Saturday, December 30, 2006

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Kolkata use Technology of L. Ron Hubbard

I've been following the work of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of West Bengal.

These men and women are really dedicated to improving conditions in Kolkata, and they are using the technology of L. Ron Hubbard, as covered in the Scientology Handbook to do so.

When I read what they are doing it strikes me how much I take for granted and what a boon this technology is to the people of India.

Monday, December 25, 2006

One of my favorite quotes of LRH is on the L. Ron Hubbard web site:
"I have lived no cloistered life and hold in contempt the wise man who has not lived and the scholar who will not share. There have been many wiser men than I, but few have traveled as much road. I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.”

Friday, December 22, 2006

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers worldwide help movement delivers RESULTS to people, living the motto: Something can be done about it. Here is a video showing them in action.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

There is an interesting article on the East Grinstead Hall of Fame web site, about LRH:
L. Ron Hubbard -1959 Saint Hill L. Ron Hubbard [March 13, 1911 - January 14, 1986] lived an extraordinary and adventurous life. Although best known as the founder of the Scientology religion, he was also a Master Mariner, Pilot, Photographer, Musician, Author, Explorer, Philosopher and much more besides.

He lived at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, between 1959 and 1967 during which time he greatly contributed to the local community. He was the East Grinstead Road Safety Committee organiser, an East Grinstead Parade Marshal and he sponsored children's cycling competitions.

He was Vice President of the East Grinstead Horticultural Society and carried out revolutionary horticultural experiments at Saint Hill. He was also involved with and contributed to numerous community events and local organizations such as the St Johns Ambulance brigade and the Adeline Genee Theatre to which he was an original donor.>> continued

Monday, December 18, 2006

One of my Favorite LRH Quotes

I love The Way To Happiness. Written by L. Ron Hubbard, it is such a simple book, but it is packed full of the most useful guidelines I've ever encountered.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book:

Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others

"Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships. When one views the slaughter and suffering caused by religious intolerance down all the history of Man and into modern times, one can see that intolerance is a very non-survival activity.

"Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble."

When I was growing up, my father's "religion" was no religion. He was convinced that religious was responsible for most of what is wrong in the world.

But his was a very short view.

No. Religion has provided the moral cornerstone of society. Literacy, at least in the West, was kept alive in monasteries that were trying to preserve their holy scriptures. Art, music, sculpture -- inspired to the highest pinnacles by religion.

What was wrong was not religion. It was religious intolerance.

And we are faced with so many problems again today coming from that same source.

But if we, as a civilization, want to thrive, this is one precept it would behoove us to adopt.

Factually, the society runs on men and women of good will. Public

Sunday, December 17, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard: Shaping the 21st Century with Solutions for a Better World

This is an excerpt from the web site at
Ron Hubbard is known world over as the founder of the Scientology religion. A truly international figure, he reached out to people in all lands and all cultures with his philosophy, and Scientology missions and churches now span five continents.

That international growth began at a pivotal time inMr. Hubbard’s life when he called Europe home. Throughout the 1950s, as the vanguard of the Scientology movement, he would regularly traverse the Atlantic to Europe, touring the continent, establishing new centres and delivering lectures. In 1959, when expansion in both Europe and abroad created the need for a truly international training and administrative centre, Mr. Hubbard purchased the southern England country estate of Saint Hill. It was from here he directed the worldwide expansion of Scientology and established the Saint Hill College, offering ministerial graduate courses.

Monday, December 11, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard - Trust

I think the LRH quote on trust is particularly apt at Christmas season: "On the day when we can truly trust each other there will be Peace on Earth."

Sunday, December 10, 2006

In Honor of Human Rights Day

Here is one of my favorite L. Ron Hubbard essays, in honor of Human Rights Day 2006.

W hen things are not running right, when the public, unable to perceive why, drift down to an apathy below perception, when a culture, already misguided, drifts further and further toward ruin, the nation is fortunate indeed that it has men with the genius to recognize approaching doom and the courage to speak out.

Fought, discredited, reviled by a blind system in the hands of a power elite careless of all destinies but their own short span, contemporary philosophers are called “Revolutionaries,” “Communists,” “Agitators,” “Malcontents,” “Rabble-rousers” and any other harsh word which the captive press and the arrogant pompous and blind Establishment can find in their dictionaries.

Heedless, deaf to all reason, psychotic in their righteousness, the “pillars of society,” the “safe men,” like the treacherous rams of the stockyard who lead the sheep to the slaughter pens, refuse to hear any faintest criticism of their senselessness and fight back with an underhanded ferocity that seeks by any discrediting means to still any and all new thought.

