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As for the impact those answers and technologies have on the day-to-day lives of individuals, families and communities throughout the world, there is the telling proclamation presented to Mr. Hubbard from the Governor of the Island of Guam. That some of L. Ron Hubbard’s earliest research into the nature of the human mind took place in Guam is not forgotten, for as then-Governor Michael W. Cruz states, “Mr. Hubbard studied more than twenty cultures including [Guam’s native] Chamorro culture to arrive at his dynamic principle of existence: ‘survive.’ Through years of research and writing he has helped millions of people find joy in themselves and through helping others.”
And while L. Ron Hubbard’s decades of work in the development and codification of Dianetics and Scientology comprises thousands of writings and lectures, his first major work on the subject—Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health—continues to garner accolades even decades after its original publication.
In evidence of its popularity is the Publishers Weekly Century Award, bestowed upon L. Ron Hubbard as: “Author of the number one bestselling self-help book of all time. In commemoration of the appearance of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health on Publishers Weekly bestseller list for 100 weeks.”
While considering the influence of his philosophic work upon the field of the arts, it is only fitting that a National Festival of the Arts in Caracas, Venezuela, presented L. Ron Hubbard with the prestigious Venus de Oro, for “his technology for the improvement of the individual and the creative abilities of human beings.”
Mr. Hubbard’s writings and philosophy also reach deep into another hub of Latin America, with Mexico’s National Association of Journalists bestowing the Sol de Oro Award upon L. Ron Hubbard in “recognition of talent and artistic merit,” proclaiming Dianetics as “the mental science of the future.”
Yet when speaking of the international scope of Mr. Hubbard’s work, there is also all he has done to bring real answers to cultures throughout Europe and Central Asia.
Specifically, the dissolution of the Soviet bloc has meant the spread of Mr. Hubbard’s works from St. Petersburg to the edge of the Himalayas. Included in those communities now benefiting from Dianetics and Scientology is the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, where the National Library presented L. Ron Hubbard with a statue in recognition of his achievements as a philosopher and writer, as well as his technology now successfully applied by the country’s artists and citizens to the betterment of their culture. The Embassy of Belarus likewise bestowed an official recognition upon L. Ron Hubbard, in acknowledgment of his spiritual heritage and life as “a unique model of humanity and intellectual perfection.”
While with Dianetics and Scientology organizations now located throughout Italy, the province of Brescia similarly acknowledged Mr. Hubbard with an honorary statue, for his work and discoveries as a philosopher.
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Although the sheer scope of the accolades and awards presented to L. Ron Hubbard for his philosophic work quite exceeds what may be presented here, following is an abridged listing of his recognitions, proclamations and awards as the Founder of Dianetics and Scientology:
Prajnaparamita Sutra (“Diamond Sutra”) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice: Presented in veneration of Mr. Hubbard, by an officer of the Ministry of Justice.
Porcelain Buddha Statue — Shinto Master Reverend Sawada: Inscribed, “To L. Ron Hubbard, the man who founded the greatest wisdom for all Mankind. The Incarnation of the Buddhist Saint, Matteya.”
Japanese Zen Buddhist Scroll — Reverend Kanzan Takeda: Acknowledging Mr. Hubbard as a great philosopher who had the ambition to set Man free.
Peace Pipe — Blackfoot Piegan Reserve: Presented for Dianetics and the technology of study as a symbol of great responsibility.
Free Spirit Award — General Hernan Delgados, Caracas, Venezuela: “In recognition of L. Ron Hubbard’s technology which has helped Mankind and given our society a new civilization.”L. Ron Hubbard Park: Approved by the Elizabeth City Council, this park is situated a few blocks from Aberdeen Road, the location of the original Dianetics Research Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey.