Joseph Murphy was born in Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland, the son of a private boys' school headmaster and raised a Roman Catholic. He was enrolled in the National School and was a brilliant student. He was encouraged to study for the priesthood and was accepted as a Jesuit seminarian. However, by the time he reached his late teen years, he began to question the Catholic orthodoxy of the Jesuits, and he withdrew from the seminary.
Dr. Murphy could not accept all the thoughts of catholic's. He made his Belief in the Power of Human mind and brain, peace and meditation. He was greatly affected by the Hindu philosophy.The Hindu ideas about love, faith, desire, inner peace moulded his thoughts.He than tried to spread these ideas all over the world, his offers were accepted widely all over the world .His books became the best sellers. He taught people how to unleash their inner energies of brain to gain skill and success.
Murphy traveled to India and spent a lot of time with Indian sages, learning Hindu philosophy. He later on formed a new church in America with Hindu ideologies.