IN PROGRESS - 170930
DR JOHN WORLDPEACE JD -
by L. Ron Hubbard
The following is Dr John WorldPeace JD's annotation of L Ron Hubbard's book: Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought.
This book is the foundation of the Scientology school of thought. From my perspective L Ron Hubbard has some general understanding of the metaphysical relationship between the human body and the incarnate spirit but his presentation is a bit disjunctive. He really does not have a true metaphysical view of this reality that is accepted by the ancient religions of Buddhism and Hinduism and other religions as well. But Buddhism is 2500 years old and Hinduism is over 5000 years old. So the teachings of these religions are more developed than the grasping for truth in L Ron Hubbards Scientology and Dianetics.
My annotations simply point out the difference and weaknesses in L Ron Hubbards Scientology and Dianetics and the parallel in the ancient religious scripts and beliefs. These religions have thousands of years of discussions about their foundational beliefs among many thousands of religious bureaucrats and believers.
L Ron Hubbard has only his own thoughts on these matters and they are inflexible. There is no clergy that is clearing up the weaknesses in Scientology and Dianetics. These fundamental thoughts are inflexible. According to the Tao te Ching what is inflexible breaks. A stagnant philosophy has nowhere to go. Without L Ron Hubbard, Scientology has nowhere to go. It is corpse in a constant state of life support.
I am not trying to convert anyone to anything. I am not doing anything except giving my opinion about L Ron Hubbards foundation doctrine and dogma with regards to Scientology and Dianetics.
I have no desire to respond to all the negative things that are all over the internet posted by Ex-Scientology members.
I am only responding the books that L Ron Hubbard wrote on these matters and the Religion? he created compared to my understanding of world religions which to me are more coherent.
I would suggest for further study anyone can go to my interpretations of the sacred texts of the major religions of the world human society on my site map on www.johnworldpeace.com.. I am not selling anything. I have nothing to join. I am not starting a new religion. I am not a guru, messiah or other holy man.
If you really want to understand the nature of the infinite immortal spirit as incarnate in the finite mortal human body you need to begin by reading the sacred text of the major world religions. Each text is like the story of the blind man and the elephant. Each described the metaphysical dreamscape based on the part of the elephant it happened to come into contact with. But to fully understand the nature of an elephant you needed to consider all the experiences of the blind men; not just one. Read the story then consider my interpretations of the sacred texts of the world's major religions below.
ELEPHANT AND THE BLIND MEN
Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, "Hey, there is an elephant in the village today."
They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, "Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway." All of them went where the elephant was. Everyone of them touched the elephant.
"Hey, the elephant is a pillar," said the first man who touched his leg.
"Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second man who touched the tail.
"Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the third man who touched the trunk of the elephant.
"It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth man who touched the ear of the elephant.
"It is like a huge wall," said the fifth man who touched the belly of the elephant.
"It is like a solid pipe," Said the sixth man who touched the tusk of the elephant.
They began to argue about the elephant and everyone of them insisted that he was right. It looked like they were getting agitated. A wise man was passing by and he saw this. He stopped and asked them, "What is the matter?" They said, "We cannot agree to what the elephant is like." Each one of them told what he thought the elephant was like. The wise man calmly explained to them, "All of you are right. The reason every one of you is telling it differently because each one of you touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually the elephant has all those features what you all said."
"Oh!" everyone said. There was no more fight. They felt happy that they were all right.
The moral of the story is that there may be some truth to what someone says. Sometimes we can see that truth and sometimes not because they may have different perspective which we may not agree too. So, rather than arguing like the blind men, we should say, "Maybe you have your reasons." This way we don’t get in arguments. In Jainism, it is explained that truth can be stated in seven different ways. So, you can see how broad our religion is. It teaches us to be tolerant towards others for their viewpoints. This allows us to live in harmony with the people of different thinking. This is known as the Syadvada, Anekantvad, or the theory of Manifold Predictions.
Dr John WorldPeace JD interpretation of the major texts of the major religions of the world.
If you read the above texts and then go back and read Scientology and Dianetics you will no doubt have a different opinion about Scientology.
I am just one man advocating the increase in the level of peace in the world human society.
Dr John WorldPeace JD 170929