Scientology

The Scientology symbols

* A letter "s",which represents Scientology.

* An upper triangle,the sides of which represent three closely interrelated factors- knowledge, responsibility and control.

* A lower triangle represents - affinity, reality and communication.

* Another Scientology symbol is the eight-pointed cross representing the Eight Dynamics of Existence.The cross also symbolises the transition from materialism to spirituality and the crossing of that barrier.

The word Scientology means the 'study of knowledge or truth' and addresses the rehabilitation and salvation of the human spirit.Scientology was developed by an American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard,born on 13th March,1911,in Tilden, Nebraska.

He was not only a writer,but also one of the leading lights of the Golden Age of science fiction.He travelled a lot since his age of twenty and it was during his travels in Asia where he viewed so much misery and want that he asked himself 'Why all this?' and 'To what depths can man fall,' and 'What is man anyway?'

He found that there was not much known about the true nature of man.He became fascinated with this line of research which he made his life's work.Scientology,developed by him,is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self,family,mankind,the material universe all life forms,the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.


L. Ron Hubbard

It is body of beliefs and related practises.Scientology is a religion in its highest meaning, as it helps bring man to total freedom and truth.It addresses the spirit and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment or his genes.It also contains techniques to tackle the most serious social problems of our age - illiteracy, drugs, crime and immorality.

Scientology directly addresses an individual's spiritual nature with answers to the age=-old questions,such as - Who am I ? What do I consist of ? Where do I come from ? Where am I going ?.Scientology has a wide scope.Besides the range of books,there are more than 15,000 pages of technical writing and more than 3,000 taped lectures,that comprise its scriptures.

Today there are more than 6,000 churches, missions, related organizations, groups and the activities span across the globe and minister the religion to more than six million people in 158 countries in over 65 languages.Also,the Churches of Scientology support more than a thousand social betterment groups,which adopt L. Ron Hubbard's methods in the fields of education, drug and criminal rehabilitation, and moral rejuvenation.

Fundamental Truths

* You are an immortal spiritual being
* Your experience extends well beyond a single lifetime
* You have unlimited capabilities
* A man is basically good,who seeking to survive
* The salvation of a man depends upon himself and his relationship with the universe
* Scientology is not a dogmatic religion in which one is asked to accept anything on faithalone
* The ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom.

The new Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is established in Los Angeles to meet the unprecedented demand for the services and humanitarian programs of the fastest-growing religion on Earth.

The new 185,000-square-foot Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is a one-of-a-kind printing and production facility. It houses manufacturing, distribution and administration all under one roof and is manned entirely by Church staff members.

This new Center generates dissemination materials for the more than 9,000 Scientology Churches, Missions and affiliated groups worldwide, enabling these organizations to meet the unprecedented demand for Scientology services and programs.


L. Ron Hubbard

The Belief

The word 'Scientology' means 'the study of knowledge or truth'.The Scientology religion teaches that man is basically good,not evil.It further teaches that the experiences cause people to commit evil deeds,although it is not their basic nature to do so.People only think of their personal interests and ignore how their acts affect others,which creates interpersonal strife and problems.

Scientology believes in increasing the ability and intelligence of the individual so one can improve his own life and later start to reach out to help his family,friends and the society.

According to Scientology, the individual is not a body but a spirit and the phenomenon of the spirit is exteriorization,which is the ability of the spirit to leave the body and exist independent of the flesh.

This is the concept that one can see without the body's eyes, hear without the body's ears and feel without the body's touch.The man previously had a little knowledge about the detachment from his mind and body.However,by the act of exteriorization,which is attainable in Scientology,the individual can gain the certainty that he is himself, an immortal spiritual being, and not a body.

The Eight Dynamics of Existence

A 'dynamic' is an urge, drive or impulse towards survival.With an understanding of these dynamics a person gains insight and can bring all aspects of his life into alignment.These dynamic urges are best viewed as a series of concentric circles moving out from the first to the eighth.The First Dynamic is the urge to survive as oneself.The Second is the urge to survive through family and sex and the rearing of children.

The Third is the urge to survive in groups small and large - a company, a group of friends, a city, a nation.The Fourth is the urge to survive as mankind.Scientology teaches that by simply delineating these dynamics, it clarifies and brings order into existence.The Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth are the urges to survive through other life forms such as animals and plants,the physical universe, the spiritual universe and Infinity or Supreme Being respectively.

Affinity, Reality and Communication

These three factors,given example of a triangle,are enormously important in interpersonal relations. Affinity is the degree of liking or affection or lack of it for someone or something.Reality is the agreement on the concrete things of life.Communication is the mutual exchange of the ideas and objects among the people.

This implies that - when one corner of the triangle goes up,the other two corners also go up and vice-versa the other corners also go down.So when there is a good communication and agreement with someone ,the affinity increases.On contrary,when there is a disagreement,the affinity and communication is affected badly.