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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on Might 6, 1928 in a town in northwestern India Swami Amar Jyoti, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were lots of: science, math, music, writing, biking, drama and sports, and He brilliantly mastered all of these. His college education was briefly interrupted by the partition of India in 1947, however He quickly transferred to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much precious by household and professors, He surprised everybody with thedecision to leave home a couple of months before graduation, stating, "I 'd like to read an open book of the world for my education."
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 whole volunteer corps there Swami Amar Jyoti, working tirelessly 20 hours or more each day. After about ten months, the flood of refugees decreased and He went back to Calcutta.
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-- Immortal Light), He came down into the plains of India for His God-given objective to the world. The first Ashram Gurudeva established was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving home, His mother 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.
In 1961, He accepted an offer by an enthusiast to check out the United States. Once again, He took a trip unidentified, though He soon brought in numerous who had never seen such a holy man. Ultimately He was persuaded to develop an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Awareness, a not-for-profit company that acts as an automobile for Gurudeva's work in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva exposes is the remarkable fate of humanity, once freed from our limited 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 Guru to the disciple, the candle light lit straight from the burning flame of Fact. Prabhushri continuously advises us that we are at a breakthrough into a new age, where faiths will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Greatest Source. Like a mom whose love knows no bounds for her kid, the Expert guides and supports the disciple on his or her own path to excellence, exposing in Himself the obtainable Truth of God Consciousness.
After 4 decades spent in constantly traveling, offering Satsang and Retreats, developing Ashrams and assisting many souls to greater 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 including Sacred 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 created 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 carried out throughout five days of fancy Vedic pujas and fire ceremonies participated in by numerous fans, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the dedication, 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 millions of souls, and might You continue to guide and bless us." Never-ceasing Light-- The Blissful Life and Knowledge of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Biography in His Own Words is available from TruthConsciousness.org.