His writings add new dimensions to current philosophy, science and literature, and provide deep insights into how self, society and nature are interconnected. Vethathiri’s lifetime contributions are called Vethathiriyam, which literally translates as a roadmap to the mountain of knowledge. It is an emerging worldview for new millennium.
Vethathiri Maharishi was born in 1911 in an indigent weaver’s family in South India. Though he had very little formal schooling, in his later life he became a qualified physician in Ayurveda, Siddha, and Homoeopathy. Several years of intense meditation led to his enlightenment at the age of 35. Vethathiri led the life of a householder until he was 50, and then changed the course of his life from being a businessman to teaching and writing about his experiences of divine revelations. He published many books in English and Tamil. Between 1972-1993, he visited the USA, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Mexico. He conducted courses; educational curricula need to include the teaching of the “cause and effect” as a law of nature, (e) a world without war must be ensured to fully utilize all the available resources for the benefit of humanity and to eliminate untold suffering that wars cause.