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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on May 6, 1928 in a village in northwestern India https://soundcloud.com/swamiamarjyoti, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were lots of: science, mathematics, music, composing, cycling, drama and sports, and He brilliantly excelled in all of these. His college education was momentarily interrupted by the partition of India in 1947, however He quickly transferred to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much precious by family and professors, He shocked everybody with thedecision to leave home a couple of 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 money 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. Surviving on a train platform near the border of India and Bangladesh, He quickly headed the whole volunteer corps there, working tirelessly 20 hours or more each day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees diminished and He went back to Calcutta.
He lived on the borders of the city in a quiet ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, spiritual studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and went to puja (standard worship) at a nearby temple of a widely known saint. In a short while He "understood" 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 Freedom. Lots of places of pilgrimage were visited throughout those years, walking on foot many miles each day. However a small cave at Gangotri Swami Amar Jyoti, the temple village near the source of the Ganga River, was the location of His biggest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, finally, Illumination.
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a kind 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 descended into the plains of India for His God-given mission to the world. The 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 never ceased searching 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 visit the United States. Once again, He took a trip unknown, though He soon attracted numerous who had actually never seen such a holy man. Eventually He was encouraged to develop an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Awareness, a nonprofit organization that serves as an automobile for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the wonderful destiny of mankind, when freed from our limited identity of self. Adoringly and continually, He continues to uplift and cleanse each of us for this awakening, for His way 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 faiths will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Highest Source. Like a mom whose love knows no bounds for her child, the Master guides and nurtures the disciple on his/her own course to perfection, exposing in Himself the achievable Truth of God Consciousness.
After four decades spent in continuously taking a trip, providing Satsang and Retreats, developing Ashrams and assisting many souls to higher awareness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- conscious release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His desires, His Asti Kalash (urn including 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 created for long-term consecration. It has hence end up being a beacon Light, a place of trip and meditation for all who are blessed to go into there.
The dedication of the Samadhi Sthal was carried out throughout 5 days of intricate Vedic pujas and fire events participated in by hundreds of fans, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the devotion, 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 millions of 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 offered from TruthConsciousness.org.