Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi

Swami Paramahamsa Yogananda
Name by Birth:
Mukunda Lal Ghosh
January 5, 1893
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Mahā Samādhi:
March 7, 1952
Los Angeles, California
Famous Kriyā Yogī
Founder of:
Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
Work Online:
Autobiography of a Yogi
"The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God."
Paramahamsa Yogananda
Autobiography of a YOGI
Paramhansa Yogananda

"Except ye see signs and wonders,
ye will not believe."-John 4:48.

The world-famous book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Swami Paramahamsa Yogananda (January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, now you can read it online. Yogananda Swami was not only ardent devotee of Kāli Mā and exceptional teacher and popularizer of Kriya Yoga in India and in USA, he is considered a God-realized personality or in Indian terminology – Paramahamsa (non-returning).

This book contains Autobiography of Yogananda, written himself and relates about those great spiritual personalities and teachers and saints he has met during his lifetime in India and a few also in West, among them – Anandamayi Ma, Shri Yukteshwar, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, and many more – very inspiring stories from direct eye-witness – Paramahamsa Yogananda.



  1. My Parents and Early Life
  2. Mother's Death and the Amulet
  3. The Saint with Two Bodies (Swami Pranabananda)
  4. My Interrupted Flight Toward the Himalaya
  5. A "Perfume Saint" Performs his Wonders
  6. The Tiger Swami
  7. The Levitating Saint (Nagendra Nath Bhaduri)
  8. India's Great Scientist and Inventor, Jagadis Chandra Bose
  9. The Blissful Devotee and his Cosmic Romance (Master Mahasaya)
  10. I Meet my Master, Sri Yukteswar
  11. Two Penniless Boys in Brindaban
  12. Years in my Master's Hermitage
  13. The Sleepless Saint (Ram Gopal Muzumdar)
  14. An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness
  15. The Cauliflower Robbery
  16. Outwitting the Stars
  17. Sasi and the Three Sapphires
  18. A Mohammedan Wonder-Worker (Afzal Khan)
  19. My Guru Appears Simultaneously in Calcutta and Serampore
  20. We Do Not Visit Kashmir
  21. We Visit Kashmir
  22. The Heart of a Stone Image
  23. My University Degree
  24. I Become a Monk of the Swami Order
  25. Brother Ananta and Sister Nalini
  26. The Science of Kriya Yoga
  27. Founding of a Yoga School at Ranchi
  28. Kashi, Reborn and Rediscovered
  29. Rabindranath Tagore and I Compare Schools
  30. The Law of Miracles
  31. An Interview with the Sacred Mother (Kashi Moni Lahiri)
  32. Rama is Raised from the Dead
  33. Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India
  34. Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas
  35. The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya
  36. Babaji's Interest in the West
  37. I Go to America
  38. Luther Burbank -- An American Saint
  39. Therese Neumann, the Catholic Stigmatist of Bavaria
  40. I Return to India
  41. An Idyl in South India
  42. Last Days with my Guru
  43. The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar
  44. With Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha
  45. The Bengali "Joy-Permeated Mother" (Anandamayi Ma)
  46. The Woman Yogi who Never Eats (Giri Bala)
  47. I Return to the West
  48. At Encinitas in California