Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1963, 9 July
Document title: The Free Being
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-309
Description: Hubbard is discussing the long term degradation of an Operating Thetan, to the point where he finds himself in a meat body civilization; says there were OTs walking around on this planet five hundred years ago; gives some examples of the types of things OTs can do to planets; discusses a war of intelligence vs. force; makes a remark about a pathetic OT sitting on the steps of the Vatican claiming that God would protect him.
And what we’re doing, actually, so you won’t be in the dark, is we’re closing out a very long cycle, of a long, losing cycle – tremendous length – of the OT. The cycle of loss, of the OT.
And a being, now, had come to a point where he believed – and couldn’t do otherwise – the only safe place to be was in one of these meat – body civilizations, complete with airplanes, and that that was the more or less winning side of the ledger, and there was no real possibility of being free of that economic duress, be these two – bit games, these accelerated aberrative conditions, as they march forward. There was no going and sitting on a mountaintop quietly for a few thousand years and catching your breath. The fight had been lost, in other words. In other words, a strata and quality and character of life had been lost. That is a defeat.
You don’t see any OTs walking around right now. Well, it’s very peculiar that they reach almost to modern times – almost to modern times. As you audit pcs, you’ll be quite surprised now and then to find one that was OT, five hundred years ago.
You look on this normally as something that occurred on the very, very far backtrack, something that occurred in the dimmest beginnings of history, but in actual fact, this is not true at all. These reach right up practically to present time, but losing all the way.
There was no method of retaining and maintaining a stability.
The condition of OT in this universe became looked upon as highly dangerous and highly unstable. You could stand around an airfield batting the airplanes down as fast as they rose, you know, and so they couldn’t serve as theta traps1 and all this sort of thing – and walking all over the buildings and that sort of thing. And the next thing you know, a sleep light was going and somebody was saying, “Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Create. Be solid.” And it was a losing war. And a very interestingly losing war, because it was lost by the most powerful. That’s what’s peculiar about this war.
Any one of you within a relatively few hundred trillion years, probably could have taken this planet and touched the north pole lightly and that would have been that. You’d probably even show me the proper stance you would use to slow a planet down, as well as to take one, throw it out into the freezing dark and put it back on its orbit again without any meat bodies to clutter it up. Interesting study: How do you knock off all life on a planet but trees and plants?
Just how do you pull an air cover?
Well, these are studies of the greatest magnitude – the greatest magnitude possible of force.
There has not been any force wanting, at all.
And eventually here you sit, and what are you doing here? Well, what you are doing here is you’re in a meat body, and you see the airplanes flying around overhead, and you realize that the continuous association with a meat body is just a continuous concatenation of collecting engrams like mad and keying in things like crazy and it is the downward spiral with accelerated jets behind it.
What made that condition? How come this took place?
Well, all battles are won by a combination of two elements, and these are force and intelligence. And given enough force, of course, there is no opposing side – everybody hopes. The United States, in World War II eventually got up to the idea of a small task force had to practically raise the level of water of the Pacific Ocean before they would make an attack.
Tremendous – tremendous force. Tremendous force.
And, of course, you take something like an atomic bomb that can obliterate an entire country, that is tremendous, tremendous force. And it succeeds in short – term wins – short – term wins.
And that is all you ever get from tremendous force, is a short – term win, never a long – term win. Never.
The long – term win is achieved by a balance between force and intelligence. Now, intelligence alone in active action is not enough. The wise men of Tibet, were just a few years ago driven out of their mountain fortresses by the dumbest infantrymen the world has known for some time. Isn’t that interesting They were infinitely wise, and their infinite wisdom brought them total defeat.
So, when you take these two elements, if you are sometime trying to solve the problem of whether you did right or whether you did wrong, take these two elements and look them over in relationship to what you did, and you’ll find out that there is an imbalance in any defeat.
There was an imbalance of intelligence and force, and these two things were out of gear. You’re either using all force and practically grasshopper – intelligence or you’re using monumental intelligence and saying “God will protect me,” forgetting at the same time that you were the only god around to do any protecting.
It is sort of pathetic, this OT sitting down on the Vatican steps saying, “God will protect me,” when he may very well have started the whole myth. Where does he think he still is?
Hubbard, L. R. (1963, 9 July). The Free Being. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-309). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex.