Summary of Autobiography of a Yogi

The Indian culture and search for the ultimate truth as well as associated relationship of the disciple-guru had been the focus of the Autobiography of a yogi. This was written by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1946. Autobiography of a yogi talks about his life story and his spiritual freedom.

Yogananda spoke openly of his strong urges even back during his childhood, of how hes curious of things behind the experiences of ones life and demise. His intense personal search for the only God greatly deepened upon his mothers death. His mother was his strength and refuge in times of tragedy hence her death affected Yogananda greatly. Accordingly, Yogananda had an encounter with God through a spiritual vision telling him that he had watched him over the years.

He met Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, his guru, after he finished high school. He talked about his guru together with his chief disciple and his parents guru Lahiri Mahasaya, and Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasayas guru. These three individuals have given him great influence from their lives and teachings. Yoganandas relationship with his guru Sri Yukteswar was quite unique. He was trained by his guru to spread the science of yoga in the west. His relationship with his guru was very significant to the learnings that he had acquired throughout his lifetime. Yogananda spent most of his years under the strict discipline of Sri Yukteswar. This strict discipline implemented by his guru helped him to become better as little discipline was practiced by his parents at him. Yogananda truly discovered spiritual freedom and realism through his guru. Kriva Yoga is the particular meditation technique that has been introduced throughout the autobiography of Yogananda. This yogameditation accordingly cleanses ones body and helps the yogi to take control of his life.


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