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Discussion in 'Scientology Technology' started by Vinaire, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    To the best of my memory, here is the procedure I followed in late seventies to debug TR Course students at Flag. The TRs Course Sup at that time was Chuck Murray.

    (1) A student bogged on TRs would be sent to me (the word clearer).

    (2) I would hear the student out as to what was going on with him on TRs (especially TR 0, because that is where most students were bogging), and acknowledge him/her properly.

    (3) I would then first handle any words that the student had attention on.

    (4) Then I would M9 the student on TR 0 drill quoted below.

    (5) If there were cognitions and VGIs I would end off the word clearing session and send the student to the examiner on his way back to the course.

    (To be continued…)
  2. NonScio

    NonScio Patron Meritorious

    What year was the great "TR0" fiasco 1973? 1974? Everyone, everywhere.
    (Scientologists, that is!) were spending hour after hour, day after day
    week after week...trying to get through 2 hours without blinking. (blinking
    was the big "flunk") Not sure how many actually did it. I think I got up to just under two hours before someone somewhere decided that the insanity
    had to stop. How (administratively) was this ended?
  3. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    It was 1972-73 on Flagship Apollo. I did pass 2-hour "blinkless TR 0" at that time.

  4. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    (Continued from Post # 1)

    However, it was rare that a straightforward M9 handled the bog, because the student had most likely done that before. So, now I would get into the debug mode. My stable data was as follows:

    (a) The ideal scene on TR0 would be the student being as close to STATIC as possible. This would require the student knowing and understanding Scientology Axiom # 1 fully. LRH did say in THE PHOENIX LECTURES:

    To tell you the truth, clearing Scientology Axiom # 1 was quite an undertaking.

    (To be continued…)

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  5. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    (Continued from Post # 4)

    (b) Another stable data that I used was the following LRH reference from THE PHOENIX LECTURES. This datum parallels the “neti neti” datum from Hinduism. Anything that one perceives can be reduced down to a consideration, and, thus, could be recognized as not being part of SELF. All considerations are creations of SELF.

    (c) Next Stable datum that I used was the definition of ATTENTION as given in the Technical Dictionary. Using this one could become aware when one had departed from the ideal scene of TR0.

    From this definition it may be seen that optimum attention would be that which is entirely under one’s control. While on TR0, an attention which is “unfixed and sweeping at random” or “becoming too fixed without sweeping” would be a departure from the ideal scene of TR0. An example of this would be a person continually wondering how much time has passed, and much more to go.

    When the attention is “aberrated” a person is not really doing TR0. He is doing something else, and the benefits of TR0 shall not be there to that degree, and his “time” on TR0 drill would be wasted..

    If a person could simply become aware of such departures in terms of “aberrated” attention while on TR0, he would also become aware of the accompanying considerations. This awareness will help him regain control over his attention. He would than return to the ideal scene of TR 0 drill.

    If a person is doing TR 0 very carefully trying not to move, then is he really doing TR0? No, he is not, because he is sitting there with fixed attention on “not moving.” So, what is he supposed to do if his butt his hurting? Well, if he cannot let go of the “fixed attention” in any other way then he should simply readjust his position on the chair and restart TR 0. He had stopped doing TR0 anyway when his attention became fixed on his butt.

    (d) Next stable datum was from HCOB 2 June 1971 CONFRONTING as follows:

    Presence of pictures, mass, somatics etc. does not mean that one cannot maintain optimum attention. A person’s attention can be optimum while mind is presenting pictures masses, somatics etc. in continual succession. This would be the ideal scene when doing TR0. It is only when this ideal scene of TR0 is maintained that these pictures, masses, and somatics will blow.


    (To be continued…)

  6. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    To debug a student on TR0, I first cleared him on the word ATTENTION as above.
    Then I had him give real-life examples of

    (a) An attention which is “becoming too fixed without sweeping”
    (b) An attention which is “unfixed and sweeping at random”

    This was done until the student had excellent grasp of how attention became aberrated. Then I had him look at how his attention was when he was doing TR0.

    Then I had the student work out how attention could be kept in an optimum, unaberrated state on TR 0.

    Then I used to word clear the student on the excerpt from HCOB 2 June 1971 CONFRONTING, given above,

    This pretty much used to handle most any questions regarding somatics on TR 0.

    It was rarely that I had to refer to Scientology Axiom # 1 and word clear it.

  7. Alan

    Alan Gold Meritorious Patron

    That is a very poor definition of what ATTENTION is.

    Did you also get INTEREST defined?

  8. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    Maybe, but it was adequate for the purpose.

    Of course, I referred to the following definitions from Tech dictionary, if this word came up.

    I used regular dictionary too.

  9. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    The following is what I shall recommend:

    (1) When participating on ESMB, take an occasional break to do TR0 solo.

    (2) If attention has become "too fixed without sweeping” then simply recognize it.

    (3) If attention has become “unfixed and sweeping at random” then, again, simply recognize it.

    (4) Continue with TR0 until you feel calm and comfortable.

    (5) Conclude solo TR0.

    (6) Resume your next activity.

    The following reference may help.


  10. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    Here is addendum to the above recommendation:

    (7) While on TR0, if there is a question, which continues to persist, then write it down, and continue with TR0.

    (8) After you conclude the solo TR0 session, take up the questions you wrote.

    (9) Find the subject/topic category, under which most questions fall.

    (10) Make a key word list for that subject/topic.

    (11) Clear up those words thoroughly, including any word chain that word may spawn.

