Thursday, July 17, 2008
Vethathiri Maharishi is the latest in a long list of enlightened masters. He was born in 1911, the eighth of nine children in an indigent weaver's family, in Guduvancheri, 30 km south of Chennai.
Since his enlightenment, Vethathiri Maharishi has been declaring the noblest Truths about the origin and function of the cosmos and all life. He avers with a scientific conviction that the core of all religions is the same, exhorting mankind to lead a spiritual existence.
THE SCIENCE OF LIVING
Today, at the age of 90, Maharishi is spreading his revolutionary thoughts, adding new dimensions to contemporary philosophy, science and literature. He has formulated a complete science of living for the betterment of mankind: a five-fold path for the individual and a 14-fold virtuous path (Vethathirium) for entire mankind. Maharishi's thought is based on sustained research of traditional Tamil Siddha philosophy, meditation on the Self and his concern for mankind. He asserts that training of the mind, introspection and reformation of negative habits are absolutely necessary for achieving success, health, peace, happiness and wisdom.
For this, he has systematized a science of living through:
• Physical exercises
• Kaya Kalpa Yoga
• Simplified Kundalini Yoga meditation
• Introspection and Self-realization