The final words of Martin Luther King

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King conquered hate with love.  He gave his life so that our lives might be filled with more love, tolerance and forgiveness.  If you think I am overstating that, I invite you to  listen to the speech he delivered in Memphis the night before he was gunned down.  He knew what was coming.  His closest advisors suggested he get out of Memphis. But he stood tall so that millions of others might  do so too.  Here was the Code of Honor in application; not just theory. He never compromised with his own reality. His integrity to himself was more important than his body. His self-determinism (nay, pan-determinism) and his honor were more important than his immediate life.

Here is one relevant portion of the night before his assassination captured on film toward the end of the speech:

I suggest you listen to the entire speech on this day of remembrance.  There is much we can learn from it. You can find it in two parts at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2EnnclLMX4, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySGDMdQaDA0.  The transcript can be found here if you would like to read along: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

I find it very relevant to from whence we have come, where we are at, and where we are going. It is about being a man or a woman and standing for what is right and what is just. About being counted as a human being. About standing up straight so that the man cannot continue to make you crawl. Or as King himself said in this speech:

“Whenever men and women straighten their backs up they are going somewhere because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.”

Regardless, of whether you find any parallels, today is the King’s day.  I don’t think it is too much to ask that we take twenty minutes to listen to, and reflect upon, his final public words.

70 responses to “The final words of Martin Luther King

  1. Thanks Marty,

    I was able to watch these video clips with my 8 year old grandson. It’s funny, as soon as he heard MLK’s voice on my computer he came running over. We watched the videos together. He told me what he knew and we had a good conversation and a beautiful moment. Thanks for providing the spark.

    The future is very positive.

    Andy

  2. Thanks you for saluting Martin Luther King.

    He stood up for injustice so entrenched and heinous, it was still invisible to many.

    He was the voice of the persecuted.

    I hear you, Dr. King. The world listened. You are the voice of Love.

    ~To our dream … where every reality begins.~

    • Sweet, Veritas.

      What happened is that we all withdrew, in one way or another, and now, having seen that we were not insane, not alone in our conclusions that something was very wrong, we reach to take back what is ours.

  3. Guess what came out of a box today, for the first time in over a decade? My Course packs, Gr 0 -IV, the LRH library, my notes on the PDC course.

    I had packed some of my dreams away in those boxes, years ago, when the trust and belief I placed in the Creeds and Codes to which I subscribed and agreed was violated, intentionally, knowingly.

    My communication to RTC and all levels about it was clear, plain, TR3ed and documented. I was certain someone would get it one day. But that day never came.

    Yes, I had believed the Codes. The Auditor’s Code. The dreams of a better world. I believed we could uplift the civilization.

    After cycles of injustice (toward persons I entrusted and brought to the Co$) I saw greed reigning as the modus operandi of the Co$.

    What did come was a DVD of a pint sized angry little fellow pounding a pulpit flanked by gold painted styrofoam columns telling an auditorium of Scientologists they never got any book they ever read, because decades of LRH books were put together by morons.

    Many here are familiar with the mechanic used to introvert and manipulate conscientious, dedicated persons. I experineced it also, the calculated button-pushing to make me believe I was evil, and when that went flat (failed), the flattery — which didn’t buy me.

    Like the Phoenix, I rose from the ashes caving in and assuming other’s pawned off responsibility…with wisdom, knowledge, greater integrity.

    I wish I could share more about me Some people here know who I am, let me just say my work comes from the soul and I am in comm with many people around the world in the fields of aesthetics and also science.

    The word Integrity means Whole, one piece, integral. The word Corrupt means broken, the etymological root of the word comes from the Latin “corrumpere” –to break into little pieces.

    Like so many others who have spoken out, I wasn’t sure what was wrong, it was quite confusing (and I can now admirable what a formidable deception it was!!) But I held true to what I did know as a fact, and I held true to what I would not under any circumstance violate.

    Ultimately, in the end I was impervious to force or flattery as a means of manipulating me. It’s a relief now…but wow did I sweat it for a while sorting through it all.

    I was admonished for being naive for trusting two people’s integrity level because they were OT8. I wept for the violation of trust — not in self pity — but in mourning for the travesty.

    The Codes and Creed which are printed on every course pack and promo piece were violated. Period. Out Tech. Period. Entheta. Period. Greed and illegal activity. Period.
    Nonnegotiable.

