In an essay entitled “My Philosophy,” L. Ron Hubbard details his own fundamental beliefs. In many respects, these are the guiding principles of the Scientology religion, for example, this section of the essay:
“I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.
“These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is.”
The full essay is available on the L. Ron Hubbard website,