Some Moral and Ethical Codes
Any group, company or society needs rules to function. This is true for society at large as well as each of the many smaller groups which make up society. The rules define the reality of that group. It is the Reality corner of the ARC Triangle at work within that group.
We present here a number of Codes and rules that exist as part of Standard Clearing Technology. Good rules and Codes are formulated in a way to help the survival and success of that activity while still respecting the rights of others.
This Moral Code was first presented in a booklet by R. Hubbard. It is based on good survival principles of the world of today. It is also used in The Way to Happiness Auditing program; this auditing makes the person take a good look at his own moral standards and enables him to rid himself of false data in the area.
It was originally inspired by a court ruling by US Supreme Court (around 1980) that made it illegal to teach the Ten Commandments in public schools in the US. State and religion has to be kept separate according to the US Constitution. The Way to Happiness' Moral Code is a non-religious Moral Code and is formulated in a way to help the individual succeed in life and at the same time help diverse groups to survive and co-exist in peace.
Way to Happiness - Moral Code
1. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
1-1. GET CARE WHEN YOU ARE ILL.
1-2. KEEP YOUR BODY CLEAN.
1-3. PRESERVE YOUR TEETH.
1-4. EAT PROPERLY.
1-5. GET REST.
2. BE TEMPERATE.
2-1. DO NOT TAKE HARMFUL DRUGS.
2-2. DO NOT TAKE ALCOHOL TO EXCESS.
3. DON'T BE PROMISCUOUS.
3-1. BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR SEXUAL PARTNER.
4. LOVE AND HELP CHILDREN.
5. HONOR AND HELP YOUR PARENTS.
6. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.
7. SEEK TO LIVE WITH THE TRUTH.
7-1. DO NOT TELL HARMFUL LIES.
7-2. DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.
8. DO NOT MURDER.
9. DON'T DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL.
10. SUPPORT A GOVERNMENT DESIGNED AND RUN FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.
11. DO NOT HARM A PERSON OF GOOD WILL.
12. SAFEGUARD AND IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
12-1. BE OF GOOD APPEARANCE.
12-2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN AREA.
12-3. HELP TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET.
13. DO NOT STEAL.
14. BE WORTHY OF TRUST.
14-1. KEEP YOUR WORD ONCE GIVEN.
15. FULFILL YOUR OBLIGATIONS.
16. BE INDUSTRIOUS.
17. BE COMPETENT.
18. RESPECT THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF OTHERS.
19. TRY NOT TO DO THINGS TO OTHERS THAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE THEM TO DO TO YOU.
20. TRY TO TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU.
21. FLOURISH AND PROSPER.
The Auditor's Code is a professional code. It is a Moral Code in the sense that it is not a code of choice. The auditor has to follow that code if he wants to call himself an auditor. It is based upon much experience. The purpose of the code is to enable an auditor to produce professional and lasting results for pc's in his care.
THE AUDITOR'S CODE for ST Auditors.
(1) Never evaluate for the preclear or tell him what he should think about his case in session.
Comment: The auditor never tells the preclear what to think about his problems; he never tries to solve the pc's problems for him. He lets the pc figure it out and helps him to do that with the technology and the processes. To break this rule in auditing is bad. It's called evaluation. Also he does not tell pc what written materials mean, but helps pc understand them by clearing up the words and having him do demonstrations and give examples.
(2) Never invalidate the preclear's case or gains in or out of session.
Comment: The auditor never tells the pc what he think is wrong with him - or worse, tells him he is wrong about something. Again the whole purpose of auditing is to help the pc become capable of figuring these things out for himself. To make wrong or contradict the pc is called invalidation. It's bad to do as an auditor; it's very counter-productive. It breaks down the pc's self-confidence and trust in the auditor.
(3) Use only the standard application of ST to a preclear in the standard way.
(4) Always keep all auditing appointments once made.
Comment: Helps building confidence and
trust in the auditor/pc relationship.
(5) Do not process a preclear who has not had sufficient rest and who is physically tired.
(6) Do not process a preclear who is improperly fed or hungry.
Comment: A tired or hungry pc is not up to
his best, when it comes to confronting his Bank. Extreme tiredness and hunger
can lead to nervous breakdowns all by themselves. It's important to take care of
these factors beforehand, so the session will mean a big step forward. The
auditor checks that the pc is well fed and rested before each session.
(7) Do not permit a frequent change of auditors.
Comment: Helps in building confidence and
trust in the auditor/pc relationship.
(8) Do not sympathize with a preclear, but be effective.
Comment: Compassion and sympathy are two
different things. To sympathize is to feel sorry for the pc and apparently agree
with the pc's difficulties. It is very low on the emotional tone scale. To be
effective the auditor has to stay high on the tone scale and encourage
his pc to get through his difficulties. The auditor has to stay positive and
have understanding but be insistent and in control to be effective.
