It took a year and a half to meet Mohanji in person. While standing in line to greet him, I saw him glance briefly at me with a sign of recognition, and when a little later I was formally introduced to him, he said, “Eric and I have a very deep relationship.”
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.