His Life and Message
Vethathiri Maharishi was born in 1911, in the village of
Guduvancheri, 30 km south of Chennai, India. From his youth he was
driven by the desire for knowledge and in particular strove to find
answers to three questions: “What is God?”, “What is life?” and “Why
is there poverty in the world?” He grew into a self-educated man and
a profound thinker.
Through several years of intense contemplation and introspection, he
formulated a complete science of living for the betterment of all
men and women.
He came to the firm conviction that training of the
mind, introspection and reformation of unwanted habits are necessary
for achieving success, peace, happiness and wisdom.
his adult life, he has continuously received knowledge of the origin
and functions of the cosmos and all aspects of life, as Nature
revealed to his inner vision. He has spontaneously written over 2000
philosophical poems on a wide range of subjects and remains
dedicated to serving his fellow beings by conveying his
understanding of universe and the One Supreme Power through his
speeches and writings. His language and attitudes are contemporary,
liberal, non-sectarian and non-dogmatic. As of date, he has authored
about 70 books in Tamil and English. He has traveled all over Tamil
Nadu and other parts of India for more than five decades. From 1972
to 1993, he traveled abroad annually, lecturing and teaching
extensively in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and U.S.A.
tirelessly spreading his message to common man and intellectuals
alike. He also addressed the United Nations in the year 1974.
Vethathiri Maharishi has given us a comprehensive and integrated
revelation of the existence and functions of the One
Reality; his exposition of the origin of the cosmos and the laws of
observed natural phenomena comprises the Vethathirian Model of
Universe and Beyond. With this comprehensive knowledge, science and
philosophy find a common ground without detriment to either. Thus,
through the individual’s understanding and acceptance of the
realities, interrelations and functions of microcosm and macrocosm,
harmony and peace in society can be brought about. Only in that
understanding of oneness can the feeling of fraternity, love and
compassion will flow unhindered making this world an abode of
happiness and prosperity.
March 28th 2006, Yogiraj Shri Vethathiri Maharishi, the Greatest
Spiritual Guru of the 20th century, left his fragile and aging body
after a brief period of illness.
Number of people continue to follow and spread Swamiji's Divine
message and teachings all across the world, thereby taking his
journey on to the next level and to a different dimension.
The World Community Service Centre
Thathvagnani Vethathiri Maharishi founded the World Community
Service Centre in the year 1958. The guiding principle or the goal
of this Centre is to inculcate Individual Peace spreading to Family
Peace and ultimately blossoming to World Peace. About 225 Trusts are
affiliated to The World Community Service Centre and are serving the
society in India and abroad.
system of yogic practices is taught to all, beyond the barriers of
religion, race, creed, nationality, gender etc. Students are trained
in this system in a big way for their successful career, happy and
peaceful life. This service is rendered by the World Community
Service Centre through its affiliated Trusts spread far and wide.
1984, Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga and Kaya Kalpa Research
Foundation were founded at Aliyar near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. On
behalf of this foundation, a Temple of Consciousness was constructed
in Aliyar, where Thathvagnani Vethathiri Maharishi resides and
serves the humanity with great vision and vigour even in his
advanced age. As a unit of this Trust, a spiritual educational wing
is also functioning in the name of "Vethathiri Maharishi Institute
of Spiritual and Intuitional Education (VISION)". Further, as a wing
of the World Community Service Centre a Trust known as "Brain
Trust", a common platform for intellectuals to work for solutions to
fundamental problems facing humanity, also functions from this
Realisation of Cosmic Connections:
The Sun is one. The Earth is one. Water is one. We all
breathe the same Air. Nature has linked us all together by
the invisible thread of the universal energy (magnetism).
Realisation of this unity and oneness alone can lead to