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Swami Amar Jyoti was born upon May 6, 1928 in a village in northwestern India https://swami-amar-jyoti.sitey.me/, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His youth interests were lots of: science, math, music, composing, biking, drama and sports, and He brilliantly mastered all of these. His college education was momentarily disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, but He soon transferred to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much cherished by family and professors, He shocked everyone with thedecision to leave home a few months prior to graduation, saying, "I wish to check out an open book of the world for my education."
He resided on the borders of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, spiritual studies and prayer. He started to practice meditation and do yoga and went to puja (standard 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 resided in silence and meditation for about 10 years, one-pointed onthe Goal of Liberation. Numerous 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 greatest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, lastly, Illumination.
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a form 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 came down into the plains of India for His God-given mission to the world. The very first Ashram Gurudeva established was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving home, His mom 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 a follower to check out the United States. Again, He traveled unknown, though He quickly brought in numerous who had actually never ever seen such a holy man. Ultimately He was encouraged to establish an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Truth Consciousness, a nonprofit organization that acts as an automobile for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva exposes is the marvelous fate of humanity, once devoid of our minimal identity of self. Lovingly and constantly, He continues to boost and purify each people for this awakening, for His way is the ancient relationship of the Master to the disciple, the candle light lit straight from the burning flame of Reality. Prabhushri constantly advises us that we are at a breakthrough into a new age, where religions will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Highest Source. Like a mother whose love knows no bounds for her child, the Master guides and nurtures the disciple on his or her own course to perfection, exposing in Himself the achievable Reality of God Awareness.
After 4 decades invested in constantly traveling, providing Satsang and Retreats, establishing Ashrams and assisting countless souls to higher consciousness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- conscious release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His desires, 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 created for irreversible consecration. It has therefore become 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 performed during 5 days of sophisticated Vedic pujas and fire events attended by numerous enthusiasts, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the commitment, 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.