(9) Never let the preclear end session on his own determinism, but finish off those cycles you have begun.
Comment: The pc can occasionally become scared and want to run away from his Bank. The auditor is there to make sure pc gets through temporary difficulties and reaches the EP of the process. There is a basic rule of auditing: "The way out is the way through". Only if the auditor runs into a situation he feels he needs the case supervisor's help to resolve would he end off before completely done. He would get the needed instructions and take the pc into session again to complete the action to the End Phenomena.
(10) Never walk off from a preclear in session.
Comment: Helps in building confidence and
trust in the auditor/pc relationship.
(11) Never get angry with a preclear in session.
Comment: This would be a form of
invalidation. Remember auditor+pc>pc's Bank. The pc must feel safe enough to
close his eyes when he wants to and look into his Bank. An angry auditor would
make this impossible.
(12) Always run a major case action to its end phenomenon.
Comment: This is related to (9), but there
is more to it. The auditor has to ensure that the pc gets the full benefits
available from a process or set of processes by not ending off too soon.
(13) Do not run any one action beyond its end phenomenon.
Comment: A process can be overrun, meaning
beyond a point where it has culminated (EP'ed). A set of processes may also be
overrun. The auditor has to stay alert and know the exact point when the EP is
(14) Always grant beingness to the preclear in session.
Comment: In (8) we had 'don't sympathize'.
'Grant Beingness' is a lot different. The ability to grant (give, allow)
beingness to others is probably the highest of human virtues. It is even more
important to be able to permit (allow) other people to have beingness than to be
able oneself to assume it. It is very productive as regards results in auditing.
(15) Do not to mix the processes of ST with other practices except when the preclear is physically ill and only medical means will serve.
Comment: If you as a pc are currently
involved with other practices, you should tell your auditor. If you think you
need medical assistance, tell your auditor as well.
(16) Always maintain good Communication with the preclear and do not cut his communication or let him overrun in session.
Comment: A mechanical or frozen
approach won't do the trick. Only live communication will actually be able to
make the processes work. The live theta energy of communication is senior to the
Bank and can make it vanish, piece by piece (As-Isness). It is the pc that can
As-is his own Bank; but the auditor, by maintaining good communication with the
pc makes sure the pc capable of doing it.
(17) Never enter comments, expressions or enturbulence into a session that distract a preclear from his case.
Comment: Give the pc piece and quiet. Take
care of 'behind the scenes' business without involving the pc.
(18) Always continue to give the preclear the process or auditing command when needed in the session.
Comment: In (9) we had "The way out
is the way through". There is another rule "What turns it on will turn
it off". It can occasionally look like you are getting nowhere or things
are getting worse. But when you keep going, and do it with skill and ARC, it
will soon be clear, that there is another side of the process and a real EP.
(19) Do not let a preclear run a wrongly understood command.
Comment: Part of every process is clearing
the commands or questions. This is done with dictionaries, etc.
(20) Do not try to explain, justify, or make excuses in session for any auditor mistakes whether real or imagined.
Comment: Related to (17). Also, if you
start to do the above, you break down the pc's confidence in you and it may
(21) Always estimate the current case state of a preclear only by Standard Case Supervision data and do not diverge because of some imagined difference in the case.
Comment: There is a known remedy for any
pc situation. A case supervisor will between sessions look over the reports to
ensure that everything is done right and ensure the best course is taken. This
is Standard Case Supervision.
(22) Never use the secrets of a preclear divulged in session for punishment or personal gain.
Comment: There is a client/practitioner
privilege. The auditor is sworn to secrecy and confidentiality in a similar
manner to lawyers, doctors and priests.
(23) Do not advocate ST only to cure illness or only to treat the insane, as it is intended for spiritual gain.
Comment: Processing has been known to have a positive effect on people's health and even psychiatric conditions. The auditor can not and should not make any promises. He is pursuing spiritual goals and the spirit or thetan can suddenly and unpredictably change things around that make medical conditions disappear.
The Supervisor's Code was developed over the years based on practical experience.
Teaching Standard Clearing Technology is a very precise job and a Supervisor must maintain the precision at all times to give the services he is supposed to to his students.
The Supervisor has to gain the respect and willingness of the students to be taught through his actions. His job is not to be an "authority" on the subject, but he must know his subject very well and follow the Supervisor's Code to the letter. It isn't a hard code to follow and it is a very practical one.
If you feel you cannot honestly follow all of it you should receive more training and, maybe, more processing until you can make the code your own before attempting to train students in Standard Clearing Technology.
