In 1958 Shri Vethathiri Maharishi founded the World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a non-profit registered society with a view to work towards World Peace through individual peace. As of today, more than 200 trusts and about 1000 meditation centers have been registered and affiliated to WCSC in India, and thousands of people have benefited physically, mentally, socially and spiritually from the teachings and practices. From 1972 to 1993, he traveled abroad annually, lecturing and teaching extensively in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and U.S.A.
The World Community Service Centre (WCSC) is to bring peace in the society through peace in the individual. Society is made up of individual human beings. Hence, peace must emanate from individuals, then permeate to the family, and then to the society at large. Ultimately world peace will blossom. The practice and teachings of the W.C.S.C. are made so as to combine and integrate these three aims.
For sensory enjoyments; proper training alone can curb the animalistic tendencies of aggression and selfishness. The human capacity to share the feelings of one’s fellow beings and be helpful to all is not developed due to lack of sufficient training. A change in the world society cannot be brought about through political will, economic reforms or religious faith. The spiritual path and outlook is a basic requirement in order to bring about a change in the behavior of mankind. One should choose a path to realize the Truth.