Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda, is not an ordinary book. It is a spiritual treasure. To read its message of hope to all truthseekers is to begin a great adventure. First published in 1946, this book helped launch a spiritual revolution throughout the world.
This is a verbatim reproduction of the original 1946 edition, with only the original unedited words of its author. Later editions introduced hundreds of editing changes to the Master’s words.
Yogananda brought clarity to hundreds of thousands of people regarding the ancient teachings of India – previously shrouded in the cultural assumptions and terminology of an era long past. These teachings include the path of Kriya Yoga, which Yogananda called the ‘jet-airplane’ route to God, consisting of ancient yoga techniques to hasten the spiritual evolution of the student.
“The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God,” said Paramhansa Yogananda in the book “The Essence of Self-Realization”. He further wrote that “Self- Realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.”
Now, with this online version, the 1946 edition is widely available, with all its inherent power, just as Yogananda first presented it.