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Swami Amar Jyoti was born on May 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, mathematics, music, composing, cycling, drama and sports, and He remarkably excelled in all of these. His college education was momentarily interrupted by the partition of India in 1947, but He soon moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much cherished by family and teachers, He shocked everyone with thedecision to leave house a couple of months prior to graduation, saying, "I wish to read an open book of the world for my education."
Swami Amar Jyoti
At the age of nineteen, without loan or any particular destination, 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 soon headed the whole volunteer corps there, working relentlessly 20 hours or more every day. After about ten months, the flood of refugees decreased and He went back to Calcutta.
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He resided on the borders of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, religious research studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and attended puja (traditional praise) 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 ten years, one-pointed onthe Objective of Liberation. Lots of places of trip were visited during those years, walking on foot lots of miles every day. However a small cavern at Gangotri, the temple town near the source of the Ganga River, was the place of His biggest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, lastly, Lighting.
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 very first Ashram Gurudeva founded was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving home, His mother 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.
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In 1961, He accepted a deal by a follower to go to the United States. Again, He took a trip unknown, though He soon drew in lots of who had never seen such a holy man. Eventually He was convinced to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Awareness, a not-for-profit organization that functions as a vehicle for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The devotion of the Samadhi Sthal was performed throughout 5 days of fancy 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 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 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 Bio in His Own Words is offered from TruthConsciousness.org.