HONESTY and CASE GAINS: What it is really keeping you from advancing?

IMPORTANT NOTE: the intent of the below post on FB was not to criticize Mr. Hubbard or any other philosopher. It was prompted by a deep desire to awaken those who have been trapped by the many false data imparted to them during their affiliation with Scientology and Scientologists.
L.Ron Hubbard was obviously a very bright man. He has studied his lot very throughly. During and after his research, he was able to compile a new path with the information (data as well as pre-existing processes and techniques) he found useful, from other sources. Remember he was a very good lecturer and a master in hypnosis.
If you have been in ‘Scientology’ for years, but haven’t advanced, it is time for you to think that, may be, Scientology as Hubbard lay it down, is not your gradient or right approach. 

As Hubbard stated in many ways ‘the right item, when found, removes any barrier… (money, time, etc…)

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FB post May 2018
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Studying Scientology for my last 35 years has been something I would never exchange for anything in the world. Class 4, Class 5, Class 6 (SHSBC), C/S courses and Internships, green and red volumes and all the rest.
I was also lucky enough to be pushed out from the Church of $cientology and to be outcast from the independents…
I found myself free to research.
Studying others spiritual groups with the basics of scientology under my belt gave me a much deeper understanding of things.
The Start-Change-Stop as practiced by Gurdjieff goes much deeper than the one delivered by the Church, and so Castaneda’s recapitulation it is a much more effective type of Self Analysis and in a way of Engram’s running. 
Unfortunately, Hubbard never gave specific credit to the sources of his discovery, beyond a loose indication to the Veda, Buddhist and at times names not that significant to a searcher. (Generalities).
So, if you need to find your path you have to came off the pc chair idea, roll up your sleeves and dig.
I promise you, even if you will discard 99% of the data you find, it is worth it.
Much of the information, believe it or not, are not assimilated by the printed words, but by the knowingness left on higher frequencies; by entering the cloud of knowledge of higher planes.
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Scientology is just a way, one step of a path, of the very many paths that could lead you to spiritual freedom.
Hubbard original intent to familiarize ones with the material world (illusionary world) by studying its physical laws and finding oneself, so that they could than move past the necessity to have material power or a material body (assumed-identity and mis-ownership), was never completed.
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As many mystics warned, the average men get stuck on fear, power and knowledge.
 (Fear, Clarity, Power, & Old Age: THESE ARE THE FOUR NATURAL ENEMIES OF A PERSON OF KNOWLEDGE – The teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda)
Because of that, Scientology, has become a real implant. Listen to people “successes”. The very majority talk about their power (OT levels, L’s) to control and affect this illusionary universe and other beings).
Remote viewing, ESP, the ability to materialize matter or control others are all human gains. A spirit is part of this illusion.
Please do re-read the definition of a static.
The Vedas, Castaneda and many other spiritual philosophies (a step above their teachings to the masses) all warn you about the danger of wanting “Human power”.
Scientology is not the only way out.
Actually, if not taken for what it is; a step, it doesn’t take you out at all, and when practiced as THE one and only, makes humans more human, beefs-up the mind(s) (ego), fixes valances.
An inorganic being, a spirit, still is made of particles, energy… it hasn’t gone very far at all.
 I made a point to publish quotes on my Facebook page adding the exact reference to give a chance to the hungry searchers/seekers to find ways to their right path.
Even if I’m fully aware, many will interpret my posts as challenge, and will see attacks and war where is not, I know the right people will get the point of it. And for those I write.
“Only a Fool Fights in a Burning House.” (Klingon Proverb)
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REFERENCES:
Autobiography of a Yogi – by Paramhansa Yogananda – First edition 1946
“I realized that Master would never display his powers when challenged, or for a triviality.”  page 126
Excerpts from “The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge” by Carlos Castaneda
The four Natural Enemies of a Man of Knowledge Saturday, April 8th, 1962)

“When a man starts to learn, he is never clear about his objectives. His purpose is faulty; his intent is vague. He hopes for rewards that will never materialize, for he knows nothing of the hardships of learning. “He slowly begins to learn… bit by bit at first, then in big chunks. And his thoughts soon clash. What he learns is never what he pictured, or imagined, and so he begins to be afraid. Learning is never what one expects. Every step of learning is a new task, and the fear the man is experiencing begins to mount mercilessly, unyieldingly. His purpose becomes a battlefield.

“And thus he has tumbled upon the first of his natural enemies: Fear!

A terrible enemy… treacherous, and difficult to overcome. It remains concealed at every turn of the way, prowling… waiting. And if the man, terrified in its presence, runs away, his enemy will have put an end to his quest.”
“What will happen to the man if he runs away in fear?”
“Nothing happens to him except that he will never learn. He will never become a man of knowledge. He will perhaps be a bully or a harmless, scared man; at any rate, he will be a defeated man. His first enemy will have put an end to his cravings.”
“And what can he do to overcome fear?”
“The answer is very simple. He must not run away. He must defy his fear, and in spite of it he must take the next step in learning, and the next, and the next. He must be fully afraid, and yet he must not stop. That is the rule! And a moment will come when his first enemy retreats. The man begins to feel sure of himself. His intent becomes stronger. Learning is no longer a terrifying task. “When this joyful moment comes, the man can say without hesitation that he has defeated his first natural enemy.”

“Does it happen at once, don Juan, or little by little?”
“It happens little by little, and yet the fear is vanquished suddenly and fast.”
“But won’t the man be afraid again if something new happens to him?”
“No. Once a man has vanquished fear, he is free from it for the rest of his life because, instead of fear, he has acquired clarity… a clarity of mind which erases fear. By then a man knows his desires; he knows how to satisfy those desires. He can anticipate the new steps of learning, and a sharp clarity surrounds everything. The man feels that nothing is concealed.

