I stand neither in agreement nor opposition to the professed principles of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard is the founder, and he did extensive research into world cultures, beliefs, religious experience in general, and he noticed that there is a common thread in all these efforts, all these creeds and bodies of practice. He was by no means a fool though his work in the field of spirituality was more of an effort to glean insight. I didn’t find his thinking on spiritual matters especially novel.
“You may have been taught that the mind (the spirit, the brain) is a very difficult thing to know about. This is the first principle of Scientology: It is possible to know about the mind, the spirit and life.” L. Ron Hubbard (American Science-fiction Writer, Novelist and Founder of Scientology; 1911-1986)
“To say that I have found the answer to all riddles of the soul would be inaccurate and presumptuous. [But] in the knowledge I have developed there must lie the answers to that riddle, to that enigma, to that problem – the human soul – for under my hands and others, was seen the best in man rehabilitated. I discovered that a human being is not his body and demonstrated that through Scientology an individual can attain certainty of his identity apart from that of the body. We cannot deal in the realm of the human soul and ignore the fact.” L. Ron Hubbard (American Science-fiction Writer, Novelist and Founder of Scientology; 1911-1986)