    So… in the words of Martin Luther King, I could not see the staircase, but I took the only step I could.

    (“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ” – Martin Luther King)

    As the truth comes out now, it vindicates many of us who took that step in our own way and circumstance. Going over everyone’s experiences, a repeated phrase is, “That happened to you, too?”

    And yet, none of us let go of the dream.

    Dear Marty, and each and everyone around the world who is standing up … thank you for giving me back Scientology.

    We each, in our own ways, in the face of brutal hypocrisy and abuse took that first step, even though we could not see the whole staircase…for all we know there wasn’t even a staircase there! It requires courage… a word born in the French root “coeur”, which means heart.

    Without guarantee, the heart must do what is right, or die.

    When it comes to speaking out or acting against plain and simple wrong, it is simply non negotiable.

    I am so proud to stand with you, and feel privileged and humbled to stand up with you, and with Dr. Martin Luther King, as we say the words that reverberate all the shining goodness possible throughout the Ages:

    “I have a dream.”

    • Veritas, WOW!

    • Veritas,
      I have a dream too, and no one can kill it!! They try to kill my hopes, my drems and yours too, but tuth is truth and lets let it shine!
      Recently, I have been threatened by OSA guys, but I keep walking, no one can stop me now! Thanks to them, I can see the truth, every time more obvious.
      It is sad when you feel betrayed from those we trusted since many years till now. But the Tech is the Tech, and aberration is human.
      We can give a better example of love and understanding. Do not allow any one to diminish your power!

      • Very well put –> “But the Tech is the Tech, and aberration is human.”

        This is music to hear! —> “I have a dream too, and no one can kill it!! “

    • Theo Sismanides

      Dear Veritas,

      Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.

      I didn’t know you went through all this. I didn’t know so many others were going through all this.

      We had a darkness in our hearts, each and every one of us, coming out of sorrow because we cared and do care, and from this darkness now we are privileged to see the stars once again, as when we were first putting our feet on the first step. A new beginning.

      Thank you for being here.

      • Theo, thank you so much. Your posts and references to poetry and Greece are inspiring.

        Your words are poetry, born from deep observation and sentiment that arrive to the universal.

        This was a beautiful way to put it, you wrote: “We had a darkness in our hearts, each and every one of us, coming out of sorrow because we cared and do care, ”
        and
        “… from this darkness now we are privileged to see the stars once again, as when we were first putting our feet on the first step.”

        Yes, there it was, the first rung.

        We were willing to stand on that step, even if there had been no staircase. That alone tells volumes about the depth and breadth of CARE, and DREAMS, and belief in all that has ever been good, true and beautiful.

        Then we see the staircase, and find we are not alone after all. Not only are we not alone, we find the (true) company of others who earned those stars.

        It wasn’t just about us, was it? It was a stand about the dreams that any human being ever dared to dream.

        Love and admiration to all who walk the walk that dreams and reality are not opposites.

    • veritas, what a wonderful comm! And so adroitly and aesthetically articulated. I was definitely stirred and stimulated by your expression of thought.

      “Then we see the staircase, and find we are not alone after all. Not only are we not alone, we find the (true) compnay of others wo earned those stars.

      “It wasn’t just about us, was it? It was a stand about the dreams that any human being eever dared to dream.

      “Love and admiration to all who walk the walk that dreams and reality are not opposites.”

      veritas, you have reminded me of something LRH mentioned in (I think) an article titled, OT and the Relationship to Training or vice versa. To paraphrase, LRH noted that Scientologists were not just some random assembly of individuals from a cross-section of society but were actually pre-selected from the peoples of earth.

      Throughout my track with Scientology the idea that Scientologists are pre-selected (not random) has continued to gain validity with me. I have observed individuals come into the Mission or Org who have never had any auditing, have never read an LRH book and, until that moment, had never heard of Scn, yet, they instantly “got it.” They jumped on board and were there for the duration. They were Scientologists.

      On the other hand, I have observed individuals who after completing numerous courses, delivering and receiving auditing, still did not really “get it.”

