What exactly are we striving for in Scientology?
Having seen quite a bit of crazy stuff go on in orgs, I had to ask myself “What exactly are we striving for in Scientology?”
Now the stated aim is “Total Freedom.” But now let us define said “freedom.”
Terms such as “eternity” have been used as a button in Scientology since 1978 as they elicit a very strong emotional response, and consequently garner much agreement and cooperation. “Eternity” has also led many people to sacrifice their current lives, as this is seen as being relatively unimportant compared to “eternity.”
But look, as Gandhi said, “means are, after all, everything. As the means, so the end.” So if you neglect your current life in order to achieve an end in some nebulous future, what are you actually doing?
Putting up with all sorts of privation and depravation in your current life for some future “OT” state is nonsense. If one’s current quality of life is not an expression of what you want it to be in the future, what are you doing? Certainly not living. Life is now, and never other than now. Why do you think one strives to come into PT (present time) during auditing?
The current scene will be the scene in the future, as the current operating basis, unless changed, will be the habit and current operating basis in the future. Don’t believe it—well why do you think it will change in the future if it is the standard operating procedure?
Do you like living with debt? Do you like the fact that you hardly see certain of your non-scientology friends and family anymore? Do you like having to scrounge for your next meal? Do you like it when you go to an org and there is no toilet paper around? Do you like working till 2 am in the morning on a regular basis? Do you like being sent back down the Bridge in order to do your Objectives for a third time? Do you like getting your non-clear R-factor and having to pay OT rates to redo stuff you already did? Do you like the fact that your 2D life has been a mess due to pressures from the org?
As a registrar I learnt that, in many instances, doing things now, based on a Future event happening, is complete nonsense.
Examples of this include:
“Buy 7 sets of basics now, then you can sell them later for profit.” “Later” never happened.
“Borrow the money for Ideal Orgs now, you will get it back when we help you to sell one of your 7 sets of Basics.” Of course, this never happened either.
“Do it now, the sky is falling down!” Never happened, and if you ask me, will never happen.
“Join staff now, we will audit you!” Hardly ever happened, unless you were being Sec checked, or actually paid for your auditing.
“Join staff now, the org is going St Hill size!” Never actually happened, although everyone said it did.
No, the current condition is the condition.
L. Ron Hubbard once said:
“The end object of Scientology is not the making into nothing of all of existence or the freeing of the individual of any and all traps everywhere.
The goal of Scientology is the making of the individual capable of living a better life in his own estimation and with his fellows, and the playing of a better game.”
What do you think we are going to do one day when we are all OT VX and have no more Bridge actions to do? Well, we are going to have to learn how to live life, and get along with one another.
And I don’t mean that we will then clear the next sector. No, I’m taking about once all of that is done. What are we going to do? Well, we are going to do what billions of people all across the world are already doing—we are going to live life. And if you have disconnected from all your friends and family in the meantime, you may find yourself a little lonely. If you have pissed off enough of your “fellow” staff and handed them enough Golden Rods and neglected the individual in favor of the group and a “higher” purpose, you may find yourself quite lonely indeed.
Because what else is the purpose other than people, relationships and ARC? I mean, what do you think you are clearing anyway? People. People, that is what this is all about. So if you walk all over people, or if you are being walked all over by staff or Sea Org members on the way to clearing the planet, something is terribly, terribly wrong, and the plot has been lost long ago.
Review the products: as your life is now, so will it be for yourself and others for eternity, if we do not change our current operating basis—do you want to live like this forever?
Some people want freedom so badly they will give up ALL their freedom to get it.