Shri Vethathiri Maharishi - Common Man’s Philosopher, Thathuvagnani and a visionary spiritual leader was moved by the happenings of the Second World War. He, in fact, obtained training from St. John’s Ambulance to serve the people wounded in the war. Though with the atomic bombing, the war came to an end, but it had already caused immense misery and pain on (to) humanity. Having realised the Ultimate Truth and in the state of Spiritual Ecstasy, he saw how the entire humanity was reeling under the pain, misery,(and) hatred and destroying itself. It is this universal horror which made him do something to remove the tears from the face of humanity. This resulted in establishing the World Community Service Centre (“WCSC”) in 1958.