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Swami Amar Jyoti was born upon Might 6, 1928 in a town in northwestern India https://www.scribd.com/author/230422938/Swami-Amar-Jyoti, not far from the banks of the Indus River. His childhood interests were numerous: science, mathematics, music, composing, cycling, drama and sports, and He remarkably excelled in all of these. His college education was briefly disrupted by the partition of India in 1947, however He soon moved to a college in Mumbai (Bombay). Much cherished by family and teachers, He surprised everybody with thedecision to leave home a couple of months before graduation, stating, "I 'd like 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 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 Swami Amar Jyoti, He soon headed the whole volunteer corps there, working relentlessly 20 hours or more every day. After about 10 months, the flood of refugees diminished and He returned to Calcutta.
He resided on the borders of the city in a peaceful ashram and pursued classical music, sitar, religious research studies and prayer. He began to practice meditation and do yoga and participated in puja (traditional worship) at a close-by temple of a well-known 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 10 years, one-pointed onthe Goal of Liberation. Numerous locations of trip were checked out throughout those years, strolling on foot lots of miles every day. But a small cave at Gangotri, the temple town near the source of the Ganga River, was the place of His greatest spiritual disciplines, awakenings and, finally, Lighting.
In 1958, taking initiation of Vidyut Sannyas (lit: "lightning"-- a type 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 first Ashram Gurudeva founded was Jyoti Ashram, under Ananda Niketan Trust, situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Throughout the years after leaving home, His mom 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 an offer by a fan to check out the United States. Again, He traveled unidentified, though He soon attracted numerous who had actually 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 Consciousness, a nonprofit organization that works as a car for Gurudeva's operate in the United States.
The spiritual awakening on earth that Gurudeva exposes is the glorious fate of humanity, when devoid of our limited identity of self. Lovingly and constantly, He continues to uplift and purify each people for this awakening, for His way is the ancient relationship of the Guru to the disciple, the candle light lit straight from the burning flame of Reality. Prabhushri continuously advises us that we are at an advancement into a new age, where religions will be transformed into direct awakening and communion with our Highest Source. Like a mom whose love knows no bounds for her child, the Guru guides and nurtures the disciple on his or her own course to excellence, revealing in Himself the attainable Reality of God Consciousness.
After four decades invested in continuously taking a trip, providing Satsang and Retreats, establishing Ashrams and assisting countless souls to greater awareness, Gurudeva took Mahasamadhi-- conscious release of the mortal body-- on June 13, 2001 in Louisville, Colorado. According to His wishes, His Asti Kalash (urn including Sacred Remains) was brought back to 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 hence end up being a beacon Light, a place of trip and meditation for all who are blessed to enter there.