Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1957, 1 August
Document title: Thinnies
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Eighteenth American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Washington, D.C.
Document ID: 5708C01
Description: Hubbard identifies the source or cause of conscience, guilt, and restraint.
And somebody talks about karma. They’re talking about—without knowing what they were talking about—this series of pictures retained by the mind. All the pain and agony of yesterday can be carried in this mind and can be turned on again against the individual. This mind may have use. Who knows? But for sure it has liability. It has kickback. It is a sort of a trap. An individual is never free of his acts of yesterday. Well, maybe this is desirable in the other fellow but it’s not too desirable in you, is it? Retribution, the mind, conscience, guilt, restraint.