“ ..from that moment on he had changed.” forward from e-mail going around Fairfieldl..
“When we were traveling around India teaching TM way back when. We were in Madhya Pradesh where Maharishi was born and raised. In a nearby town, Satna, we gave a lecture to a group of lawyers. At the end of the lecture one of them came up and said he used to be the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh and invited us to his office to talk. When we got there and sat down, there was a huge picture of Guru Dev on a desk on one wall. It must have been 4 or 5 feet tall. This gentleman said he used to be a disciple of Swami Brahmananda (that's what he called him). He said that at one lecture a man got up and asked Swami Brahmananda if he would touch him. Swami Brahmananda chuckled a bit and asked him why he had asked. The man said that he heard that Swami Vivekananda told the story of how Ramakrishna had touched him once and from that moment on his life was changed. So, the man said, would you touch me? Swami Brahmananda said something to the effect that to have the experience of a Vivekananda you had to have the body of a Vivekananda, and made some reference to Mahesh (what he called Maharishi) who was in the back doing various things at the back of the hall doing things. He said he didn't think a thing of it until many years later after Guru Dev had passed and Maharishi had come out and started to lecture. He said Maharishi came through the town and met with him and told him that Guru Dev had passed away right in his arms and that something had gone into him and from that moment on he had changed. Immediately the lawyer said that Swami Brahmananda's answer to that man had come to mind. He also said that many years later he had had the same experience when he heard of Maharishi's World Plan. He said Swami Brahmananda had always talked about bringing this knowledge to the whole world, but the lawyer said he never took it for a real possibility because how could it be possible for Swami Brahmananda to reach the whole world when he was just moving around India and giving talks, how was that going to reach the whole world? And when he heard of the World Plan, it clicked into place.