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2 September 2005

On 2 September 2005 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise reported: 'I don't know why everybody isn't meditating. It brings so much happiness, and a multitude of benefits,' enthused writer-director David Lynch in a recent interview in which much of the focus was on the Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM) and its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Lynch's experiences with TM recently inspired him to launch the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace to offer TM to schools across America. 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 education.

Lynch praised Maharishi as a holy man, 'a man who is whole, complete', who is offering profound knowledge through which others can also experience that wholeness.

'It's a simple, easy, effortless, but supremely profound technique that takes you within. All our senses are pointed out. Transcendental Meditation turns the mind within and you experience subtler levels of mind, intellect, and transcend, and experience this feeling of unity, oneness, that modern science calls the unified field,' explained Lynch.

He continued, 'If you went out onto the street and asked somebody, ''Please, tell me about the unified field and how do I get there?'' you wouldn't get an answer. It's so beautiful and so fantastic that this exists—a way to dive within and experience this field. It's not an intellectual thing, it's an experience.'

Lynch pointed out to the interviewer that the experience of transcending is the only experience that 'lights the whole brain on the EEG machine'.

'It takes the full brain to experience the field of unity,' said Lynch. 'Who can teach this? Ask George Bush if he can tell you how to transcend and experience the ultimate reality.'

Lynch emphasized that the experience is everyone's birthright.

'It's that field that is the kingdom of Heaven. It never had a beginning; it is, and it will always be. Modern science, bless their hearts, have now verified what Maharishi's Vedic Science has been saying all along. Veda means pertaining to total knowledge. The Vedas are the Laws of Nature, which exist in the field of unity, Unified Field, and it's an eternal science.'

'The Transcendental Meditation Technique is an ancient technique. This is all part of a human thing, it's a natural thing. It's our home. . . You're just diving within and experiencing what they call Atman, the Self, and that's the big Self of us all.'

'Once you start experiencing that, things start getting better. The experience enlivens it, unfolds it, it grows, and things get better. Negativity like darkness can't live in the light of this unity, like darkness can't live in bright light. It makes so much sense to me. I don't know why everybody isn't meditating. It brings so much happiness and a multitude of benefits.'

'The more of that Being, the Absolute, the Unified Field we have, the more people like being around it, like being around you. It's just like people do not like being around someone who is super-depressed or super-angry. It's the reverse of that, and that's the proof that something beautiful is going on.'

'Enlightenment is the full potential of each human being and they say it's our birthright to enjoy enlightenment. (This is the) great, great, super gift that Maharishi has brought.'

Lynch recently started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace in a campaign to raise money and to give money to offer TM to any child in America who wants to meditate. He said he was motivated by his concern over the growing problems with education in the US and the apparent lack of solutions.

He described a visit to Maharishi University of Management and its associated lower school, Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment, both educational institutions where meditating is included as part of the curriculum. He was invited to watch a high school play and, in the small Iowa theater, was expecting the worst. What he saw instead was an explosion of consciousness and creativity.

'After maybe 15 seconds, I realized this wasn't going to be boring. Then it just got better and better. I saw things on that stage that I couldn't believe. I saw a level of intelligence and a consciousness just beaming off these students, who weren't actors, but were doing incredible things.'

'So creative was the play, so great was every person, and it just pulled me in, and I said, ''What in the world is going on?'' I've never seen a thing like that.'

'The intelligence coming off, the timing of this thing and the humour of the things—it was so beautiful. I've come to realize that Consciousness-Based Education is education where students learn Transcendental Meditation, they learn to dive within, and they learn about the knower, and then they can learn about the object of knowledge.'

'Right now, most schools are just avenues of knowledge and no knowledge of the knower, the Self, and they say it's like learning about the rays of the sun—all the different avenues that we learn in school—but not about the sun itself. You just add this element to school and every time it's done, the students just blossom.'

'All the problems that they've had in the schools, where they've introduced this Consciousness-Based Education, the problems go away and the students blossom. They get great, fantastic grades and they're not just book nuts; in every single avenue, they blossom. I wanted to help get that going. That's why the Consciousness-Based Education.'

'This ties in. . .to world peace as well. They've found that these kids at this inner-city school in Detroit have reduced depression, better grades, get along better with each other.'

The interview went on to bring out the fact that students at the Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment for 15 consecutive years have scored in the top 99th percentile in the country in national standardized tests and have 10 times the national average for National Merit Scholars.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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