HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
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HCO BULLETIN OF 5 APRIL 19801
Q&A, THE REAL DEFINITION
There are several definitions for the term “Q&A.”
In Scientologese it is often used to mean “undecisive; not making up one’s mind.”
Q stands for “Question.” A stands for “Answer.” In “perfect duplication” the answer to a question would be the question.
The real definition as it applies to TRs is “The Question proceeding from the last Answer.”
Question: How are you?
Answer: I’m fine.
Question: How fine?
Answer: My stomach hurts.
Question: When did your stomach begin hurting?
Answer: About four.
Question: Where were you at four?
The above example is a grievous auditing fault. As each question is based on the last answer, it is called “Q and A.” It could also be called “Q based on last A.”
It never completes any cycle. It tangles pcs up. It violates TR 3. Don’t do it.
I trust the above handles any confusion on this subject.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1980, 5 April). Q & A, The Real Definition. Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. XII. p. 19). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- Document studied on the Hubbard Senior Security Checker Course. ↩
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