Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai
A great social reformer, a famous philosopher, spiritual leader and originator of the innovative Jeevanvidya (science of life and art of harmonious and successful living) philosophy – was born in Mumbai, India, on October 21, 1922.
Satguru was a self-motivated individual and realized soul with the highest level of compassion and concern for the people. The sole aim of his self-less endeavor was to make every human being happy and world a much better place to live. He founded a non-profitable, registered, secular, educational and social organization called Jeevanvidya Mission in 1955. (http://www.jeevanvidya.org) for achieving his goal.
Satguru worked selflessly for the fulfillment of his vision to make the entire human race happy for over 60 years. He never charged the royalty for his books. All his discourses, lectures and guidance was free of charge. He delivered more than 10000+ discourses in Maharashtra and adjacent states within India and in USA and Canada abroad; wrote 27 books (millions in print; many of which got translated in Hindi, English, Kannada, Gujarati languages) and imparted guidance to million+ of people.
Satguru has received a number of awards from different organizations and entities as well as letters of deep appreciation. His weekly lecture is being telecast on Indian television channel for over last decade and a half. A daily program on radio broadcasting his Thoughts For a Better Life has created a record in ‘All India Radio’s Asmita Channel’ for a continuous run of 4000+ days (more than 10 years)!
Satguru inaugurated Jeevanvidya Dnyanapeeth (Jeevanvidya World Knowledge Center) at Karjat, Maharashtra, India in April 2012. He passed away in May 2012 on account of small illness when he was in his 90th year.

