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Summary

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dianetics, with over 22 million copies sold

What is the "meaning of life?" So many of us spend most of our lives searching for the answer to this age-old question. Well, what if you have had the answers all along and all you ever needed were the tools to access them?

In this groundbreaking book, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, you will embark on a remarkable journey, mastering the tools of life as you uncover the most important discovery you will ever make—the knowledge of you.

Learn and immediately apply the fundamental processes and principles that define the primary architecture of how life works. Achieve a complete understanding of the mind, spirit and life. Recognize what motivates your actions and the actions of others, and unblock the barriers of the extraordinary potential you have locked inside.

Life is a game—and quite simply, herein are the rules. You can be happier, more capable and play a better game, harnessing all life has to offer.

Here are the answers you've been looking for.

"The data here is usable and workable for everyday life. I like becoming smarter and more competent and able to understand life better. I have been applying many of these fundamentals already and it has definitely helped me to be successful in life. Besides helping myself, I am able to help my co-workers, family, etc. I highly recommend this book to others.” (J.R.)

About the author:
With over two hundred million copies of his works in circulation and dozens of international bestsellers, L. Ron Hubbard has inspired a movement spanning every continent on earth. All told, those works comprise some 5,000 writings and 3,000 recorded lectures and, as such, stand as the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit. His breakthroughs have helped millions lead more successful lives and achieve true happiness. 

©2007 L. Ron Hubbard Library (P)2007 L. Ron Hubbard Library

What listeners say about Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought: The Theory & Practice of Scientology for Beginners

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THE THOUGHTS THAT INFLUENCED NATIONS

What made the experience of listening to Scientology the most enjoyable?

Scientology encapsulates what it means to be human. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book as I could really relate to it, I believe most people would because that's who it is written about. Its a self help book and nothing short of inspiring! I have like you read many negative opinions about Scientology however, seen nothing threatening or cult like from the pages of this book. I believe in life you should always arrive at your own conclusions about something and if you believe it to be right or wrong, good or bad, that's all that really matters because we are all different at the end of the day and life wouldn't be much fun if we weren't.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Me

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both

Any additional comments?

Judge it for yourselves.

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Academic paper

This was written at the time when scientology was claiming to be a science, not a religion It's written like an academic paper with lots of made up terms and nonsensical concepts. I think the idea is to make the reader want to join the scientologists in order to understand the "science". It had the opposite effect on me.

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  • D. Tom
  • 20-07-16

Not for audiobooks

Great book but doesn't translate into audio due to charts and tests and fold outs that are needed.

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  • Big Brand Products
  • 30-11-16

It is possible to know about the mind, spirit and

Where does Scientology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well, it's definitely one of my favorites!

What did you like best about this story?

It's non-fiction. Gave me ideas about how to change my outlook on life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The parts of man. We are a spirit and have a body and have a mind. Not a body that has a soul.

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  • Barrioscriptures
  • 15-12-11

confusing but very very interesting

This book has to be one of the most interesting books I had. It is hard to comprehend at first but it starts to open up after the 2nd and 3rd time around. I own lots of book about different religions and beliefs but I must say this is new to me. Confusing but very interesting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-18

Fraud

This is essentially a bunch of new age none sense mixed with Buddhism. Your better off using this book as kindling.

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  • V. Ahluwalia
  • 16-08-13

Interesting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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Who was your favorite character and why?

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Which character – as performed by Harry Chase – was your favorite?

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What did you learn from Scientology that you would use in your daily life?

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Any additional comments?

This was a good book. I am not a scientologist nor do I hope of becoming one in the future. However the concepts in this book were quite interesting. Something one should atleast have a look at it.

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  • TM
  • 09-07-21

I loved this book

It adds another layer to be able to listen to the philosophical approach by L. Ron Hubbard.

Reading this book was helpful to me to see new points of view.

I enjoy improving my attitudes towards life and the more I read or listen to his books, the better I feel and the more I learn about myself and people.

Life gets complicated easily and confusing at times. I prefer have a better and more direct way of living my life. Where I’m in the driver’s seat, even if life itself seems chaotic, I can control my own thoughts and decisions as I choose.

Thank you :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-20

Exceptional!

Incredibly interesting book! Very groundbreaking and practical views on the spirit and life. Recommend strongly!

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  • Lerey Bishop
  • 15-11-17

Very interesting

Wow, a very different look at life, facinating . I'm excited to give it a whirl.

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  • mark
  • 13-09-17

One of my favorite Authors

Great read! L Ron is brilliant! This book will change your entire perspective on life!

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  • Chas Dehvul
  • 11-08-17

Fascinating

After having read the book and watched the DVD this audiobook added another dimension to the primary topics of Scientology and the fundamentals of thought.