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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. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells 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 hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. 

Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century", Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print. Self-Realization Fellowship's editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.

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Customer Reviews

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The very best thing in my life 🕉🙏🏻✝️🌟

The one thing Steve Jobs shared with the world upon his passing.

The fulfillment of the promise of Christ to send the Comforter, and his teachings united with those of Krishna and Yoga.

God, God, God!

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Life changing

Having little to no knowledge of Yogananda I stumbled along this book after reading several books by contemporaries on staying present. I read it in one weekend and have been talking about it since. I recommend to all. I can’t express enough how it’s changed my perspective. It’s opened my heart again to a spiritual realm I had completely written off as nonsense.

Even if you read it as fiction (it is a magic carpet ride) you will benefit from its timeless wisdom.

I downloaded both the audio and written versions. Both are great. I recommend SRF versions.

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Best book I have ever came across!

The whole book, from start to finish is amazing. Great to know the Eastern spirituality and their teachings. We are very grateful to Yogananda’s lineages of Guru who wanted to teach the Kriya Yoga to the masses and not just confined to the limited people.

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