Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
First published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book has been in print for over 65 years and is a highly-acclaimed modern spiritual classic work.
P. Yogananda begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The preface, written by Walter Evans-Wentz, an Oxford scholar of anthropology and writer and an author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa writes, “His unusual life-document is certainly one of the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu mind and heart, and of the spiritual wealth of India, ever to be published in the West.”