Blog: The Purpose of Scientology - 2011-11-12
I want to share a few thoughts concerning the debate raging over spriritual philosophies and practices.
First, I don't believe there is any substantive, divisive differences between Scientology philosophy and Eastern philosophies, including Buddhist, or even Judeo-Christian and Islamic philosophies. I agree with L Ron Hubbard when he said in the Phoenix Lectures that they are all best summed up - and perhaps were even divined from - the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
What I think is most unique about Scientology is that it contains a practice, that does not require belief or faith (and thus does not conflict with any of these brethren philosophies), that can and does enhance understanding of that common set of truths best distilled in the Tao. Scientology is sometimes difficult to understand because it is a doingness, a practice that assists one to freely change his or her considerations. It is not an intellectual debate toward enlightenment. Instead it is a methodology that assists one in achieving enlightenments. Note, the plural form of enlightenment. The entire subject being based upon infinity logic (there are no absolutes) the quantity of potential enlightenments is unlimited and inestimable.