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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on May 6 Swami Amar Jyoti, 1928 in a village in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were many: science, math, music, writing, cycling, drama and sports, and He brilliantly excelled in all of these. His college education was briefly interrupted by the partition of India in 1947, but He quickly moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much beloved by family and professors, He shocked everyone with thedecision to leave house a few months before graduation, saying, "I want to read an open book of the world for my education."
At the age of nineteen Swami Amar Jyoti, without loan or any specific location, He took the first train to Calcutta. It was 1948. Refugees were pouring over the border of East Bengal (now Bangladesh) into West Bengal by the thousands every day. Living on a railway platform near the border of India and Bangladesh, He soon headed the entire volunteer corps there, working tirelessly 20 hours or more each day. After about ten months, the flood of refugees went away and He went back to Calcutta.
He lived on the borders of the city in a quiet ashram and pursued classical music, sitar, spiritual studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and went to puja (conventional praise) at a nearby temple of a well-known saint. In a short while He "knew" His life work. Very soon He retired to Himalaya where He lived in silence and meditation for about 10 years, one-pointed onthe Goal of Liberation. Many locations of trip were checked out throughout those years, strolling on foot many miles each day. However a little cavern at Gangotri, the temple town near the source of the Ganga River, was the place of His biggest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, lastly, Lighting.
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a type of monasticism that is Self-initiated) at the holy website of Badrinath of Himalaya, and taking the name Swami Amar Jyoti (Swami-- Knower of the Self; Amar Jyoti-- Never-ceasing Light), He came down into the plains of India for His God-given objective to the world. The very first Ashram Gurudeva founded was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving home, His mom had actually continued looking for Him and awaiting His return. In answer to her prayers, He settled in Pune where she could be near Him.
In 1961, He accepted a deal by an enthusiast to check out the United States. Once again, He took a trip unknown, though He quickly drew in lots of who had never seen such a holy man. Eventually He was convinced to develop an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Consciousness, a not-for-profit organization that functions as a lorry for Gurudeva's work in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the marvelous fate of humanity, when devoid of our minimal identity of self. Adoringly and continually, He continues to uplift and cleanse each people for this awakening, for His method is the ancient relationship of the Expert to the disciple, the candle light lit directly from the burning flame of Truth. Prabhushri continuously reminds us that we are at a development into a new age, where religious beliefs will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Highest Source. Like a mother whose love knows no bounds for her kid, the Master guides and supports the disciple on his or her own course to perfection, revealing in Himself the attainable Truth of God Awareness.
After four years spent in continuously traveling, providing Satsang and Retreats, establishing Ashrams and assisting countless souls to greater consciousness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- mindful release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His wishes, His Asti Kalash (urn containing Spiritual Remains) was brought back to Jyoti Ashram by disciples from India. Within a year, a Samadhi Sthal in the form of a pure white marble pyramid was produced for irreversible consecration. It has therefore end up being a beacon Light, a place of trip and meditation for all who are blessed to go into there.
The commitment of the Samadhi Sthal was performed during five days of elaborate Vedic pujas and fire ceremonies participated in by numerous devotees, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the commitment, the Brahmin priest who led the pujas proclaimed the following: "As long as the sun and the moon and the stars and water (symbolic of life) exist, might this Samadhi Sthal be the Illuminator of countless souls, and might You continue to guide and bless us." Never-ceasing Light-- The Blissful Life and Wisdom of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Bio in His Own Words is offered from TruthConsciousness.org.