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The overall purpose of my series of articles is to make Scientologists real Scientologists. Real individuals, real OTs, with your own KRC, not reliant on patter or codes or someone else’s purpose. Your own man or woman, with your own love of knowledge (aka: “philosophy”) and not subject to the whims and vagaries of a group.

This is something you will learn and develop not “in” yourself, but “as” yourself. It is you.

This is the integration of thousands of years of philosophy in your own universe. It is ethics. Universal ethics and your own individual interpretations and nuances.

You will look upon Scientology as a hometown, in a sense, a place where you were born as a free being. You must at some point step outside Scientology, viewing all that you have learned, all you know, in perspective of a broader sphere from which it came, just as you would think of leaving your home town.

Herman Melville wrote of this most eloquently in Moby Dick, which is arguably the greatest novel ever written: “For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!”  (Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 58). You will then travel the world.

I still have not found exactly the words, but by analogy, it is well-known that one can study a martial art, know all the forms, and yet not know how to fight. One is trained, but not a good fighter at all. There is, in fighting, an element of spirit, as well as an element of understanding the action itself.

In Scientology, there are the forms, but a good Scientologist has those so well understood, and has, himself, the spirit (not a pun).

These are the ethics, not of Scientology, but of life – your ethics.

You may do what you wish to do. Just as the Grand Master walks through town and no one fights, what you wish to do is make right, and what you wish to do is right, correct, in harmony with Creation, or as Aristotle chose to say, “in accord,” and you know that you know it.

Any artist knows full-well that it is through discipline that one attains freedom, and that the only way to achieve discipline, is to want it. One sees the benefits and uses, and comes to want it as one wants one’s next breath. It cannot be forced upon one against one’s reason and will. When you see it, you will pursue it with your own self-discipline, but it is the understanding of the benefits and need for discipline that is the driving motivation.

One must connect the dots, between what one is, what one wishes to achieve, and how to go about doing it. Then one can begin to accumulate the discipline necessary. The dots come to connect to oneself, to you, a unique personality. If you wish to create energy, you may. If you wish to be the storm, you may. If you wish to be the calm, you may. If you wish to solve the universe and project for the next 100,000 years, you may. No one but you may set who you are, and what you think, and what you do. This is your design, as you are designed by God, and your product is your own.

This is personal ethics. This is OT.

This is an individual who knows that he knows, not just himself, but man, and a bit of Creation.

That might be you.

And this is forever, and forever growing, learning, creating.

“My purpose is to bring a barbarism out of the mud it thinks conceived it and to form, here on Earth, a civilization based on human understanding, not violence.

“That’s a big purpose. A broad field. A star-high goal.

“But I think it’s your purpose, too.” (LRH.)

Amen.

4 thoughts on “Develop as yourself

  1. It is rather like knowing a technology but not not having gone passed that point where one uses it knowingly. A useful analogy I find is driving a car. When one learns to drive a car, ones attention is on the car, how far to turn the wheel, just much pressure on the gas or break. how big is the car etc. But after one has practiced for some time, ones attenton is not on the car but on the road. Driving the car is, for the want of a better term, second nature. The same can be applied to the application of the philosoph of Scientology. Is ones attentin on thetechnology or is one out and about using it second nature?

  2. Nickname, & Michael, I feel awed by your respective grasps in putting to prose such lucid and graphic views of the big game at hand, VWD and thank you for the illumination.

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