      And what is “it?” “It”, IMHO, is The Dream. And what is the dream? Well, I have come to believe that the basic dream of every single being is the dream to attain a state of optimum balance across the boards. And although I consider this to be a basic dream that is shared by all of life, it is empirical that the dream, while awakened in many, exists in a state of dormancy in many, many more. And Scientologists are individuals who have had this basic dream awakened and desire to awaken it in ALL others. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it is just the Scientologists who have this dream awakened. Indeed, I believe that there are and have been many who are very aware of this dream, although, it may be articulated and manifested in a multiplicity of ways and forms.

      MLK, in his I Have A Dream speech is talking about attaining optimum balance. LRH in stating the Aims of Scientology is also talking about attaining optimum balance. And those who have had this dream awakened within themselves, will naturally gravitate to one another and to any cause that aligns to this dream.

      When I happened to bump into LRH (via his book Dianetics) in that bookstore in Gresham, Or that cold winter’s day back in 77′, I instantly resonated to the dream, which at that time I could not begin to articulate. But now I see why I was so readily moved to embrace Scientology. I was resonating to the possibility of attaining optimum balance. LRH informed me that every single being was basically good and that there was no person, group or nation to overcome. Instead, what had to be overcome to reestablish optimum balance was the eradication of this thing called the reactive mind, which was not inherent to the being but was a destructive additive. And, he had developed the tools in which to accomplish this. Warring on others, elitism, segregation, slavery, making others wrong for their beliefs, customs, skin color, body shape, etc., is not the way to optimum balance. Getting rid of reactive minds, though, is.

      As a side note: Labels and identification tags of one sort or another are, whether we like it or not, intregal components to the woof and warp of society. That being said, I am a Scientologist. I am a being who is coming to fully know all it is that I know. But there is another label that I have recently pinned on myself and what I really like about this particular label is that there is no political, social, environmental, economical or religious/spiritual preconceived connotations attached to it. I am an Optimumist. I am one who is seeking to attain an optimum balance across the boards. Or as LRH put it (again paraphrasing), the game is to turn the chaos of the mest universe into order.

  4. Kathy Braceland

    What a passionate, powerful speech.

    You described Rev. King perfectly Marty…he was a man of dignity who exemplified the Code of Honour.

    I’m having moments of silence….

  5. Thanks so much for posting this on your blog.

  6. TheEmperorIsNaked

    Wow. Considerations take rank over Matter, Energy, Space and Time.

  7. Heart-breaking and beautiful.

    Tone 45. Nobody sneezes!

    “And I want to say tonight — I want to say tonight that I too am happy that I didn’t sneeze. Because if I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been around here in 1960, when students all over the South started sitting-in at lunch counters. And I knew that as they were sitting in, they were really standing up for the best in the American dream, and taking the whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.”
    -MLK April 3, 1968

  8. Thank you Marty.

    “Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars”

    I loved hearing this; how important it is to lift ones eyes to the heavens, to see the stars, to dream and continue to walk regardless of the darkness.

    To hold the promise land in ones mind, using it as a beacon during the darkness.

    Thank you so much, Marty, for pointing us to this remarkable speech and moreover to urge us to hold this man in our hearts, to contemplate on his words and thereby bring the essence of his words into our own mind-stream.

    —————————————————-

    May all sentient beings be happy

    May they be free from suffering

    May they never be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering

    May they dwell in equanimity – free from passion, aggression and bias

    (The Four Immeasurables – a Buddhist chant)

    WH

  9. up too early this morning-but here i am.

    you capture the essence of mlk’s message and carry his intention of integrity. thank you.

    i have always felt that all holidays carry an architypical energy that flows through the beingness of a society. if i am living my life correctly, i can ride that energy wave, assimilate that message and use it to understand and grow. martin helps us to be strong and true and to fight for what is right (with love as our only weapon). christmas is a chance to enhance our generosity and celebrate the birth of christ-within yourself.
    etc…

    as i said, i am up early, so i took some time to go over the history of your blog. isn’t it interesting that this whole thing started on july 1st? 3 days prior to independence day.

    • Jason, Good morning KP west! Thanks for gracing this page.

    • “To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this: the inability to confront that which is.”

      L. Ron Hubbard

    • Assuming this is *the* Jason Beghe, thanks, I’ve admired your personal integrity and courage.

      Wow, that is a cool way you surf the energy wave! of social holidays … what a cool perception and approach! archtypical energy that flows through the society.