    (12) If something is not clearing up, query it on ESMB.

  11. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    (13) Fully clear up Scientology Axiom # 1. The books Scn 8-8008 and The Phoenix Lectures will help. This is as deep as one can go in the subject of Scientology.

    (14) Compare the understanding above to the deepest points in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism. etc. There is a lot of understanding to be gotten here.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
  12. MissDorfl

    MissDorfl Patron with Honors

    OK, being only a lowly wog: would someone, please, let me in on the joke? There's got to be a reason behind this "drill", no? :unsure:
  13. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    You spread your arms, flap them up and down, and loudly repeat


    several times. Then you'll get it. :D

  14. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    Vipassana Lesson 1

    Here is my Lesson 1 for Vipassana meditation, after being refined by knowledge from Scientology.

    In the language of India in the time of the Buddha, passana meant seeing with open eyes, in the ordinary way. The word Vipassana means, “Observing things as they really are, not just as they seem to be.”

    VIPASSANA MEDITATION is this direct experience of one's own reality. It is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills.

    The first step in this technique is to learn to observe.

    Here is a simple beginner’s exercise:

    1. Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and upright.

    2. Keep the body as motionless as possible.

    3. Observe the room for at least 15 minutes.

    4. Notice things about the room that you would not notice ordinarily.

    5. Notice any reactions in your body.

    6. Notice the state of your attention.

    7. If you find anything non-optimum don’t do anything in response. Just continue to observe.

    8. Be ready to share your observations with rest of the class at the end of the exercise.

    9. Ask questions and get clarifications for whatever you did not understand about this exercise.

    10. Repeat this drill for longer periods in the remainder of the class.

  15. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    It's not a joke. He was describing what a word-clearer does. (Although his "funny" response probably didn't help you much.)

    After I did HPCSC I was sent back to do the word-clearer course at ASHO (which was ridiculous because all word-clearing "tech" was already covered on HPCSC and I was good at it.)
  16. SchwimmelPuckel

    SchwimmelPuckel Genuine Meatball

    In stead of 'confonting' a room, why not the intire universe?

    I did that back when I was in a sorry state having quit Cof$ and being in doubts as if I was an SP or what. I would lie on my back at night in the grass, confronting the stars and infinite space.

    When I did that long enough it was like I could 'feel' the world turning. The starscape would seem to move. But when the phenomenon startled me I could see that they were still. Pretty wild.. And well nigh unconfrontable!

    I got the impression that we got room enough! :D
  17. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    Seriously, is there a word you didn't understand in the title of this thread?

  18. mate

    mate Patron Meritorious

    Hi Vinaire.

    Thank you for your write up of Vipassana meditation. I am following Goenkaji's program which is based on the Burmese Sayagyi U Ba Khin tradition with U Ba Khin's encouragement. It is claimed that as Burma had been an isolated community over the centuries, indeed the millennia, their technique of Vipassana is a faithful copy of that taught by the Buddha.

    Here is a brief write up of the program:

    It is a ten day program conducted in a monastery/convent-like environment, in noble silence. Each student is expected to complete the ten days, as the technique is developed over the full period. Men and women are completely separated. With appropriate breaks, a student meditates for ten and a half hours each day and in addition, there is an hour and a half discourse.

    The initial three days is spend on Anapana, where the student focuses his attention on his breathing. This not pranayoga where the exercise is to control the breath. In anapana the student simply observes equanimously the sensation of his breath inside his nostrils and on the section of the face below the nostrils and above the upper lip. The first day is restricted to the nostrils themselves, the second day includes the region above the upper lip, and the third day includes all sensations in the nostrils and the region above the upper lip.

    On the fourth day, the student is introduced to the Vipassana technique. The student commences by observing an area about one inch (2 centimeters) square on the top of his head noting its sensation. The sensation could be a pain, soreness, pressure, tightness, itchiness, pulsing, hot, cold, wetness, dryness, numbness, anything, any sensation. Every square centimeter, every square millimeter, has a sensation. The student then proceeds to scan the surface of the top of the head, then the back of the head, then the face, then the neck, then the shoulders, then the arms then the front of the body, then the back of the body, then the legs. No part of the surface of the body is missed.When the student gets to the tip of his toes, he starts again from the top of his head, and continues to cycle through the sequence.

    On the fifth day the sequence is extended to include scanning up the body as well, from the tip of the toes to the top of the head. On the sixth day, the student learns to use the symmetry of the body, to speed the process up, by scanning both arms, both legs and so on simultaneously. On the seventh day, the student learns to spot free flows where a particular sensation starts running off previous reactions (sankharas) to the sensation.

    On the ninth day, detailed instruction is given, as to how to recognize when the step of the scanning of the skin is finished, and then how to address the inside of the body. And finally, what follows that. On the tenth day, the student is taught a new technique called Metta meditation, which is used at the end of the day. Students are expected to attend at least one ten day program each year, to progress, and to meditate two hours at home each day to maintain what he has achieved.

    A student doing the program for a second or subsequent time, follows the same program except for the second and third days, where the anapana is used to sharpen the student's awareness.

  19. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    I looked into this a few years ago and found that there is a Vipassana Center within an hour's drive from me - even out here in the cornfields.

    I've often wondered if I could handle it.

    Do they have access to porn and beer?
  20. nexus100

    nexus100 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Hey Alonzo, I don't know what you write but if you ever want to sent a sample over feel free. I'm not published but have a couple movies and a play and some other stuff if you're interested. I'd value your opinion.