“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……”
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This book introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world.
Paramahansa Yogananda was born as Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India, into a Bengali Hindu family. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk. And establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. Autobiography of a Yogi is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and to the spiritual wisdom of the East. Which had only been available to a few in 1946.
The author claims that the writing of the book was prophesied long ago by the nineteenth-century master Lahiri Mahasaya (Paramguru of Yogananda) also known as the Yogiraj and Kashi baba. Before becoming a yogi, Lahiri Mahasaya’s actual name was Shyama Charan Lahiri. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He then travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California. In 1935, he returns to India for a yearlong visit. When he returns to America, he continues to establish his teachings, including writing this book.
Autobiography of a Yogi is an immensely gratifying spiritual read that has altered and enriched the lives of millions across the world. This book has been revere for its memorable, incisive and instructive teachings. This spiritual autobiography will take you on an incredible journey of Indian mysticism and spirituality. And deliver humbling, comforting truths about life and existence. A book that deserves a place in every home.
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