In his lifetime and since his death, Paramhansa Yogananda has inspired thousands of people worldwide to adopt a spiritual lifestyle. He brought yoga to the West, where he established churches, spending nearly three decades teaching yoga and meditation. Autobiography of a Yogi tells the story of Yoganandas search for spiritual enlightenment, his relationship with his guru and his teachings in Kriya Yoga. The book gives a compelling insight into the spiritual leader as he takes us on his journey from his early childhood in Gorakhpur to California in the 1940s. Along the way, we are introduced to the men and women who had a lasting impact on his life and those whose lives he changed forever.
1893 “ 1952 Hailed as the œfather of Yoga in the West, Paramahansa Yogananda is regarded as one of the great spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where he founded Self-Realization Fellowship, to disseminate his writings and teachings worldwide. Through his best-selling classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and his numerous other books, he has introduced millions throughout the world to the spiritual principles of yoga meditation and the universal truths underlying all world religions.
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