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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on May 6 Swami Amar Jyoti, 1928 in a town in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His youth interests were numerous: science, math, music, writing, cycling, drama and sports, and He remarkably excelled in all of these. His college education was momentarily disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, but He soon moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much cherished by household and professors, He shocked everyone with thedecision to leave house a couple of months before graduation, saying, "I 'd like to read an open book of the world for my education."
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At the age of nineteen, without cash or any particular 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 quickly headed the entire volunteer corps there, working relentlessly 20 hours or more every day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees decreased and He returned to Calcutta.
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He survived on the borders of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, spiritual studies and prayer. He began to meditate and do yoga and participated in puja (standard praise) at a close-by temple of a popular saint. In a short while He "understood" His life work. Soon He retired to Himalaya where He resided in silence and meditation for about ten years, one-pointed onthe Objective of Freedom. Many locations of trip were visited throughout those years, strolling on foot numerous miles each day. However a little cavern at Gangotri, the temple town near the source of the Ganga River, was the place of His greatest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, lastly, Lighting.
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 objective 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 searching for Him and awaiting His return. In answer to her prayers, He settled in Pune where she could be near Him.
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In 1961, He accepted an offer by a follower to go to the United States. Once again, He traveled unidentified, though He quickly brought in numerous who had actually never ever seen such a holy man. Eventually He was encouraged to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Awareness, a nonprofit company that functions as a car for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the wonderful fate of humanity, as soon as freed from our minimal identity of self. Adoringly and ceaselessly, He continues to uplift and cleanse each of us for this awakening, for His way is the ancient relationship of the Guru to the disciple, the candle lit directly from the burning flame of Fact. Prabhushri continuously advises us that we are at a development 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 supports the disciple on his/her own course to excellence, revealing in Himself the achievable Reality of God Consciousness.
After four decades invested in constantly taking a trip, offering Satsang and Retreats, developing Ashrams and guiding innumerable souls to greater consciousness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- conscious release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His dreams, His Asti Kalash (urn containing 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 developed for irreversible consecration. It has hence end up being a beacon Light, a location of expedition and meditation for all who are blessed to go into there.
The commitment of the Samadhi Sthal was performed during 5 days of sophisticated Vedic pujas and fire events attended by numerous enthusiasts, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the devotion, 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, may this Samadhi Sthal be the Illuminator of countless souls, and might You continue to guide and bless us." Immortal Light-- The Blissful Life and Wisdom of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Bio in His Own Words is available from TruthConsciousness.org.