"Autobiography of a Yogi is regarded as an Upanishad of the new age....It has satisfied the spiritual thirst of hundreds of thousands of truth-seekers throughout the world."
“One of the most revealing…of the spiritual wealth of
India ever to be published in the West”
“Offers a stunning account of the 'cosmic consciousness' reached on the upper levels of yogic practice”
“While other books come and go, it sustains because...it opens the way poignantly and sublimely to spiritual fulfilment”
“Yogananda is on a spiritual plane
above religious differences”
"Pages that will enthral the reader, because they appeal to the aspiration and longing that slumber in the heart of every man."
“Sheer revelation…should help the human race to
understand itself better…breathtaking”
Engaging, entertaining and enlightening
"I met Paramahansa Yogananda on two occasions....The moment I started reading that book [Autobiography of a Yogi], it did something to me that I can't describe. I have read many books on yoga, by yogis; but I was never impressed as with this book. It has some magic in it."
Ravi Shankar, Indian classical musician
"I keep stacks of Autobiography of a Yogi around the house, and I give it out constantly to people. When people need 'regrooving,' I say read this, because it cuts to the heart of every religion."
George Harrison, Beatles
"I am grateful to you for granting me some insight into this fascinating world."
Thomas Mann, Nobel laureate
“I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged. The understanding and implementation of the knowledge in this book will change your whole perspective and life.”
Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer
"Yogananda...had this book on self-realization.... [Steve's] last message to us was that here is Yogananda's book.... Actualize yourself.
Marc Benioff, Founder & CEO, Salesforce
Best-selling guide to the spiritual path
An insightful overview of India’s spiritual wealth
The spiritual core of all religions
"A rare account."
— The New York Times
"A fascinating and clearly annotated study."
"…a wisdom so deep that one feels spellbound, permanently moved."
— Haagsche Post, Holland
"…a monumental work."
— Sheffield Telegraph, England
"One of the deepest and most important messages of this century."
— Neue Telta Zeitung, Austria
"The autobiography of this sage makes captivating reading.
— The Times of India
As part of our commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, we invite you to celebrate the book’s enduring appeal by sharing your personal recollections of the book’s impact on your own life.