Christopher Greenwood Day 135 Lesson – Making a change Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing well. Awareness is […]
By Charles Ndifon Londi, Canada Mohanji advocates a vegan lifestyle, and this makes sense when viewed from the ahimsa (non-violence
In summary, that was about Mohanji’s lessons, which I have picked up on the do’s and don’ts of life, or the rights and wrongs. For him, the only wrong thing is violence. That’s when we’re doing things that aren’t in agreement with other beings, places, people that aren’t consensual. If we want to do something, free will is completely respected, knowing that it often comes with some sort of price
What inspires me about Mohanji’s approach to this situation is that he’s willing to take this all the way. He’s not worried about what may or what may not happen. For him, there’s a clear purpose, and that’s to bring about a change where everybody is respected; no one should feel unsafe when they’re legitimately travelling through Frankfurt airport or any other airport, no one should experience security harassment. All these agencies that are involved in that process should adhere to good ethics.
As Mohanji says, “If you are sure the world must change its ways, the only way to make it happen is to start with changing your ways. Transformation is essentially individualistic before it becomes collective. And the world is what we have made of it through generations of insensitive existence.”
I would like to share a transformation that took place within me with Mohanji’s love and grace.
The next day I was cooking paneer and two things happened simultaneously. I remembered at some point during the retreat Mohanji saying that the Guru we are seeking is within us. At that moment, I had the amazing feeling of Mohanji’s presence filling my body. As Guru and God merged into one, the decision of becoming vegan was one of the easiest choices to make. How can I give the most compassionate Guru something obtained by means of cruelty and suffering? That moment was the turning point for me to change.