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Swami Amar Jyoti was born upon Might 6 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/swami-amar-jyoti, 1928 in a town in northwestern India, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His youth interests were numerous: science, mathematics, music, composing, biking, drama and sports, and He remarkably mastered all of these. His college education was briefly disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, however He soon transferred to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much precious by household and teachers, He stunned everyone with thedecision to leave home a few months prior to graduation, saying, "I 'd like to read an open book of the world for my education."
At the age of nineteen, without cash or any specific 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 each day. Living on a train platform near the border of India and Bangladesh, He quickly headed the whole volunteer corps there Swami Amar Jyoti, working relentlessly 20 hours or more each day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees decreased and He returned 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-- Never-ceasing Light), He came down 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, located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving house, 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.
In 1961, He accepted a deal by an enthusiast to visit the United States. Again, He took a trip unknown, though He soon attracted many who had actually never seen such a holy man. Eventually He was encouraged 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 an automobile for Gurudeva's work in the United States.
The spiritual awakening on earth that Gurudeva exposes is the glorious destiny of humanity, when devoid of 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 continuously reminds us that we are at a development into a new age, where religious beliefs will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Greatest Source. Like a mom whose love understands no bounds for her child, the Guru guides and nurtures the disciple on his or her own path to perfection, revealing in Himself the obtainable Reality of God Consciousness.
The commitment of the Samadhi Sthal was performed during 5 days of fancy Vedic pujas and fire ceremonies participated in by hundreds of enthusiasts, from June 9-13, 2002. At the end of the devotion, 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." Immortal Light-- The Blissful Life and Wisdom of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Bio in His Own Words is offered from TruthConsciousness.org.