      That is an evolutionary way to live, which honors the purpose of holidays in the first place … events shared and held up by civilization for the purpose of evolutionary reflection and celebration. Awareness is just an awesome thing.

  10. A great speech from a great man. Thanks for posting it, Marty.

  11. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ” – Martin Luther King

  12. “Whenever men and women straighten their backs up they are going somewhere because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.”

    Amen

  13. Today hundreds of thousands are suffering in Haiti. Unfathomable pain and suffering.

    Martin Luther King said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

    Although President Obama has pledged millions of US dollars — that takes time, red tape.

    I feel as a tribute to Dr. King, I encourage those of you who read this blog to give as generously as you can – if you have not already done so. Chose a charity you trust. They DO exist. Find one that has been in Haiti for a long time.

    Peace.

    WH

  14. Thanks Marty,

    It’s a great speech I’ve never heard.

    To put it into perspective is a photo taken during those days:

    http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=258562&handle=li

  15. I wonder what MLK would have to say about LRH? My guess is that if MLK loved freedom he would not appreciate a man that created the RPF, the Sea Org, Fair Game, Disconnection, Operation Freak Out, and Operation Snow White

    Just a thought

    • Mark, I think you don’t get LRH or MLK. If you listened to either, with attentiveness, I don’t think you could come to this conclusion. My opinion.

    • Mark, honestly. I think you missed the boat and are swimming in the sludge.

      Just my opinion.

    • The sun can burn, water can drown, an OT isn’t nessarily a “Scientologist” – just some facts.

    • Mark,

      Dr King had his failings – he was not, according to those closest to him, able to resist beautiful women, for example – but does that dilute in any way his message?

      LRH was not God, never pretended to be and had his foibles. His body of work, however, towers above any of these trivialities.

      And the intention of the RPF was precisely as WH states: to give a person time to regroup, see what was wrong, find out why they did what they did and how they can avoid it next time.

      It’s since devolved into punishment and, ultimately, degradation.

      Making proud, intelligent dedicated and very upstat executives scrub toilets with toothbrushes is the work of a depraved mind. The Marquis de Sade would’ve been proud.

    • I think MLK would approve of THIS community, its goals, and its methods.

  16. Sorry for the typos…! repost, Took most of them out —>

    Mark, I do appreciate your concerns against the injustices perpetrated by the abuse of policies that may have in some way been applicable to certain circumstances once upon a time) .. and I mean truly personally appreciate the care and concern.

    I was personally subjected to some of that misapplication and over zealotry but am not bitter, only wiser.

    Nor did I globalize or generalize what went wrong.

    To hold up those words (RPF, Disconnection, etc.) is sort of like ripping the (protective) thorns off a beautiful rose, tossing the flower, and holding up the thorns only, saying “Look! look at what a rose really is!”

    So how could Martin Luther King not have appreciated LRH’s contributions and spirit? because he tended toward viewing whole issues and with fairness.

  17. “…a being is only as valuable as he can serve others.” – L. Ron Hubbard

    “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King

    “If you want to be great, wonderful…”
    TO SERVE, Dr. Martin Luther King

    • Veritas, Beautiful! Thanks for helping celebrate this day in a theta style only you are capable of.

    • Mark Chapt 10:
      42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
      44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.
      45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

    • Marty, you are a theta liberator. Life. 10 ✩ salute.

  18. Mark:

    The RPF — true story — old friend of mine was on the Apollo with LRH. He was one of many program chiefs (in charge of running orgs on a management level). After awhile, all the other program chiefs had gotten demoted, he was left with ALL the orgs — and tried his best. Finally he was RPFd. LRH saw him a few days later and asked — how are you doing? My friend answered fine, Sir. LRH said: good … I thought you could use a rest.

    RPF in the early days WAS a place to decompress, regroup, get some extra enhancement. It took a few weeks to do the program.

    Sea Org: early days this was a great idea. It worked. Those involved were productive and became the future executives and auditors in the world. A perfect training ground where you learned team work in an environment that you had to learn team work or have the ship sink or crash. It never did.

    Fair Game: Cancelled by LRH (reinstated by DM) – and badly misinterpreted. Used by others our modern day media does — with a gotcha attitude.

    Disconnection: Same as above

    Operation Freak Out — not familiar with this

    Operation Snow White — I think was what caused the FBI raids. I heard that when LRH was told of the raids – he looked at Mary Sue – shook his head and walked out of the room. I have always felt that he didn’t know about Operation Snow White.

