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Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda-Review

Updated on February 13, 2013



Sri paramahnsa yoganada was one of the great spiritual teachers of India and he wrote an autobiography titled “an autobiography of an yogi”. The book is published by Jaypee book house. It’s available in Hindi and English versions. It is one of the best books to read for anyone with spiritual interest.

If you really have some pleasure towards reading or even bored with routine fast trend life then this book is worth reading. It takes you back into 19th century, its social conditions, believes, culture, treasure of spiritual teachers etc in India and abroad. You will be really aghast at the wonderful description by swamiji with stunning photo graphs of the happenings included.

It also takes one through the ascetic life of a classical Indian Yogi, his culture, habits, and outlook towards the world.

He was a great Kriya yoga practitioner and also populated it in the home nation and also the West especially the US. It is said that his body after his demise stayed un-decayed for a couple of weeks due to his yoga practice.

The book also mentions all his spiritual and magical experiences from his teachers and also himself. He even clarifies the presence of after birth, the higher forms of existence after death in better loka’s (worlds).

The book ranges from the events before his birth to childhood, schooling and assumption of preacher of the kriya yoga in the West.

He gives examples of many spiritual and yoga practitioners he has come across during his travel. And of course this habit of visiting different spiritual followers helps him understand what it takes to be a real saint, the strict requirements and commitment needed to achieve the desired spiritual progress

He was gifted to have his dream teacher Sri Yuktheswar Giri who is not a just saint but also a philosopher with high end knowledge in the path.

You can read this exceptional book online at


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      bheem 4 years ago

      Pamela-anne! thanks for stopping by and put your words...

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      This sounds like a very interesting book I have written down the title as you have peaked my interest thanks so much for sharing this information as I am trying to learn more about the spiritual practices in life.

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      ocoy 5 years ago from Cedar Crest, New Mexico

      Thanks for getting the word out about Yogananda's teachings.

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      AlabamaGirl86 6 years ago

      Interesting hub, I learned lots from reading this hub. voted up.