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At the age of nineteen, without loan or any particular 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. Living on a railway platform near the border of India and Bangladesh Swami Amar Jyoti, He soon headed the entire volunteer corps there, working tirelessly 20 hours or more every day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees subsided and He went back to Calcutta.
He lived on the borders of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued symphonic music, sitar, religious research studies and prayer. He began to meditate and do yoga and participated in puja (conventional worship) at a neighboring temple of a popular saint. In a short while He "knew" His life work. Very soon He retired to Himalaya where He resided in silence and meditation for about ten years, one-pointed onthe Objective of Freedom. Lots of places of expedition were checked out throughout those years, strolling on foot numerous miles every day. But a small cavern at Gangotri, the temple town near the source of the Ganga River, was the location of His biggest 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 website of Badrinath of Himalaya, and taking the name Swami Amar Jyoti (Swami-- Knower of the Self; Amar Jyoti-- Immortal Light), He descended into the plains of India for His God-given objective 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 mom had 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 an offer by an enthusiast to check out the United States. Once again, He took a trip unidentified, though He quickly attracted many who had actually never seen such a holy man. Eventually He was encouraged to develop an Ashram, and Sacred Mountain Ashram was founded in 1974 followed in 1975 by Desert Ashram under Fact Consciousness, a nonprofit company that works as an automobile for Gurudeva's work in the United States.
The spiritual awakening in the world that Gurudeva reveals is the marvelous fate of mankind, once freed from our minimal identity of self. Lovingly and ceaselessly, He continues to boost and purify each people for this awakening, for His method is the ancient relationship of the Expert to the disciple, the candle lit straight from the burning flame of Truth. Prabhushri continuously reminds us that we are at a breakthrough 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 Expert guides and nurtures the disciple on his/her own path to perfection, exposing in Himself the obtainable Truth of God Awareness.
After 4 decades spent in continually taking a trip, offering Satsang and Retreats, developing Ashrams and assisting countless souls to higher awareness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- mindful release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His wishes, His Asti Kalash (urn consisting of 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 developed for irreversible consecration. It has thus end up being a beacon Light, a place of trip and meditation for all who are blessed to go into there.
The dedication of the Samadhi Sthal was performed during 5 days of sophisticated Vedic pujas and fire events 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 countless souls, and might You continue to guide and bless us." Never-ceasing Light-- The Blissful Life and Wisdom of Swami Amar Jyoti: A Biography in His Own Words is offered from TruthConsciousness.org.