Scientology created the science and methods that enable people to develop their own capabilities, reach immortality, and use the principles of Scientology in everyday life - through Dianetics or the Science of the Human Soul.
This science and practical method contains the knowledge of how people can again renew their original spiritual potential, and how to achieve a harmonious reconciliation with your own being, own soul, and own body.
Within Scientology, a person is studied in four parts: the first and most important is Thetan, the immortal spirit that fully controls the entire person and can create an enormous force and energy.
The second is the body which Thetan enters at conception.
The third is the analytical and conscious mind that under normal conditions causes the person to behave and act normally and consciously. The fourth part is the subconscious, reactive mind.
This is visible when the analytical mind stops working (e.g., at an injury, shock, or pain).
Then the reactive mind records the unpleasant experiences - memory marks, called engrams. These can later appear as deviations or neurosis, or other psychological disorders.
Thetan brings such memory marks into the body and there they can act for many years.
THETAN - it is you, your person yourself, your personality, and primarily your spirit as immortal spiritual being that controls your mind and lives in your body.
Thus, in Scientology, we do not say "I have a soul" but "I am the soul - I am Thetan" (based on the Greek character theta, which means the soul, the idea).
According to Hubbard, the human being is a spiritual being that directs and controls his/her own body through the mind.
As other religions use prayer, meditation, or exercise a variety of physical exercises, fasts, confessions, or good deeds (from providing alms to a beggar or long-term care for disabled children and senior citizens) to accomplish the religious goals, the church of Scientology uses so-called auditing or listening and harmony with another person or with itself.
Auditing is the general care for the soul. It does not serve as a treatment of mental disorders but can contribute to their treatment or delaying their onset. Auditing is done so the ability of the human being is not to be the reason and enables it to achieve spiritual freedom.
At the same time, it enables the human being to be more free and also more harmonious. Primarily, it is the harmony of body and soul that can improve the health condition of an individual.
At the same time, each person is aware of his own being and may achieve his own destiny and spiritual freedom.
The Church of Scientology has a non-traditional, new and scientific rather than religious means to accomplish the religious goals to help Scientology and Dianetics to fully become an integral part of a New Age, and at the same time, they become a new religion, which is a real response to the social needs and problems in a post-modern and post-industrial society.
From a purely religious point of view, Scientology represents an entirely new way of solving social problems, it is religious, and philosophical and scientific, and at the same time it is an attempt at mutual reconciliation and cooperation.
At the same time, the social importance and social responsibility of Scientology are increasing.
Lately, the solution to these basic questions is supplemented by an attempt to put through social reforms, such as the strengthening and application of human rights, peace, ecological and ethological activities of people, as well as the solution of problems in the raising and education of people, etc.
Lately, the Church of Scientology has been very successful in introducing courses of Dianetics study techniques (the methodology on how to study) and new management technology (building an optimum business structure), as well as in the fight against the violation of human rights in psychiatry (especially in the U.S.A. and in Germany,) as well as in the fight against drug abuse by children and adults (through the foundation of parent activities and Narconon centers, i.e., centers called "No Drugs,") etc.
Also, the current activity of the Church of Scientology in the area of arts and culture is remarkable.
This has occurred through the creation of Celebrity Centers - they strive for innovation in the artistic capabilities of the culture: "Culture is only as big as its dreams" - and its dreams are created by artists (see "What is Scientology", page 18).
John Travolta, a movie star, said: "Scientology solves the puzzle of life. I have been a Scientologist for more than 13 years."
Chick Corea, a jazz pianist, said that "For me, the discovery of Dianetics and Scientology
is as important as the discovery of J.S. Bach as a musician."
A German painter, Gottfried Helnwein, wrote that "Scientology is the biggest breakthrough in the history of the study of human thinking and behavior - it can change the world that could exist free of mental diseases, crime, and wars."
According to L. Ron Hubbard, the basics of life are the capacity to survive and Scientology is showing the way:
"No man is happy without having a goal, and no person can be happy without the faith to be able to accomplish this goal.
The biggest human weapon is the brain.
Never regret yesterday. The life today is inside you and you create your tomorrow.
The most neglected friend you have, is probably you.
The freedom of a human being does not mean you can hurt someone. Neither does
freedom of speech mean you can hurt someone with words.
Once a man cannot communicate with others, he is dead. He is alive to the degree that he can communicate.
Man is successful because he adjusted his surroundings to himself, and not because he adjusted himself to his surroundings.
Thoughts, not wars, characterize human advancement. The individuals, and not the masses, direct the culture of a race.
... all happiness that you can ever find is inside you.
The journey to spiritual freedom is clearly the journey to a growing security.
If the basic laws were "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" or the instinct of self-preservation, there would be nobody living anymore.
Insecurity is due to lack of knowledge.
... many people are involved in the fight against themselves.
Without an order, nothing can grow or expand...
The basic trap is to accept an invitation to hate.
I know no person who could have a monopoly for wisdom of this universe. It belongs to those who can use it to help themselves and to others.
Understanding is composed of affection, reality, and communication.
The freedom of man does not mean the freedom to hurt others.
The freedom of speech does not mean to hurt through lies.
Man is a spiritual being who controls the body through the mind.
Man is capable, as much as he can, of changing things in relation to their position in space
The common denominator of a psychotic and neurotic is the inability to work.
Everything that is necessary for a man to be humiliated or confused, is to prevent him from working.
A reasonable person has problems in an unreasonable environment.
The basis of mind is the right to establish your own opinion about anything.
He who wants to give, must know how to receive - he who wants to receive, must be able to give.
There are two rules for a happy life: 1. Be able to live through everything. 2. Cause only things that others can easily live with. Because the only riches that exist is understanding.
"I have gotten used to saying that everything is impossible, that there is no hope, no way: despite that I began to see again, to walk again, and I build a new life for myself.
It is a happy life full of work and I hope it is also a useful one.
The only moments of sadness I experience are when two-faced men say there is no way, there is no hope, there is nothing other than sadness and uniformity and hopelessness, and that any effort to help others is false.
I know this is not true.
I do not know a person who would have a monopoly for wisdom of this universe; it belongs to those who can use it to help themselves and others.
If we understood things a little better and knew them better, all our lives would be happier..."
These remarkable sayings are presented in one of the latest publications of Scientology, in: "Understanding: The Universal Solvent" (Understanding: The General Relaxation, 1990).
It is an extensive selection from the work of L. R. Hubbard (520 pages), including the most important ideas from his Scientology understood as an applied religious philosophy and from Dianetics, the spiritual technology application of his teaching.
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