Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1955, 23 August
Document title: Axiom 53: The Axiom Of The Stable Datum
Document type: lecture
Event: Academy Lecture Series/Conquest of Chaos
Location: Washington, DC
Document ID: CofC-02
Description: Hubbard claims the basic principle of existence, the Rosicrucian secret of this universe, is Survive.
But if we had this as the stable datum forever and if we all believed it implicitly that we were all equal and we all had the same stable data, we’d all go nuts! We’d get 1984 for sure, because nobody eventually would understand anybody else, unless you had the two basic, stable data on which the whole human race operates. Now, if you had that you would have what has been called in Rosicrucianism (which doesn’t know these data), which has been called in various tomes (which should be in tombs) the secret of this universe.
One of them appeared in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health: The basic principle of existence is survive. That’s one stable datum which life holds in common. But before the year was out I had the other one and never stressed it very much because we didn’t have Axiom 53 and that is this: The basic principle of existence is survive or succumb. Two stable data.
They’re the two basic decisions of this universe: survive, succumb. And those are the two stable data and that is why somebody could read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health – living in – he’s lying in a hospital bed, he’s living in misery and pain and he reads Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science or something like that and he all of a sudden says, “Hey! Wait! This – bang!” and he gets up and he’s not sick anymore. Magic! Pure magic! It really is one of the two stable data.
Now, the other stable datum, tiny bit less magnitude, is succumb, see?
Just those two. Now those are the two data on which life aligns itself and any misalignment with those two data will result in aberration. And all other stable data are some form of one or the other of these two stable data.
Hubbard, L. R. (1955, 23 August). Axiom 53: The Axiom Of The Stable Datum. Academy Lecture Series/Conquest of Chaos, (CofC-02). Lecture conducted from Washington, DC.