The Supervisor's Code
1. The Supervisor's duty is to direct his students to the actual recorded materials of Standard Clearing Technology and Scn.
2. The Supervisor should root out false data, point out students' mistakes ruthlessly but use good ARC in doing this.
3. The Supervisor should remain in good ARC with his students at all times while they are in his care and being trained.
4. The Supervisor has to have a high tolerance of stupidity in his students. He must be willing to repeat any datum not understood as many times as necessary for the student to understand it and be able to apply it.
5. The Supervisor does not discuss his personal problems with his students nor does he have a "case" in his relationship with them.
6. The Supervisor is, at all times, in good control of his class and should give positive directions to his students.
7. The Supervisor should have a good knowledge of the subject or subjects he supervises.
8. The Supervisor should be able to answer any questions on the materials by directing the student to the actual recording of the data. If a Supervisor cannot answer a particular question he should say so and not quote it from memory or state opinions. The Supervisor should always find the answer to the question from the recorded materials and tell the student where the answer can be found.
9. The Supervisor should never lie to, deceive, or misdirect a student concerning the subject he supervises.
10. The Supervisor, to be fully effective, should be an accomplished practitioner.
11. The Supervisor should set a good example to his students at all times. Being on time, dressing neatly, arranging good demonstrations, etc. are all part of this.
12. The Supervisor should at all times be perfectly willing and able to do anything he tells his students to do.
13. The Supervisor must not become emotionally involved with students of either sex while they are being trained by him.
14. If a Supervisor should make a mistake he should correct it immediately and inform the student that he has made one.
15. The Supervisor should never neglect to praise his students when they deserve it.
16. The Supervisor must seek to rise above arguments or any compulsion to "always get the last word" in the Supervisor-student relationship.
17. When a Supervisor lets a student momentarily control, give orders to, or handle the Supervisor in any way, for the purpose of drilling or other training purposes, the Supervisor should always make sure this is properly ended and the student put back under his control.
18. The Supervisor will at all times observe the Auditor's Code during sessions.
19. The Supervisor is never to give a student opinions about the materials without labeling them thoroughly as such. His job consists of directing his students to the tested and proven data concerning the technology.
20. The Supervisor is never to use a student for his own personal gain.
21. The Supervisor has to be a stable terminal to his students. The students should feel safe in approaching him and ask questions. He is not dogmatic, dictatorial, or opinionated. He points the students to the right data and stable data of the subject.
22. The Supervisor should keep himself informed of the most recent data in his field, have a record of this (such as printed materials), and relay this information to his students when relevant.
There are certain rules that apply to persons receiving auditing. They are based on experience and are clearly designed to make auditing work faster and better and with more stable results.
The following rules have direct relevance to what the pc is supposed to do and not do outside of session.
FOOD: The Auditors Code requires that the pc be well fed. There is a little more to that. The Meter responds better when pc's metabolism is good. Therefore he should eat extra healthy food, including fresh vegetables and take multi vitamins/minerals while in auditing. This speeds up auditing. It is recommended to take a daily mega-dose of balanced vitamins/minerals. Basic information about this can be found in R. Hubbard's book, "Clear Body, Clear Mind".
SLEEP: The pc has to be well rested. Eight hours is recommended. Also, auditing should not be done late at night or outside the pc's normal awake hours.
ALCOHOL, DRUGS: Alcohol, drugs, and auditing do not mix. The rule is: Drink no alcohol 24 hours before session. Do not take pain-killers, headache pills and the like while in auditing. The rule is usually no auditing a week after such medication. Street drugs can take 4-6 weeks to wear off. You should tell your auditor what medications you are on or take on a regular basis and clear up any questions up with him.
OTHER TREATMENT OR PRACTICES: The Auditors Code (above) states:
"(15) Do not mix the processes of ST with other practices except when the preclear is physically ill and only medical means will serve."
If the pc is currently involved with other practices he should tell the auditor right away. For ST to be effective it has to be allowed to work. If the pc depends on several types of therapy simultaneously there is probably a physical condition or a major problem in his life. The auditor will make sure he gets any medical assistance needed and then handle the case aspects of the condition with the pc fully being there. ST is effective when allowed to work.
OFF-LINE ACTIONS: Related to the above is: Do not accept off-line actions. The pc should not accept assists, do a full TRs Course, or accept "Coffee Shop Auditing" (meaning somebody informally trying to audit you over a cup of coffee) while receiving auditing. Only when the auditor and the case supervisor know what is going on can they be fully effective.
PCs SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT THEIR CASES: This can lead to invalidations and out reality and undue restimulation by "helpful listeners".