BOOKS WRITTEN BY SATGURU SHRI WAMANRAO PAI
Satguru wrote total 27 books about Jeevanvidya philosophy – theory and practice – with a view to making a holistic positive transformation in the life of the reader. He handled a lot of topics, which are important that make us lead the life full of prosperity, success, and happiness. Through his books, he could connect with every segment of the society students, youth, workers, farmers, family people, and women – working as well as homemakers, businessmen, professionals and common man in general. His narration of various subjects was simple but effective and useful. He brings in a very different outlook at seeing things in day-to-day life.
His books were so popular that total 100 Million+ copies have been sold so far.
Born Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai
October 21, 1922
Girgaon, Mumbai, India
Died May 29, 2012 (aged 89)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian Education B. A. Honors (Economics)
Occupation Govt. Service Spouse Sharda Wamanrao Pai (1926 – current)
Children Malan Vidyadhar Kamat (1949 – current)
Pralhad Wamanrao Pai (1950 – current)
Parents Gajananrao Krishnarao Pai
Radhabai Gajananrao Pai (1810–1871)
Life
Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai was born in a middle-class family on October 21st, 1922. However, for some reason, his official date of birth is documented as 21st Oct 1923. He was the 13th child of his parents Gajananrao and Radhabai Pai. He was officially named as Moreshwar but was popularly known as Waman. He studied in Union School, Girgaon. From childhood, he was fond of sports. He used to play cricket well. He was all-rounder – a bowler as well as a batsman – and has won many matches for his school. He enjoyed kite flying and was expert in playing chess. He started studying seriously in class 11th where he stood second in his school across all four divisions. He did his first two years of graduation from Ruia college and then last year from Khalsa college, Mumbai. His subjects of liking were logic, modern history, and economics. He completed his graduation from Mumbai University, Maharashtra, India, in 1944 and majored in Economics. Satguru was employed in the State Government of Maharashtra, and he retired as a Deputy Secretary to Government of Maharashtra, Finance Department, in the year 1981.
In spite of being from the earlier generation, he actually fell in love with his father’s friend’s daughter. Sharda’s parents happily agreed for the groom and they got married in 1948. Both enjoyed a happy married life of more than 64 years. He has a son and a daughter who are well-settled. His son Pralhad is a B.Tech. (IIT, Pawai, Mumbai), MMS (JBIMS, Mumbai) and daughter Malan is Bachelor of Arts. His daughter-in-law Milan was a graduate in science and his son in law Vidyadhar was MS from the USA. His grandson Nikhil is a Gold Medallist of Mumbai University in M. Com. and is a Chartered Accountant. He was fortunate to also enjoy the company of his great-grandson Yash. In 1946, two years before his marriage, he started mantra meditation after reading an inspiring book ‘Naamajapache Mahattva’ by Mr. Ramkrishna Kamat. At a very young age of around 25 years, he was initiated into spiritualism by his Guru, Shri Nana Maharaj Srigondekar, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India. Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai attained the highest goal of spirituality – self-realization – by his devoted and relentless efforts. He experienced inexplicable bliss within one’s own soul, and this propelled him to spread the spiritual knowledge and bliss to the masses.
He started delivering discourses on spiritualism from the year 1952, at the Spiritual Centre and at the Vivekananda Centre in Mumbai. Later he focused his attention on morale upliftment of downtrodden and lower-middle-class worker community from Parel, Mumbai. He used to deliver lectures almost on a daily basis except on Sundays which was reserved for his kids and wife. People started benefiting immensely by practicing Jeevanvidya and on popular demand, he started writing books.
He wrote 27 books. These became so popular that few of his books are million+ in prints. ‘Tooch Ahes Tuzya Jeevanacha Shilpakar’ (You are the architect and builder of your own life) is in its 99th edition. In the year 2015 which marks the golden jubilee year of Jeevanvidya Mission, the 100th edition is getting published.
He was working selflessly for uplifting the masses with a sole objective of making people happy. He worked towards this goal for about 60 years – 30 years before his retirement and 30 more years after his retirement. He never charged a single rupee for any of his lectures or guidance, he did not accept any royalty for his books nor sought any remuneration for any of his programs. His followers increased year after year and today at least million people in this world are his followers.
He conceptualized a knowledge center which can impart Jeevanvidya philosophy to next generations. He inaugurated first Jeevanvidya World knowledge Center in Karjat, Maharashtra, India in April 2012. He passed away just weeks after his brief illness.
Philosophy and Teachings
Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai’s unique innovative philosophy is based on the laws of nature which are the same for every human being in this world irrespective of ethnic origin, caste, creed, country or religion. His Jeevanvidya philosophy is practical, result-oriented, logical and useful to everybody in every walk of life and at every stage of life. He eradicated blind faith, advocated the importance of laws of nature, knowledge, and wisdom in life. He has shed light on many fundamental concepts that impact the outcome of life such as thought pollution, collective subconscious mind, and issues caused due to ignorance, blind faith, and ego.
Jeevanvidya philosophy simultaneously attains all-round development and evolution of individual, society, nation and world at large by balancing :
  • Money and Harmony
  • Work and Worship
  • Peace and Bliss
  • Material Prosperity and Spiritual Progress
Some of his main principles and teachings are as below:
  • You are the architect and builder of your own life.
  • Habitual thoughts in your own mind influence and shape your life.
  • The human body is a divine computer, divine recorder, king of miracles and wonder of wonders.
  • Cosmic life force can be rightly defined as – Automatic, self-regulatory, intrinsically natural, divine systematized order endowed with laws of nature.
  • Ignorance is the root cause of all evils and wisdom is the surest solution for all sorts of problems in this world right from A to Z.
  • Love work honestly and bless all sincerely and you will be blessed according to the universal laws of nature.
  • Humanity is above religion and is the real spirituality.
  • Purpose of life is to experience happiness, and it can be achieved most easily by giving happiness to others. Hence, when you meet someone give something good – it could be a smile, a good wish, sincere appreciation, expression of gratitude or lending a helping hand.
  • Living a life which is in tune with the universal laws of nature is wisdom.
  • Progress has two parts, material prosperity, and spiritual progress and both are equally important for leading a life full of happiness, health, wealth, peace, and bliss.
  • Harmonious coexistence is important and hence larger interests should prevail at all times. “All” is more important than “me." Therefore, the thought that – “it is my life” is incorrect instead “it is our life” is the correct approach.

Peace and Humanitarian Work
Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai has composed a very unique Divine Universal Blessings as the solution for Thought Pollution and it corrects the pattern of collective subconscious mind for greater humanitarian good and world peace.

The Divine Universal Blessings by Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai is as follows:

Universal Blessings 

Oh Universe,

Bless All with Health and Wealth,

Bless All with Money and Harmony,

Bless All with Peace and Bliss,

Bless All with Wisdom and Your Devotion.

