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Dr. Pillai’s Life History

Dr. Pillai: A Man with a Mission

Spiritual leader. Scholar-mystic. Teacher. Humanitarian. All these names describe Dr. Baskaran Pillai. Dr. Pillai hails from Southern India, but he is truly a citizen of the world as his work aims to transform the lives of people all over the world. Erasing human pain and suffering from the face of the earth is his life mission. He aims to achieve this through his work in the humanitarian and educational realms. For this purpose, he has launched several educational and humanitarian programs. For instance, the Pillai Center for MindScience, is an educational institution that seeks to enhance human intelligence and transform every facet of life positively. It offers MindScience courses in four primary areas including spiritual evolution, relationships, health, and prosperity.

Dr. Pillai has also founded the institution, Mind-Sound Technology, which develops sound-based education and media programs for young people. He is also the founder of Astroved.com Pvt. Ltd, which aims to propagate Vedic knowledge and use it to solve the life problems of people all over the world.

Making a Difference

The non-profit Tripura Foundation which is committed to waging war on extreme poverty, was also founded by Dr. Pillai. For more than twenty years, Tripura’s programs have been making a difference to the most vulnerable sections of society by helping to educate children, eradicate hunger, and empower girls and women. The program, “HopeTown Initiative”, provides sustainable and eco-friendly housing for the poorest by constructing beautiful homes for those who are used to living in slums. The Foundation also sponsors Girlstown and Boystown residential facilities for poor children. Apart from this, it offers feeding programs and other relief programs for the poor, the mentally ill, and homeless people in all parts of the world.

As a man of both Science and Religion, Dr. Pillai has hosted forums on both disciplines and has made speeches at the United Nations Conference of World Religions and the World Knowledge Forum. He is a renowned scholar with Masters degrees in English Literature and Comparative Literature from Madurai University. A PhD in Religious Studies from Pittsburgh University, where he was a teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies as well as Coordinator of Indian Studies program for the Department of International Studies adds to his credentials.

Dr. Pillai has authored many books. They include One Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment, Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side, Miracles of the Avatar, and the DVD program The Grace Light. He edited the Encyclopedia of Hinduism for the India Heritage Foundation. With his vast and deep knowledge of ancient Vedic wisdom and his unswerving commitment to human upliftment, Dr. Pillai has acquired the status of a Guru among all those who know him and his work for humanity. 

Dr. Pillai lives in the United States with his wife, Vasantha. Though his work and mission take him to all parts of the world, he chooses to spend much of his time in India. He will be celebrating his 71st birthday on February 1, 2020. Dr. Pilla’s birthday is eagerly awaited by those who know and revere him all over the world, as it is the greatest day to receive Dr. Pillai’s blessings.