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Diving within
by Steven Sawada

Eugene Weekly    Translate This Article
13 November 2005

On 3 November 2005 the Eugene Weekly reported: David Lynch's artistic adventureousness in his creations has made him famous; and his abstract and esoteric themes enthral and mystify his fans. Now that he has been spreading awareness of Transcendental Meditation, a means to dive within one's own pure consciousness, questions arise as to how TM has played a part in Mr Lynch's own creative process. It is a joy for Global Good News Service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of culture.

David Lynch became one of America's most lauded independent filmmakers in the late 70's and continues to be one of the most popular film and television directors of this generation. Mr Lynch's tour has garnered special interest from his admirers who recognize that such public appearances by this director are extremely rare and hard to come by. He is known for being reclusive, preferring to pursue his other interests such as photography, furniture design, sculpture, painting, and songwriting over public speaking.

Now that he has launched his David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, he has been uncharacteristically in the limelight, to the delight of students and professors at universities on both coasts, who are getting not only a dialogue with their favourite filmmaker, but also the mind-expanding knowledge of Transcendental Meditation, which he credits for his ability to tap into unbounded creativity. In this interview excerpt from the Eugene Weekly, he gives a glimpse of his message to the students on this tour.

Q: How were you first introduced to TM?

A: 'I was introduced first to TM by my sister. I was looking into different forms of meditation after I had gone through a period of not being interested in any kind of meditation. It rang a bell of truth . . . that true happiness lies within. And I began thinking maybe meditation is a way of truly diving within.'

Q: I've read that it tries to be neither religion nor philosophy, yet there has to be some tenets behind it?

A: TM is a mental technique: A very specific yet profound technique that allows any human being to dive within. Pure consciousness, pure bliss, it's all right within every human being. It's not out there, it's within. And it's not a religion. People from every religion practise TM. It's about consciousness and bliss. People that practise TM say they have a greater understanding of their religion.

Q: I've read where you say something along the lines of humans should not have to go through suffering . . .we don't need to stress over our art. . . Can you explain this?

A: 'If you were really depressed, if you were clinically depressed you couldn't create, you couldn't even get out of bed. If you really have anger and anxiety you can't even do your job. You can understand depression but you don't need to live it . . . You can show things, you can intuit things, and you yourself don't have to suffer from those. When this stuff starts lifting, the enjoyment of doing it—creating art —begins to increase. This (TM) is money in the bank for creating. Why not get a bunch more of that growing and see how ideas flow and see how intuitions grow?'

'Whatever form the idea comes in, that idea tells you everything and you either fall in love or you don't. And if you can see the way the cinema can translate those ideas, you're off and running. When you start expanding consciousness and understanding, you have a chance to get more of a depth to a thing.'

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