These divine universal blessings have been translated into multiple Indian languages and few international languages (English, French, German and Mandarin) These blessings are practiced daily by thousands of students of Jeevanvidya individually or collectively in groups. These blessings, consciously and subconsciously inculcate that, all beings are more important than me and larger interests must prevail.
People who practice these blessings daily have experienced miraculous results and significant positive changes in their attitudes and behaviors. Moreover, they have started getting  benefits which they have been asking for others. This is based on the universal law of action and reaction. They get connected to people better, they develop a natural intrinsic urge to make others happy. Over a period of time, practicing these blessings purifies the subconscious mind and transforms the thought patterns, from “I, me, and myself” to “We, us, and ALL”.
Satguru transformed the mindsets of people, who came in his contact, positively and made them good human beings that cared about others, are always ready to help others and become excellent world citizens in a true sense.
Through his counseling sessions, he helped thousands of frustrated families. He changed the way people look at women in general. He made men aware of the importance of women empowerment.
Satguru simplified extremely difficult and at times the abstract subject of spirituality and made it highly pragmatic and result oriented in day-to-day life. He invented multiple meditation techniques that can be practiced while leading a worldly, busy life along with fulfilling various family and social obligations.
Social Initiatives
Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai addressed students, youth, working class, businessmen, and professionals from different parts of the world. He delivered discourses, answered questions and participated in various discussions to educate everybody in Jeevanvidya philosophy for the upliftment of moral values, ethical demeanor, and values of life. He started the family planning movement a decade before the Govt. of India thought about implementing it as a national level movement.
He strongly believed in taking preventive measures and has also contributed towards providing curative remedies. Satguru started many social activities for different segments of society. His efforts have been amply rewarded as positive changes were observed in individuals and society as follows :
  • People became rationalists breaking the shackles of blind faith.
  • Many alcoholics, gamblers and drug addicts gave up their vices.
  • People started taking decisions with an increased sense of responsibility and confidence.
  • Students received encouragement and guidance giving higher emphasis on knowledge rather than grades.
  • Relationships in families became much stronger with improved trust, respect, affection, compassion and commitment.
  • Women were encouraged to pursue education and be self-reliant.
  • Farmers and village dwelling communities understood the importance of savings and managing cash flow, use of modern farming techniques and the importance of educating the next generation.
  • Working professionals began practicing the principle of loving work and working with love.
  • The educated class helped themselves in creating deeper insights into spirituality. Satguru started many social activities for different segments of society.
Awards & Recognition
Samaj Seva Purskar (Social Service Award) Sahajeevan Foundation, Dist.- Thane 3-Aug-09
Adhyatma Ratna Puraskar
(Spiritual Leadership Award)
Sahajeevan Foundation, Dist.- Thane 3-Aug-09
Memento Pfizer Employees Union 12-Oct-05
Gaurav Puraskar (Award in Honor) Hari Om Gaurav Puraskar,
Late Hari Om Pandurang Balaji Bagve, Mumbai
31-Mar-05
Memento Sindhudurga Shikshan Prasarak Mandal,
Kankavali- Sindhudurga
13-Jan-05
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Vengurla Nagar Parishad-Sindhudurga 2-Jan-05
Memento Om Udyog Samuha-Ahmednagar (Shri Balasaheb Pawar) 26-Nov-04
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Rotary Club of Ahmednagar 26-Nov-04
Letter of Deep Appreciation Shramik Mukta Patrakar Sangh (Maharashtra) 26-Nov-04
Memento “Samaj Prabodhan Puraskar” Nationalist Congress Party,
Navi Mumbai & Shivashakti Social Mandal, Airoli-New Bombay
25-Nov-04
Memento Shri Keshtra Ranjangav Mahaganpati Devasthan Trust,
Ranjangav Shirur-Pune
25-Nov-04
Letter of Deep Appreciation Dynaneshwar University, Pune 5-Sep-04
Memento Shree Swami Samarth Dyanpeeth, Warje Maalwadi-Pune 5-Sep-04
Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar
(Lifetime Honor Award) & memento
All India Journalist Association, Chembur Bombay 26-May-04
Gaurav Puraskar (Honor Award) Rajyastariya Gaurav Puraskar &
Samajik Prabodhan Sanstha Puraskar
26-May-04
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Indapur Corporation-Pune 16-Nov-03
Memento Thane Municipal Corporation-Thane 1-Oct-01
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Karad Nagar Parishad-Satara 3-Feb-01
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Sangli, Miraj & Kupwada City Municipal Corporation-Sangli 23-Apr-00
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento New Bombay Municipal Corporation 26-Dec-99
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Shri Balaji Charitable Trust- Satara 12-Dec-99
Memento Shri Satguru Hari Buwa Maharaj people
credit Society limited- Phaltan – “Phaltan Festival”
5-Dec-99
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Punya Shlok Satguru Shivaparvati Forum, Nasik 15-Feb-98
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Muncipal corporation Pune 17-Nov-97
Letter of Deep Appreciation and memento Pimpri Chinchwad Muncipal Corporation Pune 31-May-97