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Course on the Universe

The Postulates

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 

[This is a work in progress]

The Postulates 1 – 5

The Postulates 6 – 10

The Postulates 11 – 15

The Postulates 16 – 20

The Postulates 21 – 25

The Postulates 26 – 30

Summary of Postulates

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The Postulates

Physics
Reference: Disturbance Theory

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The Disturbance Theory aims at clarifying the fundamentals of Physics. This theory consists of a sequence of “papers” that attempt to clarify the basic concepts.

The Disturbance theory is based on the following postulates.

Postulate #1:

The reference point that allows ultimate objectivity in viewing the universe is EMPTINESS.

The ultimate reference point of EMPTINESS is inherently understood because it is empty of all preconceived notions and phenomena. It does not require another reference point for its definition. It is what it is.

Emptiness is not a phenomenon, just like zero is not a value. From this reference point it is possible to acquire an objective view of any phenomena.

Postulate #2:

The UNIVERSE is intrinsically consistent, harmonious and continuous.

This universe is a continuum of infinity of dimensions of all things physical and metaphysical. All these dimensions are consistent, harmonious and continuous with each other.

The criteria of consistency, harmony and continuity forms the basis of all logic. Any inconsistency, disharmony and discontinuity poses an anomaly underlying which lies a more basic truth.

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Here are some definitions that this book uses.

Science = a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws

Physics = the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force.

Mechanics = the branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprised of kinetics, statics, and kinematics.

Kinetics = the branch of mechanics that deals with the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses.

Statics = the branch of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.

Kinematics = the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.

Body = an identifiable collection of matter.

Matter = a substance.

Substance = that of which a thing consists.

Thing = object of awareness.

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