An Introduction to Scientology Books in Canberra
A Parishioner’s Introduction To Scientology in Canberra
What is religion? Religion is an effort by man to explain himself, his surroundings and the cosmos. it fulfills its purpose.
In a hard copy 1949 Chalmers Dictionary it stated there were two kinds of religion. The first is the Revealed Religion, revealed from a higher source through someone who then revealed it to others, such as by a messiah, or prophet, and maybe others.
The second type of religion was written as Natural Religion. This is where man works out what life is, what are the laws governing life, and how knowing those laws help him.
One could say that the source of where these two types of religions come from are the same. And that may be so. But it is how people come to that source is the difference.
Scientology could be a Natural Religion, as are many eastern and native religions. Scientology is possibly the the only major Natural Religion to emerge from the West and survive in tact. Scientology’s nearest cousin, per its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, would be orthodox Buddhism, which today also has representation in the West. And Scientology’s most distant roots could be found in the Dharma.
Simply put, the word Scientology literally means “the study of truth.” It comes from the Latin word “scio” meaning “knowing” in the fullest sense of the word. And the Greek word “logos,” meaning “study of.” Scientology is the study and handling what is true of the spirit in relationship to itself, others, and all of life. For more, please follow….
By comparing words we can see how they work. The word theology means; theo – God – and logy – meaning study of. So the word theology can simply mean the study of God.
Scientology has sciento or scient as its prefix. So what is this really? Is it science? No. But we do need to ask then, what is science?. Science comes from the Latin word scientia (Oxford dictionary), and means to know. There are the physical sciences, political sciences, domestic sciences and humanitarian sciences, which are about knowing the various fields of knowledge they are about.
But the Latin word scientia can also be found in some dictionaries originating from Indo European. There it can be traced to original Sanskrit. There it is – santa, which is also the derivation word for Saint. Santa means there a person of great wisdom and knowledge. This is mentioned only to give a greater understanding of the word Scientology – meaning simply the study of knowledge in the deepest sense.
Sanskrit has been spoken for five millennia, and some say more. It is the language of the Rig Veda (written about 1,500 BCE), a collection of very old religious hymns from the Punjab. One of the lessons in these ancient hymns appears on the introductory book, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. Mr. Hubbard refers in that book to the Rig Veda. The lesson is as valuable today as it was first written. The Rig Veda (also written Rigveda) is also translated into English, and one can recognize the lesson when one comes across it.
As said, the lessons of truth can be old, and knowledge – when absolute – does not change through millennia.
A History of Scientology and Dianetics
Scientology developed naturally from its earlier subject of Dianetics. Find out how Dianetics – a study of the mind – lead into Scientology, and how L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Dianetics ® and Scientology ®, isolated the spiritual nature of man.
The word Scientology was coined by L. Ron Hubbard back in 1932.
The Church of Scientology of Canberra can be located at:
106 Alinga Street
Canberra City, ACT 2601