Science of Immortality

Eastern Wisdom
Eastern Wisdom Index

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Chapter 01:
My Parents and Early Life
Chapter 02:
My Mother's Death and the Mystic Amulet
Chapter 03:
The Saint With Two Bodies
Chapter 04:
My Interrupted Flight Toward the Himalayas
Chapter 05:
A "Perfume Saint" Displays His Wonders
Chapter 06:
The Tiger Swami
Chapter 07:
The Levitating Saint
Chapter 08:
India's Great Scientist, J.C. Bose
Chapter 09:
The Blissful Devotee and His Cosmic Romance
Chapter 10:
I Meet My Master, Sri Yukteswar
Chapter 11:
Two Penniless Boys in Brindaban
Chapter 12:
Years in My Master's Hermitage
Chapter 13:
The Sleepless Saint
Chapter 14:
An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness
Chapter 15:
The Cauliflower Robbery
Chapter 16:
Outwitting the Stars
Chapter 17:
Sasi and the Three Sapphires
Chapter 18:
A Mohammedan Wonder-Worker
Chapter 19:
My Master, in Calcutta, Appears in Serampore
Chapter 20:
We Do Not Visit Kashmir
Chapter 21:
We Visit Kashmir
Chapter 22:
The Heart of a Stone Image
Chapter 23:
I Receive My University Degree
Chapter 24:
I Become a Monk of the Swami Order
Chapter 25:
Brother Ananta and Sister Nalini
Chapter 26:
The Science of Kriya Yoga
Chapter 27:
Founding a Yoga School in Ranchi
Chapter 28:
Kashi, Reborn and Rediscovered
Chapter 29:
Rabindranath Tagore and I Compare Schools
Chapter 30:
The Law of Miracles
Chapter 31:
An Interview with the Sacred Mother
Chapter 32:
Rama is Raised From the Dead
Chapter 33:
Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India
Chapter 34:
Materializing a Palace in the Himalaya
Chapter 35:
The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya
Chapter 36:
Babaji's Interest in the West
Chapter 37:
I Go to America
Chapter 38:
Luther Burbank - A Saint Amidst the Roses
Chapter 39:
Therese Neumann, the Catholic Stigmatist
Chapter 40:
I Return to India
Chapter 41:
An Idyl in South India
Chapter 42:
Last Days With My Guru
Chapter 43:
The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar
Chapter 44:
With Mahatma Gandhi in Wardha
Chapter 45:
The Bengali "Joy-Permeated" Mother
Chapter 46:
The Woman Yogi Who Never Eats
Chapter 47:
I Return to the West
Chapter 48:
At Encinitas in California
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Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda
Original 1946 Edition

By The Reluctant Messenger

The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda is one of the most uplifting books I have ever read. It changed my life because it inspired me to desire a close and intimate relationship with God. Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography altered my whole approach to God and spirituality.

One of the thoughts that kept repeating in my mind over and over was, "If this book is true then I have to reconsider my whole outlook on other religions."

The life and teachings of Yogananda inspired me to begin meditating and to investigate the teachings of other Eastern Masters such as Buddha and Patanjali.

For those not familiar with the Reluctant Messenger website, it is a fictionalized version of my own spiritual journey. One of the characters is a "Master" who teaches a cynical scientist about God. The Master in the story is modeled after Paramahansa Yogananda and the teachings on the website about meditation are founded on the basics taught by him.

It is with great pleasure that I make the original 1946 version of the Autobiography of a Yogi available on this website. May God bless you as you read its inspiring and wonderful message.

Note: The 1946 version is in the public domain. There are many who attest that Yogi's vibrations are in the very words and that the subsequent editions since his death are not as "accurate" and as a result the "vibrations" are more muted. When I first read the Autobiography it was the latest edition available at Barnes and Noble and its was like a super charged spiritual meal. If, as some say, the orginal version is even more "charged" then you are in for a treat. Both versions can be ordered on Amazon. I gave away my copy to an individual who was sick, unemployed, lonely, depressed and her life was going nowhere. Within 9 weeks of receiving the book and beginning her own regimen of prayer and meditation, her life greatly improved. She is no longer depressed and she has met and married a man that makes her very happy and cares for her in every way. I can't guarantee that you will experience that type of personal transformation but I do believe that it is impossible to read this book without being affected in a positive way!

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Autobiography of a Yogi (Original 1946 version)
Autobiography of a Yogi (Original 1946 version)

Autobiography of a Yogi (Current 1994 Edition)
Autobiography of a Yogi (Current 1994 Edition)

Autobiography of a Yogi (Current 1994 Edition)
Autobiography of a Yogi (Current 1994 Edition)

Autobiography of a Yogi (Original 1946 version)
Autobiography of a Yogi (Original 1946 version)