Yet a nation should be warned. When times decay and the death march for the system can be heard still faintly but growing stronger, there are strong voices in the land. >> Continued

Friday, December 08, 2006

Something to Think About

You can sometimes forget, when you read the news, that most people are actually decent and caring.

Here's something by L. Ron Hubbard from The Way to Happiness that summarizes that thought:

"The violent criminal, the propagandist, the sensation-seeking media all tend to distract one's attention from the solid, everyday fact that the society would not run at all were it not for the individuals of good will. As they guard the streeet, counsel the children, take the temperatures, put out the fires and speak good sense in quiet voices, one is apt to overlook the fact that people of good will are the ones that keep the world going and Man alive upon this Earth."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Here is an example of the kind of opportunity L. Ron Hubbard provided when he started his "Writers of the Future" contest.

By the way, I've read the latest edition, and the short story by the woman described below is quite an amazing piece of writing.

Diana Rowland, one-time street cop, detective and currently a forensics investigator, has lived a life most people only get to write about. But now, she's writing about what most people only dream of, and as a result she's one of the first place quarterly winners in the Writers of the Future Contest. Her winning story, "Schroedinger's Hummingbird," is a haunting tale of one woman's desperate attempt to alter time in order to save someone she loves—only "time" turns out to be a formidable adversary.

Diana recently spent a week at the Writers of the Future workshop, culminating in a gala awards ceremony at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. On returning home to Louisiana, she had these words to share:

"I just want to say that this past week has definitely been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. Not only was it a really great chance to meet other writers who are at about the same level as I am, but it was a chance to meet renowned authors who are light years ahead of me in talent and success. And not only did I get to meet them, but I got to actually converse with them, get to know them as real people and learn their secrets (as well as the super-secret handshake that is the key to publishing!).

"My winning story was the first entry I'd ever made to the contest, and I'm kicking myself for not having entered it years ago. I learned SO much in just one week that it's going to take me weeks more just to assimilate it all—I'm glad I took good notes! The whole focus of this workshop—that we're already professional writers and just need that extra push—is one that can't be found anywhere else, in any other workshop. I also have to say that having some of the giants in the field come up to me and tell me how much they liked my story was something that I will never forget, and something that will definitely keep me writing.

"And, of course, then there was the book signing. As I told my husband afterwards, 'Okay, that was the coolest thing I've ever done, and now I have to go write more books so that I can do it some more!' In fact, before we left San Diego I came up with an idea for a novel, and my husband and I spent much of the time that we were waiting for our homebound flight brainstorming the plot out.

"This contest is the real deal. It's the best and biggest chance that an up-and-coming writer has to break in. And on top of it, you get a really nifty award ceremony and a gorgeous book! (I mean, really, how many times does the average person get the chance to go to a full-tilt formal event? Especially as an honoree!)

"Thanks again for a fantastic week. I hope to come back in a few years as a judge."

Writer Diana Rowland at the Writers of the Future awards ceremony with Dune prequel co-writer Brian Herbert

The illustration to Diana's story, "Schroedinger's Hummingbird"
by Daniel Harris

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard -- My Philosophy

Here is just one more example of why I love LRH.

This is what he states as his philosophy of life:

"The subject of philosophy is very ancient. The word means: “The love, study or pursuit of wisdom, or of knowledge of things and their causes, whether theoretical or practical.

"All we know of science or of religion comes from philosophy. It lies behind and above all other knowledge we have or use.

"For long regarded as a subject reserved for halls of learning and the intellectual, the subject, to a remarkable degree, has been denied the man in the street.

"Surrounded by protective coatings of impenetrable scholarliness, philosophy has been reserved to the privileged few.

"The first principle of my own philosophy is that wisdom is meant for anyone who wishes to reach for it. It is the servant of the commoner and king alike and should never be regarded with awe.

"Selfish scholars seldom forgive anyone who seeks to break down the walls of mystery and let the people in. Will Durant, the modern American philosopher, was relegated to the scrapheap by his fellow scholars when he wrote a popular book on the subject, The Outline of Philosophy. Thus brickbats come the way of any who seek to bring wisdom to the people over the objections of the “inner circle.”

"The second principle of my own philosophy is that it must be capable of being applied.

"Learning locked in mildewed books is of little use to anyone and therefore of no value unless it can be used.">> continued

Monday, December 04, 2006

Creation of Human Ability

I recently read the book Creation of Human Ability by L. Ron Hubbard.

I was so impressed with the book.

I found it incrediby enlighting, and it gave such a spiritual viewpoint on life.