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Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi": Years in My Master's Hermitage (Chapter 12)

Read by his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. Original first edition.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of this spiritual treasure we are offering you a special audio recording of the first chapter.

Join us on December 1st 2021 for an evening of inspiration to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this spiritual classic! Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide, will be the keynote speakers and hosts for the evening. Phil Goldberg, author of The Life of Yogananda, will be a guest speaker along with other Ananda community leaders from around the world. Discover the "Book that Launched a Spiritual Revolution."

Ananda and Crystal Clarity Publishers are pleased to announce the online publication of the complete first edition of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. Through this online version, we hope to make Yogananda’s spiritual classic freely available to seekers throughout the world. The print version of the 1946 Autobiography is available direct from Crystal Clarity Publishers through secure online ordering. We hope you enjoy this free gift of the first online edition.

Ananda was founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda. Kriyananda was inspired by his guru to start “World Brotherhood Colonies.” Ananda, and its sister colonies throughout the world, are the fulfillment of Yogananda’s dream. See Chapter 48, in this 1946 edition, to read Yogananda’s own words on World Brotherhood Colonies.

Autobiography of a Yogi is not an ordinary book. It is a spiritual treasure. To read its message of hope to all truthseekers is to begin a great adventure. This is a verbatim reproduction of the original 1946 edition, complete with the original photos, many of them not seen since earlier editions. Although subsequent printings, reflecting revisions made after the Yogananda’s death in 1952, have sold over a million copies and have been translated into more than 19 languages, the few thousand of the original have long since disappeared into the hands of collectors. Now, with this online version, the 1946 edition is widely available, with all its inherent power, just as Yogananda first presented it.