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Face it, know it and master it

A PREMATURE baby twitches its body and stops crying in blue-lit incubator room at the Vivekananda Polyclinic. It?s the ?Touch Assist? that the index finger of a nurse that relieved the infant from the pain he expressed with wails. The nurse could not believe the way infant in pain responded to the ?special? touch that she learnt in Scientology workshop by India Scientology Goodwill Tour members.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2006 00:52 IST

A PREMATURE baby twitches its body and stops crying in blue-lit incubator room at the Vivekananda Polyclinic. It’s the ‘Touch Assist’ that the index finger of a nurse that relieved the infant from the pain he expressed with wails. The nurse could not believe the way infant in pain responded to the ‘special’ touch that she learnt in Scientology workshop by India Scientology Goodwill Tour members.

Similarly a young boy, in pain, with both legs encased in plaster smiled when a finger touched him. In both the cases, the gentle touches were used instead of painkillers.

Witness such results Vivekananada Polyclinic management introduced the ‘Scientology’ training at it’s nursing school.

But then Lucknow University’s Academic Staff College that has nothing to do with medicine too has ‘Scientology’ introduced for teachers.

“We introduced Scientology’s two different aspects in the two institutions. ‘Assist for Illness and Injuries’ at the polyclinic and ‘The Technology of Study’ at the LU,” said Marion Whitta, member of Indian Scientology Goodwill Tour team that has been in Lucknow for past three months. “‘Assist’ is an action undertaken to help a person confront physical difficulties. If a child has fallen and hurt himself, an assist can help him overcome trauma. If a person has a toothache or has a tooth pulled, an assist can help relieve the pain. Assists can east the discomfort and speed recovery in illnesses,” said Marion Whitta.

And regarding the concept of study she had her team triggered at Lucknow University and La Martinere Boys College, Whitta says: “Why do we study? We are in a system that only produces graduates who can possibly parrot back facts, but without much understanding or ability to do anything with what they have been taught. For study first the little gate of ‘willingness to know’ should be opened. We introduced some of the LU teachers to the Technology of Study and they are euphoric about it.”

Citing an example of how the system of giving and getting education is wrong, Whitta says: “Students are taught about a tractor, without any tractor in front of them or without ever having seen a tractor.”

Actually, scientology can be applied for ‘How to help children’, ‘How to resolve conflicts’, ‘How to create a happy and stable marriage’, and many more ways.

Scientology has been introduced as movement in India by Scientology Volunteers International, Los Angeles in April and a team came to Lucknow in September. The team came only for about a week but the interest of people to grab it made the team hang around in the city for over three months.

What’s scientology?
“It about ‘knowing how to know’ any aspect of life. Scientology is like a recipe of a choco-cake. If you want a wonderful choco-cake then stick to recipe and you will get the perfect choco-cake that you want. Similarly, scientology is the recipe for making any area in life delicious,” she adds. “Scientology has been founded and developed by late L Ron Hubbard and it applied philosophy. There are different recipes for every different aspect of life—education, health, or different relationships. The Scientology Handbook series is available easily in market and can be learnt and applied through these small handbooks too,” said Whitta.