"Autobiography of a Yogi" is a spiritual memoir by Paramahansa Yogananda, first published in 1946. It tells the story of Yogananda's life, from his childhood in India to his journey to the United States as a young man, where he founded the Self-Realization Fellowship.
Throughout the book, Yogananda shares his experiences with various spiritual teachers and gurus, including his own guru, Sri Yukteswar. He also recounts his experiences with miraculous events and supernatural phenomena, such as levitation and materialization.
The book offers insights into Eastern spiritual practices, including yoga and meditation, and describes Yogananda's own spiritual awakening and the teachings he received from his guru. It has become a classic in the field of spirituality and has influenced many people around the world in their quest for spiritual growth and self-realization.
About the Author
Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of Westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book "Autobiography of a Yogi" and his founding of the Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Born in 1893 in Gorakhpur, India, Yogananda was drawn to the spiritual path at a young age and began training with his guru, Sri Yukteswar Giri, at the age of 17. He later traveled to America in 1920 to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga and established the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles in 1925.