The following first appeared in the private email list IVy-subscribers,
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What you were before you mocked yourself up
By Phil Spickler
24 Jun 1998

Dear Anyone,

I should probably start this by saying something like "What you
weren't before your mocked yourself up;"  perhaps more on that later.
In the meantime, if my memory serves me correctly, L. Ron Hubbard in
1957 was very busy attempting to get one or more international
Buddhist societies to agree that he was the fulfillment of a Buddhist
prophecy that at the midpoint of the 20th Century, 1950 if you
please, a red-haired Buddha would burst upon the scene and
successfully communicate Buddhism in a form that would sweep across
the western world.  Hmmmm, you say -- is that so?  I'd say, "Sure!"
Anybody takes the time or the trouble to take a good look at some of
the Buddhist writings of the last 2500 years, or enjoys reading about
Zen, it's easy to see that Scientology and even Dianetics (relief
from suffering) is simply good old-fashioned Buddhism put into a form
that Westerners can easily get their thetans around, and that leads
to the rapid accomplishment of numerous satoris, which is just
another way of saying, moments when you encounter your own
Buddha-nature, or what you were before you mocked yourself up.  It's
these moments that put the life into both Buddhism and Scientology,
and without them the whole thing would be just intellectual blah.
Ron's genius, in my opinion, before he went bonkers (Scientology is a
deadly serious business that should be run by a bunch of fanatics),
lay in all the different things he could come up with that would make
it possible for a person to have the experience of their own true
nature, or as a Buddhist might put it, conceive mind-essence, or as
L. Ron Hubbard might put it, what's the top process in Scientology?
That's right!  It went under the name of "Conceive a static."  Just
imagine, processes and procedures that would allow what seems to be a
regulation human being, someone who is every day fighting to survive,
bringing this guy to the point of conceiving a static.  That gets a
big WOW, doesn't it?

One thing the Buddhists understood that the Scientologists and their
many offshoots still seem to be avoiding as an understanding has to
do with the old Buddhist idea of non-attachment.  Folks still insist,
when they get blown out, or keyed out, or make contact with the great
truth, they'll insist this is so wonderful, I want it to always be
this way and it must never change.  Well, come on now, all you guys
out there, you know what happens when you put anything on the time
track or in other words try to give it persistence.  Need I say more?
You still have to keep brushing your teeth, they don't stay clean
just because you brushed them last night.  Even your automobile will
deteriorate if you actually use it in life and time.  And so anything
that is given persistence in time will deteriorate at greater or
lesser degrees of speed, and this goes for the highest ascension
state you could ever imagine. We could learn something from the
Buddhists because they had a couple of thousand years to figure out
the "how come?" about all this stuff: namely, there are many great
states possible, none of them will persist if it is your intention to
leap back into the 8 great aberrations known as the dynamics and the
playing of the game commonly called Life.  So as long as you don't
try to hang onto them or put them up on your wall as certificates or
wear them on your wrist, they come under the heading of "Great
experiences that you've had in this lifetime," and just let it be
known that there's many great states ahead, not to speak of rehabbing
earlier ones.  But you mustn't take it so seriously when they go away
and assume something was wrong -- if you do you're going to spend a
lot of money and be quite unhappy and still fail to find out that's
just the way life works.  Since this is bad for business, the Church
of Scientology never went out of its way to explain this to folks,
lest they say, "I paid for it, and I expect it to last a long, long,
long time, just the way it was when I took it out of the HGC

Getting onself in a position to have life the way it is, meaning all
of it, not just the parts that our most personal selves think of as
neat, remains a grand possibility for all of us.  Ron even discovered
processes that made it possible,  at least for brief times, to be
able to cease to mock up that poor little survival entity that we go
around in life calling "me", and at such moments when that false "I"
cease to be there, what followed were such amazing moments of
clarity, perception, and  affinity that it's no wonder we wanted
these states to never go away.  As for the self or selves that do all
the suffering, that we are continuously attempting to give
immortality to, (something that none of them can attain): by simply
taking over the automaticity of the mock-up of that self, in other
words paralleling what the mind is doing, it can be caused to
temporarily vanish.  You can practically cause yourself to as-is at
will, and enjoy being the Static.          That's all for tonight --
I'll be seeing you on the playing field -- love and best wishes, Phil

P.S.  As any good Buddhist, or person in their right minds, would
say, all of what I have to say is pure nonsense and a giant waste of
electrons.  The only excuse I can offer is I like to beat my gums -