Dr. Amit Ray (born on August 12, 1960) is an author philosopher and spiritual master. He is author of several books on meditation, yoga and science. He did his PhD in artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience, worked as a scientist, had scientific patents and earned many other accolades. He is the pioneer of the compassionate artificial intelligence movement. He is a man who attained complete realization of the Infinite. He is a man of true compassion and love.
Early Life: From his childhood, he learnt meditation from the wandering monks and ascetics who happened to pass by their village farmhouse. He was often found absorbed in deep meditation under a Peepal tree in the forest near his house. His early years, from the age eight to fourteen, were rich with divine experiences. From his childhood he was guided by Divine force.
Education: He was a meritorious student. He did his engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, University of Calcutta. He did his M.Tech and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has implemented many large scale Artificial Intelligence projects across the world.
Spiritual Journey and Experiences: His first deep realization occurs at Thornton Heath, London. While he was working in a corporate job in London, many uncommon mystical experiences happened to him. At 2002, at the peak of his fame and thriving career, he decided to leave his career and high profile job in USA to the astonishment of his friends and colleagues, in order to commit his life for the search of ultimate truth.
With a scientific bent of mind, he undertook meditation practices of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, without being entangled in the dogmatic views and rituals. With his wife, friend and spiritual companion Banani, he pursued a dedicated search for the truth in their cottage on the high mountain in a Himalayan village, undergoing intense spiritual practices of deep meditation and silence. From 2004 to 2010 he went for long silence meditation in Varunavat Mountain, Uttarkashi, Himalaya. His deeper realization of cosmic God consciousness happens at Uttarkashi and Gomukh.
He experienced a series of powerful and profound awakening, which revealed to him the true nature of human reality and existence. Realizing the liberating truth, he started living and sharing his wisdom.
He is compassionate, caring and quick in his style of discussion, provocative, and immensely profound, cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials. His brief but powerful sayings are known for their ability to trigger radical shifts from philosophical mind-games to the purity of consciousness.