Church President Describes Basic Beliefs of the Scientology Religion

In this excerpt of an article published in Spain, the president of the National Church of Scientology in Madrid explains fundamental principles of the religion.

In the heart of Madrid, within walking distance of the Congress of Deputies (the Spanish parliament), the Church of Scientology of Spain stands in an imposing and iconic five-story building.

The majestic building has a chapel, offices, rooms for auditing (Scientology spiritual counseling), rooms for courses and seminars, many audiovisual resources, a café and a terrace.

The religion "seeks to make people aware of their existence, their capabilities and infinite goodness, because in the end, we are all here to be of help to others. Scientology is an infinite path to happiness, having a functional map indicating the way to go."

Ivan Arjona, President Church of Scientology Spain

Ivan Arjona, from Tarragon on the east coast of Spain, was born in 1980 and has been a Scientologist since he was 17. He shed light on the religion, which he describes as an applied philosophy of life.

According to Arjona, Scientology is not a religion in which one prays and asks something of a God. Rather, it is something that works, and its principles and theoretical precepts are applicable in everyday life.

Etymologically, Scientology is the study of knowledge, and its goal is for the individual—as a spiritual being and not simply as a physical body—to achieve the highest possible degree of self-sufficiency and independence through learned to know himself. In other words, Scientology seeks to “wake up” the individual from his or her slumber and to enable him to awaken others so they may regain their true spiritual nature.

Arjona explained that Scientology begins with the premise that human beings are immortal spirits. The religion “seeks to make people aware of their existence, their capabilities and infinite goodness, because in the end, we are all here to be of help to others. Scientology is an infinite path to happiness, having a functional map indicating the way to go.”

Arjona says that since childhood he knew he wanted to help others. “There are many ways to help,” he says, “but I chose Scientology because I saw that it works. It helped me bring my family(who are not Scientologists) together when I thought that would never happen. And that proved to me that the methods of Scientology are effective, whether people ‘believe’ them or not.”

To learn more about Scientology visit the Scientology website.

Source: Church of Scientology of Spain

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