Autobiography of a Yogi

A comprehensive overview of Paramahansa Yogananda’s enduring spiritual classic.

2021 marks the 75th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, one of the world’s most acclaimed spiritual classics.

Welcome to the page dedicated to the life story of Paramahansa Yogananda. This book has touched the hearts and minds of millions around the globe. For over seven decades, this book has introduced countless readers to India’s ancient science of Yoga and to the scientific methods for attaining God-realization that are India’s unique and lasting contribution to world civilization.

Hailed as a masterpiece from its first appearance in print in 1946, the Autobiography has continuously been on spiritual bestseller lists and read by spiritual aspirants of various paths. The book was honoured in 1999 as one of “100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century.”

Due to continued and expanding interest, the book has been translated and published in 15 major Indian subcontinental languages and more than fifty languages worldwide.

Available in hardbound, paperback, audio and ebook formats.

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Read by Sir Ben Kingsley, Academy Award winner for the movie “Gandhi”

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Translated into 53 world languages

The making of Autobiography of a Yogi

The writing of the work had been prophesied long ago. One of the seminal figures in the renaissance of yoga in modern times, the revered nineteenth-century master Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya, had foretold: “About fifty years after my passing, an account of my life will be written because of a deep interest in yoga that will arise in the West. The message of yoga will encircle the globe. It will aid in establishing the brotherhood of man: a unity based on humanity’s direct perception of the One Father.”

Many years later, Lahiri Mahasaya’s exalted disciple Swami Sri Sri Yukteswar related this prophecy to Sri Sri Yogananda. 

A profound assurance

In the book’s final chapter, Paramahansa Yogananda writes:

“God is Love; His plan for creation can be rooted only in love. Does not that simple thought, rather than erudite reasonings, offer solace to the human heart? Every saint who has penetrated to the core of Reality has testified that a divine universal plan exists and that it is beautiful and full of joy.”

It is our hope that you will find your own soul opening to a deeper faith in the transcendent Truth of India’s sages. And that faith sustains you through trials, and in the pursuit of true happiness and fulfilment.

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