“And thus he has encountered his second enemy: Clarity!

That clarity of mind, which is so hard to obtain, dispels fear, but also blinds. “It forces the man never to doubt himself. It gives him the assurance he can do anything he pleases, for he sees clearly into everything. And he is courageous because he is clear, and he stops at nothing because he is clear. But all that is a mistake; it is like something incomplete. If the man yields to this make-believe power, he has succumbed to his second enemy and will fumble with learning. He will rush when he should be patient, or he will be patient when he should rush. And he will fumble with learning until he winds up incapable of learning anything more.”

“What becomes of a man who is defeated in that way, don Juan? Does he die as a result?”
“No, he doesn’t die. His second enemy has just stopped him cold from trying to become a man of knowledge; instead, the man may turn into a buoyant warrior, or a clown. Yet the clarity for which he has paid so dearly will never change to darkness and fear again. He will be clear as long as he lives, but he will no longer learn, or yearn for, anything.”

“But what does he have to do to avoid being defeated?”
“He must do what he did with fear: he must defy his clarity and use it only to see, and wait patiently and measure carefully before taking new steps; he must think, above all, that his clarity is almost a mistake. And a moment will come when he will understand that his clarity was only a point before his eyes. And thus he will have overcome his second enemy, and will arrive at a position where nothing can harm him any more. This will not be a mistake. It will not be only a point before his eyes. It will be true power. “He will know at this point that the power he has been pursuing for so long is finally his. He can do with it whatever he pleases. His ally is at his command. His wish is the rule. He sees all that is around him.

But he has also come across his third enemy: Power!

“Power is the strongest of all enemies. And naturally the easiest thing to do is to give in; after all, the man is truly invincible. He commands; he begins by taking calculated risks, and ends in making rules, because he is a master. “A man at this stage hardly notices his third enemy closing in on him. And suddenly, without knowing, he will certainly have lost the battle. His enemy will have turned him into a cruel, capricious man.”

“Will he lose his power?”
“No, he will never lose his clarity or his power.”
“What then will distinguish him from a man of knowledge?”
“A man who is defeated by power dies without really knowing how to handle it. Power is only a burden upon his fate. Such a man has no command over himself, and cannot tell when or how to use his power.”
“Is the defeat by any of these enemies a final defeat?”
“Of course it is final. Once one of these enemies overpowers a man there is nothing he can do.”
“Is it possible, for instance, that the man who is defeated by power may see his error and mend his ways?”
“No. Once a man gives in he is through.”

“But what if he is temporarily blinded by power, and then refuses it?”
“That means his battle is still on. That means he is still trying to become a man of knowledge. A man is defeated only when he no longer tries, and abandons himself.”
“But then, don Juan, it is possible that a man may abandon himself to fear for years, but finally conquer it?”
“No, that is not true. If he gives in to fear he will never conquer it, because he will shy away from learning and never try again. But if he tries to learn for years in the midst of his fear, he will eventually conquer it because he will never have really abandoned himself to it.”

“How can he defeat his third enemy, don Juan?”
“He has to defy it, deliberately. He has to come to realize the power he has seemingly conquered is in reality never his. He must keep himself in line at all times, handling carefully and faithfully all that he has learned. If he can see that clarity and power, without his control over himself, are worse than mistakes, he will reach a point where everything is held in check. He will know then when and how to use his power. And thus he will have defeated his third enemy.

“The man will be, by then, at the end of his journey of learning… and almost without warning he will come upon the last of his enemies: Old age!

This enemy is the cruelest of all, the one he won’t be able to defeat completely, but only fight away. “This is the time when a man has no more fears, no more impatient clarity of mind… a time when all his power is in check, but also the time when he has an unyielding desire to rest. If he gives in totally to his desire to lie down and forget, if he soothes himself in tiredness, he will have lost his last round, and his enemy will cut him down into a feeble old creature. His desire to retreat will overrule all his clarity, his power, and his knowledge.

“But if the man sloughs off his tiredness, and lives his fate through, he can then be called a man of knowledge, if only for the brief moment when he succeeds in fighting off his last, invincible enemy. That moment of clarity, power, and knowledge is enough.”

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Sri Yukteswar was both a swami and a yogi. A swami, formally a monk by virtue of his connection with the ancient order, is not always a yogi. Anyone who practices a scientific technique of Godcontact is a yogi; he may be either married or unmarried, either a worldly man or one of formal religious ties.
A swami may conceivably follow only the path of dry reasoning, of cold renunciation; but a yogi engages himself in a definite, step-by-step procedure by which the body and mind are disciplined, and the soul liberated. Taking nothing for granted on emotional grounds, or by faith, a yogi practices a thoroughly tested series of exercises which were first mapped out by the early rishis.
Yoga has produced, in every age of India, men who became truly free, truly Yogi-Christs.
Like any other science, yoga is applicable to people of every clime and time. The theory advanced by certain ignorant writers that yoga is “unsuitable for Westerners” is wholly false, and has lamentably prevented many sincere students from seeking its manifold blessings. Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun. So long as man possesses a mind with its restless thoughts, so long will there be a universal need for yoga or control.
Autobiography-of-a-Yogi-by-Paramahansa-Yogananda
Page 176
https://www.holybooks.com/wp- content/uploads/Autobiography-of-a-Yogi-by-Paramahansa-Yogananda.pdf
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