Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Yogananda’s life story played a pivotal role in bringing meditation and yoga to the Western world. The book delves into Yogananda’s interpretation of biblical verses and encounters with notable figures like Therese Neumann, Mohandas Gandhi, and Rabindranath Tagore. It also sheds light on his teacher Sri Yukteswar’s perspectives. Through these accounts, readers gain insights into the integration of Eastern spiritual teachings with Western thought and the profound impact Yogananda had on spiritual seekers worldwide.


Every late afternoon, I betook myself to Amherst Street. I sought Master Mahasaya’s divine cup, so full that its drops daily overflowed on my being. Never before had I bowed in utter reverence; now I felt it an immeasurable privilege even to tread the same ground which Master Mahasaya sanctified.


“Sir, please wear this champak garland I have fashioned especially for you.” I arrived one evening, holding my chain of flowers. But shyly he drew away, repeatedly refusing the honor. Perceiving my hurt, he finally smiled consent.


Autobiography of a Yogi

by – Paramahansa Yogananda




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