"He whose happiness is within, whose contentment is within, whose light is all within, that yogui, being one with Brahman, attains eternal freedom in divine consciousness".
Bhagavad - Gita
"When I first heard about meditation, I had zero interest in it. I wasn't even curious. It sounded like a waste of time.
What got me interested, though, was the phrase "true hapiness lies within". At first I tought it sound kind of mean, because it doesn´t tell you where the "within" is, or how to get there. But still it had a ring of truth. And I began to think that maybe meditation was a way to go within.
I looked into meditation, asked some questions, and started contemplating different forms. At that moment, my sister called and said she had been doing Transcendental Meditation for six months. There was something in her voice. A change. A quality of happiness. And I thought, 'That's what I want'.
So in July 1973 I went to the Transcendental Meditation center in Los Angeles and met an instructor, and I liked her. She looked like Doris Day. And she taugh me this technique. She gave me a mantra, which is a sound-vibration-thought.
She took me into a little room to have my first meditation. I sat down, closed my eyes, started this mantra, and it was as if I were in an elevator and the cable had ben cut. Boom! I fell into bliss - pure bliss. And I was just in there. Then the teacher said. "It's time to come out; it's been twenty minutes." And I said, "IT'S ALREADY BEEN TWENTY MINUTES?!" And she said, "Shhhh!" because other people were meditating. It seemed so familiar, but also so new and powerful. After that, I said the word "unique" should be reserved to that experience."
David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish. Meditation, Conscious, and creativity.New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin,2007, p. 3-4.
David Lynch - realizador de cinema.
Filmes: Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive e Inland Empire.