Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 23 March
Document title: Review of Dianetics, Scientology and Para-Dianetics/Scientology
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: London Spring Lectures
Document ID: SPRL-01
Description: Hubbard talks about how to handle a bully (by being one.)
Now, we find out that in order to master these eight dynamics you’ve got to be willing to be them. Well, if you’re not willing to be the sixth dynamic you’re not going to have anything but trouble from here on out.
You’re afraid you’re going to be MEST, that’s the bad stuff: MEST. It kicks your shins in, it doesn’t think, it’s stupid, it lies around in your road, it falls on top of you, it kills your friends, it smashes your car-that’s MEST, that stuff, and it’s very bad. Everybody knows that’s real bad. Everybody knows that in order to get out of this universe you’ve got to abandon materialism.
Everybody knows you can’t use MEST and get anyplace. Why, the mystics have been teaching that for thousands and thousands and thousands of years and they’re all still here. They just abandon, then, the sixth dynamic–MEST–and they say, “No MEST, no. No we– that’s the one thing we can’t be.”
Well, look in your Axioms and you will find the definition of randomity. An awful lot of people get worried and upset about randomity. Randomity has nothing to do with but this: Up to one moment I have responsibility for everything there is across all the eight dynamics and feel in perfect conversance with this whole eight dynamics and now all of a sudden I am going to say, “Half of these are my enemy.” That’s randomity that ensues. It’s a contest.
Randomity. It’s that which a person does to achieve motion. That’s what randomity is–random factors. He gets no thought, he gets no action, he gets nothing unless he has taken his fingers off the control of 50 percent.
And sure enough, we find man has at the absolute maximum one quarter of the dynamics at his disposal in the Western cultures of today: one quarter of the dynamics.
Look how this is. The first four have to do mostly with man, the species which he is or the being which he is. Mind you, those first four also apply to a thetan. They are the being that he happens to be at the moment. All right. Now, let’s select out 50 percent of the first four, pong! And let’s say, “No, we’re not responsible for any of those and we’re not going to regulate any action of those and we’re just going to turn our backs on them.” That’s bad, isn’t it? That– “Fifty percent of the first four dynamics are bad. Let’s just shove those off and say that’s that.” Boy, is he going to get action from there on, in himself, in sex, in children, in every group he enters, in the species.
Where? Why? Well, he says, “Half of me is bad. I have an unconscious mind that is always bidding me to do horrible things and there’s a treachery going on inside myself all the time that I have to fight and combat and restrain myself. Hmm.” There goes the first dynamic. Poom!
Sex is evil and we must hide it. There goes the second dynamic. Poom!
Children are expensive and sometimes very embarrassing if they come at the wrong time. Poom! There goes the second.
Half of this group is trying to undermine the other half of this group and we just know that that is … Poom! There goes the third dynamic.
And half of man is trying to kill half of man because they engage in wars all the time. There goes half of the fourth dynamic. And this leaves a fellow with where? Oh, brother! Because man is not permitted to be the last four dynamics.
And you understand that beingness and controlling things are the same thing, in essence. The real nice, smooth way to control anything is simply be it. And a person who cannot be something cannot control it.
You think you control things with your voice, maybe, or a stick or an electric light switch. That’s a silly way to go about controlling things. That’s very silly.
You think some bully walks down the street and starts to sock you in the eye, or something of the sort, that you should immediately counter with your what? Your arms and hit the bully back. Well, that’s just about as silly as you can get. There’s 50 percent of those present fighting 50 percent of those present on both sides and nothing will ensue but some bruises.
What’s the right way to handle this? Well, you don’t want to be a bully, you know you can’t be a bully. You’re not supposed to bully people. Well, therefore, you couldn’t be a bully so you get beat up by bullies. Isn’t that simple?
What do you do? How do you keep a bully from beating you up? Well, you just walk around behind him and you say, “Gee, I really love that guy. I really love that guy, pop-pap-pop!” That’s all. What’s he do? He says, “Hmm.” No randomity.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 23 March). Review of Dianetics, Scientology and Para-Dianetics/Scientology. London Spring Lectures, (SPRL-01). Lecture conducted from London.