Daily Archives: February 9, 2010

Why case gain is hard to come by in C of M

LRH from the State of Man lectures, January 1960, Washington D.C.:

An auditor-preclear situation is a third dynamic situation. That’s a third dynamic situation. And clearing a person starts right there in that auditing session. Now, any HCA can tell you better than I can — I think the number of the Auditor’s Code is 9, though, isn’t it? Isn’t that it? Whichever one it is. It’s “two-way comm must be established.” It’s a breach of the Auditor’s Code actually. We’ve had it with us for years. But what did this mean?

Well, this meant, essentially, that the preclear had to be willing to talk to the auditor. Well now, several things have to be guaranteed before this takes place. And one of the things that has to be guaranteed is that the preclear has some security in talking to the auditor that the information will not be falsely used. Isn’t that right?

audience: Yes.

So this leaves us with an organizational responsibility heavier and bigger than we have ever had in the past.  We’ve now got to go all out and make sure that a certificate means, wherever it is to be found, that confidence can be reposed in the person as a confidant. Isn’t that right?

audience: Yes.

That organizationally, the information passing over organizational channels and so forth is inviolate — we have to be able to guarantee that, right?

audience: Yes.

–  2 January 1960 Why People Don’t Like You

The greatest overt act in the world is making other people guilty of overt acts. That is the greatest overt act in the world — about which more later. So don’t think at this moment that I’m trying to make you guilty of over acts! The only thing I’m trying to do to you is get you to Clear!  That’s all I’ve got in mind. And that’s why no resistance, no attack for ten years has been able to get anywhere on Dianetics and Scientology. Because basically, as far as the subject is concerned, there was nothing to hide. That’s why we’re still alive.

— Responsibility, 1 January 1960

He has no responsibility on any dynamic for anything. Therefore it’s doesn’t matter what he does, and any stimuli gets any response. And there’s a gold fountain pen lying there and it just leaps of its own accord into his pocket. And there’s a car there with a key in the ignition and obviously key in the ignition means drive the car; he just drives it.

Now look, this fellow got there from punishment. And you in Scientology have been absolutely right: Punishment never got anybody anyplace. He got there because of enforced withholds, and these enforced withholds wound up eventually into putting every action he did on total automatic, and putting every action on total automatic, then there is no such thing as right or wrong or criminal or good or anything else. He becomes an automatic mechanism which just robots through life doing criminal actions. And you’re going to punish this man? You’re going to punish him into being good?

— Overts and Withholds, 1 January 1960