A Glimpse Of His Life And Path To Self-Realization
Shree Suraj spent his early childhood in the cosmopolitan Steel City of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. From his early childhood it was observed that he had a deep inclination of knowing the "Universal Truth", the true knowledge of the "Supreme Self".
Although he had all the amenities of leading a luxurious and comfortable life, he took to the path of search of eternal peace and happiness. Initially Shree Suraj started meditating in his house in Jamshedpur for attaining the universal truth, i.e. “True Knowledge”, or the “Supreme Self”. He used to visit Church, Gurudwara and Mosque with a devotion from the core of his heart, as if he was visiting a Hindu temple. He enjoyed their prayers and devotional songs. He realized that God is equally present in all places of worship. However he realized that by the name of religion, generally the religious guides, such as Pundits, Pujari, Moulvi, Priest, Monks etc, misguides innocent and humble people by mis-representing the Holy books, for their own benefit. They sometimes create fear in the society, by saying about the adverse effect of astrological bodies on human, such as Saturn (Shani) , Mars (Mangal), Raghu , Ketu etc. All those prevailing anti-spiritual setup in the society had created in him a very strong urge to know the Truth about those religious rituals.
During the 1960s through the beginning of 1970s, Shree Suraj lived in the dense "Fulvani Forest" and in the "Bhanjanagar Forest" in the Ganjam District of Orissa. There he had experienced the deep meditation of “Shakti Tatwa”. By the divine grace of Goddess “Vyaghra Devi” (his adored diety “Ishta Devi”), he was blessed with “Ashta Siddhis” and “Dasha Mahavidyas”. However those “Ridhi and Sidhi” could not give him the eternal peace and happiness for which he was meditating and striving for. Hence, Shree Suraj proceeded, in his quest for Universal Truth, to the Himalayas for a deeper meditation.
During 1970s, Shree Suraj spent his time as a “Digambari Shadhak" (without wearing any clothes), by meditating in “Bhutnath Cave” and “Narayan Cave” in the Himalayas, for attaining “Gyan Tatwa” (Knowledge). After attaining the “Supreme Knowledge” there, he started explaining all scriptures, based on his experience about “Pind Brahamand Tatwa”. His explanations were realistic and logical. Because of that the common people of Rishikesh and other Sadhaks (who were trying for self-realisation), started addressing him as - “Atma Swaroopanand”. They found him as a Self Realized Saint or Sadguru. However in reality Shree Suraj was not fully satisfied even after attaining the “Supreme Meta-Physical Knowledge” or “Gyan Tatwa” because his ultimate mission was - attaining “Eternal Peace and Happiness”. His meditation process continued. Again he proceeded towards the Himalayas and this time to "Gangotri". Finally Shree Suraj went into the state of Samadhi (Trance). After going through the state of Samadhi (Trance), he felt that the Almighty Power was within him in the form of "Eternal Peace and Happiness" also known as “Samadhi” or “God Realization”. He came back into his earthly body after 21 days in "Samadhi" on 10th December 1977. Devotees celebrate that day every year since then as “Sambodhi Divas Utsav”. According to Shree Suraj , any person having such realization can only proclaim himself as Sadguru, Buddha, Thirthankar, Fakir, Mahatma, Prophet, Nanak in different religions.
After attaining the “Universal Truth, Peace and Happiness”, Shree Suraj selected the cosmopolitan Steel City of Jamshedpur as his place for spreading the ultimate truth to All. The “Sai Suraj Ashram” was established in 1985 on the banks of Swarnarekha River in Gour Nagar at Mango in Jamshedpur. The Ashram has been functioning well since then. In this Aashram spiritual knowledges are shared and the ultimate truths are explained in a scientific and yogic way with present examples. People from all over the world, irrespective of their religious belief or without having any religious belief (even the atheist) can come here and get their answer and ultimately the eternal peace and happiness. In this center all supreme kind of Yogas (“Karma Yoga”, “Bhakti Yoga”, and “Gyan Yoga”) are being explained and performed in the most scientific way.
Shree Suraj Says:
“I became the supreme spirit, the supreme spirit became mine. The whole world belongs to the supreme spirit, as such the whole world became mine. Wherever you are, whatever you are; I am ready to accept you. Of whatever caste, creed or religion you belong; you are mine because we all are of the supreme spirit."