He should make up his own mind about the mental phenomena he is studying. Do they exist? There are two ways to answer this to his own satisfaction: find them in a preclear or find them in himself. These are fundamentals, and every auditor should undertake to discover them himself, thus raising Dianetics above an authoritarian category. It is not sufficient that a supervisor stand before him and declare their existence. Each and every auditor must determine for himself whether or not the statement is true.
(1975, Dianetics Today, Chapter 2, How to study Dianetics)
If you will just stay with me on this line, up to the first milestone in Scientology, and bring yourself up to a high level of ability and apply yourself to that, you will be free - free from me and from Scientology too!
(1952, 520303 HCL 1 - Scientology - Milestone One)
Now, I’m not asking you to look at this subject through my eyes. There are two subjects here that I’m going to be talking to you about, just two; and one is "Scientology, a precise science of universes and beings therein or beings who make universes." That’s one subject. And then there’s "Hubbard’s opinion of this subject." And boy, I’ve got some wild opinions. You ought to hear them sometime.
But that’s a different thing. That’s a different thing, and you can tell very easily when I swing over into my opinion. When I start talking about some field of healing or when I start to talk about this or that, that’s obviously a big slant and merely is my selection of randomity. Take it as amusing or evaluate by it or throw it away or anything. It hasn’t anything really to do with Scientology. But the subject itself is actually a lot cleaner than a wolf’s tooth.
(1952, PDC 1)
Scientology will decline, and become useless to man, on the day when it becomes the master of thinking. Don’t think it won’t do that. It has every capability in it of doing that.
... So anybody that knows the remedy of this subject, anybody that knows these techniques, is himself actually under a certain responsibility - that’s to make sure that he doesn’t remain a sole proprietor. That’s all it takes, just don’t remain a sole proprietor. Don’t ever think that a monopoly of this subject is a safe thing to have. It’s not safe. It’s not safe for man; it’s not safe for this universe.
This universe has long been looking for new ways to make slaves. Well, we’ve got some new ways to make slaves here. Let’s see that none are made. (1952, PDC: Formative State of Scientology: Definition of Logic)
Dianetics is not in any way covered by legislation anywhere for no law can prevent one man sitting down and telling another man his troubles, and if anyone wants a monopoly on Dianetics, be assured that he wants it for reasons which have to do not with Dianetics but with profit.
On an implanter society:
...There was never any effort or thought to make better human beings...
Now, in Scientology you have that as an intention. And anyone who then says Scientology is something else is forgetting this intention. What is the intention of this? It is not to make people
tractable, it is not to make people civilized, it's not to make people tame. It's to make mankind, as a whole, a much better race! That's its intention. Only it means it with an exclamation point.
So that anybody it treats, it treats people to make them better, more able human beings. That's its purpose. That's its intention - not to make them tamer human beings or better-adjusted human beings or something of the sort. Because you'll never get a race anyplace by adjusting everybody...
(1952, HCL-5 Thought and Preclears)