L. Ron Hubbard’s Landmark Book on Efficiency–On Film in 15 Languages

7 02 2011


L. Ron Hubbard said that life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation.  As such, his acclaimed book, The Problems of Work, is one of the single-most effective pieces of Scientology technology that anyone can pick up and put to immediate use.

Fitting, then, that Golden Era Productions has now completed production of a full, unabridged film version of The Problems of Work – available in 15 languages.


The Problems of Work film, on DVD, is drawn directly from the pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s book of the same title, illustrating basic Scientology principles for use in everyday life. Among these Scientology principles are the triangle of Affinity, Reality and Communication, which are the Components of Understanding; the Anatomy of Confusion; the Anatomy of Control; the Secret of Efficiency; and the underlying mental and spiritual reasons for exhaustion and their remedy. To make this knowledge broadly available, this DVD has further been translated and produced in 15 languages. This 66-minute presentation is also the centerpiece of an introductory Scientology course offered in every Scientology Church and Mission. (Watch an excerpt from the film: The Problems of Work—Anatomy of Control.)

Mr. Hubbard directed that his introductory works of Dianetics and Scientology be produced as films to make his discoveries readily accessible to the general public.

The Problems of Work is the third L. Ron Hubbard book-on-film produced and released in the past 18 months.

  • How to Use Dianetics is a four-and-a-half-hour book-on-film of Mr. Hubbard’s seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Dianetics is the all-time
    best-selling book on the human mind and reveals the source of one’s nightmares, unreasonable fears and irrational behavior—the reactive mind. How to Use Dianetics reveals how negative experiences in an individual’s past cause the mind to depart from rational thought and behavior, causing unexplainable anxieties, depression and psychosomatic ills. The Dianetics film further illustrates counseling procedures (called auditing) to locate and overcome these past experiences and eliminate their negative effects. This DVD provides the “how to” of Dianetics, exactly as developed by Mr. Hubbard, and is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from How to Use Dianetics.)
  • The Way to Happiness is a two-hour book-on-film of L. Ron Hubbard’s commonsense guide to living. The Way to Happiness book is the world’s most broadly disseminated non-religious moral code. It is also the most translated non-religious book in the world—97 languages to date. In this two-hour film, the book’s 21 precepts are illustrated, unabridged, presenting The Way to Happiness message of core moral values and principles applicable to all ages, races and creeds. This DVD is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from The Way to Happiness book-on-film.)

Mr. Hubbard’s books-on-film are part of the ongoing work to make the entire body of his works accessible to all. To date, this has included the restoration and release of more than 2,000 of Mr. Hubbard’s recorded lectures on compact disc, and the publication of eighteen books and more than 1,000 articles accompanying those lectures. In combination, these works comprise the day-to-day record of Mr. Hubbard’s path of discovery in Dianetics and Scientology. The release of these materials, in January 2010, represented the conclusion of a 25-year program to restore and preserve the complete Scripture of Scientology, as authored by the religion’s Founder.

The Church is further engaged in a translation project, comprised of more than a thousand translators, to provide these materials in every language.

With the beginning books of Dianetics and Scientology translated and published in fifty languages, in 2010 the Church and its parishioners completed a two-year project to provide both print and audiobook editions to every public lending library on Earth.

What is Grief?

20 09 2009

An interesting description of ‘grief’ I just came across listening to my Command of Theta lecture called, Creative Processing – Handling Illusions

LRH says:

“Grief runs consistently “I had it, but I don’t have it.”

“Grief.  Grief is saying all the time, “I had it. I had it and now it’s gone.  It’s lost.” – LRH

I just like the simplicity with which things like that are stated in Scientology, as to me that describes the emotion of grief completely.

Responsibility: Courts based on Arbitraries rather than Ethics

23 08 2009

image I’m listening to the lecture Responsibility from the Command of Theta lectures, and came across the following from LRH which I thought interesting:

In this section of the lecture, LRH is humorously describing some of the illogics of the way people behave, in the context of whether or not people could actually be responsible for things (good or bad) which they cause to occur.  He said:

“When I tell you some of these things about Earth, you’ll think I’m romancing.  You’ll think I’m telling you long, drawn-out stories and things when I tell you they have what they call a court of law that has nothing to do with ethics.  Now don’t laugh.  I mean, it’s true.  They have courts of law whcih have nothing to do with ethics but have only to do with arbitraries.”

