Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Meditation

The film maker David Lynch has been on a publicity drive in Europe of late to promote Transcendental Meditation to children. I had heard of this technique of relaxation and development before but went to his website to research his approach further. I was surprised to find that the phrase, ‘diving within’, is the keyword used in describing what you do when you practise it. I don’t think it’s coincidence that this same phrase is essentially what Drexciya were all about. You’ll understand why I’m reproducing Lynch’s message here if you’ve read and understood my interpretation of the Storm Series or any of the James Stinson quotes such as

“...all the records we’ve made give you clues, how to tap into your inner selves. We bring you right to that door and give you the key.”

(On Inspiration) “It came from deep inside my mind. God gave me this vision and I’m building on it, bringing it to life for the whole world to see."

and finally, again on inspiration he said,

"It comes from within our soul, from tapping into our subconscious during meditation.”

As ever, you make up your own mind from this information. I’m not saying anything as specific as that the members of Drexciya practiced TM at all, but if you want to go beyond the music and are looking for ways to socially evolve, then the following might provide some idea‘s for you and if not you should, if you have been reading DRL closely, at least recognise some very familiar sounding concepts about raising consciousness, which in my opinion run very much parallel to Drexciyan thought.

In fact I’ll give you one last quote for the doubters! I have yet to fully transcribe and archive the final interview James Stinson gave, which was to the Detroit radio station, but when asked to describe the Drexciya theme he paused to think and said, “An infinite journey to inner space, within and find out the beauty that’s inside.”

“In today’s world of fear and uncertainty, every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence—bliss—the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep within all of us. This is the way to save the coming generation.” These words from the great educator and scientist of consciousness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, simply and beautifully describe the urgent need in education today.

I have been “diving within” through the Transcendental Meditation technique for over 30 years. It has changed my life, my world. I am not alone. Millions of other people of all ages, religions, and walks of life practice the technique and enjoy incredible benefits.

Someday, hopefully very soon, “diving within” as a preparation for learning and as a tool for developing the creative potential of the mind will be a standard part of every school’s curriculum. The stresses of today’s world are taking an enormous toll on our children right now. There are hundreds of schools, with thousands of students, who are eager to relieve this stress and bring out the full potential of every student by providing this Consciousness-Based education today.

Our Foundation was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation program can do so. The TM program is the most thoroughly researched and widely practiced program in the world for developing the full creative potential of the brain and mind, improving health, reducing stress, and improving academic outcomes. We provide scholarships for students to learn the technique and to receive the complete follow-up program of instruction throughout their student years to ensure they receive the maximum benefits. We also provide scholarships for students who want to attend the growing number of highly successful schools, colleges, and universities founded on this Consciousness-Based approach to education.

I have had the pleasure of meeting many students who are “diving within” and experiencing Consciousness-Based education. These students are all unique individuals, very much themselves. They are amazing, self-sufficient, wide-awake, energetic, blissful, creative, powerfully intelligent and peaceful human beings. Meeting these students, for me, was the proof that Consciousness-Based education is a profoundly good thing for our schools and for our world.
Research and experience document the profound benefits to society as a whole when our children dive within. Individual peace is the unit of world peace. By offering Consciousness-Based education to the coming generation, we can promote a strong foundation for a healthy, harmonious, and peaceful world. For this, the Foundation also supports the establishment of Universities of World Peace that will train the coming generation in a new profession: that of professional peacemaker.

Thank you very much for your interest. And please remember that Consciousness-Based education is not a luxury. For our children who are growing up in a stressful, often frightening, crisis-ridden world, it is a necessity.”

David Lynch

http://davidlynchfoundation.com/

3 Comments:

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