Conquest of the Physical Universe
Life is engaged upon the acquisition, destruction, creation, so on and so on, of matter, energy, space and time. Life is engaged on a forward conquest, in other words. —L. Ron Hubbard
In his lifelong quest to uncover the answers to life and Man, Mr. Hubbard discovered that all life forms, from the lowest to the highest, are motivated by a single command: Survive!
Yet questions still remained. What exactly is life and how does it accomplish its purpose of survival? Is life merely live matter? Or does it contain another quality altogether?
Thus he set out to isolate and identify the very essence of life itself. And in successfully achieving that goal, he not only discovered the elusive quality that animates all life forms, he arrived at the explanation for the endlessly varied phenomena of human experience—from the “inexplicable” onset of illness to why individuals brimming with ambition and hope often reach the end of their lives defeated and disillusioned.
In this lecture, L. Ron Hubbard reveals that life is an energy, one entirely separate and distinct from the physical universe. Moreover, here too are the answers to how life attempts its conquest of matter, energy, space and time.
As for what these discoveries mean to everyday life of the individual, the answer is everything. For no matter one’s occupation or activities, here are both the anatomy and ramifications of the unavoidable interaction with the physical universe. And by means of this knowledge, one can reverse one’s losses, build upon one’s victories and, in sum, recover the energy and enthusiasm that brings lasting success.