Scientology is not compatible with Buddhism and Taoism (Daoism)


There was a video posted by the COS saying that their religion is compatible with all others. I find this blanket statement to be false and misleading. I appreciate all contributions and corrections, as I am not a Buddhist or Daoist. I’ve studied religion for several years, and what I found about Buddhism is that they believe the truth path to enlightenment usually entails meditation with an end result being Nirvana. As another example, some Buddhists believe suffering is caused by craving or attachments to worldly pleasures of all kinds. This is often expressed as a deluded clinging to a certain sense of existence, to selfhood, or to the things or people that we consider the cause of happiness or unhappiness. Obviously, this isn’t the same thing as “engrams” or “thetans”. Daoism is more earth-based and neutral. An example of their beliefs would be in ancient Taoist texts, wu wei is associated with water through its yielding nature. Water is soft and weak, but it can move earth and carve stone. Taoist philosophy proposes that the universe works harmoniously according to its own ways. When someone exerts his will against the world, he disrupts that harmony. Taoism does not identify man’s will as the root problem. Rather, it asserts that man must place his will in harmony with the natural universe. I’m not trying to insult anyone or be derogatory towards Scientologists themselves. I don’t care what anyone believes. I just don’t like liars.

25 thoughts on “Scientology is not compatible with Buddhism and Taoism (Daoism)

  1. @taosimplicity I know this is severely outdated, but I rarely check my inbox. What you are saying is very much how a Daoist would think. “This is white, and this is black…which is right?” There really is no right. Black holes break many of the laws of physics, even the most basic ones. They destroy and neutralize matter with something called “antimatter”. How is it possible to have – 0, negative nothing? We can only perceive so much.

  2. Scientology definitely resonates more with Christianity and Catholicism than buddhism. At least at the aspect of “If you confess and do this and that your perfect or will be accepted”.

  3. Buddhism is only a discovery by Buddha. No pre-planned formula or any invention in Buddhism. Nibbana or Nirvana is the final pass away, not a place or a destination, to put an end to this trans-migration of all satient beings who are suffering in the process of life and death over and over. There is no god to extricate you from this situation. You are your own saviour. Buddha has discovered and shown the Right Eight-fold Path towards the solace.

  4. I agree 100%! I’ve read LRH’s book Dianetics, I’m also a Buddhist…they are NOT compatible.

  5. “The name that can be named is not the eternal name” – Lao Tzu. The Tao cannot be grasped with concepts. That is why we never hear anything from an enlightened person but an answer to a question directed at him/her assuming it assists us. One is not enlightened if he declares it.

  6. well.. actually we may not be able to say they’re “compatible”, but they have lesser number of arguments i think.

  7. here u are talking crap but have you ever helped clean up oil spills or picked up trash.

    HEARING is not believing ignorant humanoid, its EXPERIENCE. you’ve got much to learn beautiful God child. the choices are yours.

  8. its a shame you do not have any personal insight with any one of those subjects.

    you cant go from what you think you know or what you read, because all your information is totally distorted from the truth.

    if you have not grown with and or as a part of any of, any of these religions you should not be making ass-umptions like that. and we all know what that means…

  9. i can imagine that with the scientologist’s “resistance” testing machine, there are many brain wiring mechanisms that prevent the ‘real truth’ from coming out, which buddhism goes in search of. i dont believe that a buddhist does not go through some form of confession. within the bounds of satanism, i identify more with laveyan satanism, in the aspect of glorifying the humanity of yourself rather than condemning it. lavey does say that help can be given to those who want it, not need it….

  10. why say you are not going to be derogatory, then call it a flying spaghetti? And does misrepresentation happen on a daily basis everywhere? Governments say they are here to protect us, but what do they do? They make a profit off of us.

    But definitely some good points. And the the wu has more a uplifting sound and the wei has a more downward 🙂

  11. @Lopatesth, I did not mean to sound arrogant I sincerely posit these ideas,(not as my own), but to elicit a true and meaningfull dialogue for the purpose of arriving and expanding potential and mutually beneficial understandings. I understand my limitations and ask for your forgiveness if I have been too abrasive. Thank you.

  12. @shalindriaharam, agreed celebrity dabblings in superficial pseudo-spirituality are victims of their own laziness and vanity. I cannot help being frustrated after reading Nagarjuna and understanding the trap of striving for the imminent and transcendant. This is a central point also found in the Upanishads.

  13. @Lopatesth, finite and infinite are two sides of the same coin, and somewhere all contradictions are burried. This is where language fails and God, (for lack of a better word”, escapes the trancendant and the imminent.Please help if I have not properly explained myself by elaborating.I would be grateful for any input.I am a contradiction as are all of us and suffer the same perceived flaws of subjectivity in analysis. Too much thinking is poison and I understand that, but it’s a fun excersize.

  14. @Lopatesth, I’m not saying this is the absolute truth, but as I understand it, taoism that “Ex nihilo nihil fit” out of nothing comes nothing is a logical fallacy. In fact it’s more likely that you can’t have something without nothing and nothing without something to begin with. The great PERCEIVED contradiction is that the universe stretches on in infinite directions or their are infinite universes beyond our own, that do likewise. At the same time entropy co-exists with evolution.

  15. @Lopatesth, I think it is equally nature based and “universe” based. That would allow for the equal balance of yin yang. The inner and the outer. Do you think the universe is both finite and infinite at the same time allowing for their PERCEIVED contradictory nature? The hubble deep field photographs seem to confirm that the matter of the universe is balanced by the space in between which would confirm that form is precisely space and space is precisely form.

  16. @frappfreak, Hubbard was also a pedophile who had a boat full of beautiful boys, (so it’s rumored from an ex-scientologist friend), and he was so drunk that he drowned to death when he fell of his yacht. The story has been lost, but the people who are former scientology members on that same yacht all tell the same story. YUCK!

  17. @eternalricemuncher, with all respect enlightenment is not perfection. It is beyond perfection and imperfection, the imminent and the transcendant, light and darkness. There is no judgement. Now Beethovens 7th…that’s perfection.

  18. buddhism teaches not to harm others, enlightenment is perfection but it is a state of selfless love. Buddha never asked for money for teachings. People tried to kill Buddha & he didnt make a fair game policy on them he showed them selfless love…look up Devadatta see how Buddha dealt with people attacking him & Buddhism

  19. best comment EVER. so much of today’s decisions are based on celebrities that lack education and/or substance.

  20. L Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer..have followers of his so-called “church” forgotten that? Secondly, it is a proven fact (in Hubbard’s own words) that he was a staunch follower and supporter of Aleister Crowley. Hubbard also had a MAJOR drug problem that followed him to his grave. People really should research this shit before they blindly accept the opinion of people like Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise.

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