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Yogananda's Book, Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian Hindu monk, yogi and guru who introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship, and who lived his last 32 years in America.

Yogananda's book Autobiography of a Yogi is a time capsule of the first wave of America gaining and feeling the spiritual power of the classic Hindu Yogic teachings

It captures Yogananda's life, his growth as a Yogi, and his evolution as a teacher and spiritual master in America. It conveys a sense of what Indian ashram lifestyle was like in late 1800s and early 1900s, and his style of writing style is like going back in time.

A great book carries the vibration of the author, and to read a classic book by a true Guru and enlightened Yoga master is to be bathed in that power.

Excerpt from “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda

One of the greatest expounders of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Maharaj was a great disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya of Benares. Swami Maharaj was the founder of several Yogoda Sat-Sanga (Self-Realization Fellowship) centers in India, and was the great inspiration behind the yoga movement which was carried to the West by Swami Yogananda, his principal disciple. It was Sri Yukteswarji's prophetic powers and deep realization that inspired Swami Yogananda to cross the oceans and spread in America the message of the masters of India.

“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda


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