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From Dianetics 55: Comparative magnitude of problems
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:31:53 pm »
Forwarded to me by Homer Wilson Smith:


      Page 144

      "Unfortunately for the world of action, it will be discovered that
one who can confront everything, does not have to handle anything.  In
support of this is offered that Scientology process "Problems of
Comparable Magnitude".

      In this particular process the individual being processed is asked to
select a terminal with which he has had difficulty.  In that the
definition of a terminal is a 'live mass' or something that is capable of
causing, receiving or relaying communication, it will be seen that
terminals are quite ordinary people in the problem category of anyone's

      The person is then asked to invent a problem of comparable
magnitude to that person.  He is asked to do this many many times.

      It is found midway in the process that he is willing to do something
now about the problems he is having with that person.  But at the end
of the process a new and strange thing is found to occur.  The individual
no longer feels that he MUST do something about the problem.

      Indeed, he can simply confront or regard or view the problem with
complete equanimity.  Now an almost mystic quality enters this when it is
discovered that the problem in the physical universe about which he has
been worried often ceases to exist out there.  In other words, the
handling of a problem seems to be simply the increase of ability to
confront the problem, and when the problem can be totally confronted it no
longer exists.  This is strange and miraculous."