This gasp-worthy development is the brainchild of the David Lynch Foundation. Lynch is the man who brought us such uplifting and spiritually healing programs as HBO's "Hotel Room," which tells such stories as these, according to a reviewer:
"In 'Tricks' set in 1969 Moe Boca brings prositute (sic) Darlene to his room where their tryst is intrupted (sic) by the arrival of Moe's friend Louis where mind games ensue. In 'Getting Rid of Robby' set in 1993, Sasha plots to kill her lover Robert in the most unsusual (sic) of ways within the room. In 'Blackout' set in 1936, Danny brings to the room some Chinese take-out food for his wife Diane where a sudden city-wide blackout makes them reminise (sic) of (sic) their only child who drowned years before."
(Perhaps those 40 minutes would be better spent on spelling and grammar. But get this: the children being taught TM are supposedly getting better grades. Apparently taking care with your spelling is no longer important.)
At any rate, the man who thinks it's a good idea to bring such ghastly stories into your living room is now bringing TM into the classroom.
Brought here by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, TM is a form of mantra meditation, which in Sanskrit means "a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power. Mantra may or may not be syntactic or have literal meaning; the spiritual value of mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought."
That's right -- it's Hinduism, and it's already being taught in our schools -- not to mention in our armed services, prisons, homeless shelters, and to targeted groups from women and Africans to American Indians, thanks at least in part to the efforts of Lynch's foundation.
What's the harm?
According to expert Caryl Matrisciana, one of Hinduism's most dangerous messages is that "man is not a sinner only ignorant of his so-called divinity. Lying to oneself that one is without sin and not in need of forgiveness from the only One Who is capable of forgiving sin is indeed an evil message of bondage."
It's also a lie with eternal consequences for anyone who believes it; there is only one way to heaven, and this is not it. But it's being taught to thousands of American children, with tens of thousands on deck, awaiting your donations to Lynch's foundation.