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Film director's message to students: Nothing is more important than meditating
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30 September 2005
On 30 September 2005 Global Good News reported:
The Trancendental Meditation Programme continues to be a lively topic of discussion on college campuses as film director David Lynch, quantum physicist Dr John Hagelin, and neuroscientist Dr Fred Travis speak to packed halls on 'Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain'. In the last series of interviews with the Harvard Crimson, the Berkeley Beacon, and the Providence Journal, Lynch talked about how meditation positively influenced his creative process and why he felt it was important to bring the knowledge to students across America.
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Lynch told Harvard Crimson writer Scoop Wasserstein, 'I had lots of tension, fear, anxiety, and anger before I started (meditating) and these negative things start lifting and this whole positive sense of bliss starts growing. On a set, or even working with really hard-core producers, it becomes easier to work with people. Everyone starts looking like a friend instead of an enemy, because of the ocean you dive into with meditation, the inner knowingness you achieve. The negativity going away helps the enjoyment and inspiration start to flow.'
He emphasized that students should learn the technique in order to develop their full potential, and that TM was the key to creating a beautiful world. Lynch shared the joy of his recent meeting with Dr Rutherford, who was responsible for bringing TM into three schools in the Washington, DC area.
'Before he came, there were a lot of shootings and stabbings. Initially, there was some resistance among the students, but now, it's like night and day. Happiness grows in the students and they start doing better and better.' said Lynch.
It is this same transformation that he is trying to encourage on a worldwide basis through his newly formed David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
Lynch told Providence Journal's Michael Janusonis that he believes 'TM can be a key to permanent world peace . . . not just an end to warfare, but to amplify inner peace to affect the entire world. It's a holistic experience, a feeling of totality that opens you up to all avenues of life.'
While college reporters were eager to ask Lynch questions about his films, Lynch consistently brought the topic back to the importance of meditation, saying that compared to 'contacting the unified field, the field of pure consciousness. Everything else is almost worthless.'
He finished his interview by saying, 'The experience of diving within takes you to the purest level and your inner spirit. Like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the technique, says, it's like watering the root and enjoying the fruit. It seems to me like education should go to the full extent of the human being.'
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