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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on Might 6 https://www.scribd.com/author/230422938/Swami-Amar-Jyoti, 1928 in a town in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His youth interests were lots of: science, mathematics, music, composing, cycling, drama and sports, and He brilliantly mastered all of these. His college education was briefly disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, but He soon moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much beloved by family and teachers, He surprised everyone with thedecision to leave house a few months before graduation, saying, "I want to check out an open book of the world for my education."
At the age of nineteen, without loan or any specific 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 each day. Living on a train platform near the border of India and Bangladesh, He soon headed the whole volunteer corps there, working tirelessly 20 hours or more every day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees subsided and He returned to Calcutta.
He resided on the borders of the city in a quiet ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, religious research studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and went to puja (conventional worship) at a close-by 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 ten years, one-pointed onthe Goal of Freedom. Many locations of expedition were visited during those years, strolling on foot numerous miles every day. But a little cave at Gangotri, the temple village 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 came down 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 mother had 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 a deal by an enthusiast to visit the United States. Again, He traveled unknown, though He soon attracted numerous who had actually never ever seen such a holy man. Ultimately He was convinced to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Reality Awareness, a nonprofit organization that works as a car for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the remarkable fate of mankind, once freed from our restricted identity of self. Lovingly and constantly, He continues to boost and cleanse each of us for this awakening, for His way is the ancient relationship of the Guru to the disciple, the candle light lit directly from the burning flame of Reality. Prabhushri constantly reminds us that we are at an advancement into a new age, where religious beliefs will be changed into direct awakening and communion with our Greatest Source. Like a mom whose love understands no bounds for her kid, the Master guides and supports the disciple on his or her own path to excellence, exposing in Himself the obtainable Truth of God Consciousness.
After four years invested in constantly taking a trip, providing Satsang and Retreats, developing Ashrams and assisting numerous souls to higher awareness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- mindful release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His desires, 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 irreversible consecration. It has therefore end up being a beacon Light, a location of trip and meditation for all who are blessed to get in there.
The dedication of the Samadhi Sthal was conducted during five days of sophisticated Vedic pujas and fire events participated in by numerous followers, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the commitment, the Brahmin priest who led the pujas enunciated 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 might You continue to guide and bless us." Immortal Light-- The Blissful Life and Knowledge of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Bio in His Own Words is offered from TruthConsciousness.org.