David Lynch finds enlightenment -- The quirky ''Mulholland Drive'' director talks about transcendental meditation

By Timothy Gunatilaka
Updated October 14, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
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”If you have a golf-ball-size consciousness, when you read a book you’ll have a golf-ball-size understanding. But if you can expand that ball, then you read with more understanding,” director David Lynch recently told a group of NYU students. Since September, he’s been touring East Coast campuses touting meditation-based curricula (he goes west in November). A transcendental meditator for 32 years, he hopes to raise $7 billion to endow seven universities of world peace. Said Lynch: ”[Meditation] turns up our light. And like a lightbulb, we can enjoy the inner peace but also spread it?that’s the key to world peace.” Yes, he was serious.

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