He then goes on to explain:

“These courts judge solely on the basis of whether or not it has been written down someplace, not on whether or not it’s bad cause or good cause.  And this whole thing is devoted to just answering this question: ‘You were bad cause, but was it justified – not by reason, but by something somebody wrote in a lawbook?’” 

imageI thought it a very interesting point, one worth reflecting a bit on.  How may parts of our judicial system are built around determining if someone acted rationally or if he acted unethically?  And then how much is just built around figuring out whether or not what he did was written down in some lawbook somewhere?

  Take the most recent school-shooting conviction, in which (thankfully) the psychs on the case did not succeed in convincing the court that the defendant was “legally insane” just because he was on psych meds

That our current system even allows people to be represented as “legally insane” is itself a bizarre illustration of the above. 

In any case, I thought it an interesting quote worthy of some more reflection.

What’s the Difference Between Work & Play?

10 08 2009

IMG_0429I was listening to a great lecture by L. Ron Hubbard on the way to work today, one entitled “Games” from the Golden Dawn: Phoenix Evening Lectures series (also available here as an LRH Classic Lecture).   In this lecture, LRH takes up the subject of Games, and how they relate to daily life, work, and your own relative sanity. 

Now, whilst LRH does take up the subject of Games in much more detail later on in the Games Congress lectures, there were several points LRH brought up in this lecture which illustrate the difference between work & play, and what actually makes work work.

I thought it pretty interesting, as he gives the example of the guy who goes out fishing for the weekend, spends most of the night packing his truck to go out, hikes all day to a proper fishing hole, drives all night to get back home, etc, etc, and that’s “play”.  Then, come Monday morning, he sits down to his desk job and stamps paperwork for “work”.   In this case, his “work” uses up like 5% of the actual calories & effort than his “play” does, so actual expended effort has positively nothing at all to do with whether something is “work” or “play”.   It really comes down to your own consideration, and what you’ve established as a game you want to play. 

Near the beginning of the lecture, he defines games as:

What is a game?  A game is an activity engaged upon by one or more individuals in order to maintain his interest in communication in life.

I thought that to be a pretty interesting definition – as well as a particularly interesting and thought-provoking lecture – seeing as there are a number of things that I find very interesting – and for which I could simply continue on doing nearly indefinitely; as I don’t consider them to be work.  For example, anything I’m doing where I know I’m genuinely helping others, and am doing so effectively – well, that doesn’t qualify as work, does it?  If I’m getting more people trained as Scientology Volunteer Ministers, as an example, so that they can help out in disaster spots around the world – that hardly classifies as “work”. 

Mowing the lawn (however) is something I may need to change my think on, as right now…it’s looking a bit ominous.  🙂

Why I’m writing this blog on Scientology Lectures

18 07 2009

imageI just started this blog to catalog my trip through the Basics, the LRH Congresses, as well as any other Scientology or Dianetics lectures that may come out that I’ll want to give a listen to.   I’ve especially wanted to fire up a blog on the subject, as commonly when I’m listening to a lecture I’ll end up having some blinding realization about something — some basic truth or the way that some piece of life fits together, that in some cases a blog is the best format to write such things down and preserve them. 

There’s a lot to Scientology, so if I don’t write it down, I might lose track of some of the significances of what I’m listening to.  🙂

Right now I’m listening to the Command of Theta lectures, and have some things I’ll want to say on them.  But I have a ton of significances still rattling around my head from the other Basics lectures I’ve listened to, which I’ll want to put down as well.

But if you happen to see this or any of my other posts as your first exposure to studying about Scientology, one of the most important things which I cannot overstress is the importance of studying Scientology materials in-sequence.  There is some pretty advanced stuff in Scientology, some of which is not going to make much sense if it’s the first book you read – as opposed to reading about it in sequence.  So, I’d definitely recommend going about it as detailed on the Materials Guide Chart

Got any questions?  Just ask!

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