'You are the Light': Dr. Pillai "Your true nature is not flesh and blood. Your pain, sufferings, debts, and diseases are due to the lack of light.
Swami Ramalingam, a renowned saint from South India, once described that the physical body is not actually matter, but full of light. Look at how even Einstein defined light as the flow of energy; when the light gets stopped it ends up as matter. There is an illusion that the light appears like matter. Unfortunately, this illusion has become our reality. However, in the Golden Age, this is not going to be the case. Humanity has to be brought back to its own nature. Your true nature is light, as bright as that of the Sun."
Dr. Baskaran Pillai is an international teacher, spiritual leader, humanitarian and scholar-mystic from Southern India. Through his educational and humanitarian initiatives, Dr. Pillai's mission is to alleviate human pain and suffering in all forms. The Pillai Center for MindScience is an educational institution geared toward enhancing human intelligence and positively transforming every aspect of life.
The Pillai Center offers courses on human development particularly in the areas of health, prosperity, relationship and spiritual evolution. Dr. Pillai is also founder of related educational programs including Mind-Sound Technology, which develops sound-based media and education programs for youth, and Astroved.com Pvt Ltd, which focuses on the propagation of the Vedic sciences.
As founder of non-profit Tripura Foundation, Dr. Pillai is committed to abolishing extreme poverty. For over 20 years, Tripura's programs have been designed to eradicate hunger, educate children, and empower women & girls. Tripura's current "HoPETown Initiative" provides sustainable, environmentally-friendly housing for the poorest of the poor, replacing slum dwellings with beautiful homes. Tripura Foundation also sponsors Girlstown and Boystown residential facilities for impoverished children, delivers feeding programs, and offers other relief programs for the impoverished, mentally ill and destitute around the world. Dr. Pillai has been a speaker for the United Nations Conference of World Religions and the World Knowledge Forum, and has hosted forums on Religion and Science. His scholarly background includes Masters degrees in English Literature and Comparative Literature from Madurai University and a Ph.D in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh where he was both a teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies and Coordinator of Indian Studies program for the Department of International Studies. In recent years Dr Pillai has retired slightly from the public eye and we are pleased he has agreed to come to London for the Conference.
He is the author of several books including Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side, Miracles of the Avatar, and One Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment, and the DVD program The Grace Light. He was also editor of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism for the India Heritage Foundation. Currently living in the United States with his wife Vasantha and daughter Priya, Dr. Pillai spends much of his time in India and travels extensively around the world.