Man Standing at Lake

Making Postulates

“Postulates are the most senior things there are. No set of agreements are senior to postulates. Individual postulates are always senior to any pattern of agreements. Any mechanical pattern is always junior.  So therefore we say all you’d have to do is just get somebody to change his mind and he’d be all right. …

“You can just drill him into making independent postulates, and postulating things, on and on and on and on and on, until he will discover that he can be cause regardless of where he is or what he is. And at that moment he escapes into some freedom.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Universes delivered on 30 March 1954. This can be found in the 5th American ACC lectures.

Cornfield

Giving Advice

“What stops people advising? Because the advice they give is never followed. But your advice in this wise would always be followed. …

“You could actually sit down and prove to a whole group that it is possible to get better. You can make them write it on a sheet of paper. … ‘Write down on a piece of paper, now, a short list of problems that you think are wrong with your life—the problems you have in your life. Just write this short list down’ and so forth. ‘All right, which one of those is the easiest for you to confront?’ and so forth. ‘Now write that down, see? All right, now, now, write down what you absolutely know for sure you could do about that last one you have just written down. All right, write that down. Now you see what you’ve written down at the bottom of this page? Do it!’

“They say, ‘My God, this fellow is reading minds! The guy is a genius! How’d he know I could do that?’ It’s quite fascinating, you see? …

“There are ways and means of handling these things. I’ve given you the most elementary material there is on it.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Summary II: Scientology Zero delivered on 25 September 1963. This can be found in the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course lectures.

Man Diving

Move Young

“You would be surprised that age mirrors itself in a person’s motions. You see that? And everybody has got such a set idea about sitting still and the big goal of sitting still—‘If I sit still enough, they won’t bother me’ or something like that—that they forget that what communicates is motion. And where there is no motion, there’s no communication. And so, age is communicated by action. And if you want to appear young, move young.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture Competence of Prediction, Demonstration (Continued) delivered on 13 January 1954. This can be found in the 3rd American ACC Lectures lectures.

Wood Pile

Putting Order Into It

“There’s no surer guarantee of getting into a confusion than resisting one and saying, ‘Oh, that confusion is terribly bad!’

“Now, I talked a little bit earlier today about confusion and I said you keep putting order into it and it works out. …

“It isn’t that I won’t fight. As a matter of fact, engaged solely as sport, I think fighting is fun. Just as a sport. But as a dedicated effort, it’s silly! It’s just silly. It never solves anything. Meeting violence with violence to solve a problem never solves anything.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Excerpted from the lecture The Future of Scientology & The Western Civilization delivered on 19 October 1958. This can be found in the London Clearing Congress lectures.

Sparkler

New Year’s Message

“Forgive me for not celebrating with you tonight. My own celebration will be when my job of creating this space for you is complete. Last year we said ‘We’re moving in.’ This year we are saying ‘We’re here, we’re in and we’re making it!’

“This was the year we made Scientology familiar to the broad public of the world. And we delivered Scientology tech in the greatest abundance ever. This is the year you will bring with certainty of purpose, sanity and freedom to all mankind.

“Are you with me?”

— L. Ron Hubbard

Happy New Year from Bridge Publications! Excerpted from an LRH message to staff issued on 1 January 1976.