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Autobiography of a Yogi   By: (1893-1952)

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Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda is a deeply insightful and profoundly spiritual book that takes readers on a remarkable journey through the life of the author. The book eloquently combines personal experiences, spiritual teachings, and universal truths to offer readers a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration.

Yogananda's memoir starts with his early years in India, where he discovers his spiritual calling and embarks on a quest for self-realization. The vivid descriptions of his encounters with various saints and yogis bring to life the awe-inspiring spiritual atmosphere of India, offering readers a rich tapestry of experiences that shape the author's spiritual development.

One of the most captivating aspects of the book is Yogananda's ability to seamlessly blend spiritual teachings with personal anecdotes. His storytelling skills are enchanting, making the reader feel as if they are right beside him, witnessing the miracles and transcendental experiences he describes.

Autobiography of a Yogi delves into various aspects of spirituality, including the power of meditation, the search for truth, and the importance of self-discipline and self-realization. Yogananda's teachings are profound yet accessible, providing profound insights into the nature of existence and the possibilities of our own spiritual growth.

Furthermore, the book has a universal appeal, transcending religious boundaries, and fostering a sense of unity among readers. Yogananda's teachings emphasize the spiritual essence that connects all religions, offering readers a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings.

The writing style of Autobiography of a Yogi is poetic and evocative, capturing the essence of the author's spiritual experiences with remarkable clarity. Yogananda's words have a lyrical quality that allows readers to immerse themselves in the book, making it an engrossing and transformative read.

In conclusion, Autobiography of a Yogi is a masterpiece that not only chronicles the extraordinary life of Paramahansa Yogananda but also serves as a profound guide to spiritual growth and self-realization. With its captivating storytelling, profound teachings, and universal appeal, this book has the power to touch the hearts and minds of readers from all walks of life. It is a truly transformative read that has the potential to ignite a deep inner pursuit for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI By Paramhansa Yogananda

WITH A PREFACE BY W. Y. Evans Wentz, M.A., D.Litt., D.Sc.



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Preface, By W. Y. EVANS WENTZ List of Illustrations


1. My Parents and Early Life 2. Mother's Death and the Amulet 3. The Saint with Two Bodies (Swami Pranabananda) 4. My Interrupted Flight Toward the Himalaya 5. A "Perfume Saint" Performs his Wonders 6. The Tiger Swami 7. The Levitating Saint (Nagendra Nath Bhaduri) 8. India's Great Scientist and Inventor, Jagadis Chandra Bose 9. The Blissful Devotee and his Cosmic Romance (Master Mahasaya) 10... Continue reading book >>

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