There have been some questions of late about what my intentions are for this blog. These come from people that seem offended by my allowance of comments that question aspects of Scientology and my posts suggesting reading outside of Scientology. I think one huge impediment – if not the biggest of all – to people realizing the gains attainable from Scientology is the Org inclulcated false sense, even beingness, of “certainty.” It is an injection of the biggest barrier to learning – thinking one already knows. I see Scientologists being created who taste a bit of “Know About” on the Know to Mystery scale and buy into some bullshit that they have achieved KNOW. They have been denied achieving KNOW by learning how to talk the talk without ever learning to walk the walk. And therein lie some seeds that grow into what people on the outside perceive as a cult.
One does not achieve KNOW without passing through NOT KNOW. (Know to Mystery Scale)
NOT KNOW lies above CURIOSITY on the CDEI Scale.
NOT KNOW lies next to KNOWS ALL on the Scale of Postulates which is equivilent on that scale to Native State.
One goes from INTEREST through NOT-KNOW to arrive at KNOW on the Scale of Stuckness.
NOT KNOW is plotted at 30.0 or POSTULATES on the tone scale.
Those who are stably above 30.0 on the tone scale should really have no use for this blog.
But before you decide to tune out, did you know that all of the above has been available wisdom for upwards of 2,500 years?
These excerpts from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu on the subject of the importance of Not Know have been in print since about 500 B.C.
The Master leads; by emptying people’s minds
and filling their cores, by weakening their ambiton
and toughening their resolve.
He helps people lose everything they know,
everything they desire, and creates confusion
in those who think that they know…
…The ancient Masters
didn’t try to educate the people,
but kindly taught them to not-know.
When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.
When they know that they don’t know,
people can find their own way…
…Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
then you can move toward health…
…When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.