A gradient is simply a little bit more, added to a little bit more, until you get a whole range from a small amount to a large amount.
ref: LRH tape lecture 5704C14A – LCNRH-10 – The Reality Scale and the Effect Scale
Scientology Does Not Teach
Scientology, of all the sciences, does not teach you, it only reminds you for the information was yours in the first place. It is not only the science of life but it is an account of what you were doing before you forgot what you were doing.
— Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought “Chapter 8”
Life and Survival
Life is an interdependent, cooperative effort. Each and every living organism has a part to play in the Survival of other organisms.
When it comes to a thinking mind such as Man’s, the organism must be able to act independently for its own Survival and the Survival of others. In order to accomplish these Survivals, however, a mind has to be able to realize solutions which are optimum not only for self but for all other things concerned in its Survival.
— Self Analysis “Chapter Four”
Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And yet every man, before he can be a true friend to the world must first become a friend to himself.
— Self Analysis “Chapter One”
On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.
— New Slant on Life, chapter “Honest People Have Rights Too.”
To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.
— Essay “What is Greatness?” 1966
Affinity in Essence
Affinity is never identification, nor does it go quite so far as empathy. You remain very much yourself when you have affinity for something but you also feel the essence of the thing for which you have affinity. You remain yourself and, yet, you draw closer to the object for which you have affinity. It is not a binding quality.
There are no strings attached when affinity is given. To the receiver it carries no duties and no responsibilities. It is pure, easy and natural and flows out from you as easily as sunlight flows from the sun.
— Dianetic Auditor’s Bulletin Vol 1, No 8 | Feb 1951 “The Theory of Affinity, Reality and Communication”
Motto of Unwillingness
Now and then a thetan surprises himself half out of his own wits by failing to monitor his own ability. He does something fantastic, like picks an automobile up and turns it around, or does something you know? Just boom! You know? He’ll say, “What did I do that for?” He’s always able to do this, but he’s not willing to.
Well, “it’d spoil the game” is the motto of unwillingness. “It’d spoil the game.” Therefore, there must be some series of decisions in a preclear concerning the liabilities and consequences of the demonstration of ability which mount up to an unwillingness to demonstrate it along certain lines. And there’s another consideration that “it must appear difficult to others if one accomplishes something, since it is never appreciated unless it is difficult.”
— Lecture 5701C24A 16ACC-16 AUDITING TECHNIQUES: ALTERING CASES
Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear; lies are told because one is afraid of the consequences should one tell the truth; thus, the liar is inevitably a coward, the coward is inevitably a liar.
— Science of Survival, “Chapter Twenty-One | Column S”