    I never believed that he was omniscient and therefore was never certain what he was told about and what he wasn’t. He certainly didn’t see all the operations and directives that were ordered in and by the GO. That was a very close to the breast group and mostly at odds with the Sea Org — in my view.

    Just my answer

    WH

    • WH,
      Thankyou for this posting. I sense the same grace, expressed as love, from the soul, the heart, as Martin Luther King describes in this.

      I remember Quincy Jones describing a session he was on, with Stevie Wonder I think, or maybe Michael Jackson, and they were listening in the control room of the music studio and Quincy remarked ‘God is in the room’. God speaks through all the vias of material things, all the way to this day, when I hear Martin Luther King, even decades later. That grace is not limited by this material world. He is as alive today as he ever was and I’m thankful you are too.

      • Jim,

        Thank you. I can only aspire to have an ounce of the same grace and love that MLK had but it’s very kind of you to acknowledge a sense of grace from what I posted.

        I’m going to work to live up to that sense.

        Quincy Jones — quite the giant!! Did you know that his wife – mother of some of his children — Peggy Lipton was the sister of Kenny Lipton — long time SO member, now gone. I think Kenny went from CCLA to CMO and possibly to Gold.

        Last I heard he had gone to India — his sister Peggy did OT III — but left in mid 70’s and became a buddhist.

        I haven’t run into her 🙂

        WH

      • Jim,

        What you said was so sooth.

        Also it makes sense if you consider as well that time is just an arbitrary.

        The Memphis speech is one of MLK’s most monumental because he had plans to align the Civil Rights movement with the Antiwar movement. A coalition that the Military Industrial Complex was trying to prevent at all costs.

        Unfortunately, for them by killing him. They assured his immortality.

        Personally, I’d much rather he was still with us today in body, but we can take comfort in the fact that he still remains very much in spirit.

        Yes, God speaks to us on the via of the material.

    • Wow WH!

      Your example illustrates how *intention* is everything. The intention of how one is assigned RPF (or whatever correctional assist) is the 180 degree difference between doing so for Punishment (degradation, humiliation) vs. Justice (assistance, guidance, rightness).

      It’s also an example of how ideologies are not to blame, but the people who use or abuse them are responsible.

      Just love this first hand reality adjustment you wrote about RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force right?) from the source’s mouth –>

      “After awhile, all the other program chiefs had gotten demoted, he was left with ALL the orgs — and tried his best. Finally he was RPFd. LRH saw him a few days later and asked — how are you doing? My friend answered fine, Sir. LRH said: good … I thought you could use a rest.”

      My question to tyrants pretending to be liberators is “What part of Love and Freedom do you not understand?”

      • Also your account makes so much sense, WH!

        The intention of LRH was not to degrade or belittle. Everything he developed and gave humanity is screaming testimony that Hubbard did not fear free and thinking individuals. Anyone who has had a taste of the relief *knows* this, and that is why the unshakable admiration of Hubbard IMHO.

        Our favorite poets and artists who give us portals to all the best in ourselves, defying the illusions and brutalities of a world that would tell us that we are nothing and nobody. No one can ever take that away from us, no matter what they say about that artist…cut off an ear, drank absinthe, went mad, who cares?? Look what they gave us. We love them with a passion born out of gratitude and kindred love only a soul can feel.

      • Concerned Citizen

        I’m one of those; I feel I know and understand LRH, he is my friend.

        It is funny but recently I was listening to someone say how sometimes we look for someone to trust and forget to see that person that had been by our side all our life and helped us no matter what.

        My first thought was that no one there like that for me, then I realized, LRH has always helped me, never let me down, never once said, you may not improve your self or understand better because of what you said, did, thought, etc.
        LRH has stood by me unconditionally this life, always helping, always providing the exact right tool to pull my self up from some dark deep ditches and I care not what mistakes or human flaws he may have had.

        There just is nothing anyone can say that can ever tarnish my understanding, love, admiration, gratitude and loyalty to that man.

        He truly is my best friend

      • Concerned Citizen,

        On what you posted – DITTO!

