Help is a tricky subject. Help has a really bad name on this Planet …. For many help equals betrayal. For us as Scientologists you will agree that there is no greater reward than helping another, with the Tech, to change a condition in their lives for the better.
Ron has written and spoken a great deal on the subject of “HELP”.
Here is apiece from “How Help Became Betrayal” …
“…This IS the idea which blocked our way in our sincere intention to make men free. This is how we have caught it in the press and, some of us, from our dearest friends and relatives.
“We have been confused. But so is man. Man is still confused. We are not. By studying and knowing our data on this, the ‘wall’ will go ‘poof.’ “Any psychosis, neurosis or illness is fragile, no matter how fierce it seems. These can only thrive in lies.
“Now, what will happen to the barriers we have had when they are hit by truth?
“I give us … two decades to a large proportion of Earth cleared. That’s my idea of it now.
“So learn to handle HELP. Get cleared on it in co-auditing or in the HGC. Learn a dozen ways to discuss it so as to break down the barricade of ‘disinterest’ (which is really fear) and get the show on the road.
“Help is NOT injurious. Help is NOT the best way to hurt.
“Help is just help. Let’s flatten it until we’ll always know it and never forget it again, and learn adroitly to collapse the help psychosis in others by talk alone.
“We have bought our own freedom to help. “Use it.”
RON HUBBARD, Founder “How Help Became Betrayal” HCOB 19 May 1960, Tech Vol V, Page 390-391
“What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. These are all that are important. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth and that’s all. A bank account can assist one to help but where it ceases to do that it becomes useless.”
Ron Hubbard – Excerpted from the lecture The Genus of Dianetics and Scientology delivered on 31 December 1960.
Helping others brings its own rewards and dangers. Insisting on helping a child or adult can be seen, by the child or adult, as a bypass and invalidation of their willingness to do something the way they want to do it. Help needs to be understood in all its aspects.
Obsessive help or obsessive being helped, alike, arrive in an entrapment.
“Now, the method of trapping somebody is not this: Get his agreement to be loyal, get his agreement to be part of something, get him to join up one way or the other for the good cause and then hit him over the head in some electric machine or something. That’s not a method of entrapment.
“It is used, but it is subordinate to this one: Help him, help him, help him, help him; then get him to help and help and help until he totally loses sight of what he is helping and why and who is helping him and for what.
“There is nothing whatever wrong with help, nothing at all wrong with it, until it becomes “unknowing”. Now, you could say that there’s nothing wrong with anything until it is ducked out of sight into a reactive computation. It is that thing which is out of sight and unknown which is aberrative.”
Ron Hubbard – 5807C14 “Opening Lecture” The First Postulate (20th American Advanced Clinical Course Lectures) Tape #1
Here is a very workable tip from Ron, well worth practicing …
“And usually, if somebody’s just asking for information, why, let it go at that; but if they’re asking for help and so forth, I always give them something to do – not only give them a piece of information, or an insight into it if I possibly can, but I always give them something to do too, you know? And you’d be surprised how workable this type of an approach is.”
LRH, “Study: Evaluation of Information”, Student Hat Course A lecture given on 11 August 1964, from the Study Tapes. Page 6