Autobiography of a Yogi
Named one of the "Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century," this work is a spiritual treasure and a modern scripture, read and revered by millions of truthseekers around the world. Now with bonus materials.
Only rarely does a sage of Paramhansa Yogananda's stature write a firsthand account of his life experiences. Followers of many religious traditions have come to recognize Autobiography of a Yogi as a masterpiece of spiritual literature.
Yet, for all its depth, it is full of gentle humor, lively stories, and practical common sense. This is a verbatim reprinting of the original edition, now also including previously unreleased bonus materials.
This is the only available edition that contains:
- The original, unedited text, as written by Yogananda himself, free from posthumous changes introduced by others.
- An appendix containing the final chapter, written five years after this edition was first published, presented free from all changes made after Yogananda’s death.
- An all-new foreword and afterword, written by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda’s best-known direct disciples.
The Book That Sparked a Spiritual Revolution
A young yogi meets the most transcendent spiritual persons of his time, and shares their stories. In chapter after chapter, as in no other book, Autobiography of a Yogi illuminates what life is like for those who realize God.
This book, first published in 1946, helped launch, and continues to inspire, a spiritual revolution in the West. It has blessed the lives of millions of readers around the world. From Ram Dass to George Harrison to Steve Jobs, it has been a touchstone and a source of deep inspiration.
Philip Goldberg wrote in American Veda that, “Among the people I interviewed about their key spiritual influences, a high percentage named a book, and by far the book most often mentioned was Yogananda’s unique memoir. A distant second was Be Here Now by Ram Dass, and he mentioned the Autobiography.”
As a bright light shining in the midst of darkness, so was Yogananda’s presence in this world. Such a great soul comes on earth only rarely, when there is a real need among men.
I will never forget those moments when I read Autobiography of a Yogi for the first time. It is, and shall be, just as Swami Kriyananda says, the greatest book I have ever read.