Swami Amar Jyoti was born on May 6 https://soundcloud.com/swamiamarjyoti, 1928 in a town in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were lots of: science, math, music, writing, cycling, drama and sports, and He remarkably mastered 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 precious by family and professors, He stunned everybody with thedecision to leave house a few months before graduation, stating, "I 'd like to read an open book of the world for my education."
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At the age of nineteen, 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 each day. Residing on a train 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 went away and He returned to Calcutta.
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He lived on the outskirts of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued classical music, sitar, spiritual research studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and participated in puja (conventional worship) at a nearby temple of a widely known saint. In a short while He "understood" His life work. Soon He retired to Himalaya where He resided in silence and meditation for about 10 years, one-pointed onthe Goal of Liberation. Many places of expedition were visited during those years, walking on foot many miles every day. But a little cavern at Gangotri, the temple village near the source of the Ganga River, was the place of His biggest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, finally, Lighting.
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a kind 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 first Ashram Gurudeva established was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving house, His mom had actually never ceased looking 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 a deal by an enthusiast to go to the United States. Again, He traveled unidentified, though He quickly drew in numerous who had never seen such a holy man. Ultimately He was persuaded to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Reality Consciousness, a not-for-profit company that acts as a vehicle for Gurudeva's work in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the glorious destiny of humanity, as soon as freed from our limited identity of self. Adoringly and continually, He continues to boost and cleanse each of us 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 Reality. 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 Expert guides and nurtures the disciple on his/her own course to perfection, exposing in Himself the achievable Reality of God Consciousness.
After four decades invested in constantly taking a trip, offering Satsang and Retreats, establishing Ashrams and guiding numerous souls to greater awareness, 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 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 long-term consecration. It has hence end up being a beacon Light, a place of pilgrimage and meditation for all who are blessed to enter there.
The commitment of the Samadhi Sthal was conducted during 5 days of fancy Vedic pujas and fire events gone to by numerous followers, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the dedication, 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, may this Samadhi Sthal be the Illuminator of millions of souls, and may You continue to guide and bless us." Never-ceasing Light-- The Blissful Life and Wisdom of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Biography in His Own Words is available from TruthConsciousness.org.