  19. Love this: “work together children, don’t you get weary …” (from “We Shall Overcome” speech posted by CatDaddy)

    If you are authentic, if you keep your eye on the promise land, hold your head and heart up — you cannot experience burn out — your WINDHORSE increases and you can continue to ride the wind.

    WH

  20. Alexis de Tocqueville

    A beautiful tribute to man who was beyond amazing.

    “And that’s all this whole thing is about. We aren’t engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying that we are God’s children. And that we don’t have to live like we are forced to live.”

    That particular ilk of being that simply cannot rejoice in the great good fortune to have such a brilliant, decent man in their midst, but seek only to destroy him because “he’s a threat” just go on, it seems, screwing things up for for the larger part of us who believe in and seek justice and equality. I say enough.

    King also said:

    “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

    That resonates.

    Again, thank you for this wonderful diary.

    égalité!
    Alexis de Tocqueville

  21. I listened to his speech today for the 1st time, what a giant amongst men and courage beyond belief…my back is straightening….again…after having been beaten down, thank you MLK and Marty for tuning that in.

  22. WOW! I belive I am a Christian today!!!!

  23. Thanks to all of you who posted speeches from MLK. I’ve enjoyed hearing and reading them.

  24. My dear Veritas, Thank you, Thank you!

    You made MLK’s memory very special for me & many readers of this post.

    I am very honored to know you in person and admire you for what you give to this world with your love.

    You are doing exactly what MLK and LRH would do if they were still here with us.

    Thank you Marty & Mosey creating such a beautiful and loving family via your blog.

  25. His speech made me cry.

    He was a great Man and powerful speaker and a true Humanitarian.

    Alex

  26. Concerned Citizen

    I’m so grateful to be free enough to keep this company, and wise enough to understand the grace that it is to have these friends.

    I love these posts, I love the answers such as Veritas stories, the reasoning of people who truly understand LRH and Scientology. I realized somewhere along the line that the Church is increasingly on the hands of people who have no understanding of Scientology at all and definitely they don’t understand LRH.

    But here, here people generally understand both and it is more than refreshing, it is healing to find such a group.

    Thank you all.

  27. Thanks to all for this wonderful post and comments. MLK, LRH, Marty and all this group exemplifies KINDNESS. This is a quality that has taken years to strip from Scientology as a group and is now sorely missing. It is a quality MLK took to a far- reaching level and thanks to Marty for bringing him into the room and shining his light on us.

    (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Kindness is the act or the state of charitable behaviour to other people. It is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues, and is a recognized value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). It is considered to be one of the seven virtues, specifically the one of the Seven Contrary Virtues (direct opposites of the seven deadly sins) that is the direct opposite to envy[1].
    According to book two of Aristotle’s Rhetoric it is one of the emotions (see list of emotions), which is defined as being “helpfulness towards some one in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped”[2].
    Paul defines love as being `patient and kind…` (I Corinthians)

    The derivation of the word Kindness is from Kin – family. And that is what we are creating here. Thanks to all.

  28. Thought provoking

    “Bull Connor next would say, “Turn the fire hoses on.” And as I said to you the other night, Bull Connor didn’t know history. He knew a kind of physics that somehow didn’t relate to the transphysics that we knew about. And that was the fact that there was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out.” MLK

    Thanks for the photo Sinar. I can still hear their singing voices fill the air.

    Veritas and Theo, your words and references entered my heart and are a reflection of my own. Thank you for communicating.

    “To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness.” LRH

    One’s ability to observe is greatly lowered in the throes of suppression and degradation soon follows. One rapidly descends to a state of undeserving and and over time, accepts that injustices committed upon one were somehow justified. That is the state of many Scientology staff.

    Yet, simple concepts such as truth, forgiveness and love instantly blow apart that degradedness and instantly rekindle beingness and worthwhileness.

    These concepts are the fastest way that we can rehabilitate the subject of Scientology. We are doing it now and more and more Scientologists who have been off lines, lost or completely gone are starting to reach and communicate again.

    It is a powerful weapon!

  29. MJ, A very long time ago an old man told me never to marry for physical beauty, because looks fade, and not to marry for money because money comes and goes but to marry a woman with “infinite kindness”. I recalled that at my wedding when I was lucky enough to have found just such a woman.

    It is, without question, the secret to happiness in this universe.

  30. Dear friends here, you are the sparkle of my days. Marty & Mosey thank you!

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