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by Steven Barrie-Anthony

Los Angeles Times    Translate This Article
7 November 2005

On 7 November 2005 Los Angeles Times reported: David Lynch's popular West Coast campus tour has captured the interest of thousands of students hungry for knowledge and curious about the Transcendental Meditation Technique which Mr Lynch has been publicly singing the praises of and actively promoting through his new Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. The foundation aims to make TM available to all students in order to help them achieve inner peace, and contribute to world peace as well. 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.

But, according to the Los Angeles Times, among a rapt audience of nearly 1,000 on Saturday, not everyone was there to learn about meditation. One would-be screenwriter approached the microphone to say, 'I just have a yes-or-no question: Can you read my script?' Later, a film student asked Lynch for advice about getting into the business.

'My advice is to stay true to yourself, to let your voice ring out,' Lynch said. 'And—not to push for Transcendental Meditation—but to me, that word 'transcendental' is very important. Start diving within, enliven your bliss consciousness. You'll glow. All your friends will be very happy with you. Everyone will want to sit next to you and give you money.' When Lynch giggled, the hall exploded in laughter.

Many aspects of the theory behind the practice were thoroughly examined as the knowledge Mr Lynch was sharing spurred a lively debate about the nature of life. The nationwide tour has drawn huge crowds of university students; on Saturday, organizers opened up two spillover auditoriums where University of California-IrvineI students and others watched Lynch speak on video monitors.

Students are more than simply interested in rubbing shoulders with a famous movie director, says Manuel Gómez, the UC-Irvine vice chancellor who invited Lynch to campus. 'There has recently been a growing thirst among many young people for a deeper connection to their lives and to the world around them.'

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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