EXAMINER STATEMENTS: If something out of the ordinary happens outside session that the pc feels it is important for the auditor to know, he can go to the Examiner and tell it to her. She will ensure it gets in the folder and that the auditor (and case supervisor) will know. It can be illness, accidents, unhandled or new problems; also unexpected wins and successes. In case the pc feels bad about earlier auditing or a sudden situation in life, it becomes high priority for the auditor to handle it and he should do so within 24 hours.
ETHICS: If pc runs into heavy problems with relatives, employers (or the law), etc., the auditor may need to address it before auditing is begun or continued. This is based upon the auditor's judgment, but also on some technical facts. Heavy Present time problems need to be addressed in the physical universe.
The Guidelines for Students are simply the rules and regulations to follow when being a student on an ST course.
Guidelines for Students
1. Behave as a good representative for the course at all times.
2. Always eat breakfast before morning class. Make sure to start course being well rested and well fed.
3. Be a student when you study or receive coaching. Be a coach when you coach another student. Be a professional when you give Word Clearing or other auditing.
4. Get off all your known withholds about the course and anything related to it. Don't try to keep relevant facts and deeds secret. Holding on to secrets is a sure route not to make any progress and eventually blow. You can write it up and send it to the ethics officer or the supervisor and you should receive no punishment for confessions done in good faith.
5. If you don't know something or are confused about course data, ask the supervisor or send them a written note. Do not ask other students as this creates a chain of worsening errors in data.
6. Give advanced notice if you need a leave of absence from course. You must get permission before you leave a course. This will not be granted until the supervisor is absolutely sure, that it is not caused by misunderstoods, or other irrational reasons. Sign the relevant log book to leave, and again when you return.
Word Clearing and Auditing
7. Do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before course.
8. Do not take any drugs, antibiotics, headache pills, sleeping pills or medical stimulants for the entire course period without the approval of the supervisor or administrator.
9. Do not give or receive any Word Clearing or auditing without clearing it with the supervisor. Emergency assists are excepted (applies to ill or upset students).
10. Do not engage in any "self-auditing" under any circumstances during the course at any time.
11. Do not receive any treatment, guidance, or help from anyone in the healing arts (medical doctor, dentist, etc.), without clearing it with the supervisor or his senior. (Emergency treatment is excepted.)
12. Do not engage in any rite, ceremony, practice, exercise, meditation, diet, food therapy, or any other healing or mental therapy while on course without the express permission to do so.
13. Do not discuss your case, your Word Clearer or auditor, your supervisors, or classmates with anyone. Save your unkind or critical thoughts for your auditing sessions or take up complaints with the supervisor.
14. Do not engage in any sexual relationships or get emotionally involved with any classmate (or Supervisor) who is not your legal spouse.
15. Follow the Auditor's Code during all sessions, including Word Clearing, when being the auditor.
16. Follow technical procedure as outlined on the course exactly and precisely.
17. Be honest at all times on your report forms.
18. Students must not read their own PC folder or that of another student, unless he is auditing that student.
19. Do not make any undue noise either indoors, or when leaving class.
20. Use the correct entrances for entering and leaving the premises.
21. Treat course room, furniture, and material with care and respect.
22. Keep all your supplies and personal possessions in the space assigned and keep your space neat and orderly.
23. Students are allowed to smoke during breaks only and outside any course- or auditing- rooms.
24. No food may be stored or eaten in the course rooms at any time.
25. Be on time for class and all assignments.
26. Buy any books you need before you need them.
27. Follow all schedules exactly.
The Code of Honor is an ethical code. It came about as the result of an analysis of what led to the downfall of individuals over a long span of time. Tracing back personal miseries, degraded beingness or status could all be traced back to breaking one or more points of this code. It is not an attempt to recreate chivalry, although it does give an insight in what chivalry is all about. As an Ethical code it can't be enforced as use of force, all by itself, could easily lead to personal decay.
THE CODE OF HONOR
No one expects the Code of Honor to be closely and tightly followed.
An ethical code cannot be enforced. Any effort to enforce the Code of Honor would bring it into the level of a moral code. It cannot be enforced simply because it is a way of life which can exist as a way of life only as long as it is not enforced. Any other use but self-determined use of the Code of Honor would, as an analysis could quickly show, produce a considerable deterioration in a person. Therefore its use is a luxury use, and which is done solely on self-determined action, providing one sees eye to eye with the Code of Honor.
1. Never desert a comrade in need, in danger, or in trouble.
2. Never withdraw allegiance once granted.
3. Never desert a group to which you owe your support.
4. Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.
5. Never need praise, approval or sympathy.
6. Never compromise with your own reality.
7. Never permit your affinity to be alloyed.
8. Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.
9. Your self determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.
10. Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.
11. Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
12. Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.
13. Don't desire to be liked or admired.
14. Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.
15. Be true to your own goals.