Autobiography of a Yogi

June 28, 2019
Paramahansa Yogananda
1946
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Mitchell Ng Liang An
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Tonight, we’ll be reading the opening to the 1946 autobiography by Paramahansa Yogananda, titled, "Autobiography of a Yogi." Yogananda lived from 1893-1952 and was born in India. Besides detailing his life, the book is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and to the spiritual thought of the East, starting with his childhood search for a Guru. The book inspired many people, including Steve Jobs who read it once a year throughout his life, and gave it away as a gift to attendees at his posthumous memorial service.