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Fascinating thread. Any more theft stories?
Not really a story, but Hubbards obscure viewpoint:
So now you know it. Everbody wants to steal Hubbards money (even lecture notes) so everybody only wants to steal Hubbards famous identity ("Beingness") - especially hungry sea-org members. But nobody wants to have his "body thetans". Any further questions ?HCO BULLETIN OF 2 MAY 1958
It is fascinating that theft of objects is really an effort to steal a self. Objects represent selves to others. Thieves and what they steal cannot be understood by the logic of their material needs. They steal tokens of selves and hope to assume thereby another self. It is sometimes not amusing to me to be missing my lecture notes or a book from my shelf. This is covert theft of beingness.
The senselessness of the items selected probably puzzled you when they were stolen. But they were identified with you. You couldn’t be stolen, so you lost your wife, your husband or your little trinket, “meaningless” perhaps to anyone but you.
A person has to discover he can’t be you before he steals your things without credit. When he discovers he still isn’t you, he damns you to all. He finally cannot be you, so he wastes you. .....
One answer to this is never be a desirable you. And never get famous. A far better answer is to understand it, for by understanding alone you can prevent it.