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Five questions for: David Lynch
by Reyhan Harmanci

San Francisco Chronicle    Translate This Article
6 November 2005

On 6 November 2005 San Francisco Chronicle reported: For 30 years, director David Lynch has been practising Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation, a simple twice-daily practice which is said to defuse individual and societal stress and to promote world peace. In this interview, Mr Lynch talks about the goals of his foundation for world peace, which is the topic of his hugely successful university campus tour. 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.

'People from all religions practise TM. You don't even have to believe in its effects, you don't have to believe any part of this for it to work. If you're a human being, it'll work. It's like if you step up to an X-ray machine, you don't have to believe in the machine to have it work. We want to give students a technique to dive within and experience the self. As it unfolds and they grow in consciousness, they gain awareness, wakefulness, bliss, universal love, energy.'

Mr Lynch went on to tell the San Francisco Chronicle, 'I don't really worry about fighting the darkness—like the Maharishi says, just turn on the light. Modern science has discovered the unified field in matter. They say that everything that is a thing emerges from the field and that field can be enlivened in human beings by a peace-creating group. Turn on the light so bright, it evaporates negativity... It's like building a factory for peace. The sooner it's tried, the sooner we'll know if it works.'

Q: OK, say we get world peace, we get bliss and serenity. Wouldn't that be bad for your business? Your films reflect the incoherence, the darker parts of human consciousness.

A: Oh, well, everything will change. Paintings and film will change, but you would still catch ideas. I don't think peace would be a boring thing. I mean, who knows what it would be like? I think it'd be incredible, so full of vitality, there would be an ocean of solutions. We would grow in bliss.

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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