TMW Book Reviews

Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda

This classic spiritual book documented the miracles done by Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and other holy personages in India.

If you finish reading it, you will recall the words of Jesus that He really meant when He said, “Anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these.”

The author, Paramahansa Yogananda said that ignorance is man’s most terrible sickness. That’s why most of Jesus’ activities were teaching.

He knew that healing the physical ailments of the human body was temporary. That explains why when He said, “Go and sin no more.”

In other words, if a person goes back to his old self, living a life like greed, anger, lust, or deceit, then most likely, his sickness will come back and can even become worse.

Jesus was not without imparting a lesson every time He healed. The truth of the matter, His teachings bring about knowledge and understanding of the human mind. When put into practice, the spirit is freed, leading to inner peace and joy. The effect is wellness to the body which is lasting. In this framework. the spirit-mind-body interconnection is evident. Jesus, like other great spiritual teachers, devoted His life to teaching which resulted in the writing of the Holy Bible. With this method, His messages are able to reach billions of human minds. It is then up to us to apply His lessons.

When we are ignorant of the timeless wisdom not just from Jesus but also from other great spiritual leaders, sickness befalls us. In this kind of life, we live without direction, disregarding the welfare of our fellowmen, chaos, and suffering will devour us to death.

– The Moving Words Review

1893 1952 Hailed as the father of Yoga in the West, Paramahansa Yogananda is regarded as one of the great spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than 30 years he taught the ancient science of meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. That same year he founded Self-Realization Fellowship, to disseminate his writings and teachings worldwide. Through his best-selling classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and his numerous other books, he has introduced millions throughout the world to the spiritual principles of yoga meditation and the universal truths underlying all world religions.