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Swami Amar Jyoti

Swami Amar Jyoti was born on Might 6 Swami Amar Jyoti, 1928 in a village in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were lots of: science, math, music, composing, cycling, drama and sports, and He brilliantly excelled in all of these. His college education was temporarily disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, however He soon moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much precious by household and professors, He surprised everybody with thedecision to leave house a couple of months prior to graduation, stating, "I want to check out an open book of the world for my education."



Swami Amar Jyoti Biography

At the age of nineteen Swami Amar Jyoti, without cash or any particular location, He took the very 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. Surviving on a railway platform near the border of India and Bangladesh, He quickly headed the entire volunteer corps there, working relentlessly 20 hours or more each day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees went away and He went back to Calcutta.

Swami Amar Jyoti

He survived on the outskirts of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, spiritual studies and prayer. He started to practice meditation and do yoga and went to puja (conventional praise) at a nearby temple of a popular saint. In a short while He "understood" His life work. Very soon He retired to Himalaya where He resided in silence and meditation for about 10 years, one-pointed onthe Objective of Freedom. Lots of locations of expedition were checked out throughout those years, strolling on foot many miles each day. But 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, Illumination.

Swami Amar Jyoti
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a form of monasticism that is Self-initiated) at the holy site of Badrinath of Himalaya, and taking the name Swami Amar Jyoti (Swami-- Knower of the Self; Amar Jyoti-- Never-ceasing Light), He descended into the plains of India for His God-given mission to the world. The very first Ashram Gurudeva established was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, situated 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.

Swami Amar Jyoti

In 1961, He accepted a deal by a follower to go to the United States. Again, He took a trip unidentified, though He soon drew in numerous who had never seen such a holy man. Ultimately He was encouraged to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Reality Awareness, a not-for-profit organization that serves as a vehicle for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.

The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva exposes is the glorious destiny of mankind, when freed from our restricted identity of self. Lovingly and continually, He continues to uplift and cleanse each people for this awakening, for His method is the ancient relationship of the Master to the disciple, the candle lit straight from the burning flame of Truth. Prabhushri constantly reminds us that we are at a breakthrough into a new age, where religious beliefs will be changed into direct awakening and communion with our Greatest Source. Like a mother whose love understands no bounds for her child, the Guru guides and nurtures the disciple on his/her own path to perfection, revealing in Himself the attainable Reality of God Consciousness.

After four decades invested in continually traveling, providing Satsang and Retreats, establishing Ashrams and directing numerous souls to higher awareness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- mindful release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His dreams, His Asti Kalash (urn consisting of Sacred Remains) was reminded Jyoti Ashram by disciples from India. Within a year, a Samadhi Sthal in the form of a pure white marble pyramid was produced for long-term consecration. It has hence end up being a beacon Light, a place of expedition and meditation for all who are blessed to enter there.

The dedication of the Samadhi Sthal was carried out during five days of intricate Vedic pujas and fire ceremonies attended by numerous fans, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the commitment, the Brahmin priest who led the pujas articulated 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 may 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.

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