Self-Realization Fellowship has released the 60th anniversary edition of Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946. Honored as one of "The 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by editor Philip Zaleski and a panel of scholars and authors, it is a classic that should be in every library.
Paramahansa Yogandanda (1893 - 1952) tells the engaging story of his own spiritual journey in India, his search for a teacher, his ten years of practice with the revered Yoga master Sri Yukteswar, and his experiences in America as a teacher. Also included are lively accounts of his encounters with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and other religious luminaries. This excellent memoir gives a rounded portrait of the man known as the Father of Yoga, the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. After only a few chapters, you'll understand why he was so effective in spreading the riches of the Eastern spiritual tradition in the West.