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Biography & autobiography
In 1996, Yoga International hailed Paramahansa Yogananda as the father of the yoga in the west. In 1999, his acclaimed autobiography was selected one of the 100 best spiritual books of the 20th century. Since it was first published, the spiritual classic has introduced millions of readers to the science and philosophy of yoga meditation.
With engaging candour, eloquence and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring chronicle of his life the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the ashram of his God-realized Guru and of the many years that he lived and taught as spiritual preceptor to truth- seekers all over the world. Also recorded are his meetings with Ramana Maharshi, Ananda Moyi Ma, Master Mahasaya (the saintly disciple of Ramkrishna Paramahansa), Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Jagdish Chandra Bose. Considered a modern spiritual classic, the book has been translated into thirty-four languages and is widely used as a text and reference work in colleges and universities. Thousands of readers have declared Autobiography of a Yogi the most fascinating reading of a lifetime.
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story thus becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence.
This complete and unabridged edition, available exclusively from Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, includes the chapter The Years 1940-1951 written by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda during the last years of his life.
Autobiography of a Yogi is regarded as an upnishad of the new age It has satisfied the spiritual thirst of hundreds of thousands of truth-seekers throughout the world. The immortal nectar of Indias Sanatana Dharma, the eternal laws of truth, has been stored in the golden chalice of Autobiography of a Yogi. - Professor Ashutosh Das
As an eyewitness recountal of the extraordinary lives and powers of modern Hindu saints, the book has importance both timely and timeless. - Dr. W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Pages that will enthrall the reader, because they appeal to the aspiration and longings that slumber in the heart of every man."- Il Tempo del Lunedi, Rome
Autobiography of a Yogi of this sage makes captivating reading. - The Times of India
About the Author
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he went to the United States in 1920, where he taught India's ancient science of meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living for more than thirty years. Through his acclaimed life story, Autobiography of a Yogi and his numerous other books, Paramahansa Yogananda has introduced million of readers to the perennial wisdom of the East. Today his spiritual and humanitarian work is carried on by Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship, which he founded to disseminate his teachings throughout India and worldwide.
Yogananda passed away on March 7, 1952, in California, United States.
His other books include The Divine Romance, Mans Eternal Quest, Journey to Self-Realization, Law of Success, How You Can Talk With God, The Bhagavad Gita: God Talks With Arjuna and The Second Coming of Christ.