We have a huge advantage in our philosophy because it is not built on uninspected belief or blind faith, as is the case in many other philosophies and beliefs.
LRH states very clearly in “Personal Integrity”, ABILITY MAGANZINE:
“What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you have lost that you have lost everything.”
And secondly this philosophy offers a great many tools for us to use in our daily lives to handle virtually any situation that may occur. This sets it apart from other practices, and as LRH would say: “A Scientologist is a different breed of cat!”
Let us take a look at some of the more basic tools we have at our disposal to handle life and situations that occur. In no particular order they are…
The techniques laid out in “Dianetics – Modern Science of Mental Health”
Such as Contact, Touch and Nerve Assists, plus many others.
A tool to work with when choosing people you wish to associate with in life.
The Codes of Scientology:
There a number of these, the most important being the CODE OF HONOR
Knowing and being able to apply the correct formulas for each condition as it occurs in life is vital to one’s success.
One’s personal growth and expansion utterly depends on your own ability to so expand out into all the rest of your Dynamics
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Without this vital tool one is at risk of being unable to make the most pro-survival decisions necessary to achieve one’s goals.
So often these are discarded once outside the course room, but your life depends upon their correct use in every situation you face at home and in life.
In future articles we will take a closer look at each of these in turn, but let’s start with probably the most basic tools of all:
The ARC Triangle and KRC Triangle.
You are probably very familiar with the symbol that LRH adopted for the whole subject –
The symbol of the two triangles with the S intertwined – It appears over and over again on various publications on the philosophy.
Everyone is thoroughly briefed on the lower triangle – the ARC Triangle – as a first entry point into the subject but often little emphasis is placed on the other triangle and so it is frequently neglected and not fully understood yet both are totally interdependent, hence the intertwined “S”.
So let’s take a further look at this.
The understanding and use of this triangle is essential in our daily life if we wish to have happy interrelationships in our personal, business and social lives. All too often in times of stress we forget this basic tool and let our emotions get the better of us. Cutting communication never works – it only allows both parties to fester, becoming increasingly intense or worse as they build up more charge between them. As Ron says:
The easiest corner to improve is communication: improving one’s ability to communicate raises at the same time his affinity for others and life, as well as expands the scope of his agreements. This triangle is a symbol of the fact that affinity, reality, and communication act together as a whole entity and that one of them cannot be considered unless the other two are also taken into account. (Notes On The Lectures, p. 20) ARCU,
“When communication starts failing the affinity starts dropping. People have secrets from each other and the affinity starts out the bottom.” –
(PROBLEMS OF WORK)
“A thetan is as well off as he can communicate, and he’s no better off than that.”
It is vital to work with all points of (A)ffinity – (R)eality and (C)ommunication if harmonious Understanding is to be achieved.
“Understanding is the universal solvent. It washes away everything.” –
(Gradients and Understanding, THE AUDITOR 24)
“The only richness there is; is understanding.” – SCIENTOLOGY 8-08008
So now let’s examine how the KRC Triangle works and how it connects with the above
When used in the same manner as the ARC Triangle, you will increase your ability wherever you gain sufficient Knowledge to enable you to take full Responsibility unto yourself and then execute complete Control over your chosen area.
KRC TRIANGLE, the upper triangle in the Scientology symbol. The points are K for knowledge, R for responsibility, and C for control. It is difficult to be responsible for something or control something unless you have knowledge of it. It is folly to try to control something or even know something without responsibility. It is hard to fully know something or be responsible for something over which you have no control, otherwise the result can be an ‘overwhelm’. Little by little one can make anything go right by: increasing KNOWLEDGE on all dynamics, increasing RESPONSIBILITY on all dynamics, increasing CONTROL on all dynamics. (HCO PL 18 Feb 72)
“Insecurity exists in the absence of Knowledge.” – (PROBLMS OF WORK”)
Just as the buildup of ARC brings about Understanding as a product, so KRC will build up your own Power in that area.
“Knowledge is certainty; Knowledge is not data.” – (NEW SLANT ON LIFE)
And so by gaining Understanding through the use of ARC you now have more Knowledge to be able to increase your willingness to accept and take Responsibility because now you know that you can Control the area of which you are now in POWER.
“Life in its highest state is Understanding.” – (DIANETICS ’55)