Scientology was based on many of the old teachings and its creator admits to this in his own writing. He just sought to refine it. Make it more intelligible and accessible.
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake would seem to be gratifying, but the presence of the implicate order in any field of knowledge is readily evident. All existence is limited or else it would be present solely as a potentiality spread throughout the implicate order.
Gnosis and knowledge are inextricable. Even science requires that in the absence of proof to the contrary we must rely on experience. Science cannot differentiate meaningfully between living matter and unliving matter. This contradiction must be logically addressed. So since life is evident to our senses, one is forced to presume the universality of life and likewise knowledge of life is knowledge of the universe.
Even recent cosmological research supports life as a wide spread factor. Everything is present and some principle manifests this presence. If you embrace the concept of species memory and the collective unconscious, there is a dynamic behind the living machine that transcends any individual instance and even cross species as the human genome project substantiates. Some debate it, but it is the best work currently available. Although this isn’t saying much.
If you allow for the nonlocality of the energies in the human body and their being subject to the zero point effect as much as anything else, then the body is not a closed system. Even bio-chemistry and physics don’t support that notion. The functions of the human body/mind can in no way be said to be self contained.
Even in the case of the ekpyrotic model of universal regeneration there is still an implied resonance, thus an implicate order that in all likelihood bridges the branes themselves. Thus zero point resonance may still exist as a super structural phenomenon. If you permit the phenomenon of quantum non locality, then in fact matter could be said to not be truly differentiated from the brane it exists on itself.
A constant super-structural singularity, thus supporting any seeming stability in any dependant systems. Thus Buddhist seek unity to find the one point of consciousness. Consciousness is the implicate order. Some say it breaks the laws of conservation of energy, but this breaks those laws how? That there is a baseline energy field breaks it? Just because it moves beyond the function of this system doesn’t mean it doesn’t make any sense.
Does this circle around to the topic of spiritual darkness and why to get up in the morning? In fact, yes. The singularity I speak of is the “mass” for lack of a better term that originates the branes. It is the origin of the singularities commonly referred to as cosmic strings. It is responsible for all temporal spatial fissioning and thus is the matrix of any probabilistic manifestation. Thus it is why on any day you wake in the morning rather than expiring in your sleep. There is nothing to blame because it isn’t volitional of itself and in any instance both potentials do actualize according to the needs of their individual systems.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.