Thursday, July 21, 2005

Freaky Filmmaker Wants TM™ In Schools

File under: Gurus to the Stars and The Siddhi of PR

David Lynch is known as a creative filmmaker with a penchant for portraying the dark side in works that can sometimes be as incomprehensible as they are disturbing. We're quite sure his colleagues are having trouble comprehending his latest project, raising 7 billion dollars to fund a TM™ meditation program for school kids, first in the U.S. and then eventually, the rest of the world. You know that is going to go over big with the prayer-in-school crowd.

Lynch is convinced—as many TM™ers are—that more people meditating means more peace in the world. They've conducted "studies" which seem to support their claim that groups of TM™ meditators can lower crime in the areas where they meditate.

While we can't argue with the logic of meditation increasing the peace, we're damn sure that it's not only TM™ that works. The peace which results by meditating transcends any and all techniques, and its effect isn't by some kind of supernatural "vibration" humming the hate out of people. Meditators become calm simply because their minds become calm. Calm folk usually aren't fighters. Hence, more peace.

But Lynch and the TM™ers are convinced otherwise:
"This is not a pretend thing," said Lynch. He went on the explain that the eventual goal is to sponsor "peace-creating super groups of 8,000 meditators" chanting simultaneously around the planet. 8,000, by the way, is "the size of the square root of one percent of the world's population."
We're not impressed with the math, especially since it's already being used by that moniker-snake Amma and her partner, Bhagavan:
Oneness University... will be Asia’s largest hall without pillars, where 8000 people will be meditating together at one time. An extraordinary experience, unparalleled in human history awaits mankind, when 8000 people are meditating shall generate energy, never before realized on earth.
It's too bad they've all already been made the bitches of the maestro of fame-seeking gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

2 Comments:

At 7/22/2005 10:13 AM, Anonymous Sara said...

Man, I'd expect better of Lynch, but then...who knows what to really expect from that guy?

His daily weather report is pretty funny.

 
At 7/22/2005 4:00 PM, Anonymous bobbymeizer said...

I can see the response to the Christian Right: "But we're not a religion like you are, this is science." Maybe the Natural Law Party can weigh in on Lynch's behalf :-)

 

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