Ananda and Crystal Clarity Publishers are pleased to announce the online publication of the complete first edition of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi.
Through this online version, we hope to make Yogananda’s spiritual classic freely available to seekers throughout the world. The print version of the 1946 Autobiography is available direct from Crystal Clarity Publishers through secure online ordering. We hope you enjoy this free gift of the first online edition.
Ananda was founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda. Kriyananda was inspired by his guru to start “World Brotherhood Colonies.” Ananda, and its sister colonies throughout the world, are the fulfillment of Yogananda’s dream. See Chapter 48, in this 1946 edition, to read Yogananda’s own words on World Brotherhood Colonies.
Autobiography of a Yogi is not an ordinary book. It is a spiritual treasure. To read its message of hope to all truthseekers is to begin a great adventure.
This is a verbatim reproduction of the original 1946 edition, complete with the original photos, many of them not seen since earlier editions. Although subsequent printings, reflecting revisions made after the Yogananda’s death in 1952, have sold over a million copies and have been translated into more than 19 languages, the few thousand of the original have long since disappeared into the hands of collectors.
Now, with this online version, the 1946 edition is widely available, with all its inherent power, just as Yogananda first presented it.
Notes on Using the Online Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda
You can begin by going straight to Chapter 1, or finding your favorite chapter in the Table of Contents. All the photos are linked from the List of Illustrations, or you can link to the photos from each chapter, where they appeared in the 1946 edition.
All the original footnotes appear in this first online edition. Just click on the linked number of the footnote as it appears in the text.
Publishers Notes, from Crystal Clarity Publishers, offer information about this edition of Autobiography of a Yogi, along with answers to frequently asked questions about this great book.
Ananda was founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), a direct disciple of Yogananda, and is dedicated to sharing the teachings of Yogananda worldwide.