Thursday, October 05, 2006


L. Ron Hubbard exemplified Greatness, and beautifully explained what it is comprised of in his essay, What is Greatness.

It starts with the following:

"The hardest task one can have is to continue to love his fellows despite all reasons he should not.

"And the true sign of sanity and greatness is to so continue."

Now, I agree that it takes a pretty special person to do this, and that this does define greatness, but I really never looked at why it would also be a gauge of Sanity.

But let's look at it. Let's say you were involved in a conflict with a person. Or a group. What if you were in conflict with a whole segment of you society as in a civil war. Or what about being at war with another country.

Is it really possible to love another when you are in mortal combat with them?

This is answered in part in another discovery by L. Ron Hubbard -- that each of us survives not just as an individual but as part of life. Each of us has the urge to survive and exist as 8 drives. They are called, in Scientology, the Dynamics. But they exist and have always existed and explain so much of life.

There is an excellent description of the Dynamics in Scientology: the Fundamentals of Thought -- a really fabulous book that lays out all the basic concepts of the Scientology religion.

Having read that book, this actually makes complete sense to me, and I can see, too, where I need to straighten out my own viewpoint to be really truly sane.