Anami Jyoti means “incarnation of light” in Sanskrit, the world’s oldest language.
From a young age (around 5 years old), Anami Jyoti would run to the jungle to meditate and make friends with the animals therein. He attained moksha, which is the state of liberation from cycles of birth and death (reincarnation).
Often, devotees at his ashram would not know where Sri Anami Jyoti was; he was elusive.
When asked questions about his personal life (e.g. when he was born), he would redirect the focus to inquiry of the Self. In this way, he teaches that the details in question were merely a distraction.
He had very few possessions. A few books, a loincloth, a pair of sandals…
When asked by devotees to write of his wisdom, his humility would be of the likeness to ask why he would write anything, when there already are so many beautiful books and scriptures.
One of the few things he did write, was this:
“If you want to be with the one, go to no one but the one. If you want to know the one, listen to no one but the one”.
He knew several languages and would study them with devotion, yet often engulfed in silence.
Guru means “dispeller of darkness”. If we are all incarnations of light (anami jyoti), then we are all gurus also. May we join Anami Jyoti in utmost humility, to love all beings with gentleness, love and devotion (bhakti).
Sanskrit Musical Inspiration (mantras, songs, etc.):
- Om Sahana Vavatu
- Hey Ram