Support the Printing of “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Why Do We Need Fundraising to Print Books?

In recent years, the world of publishing has witnessed a dramatic shift as the costs associated with printing and paper have soared to unprecedented heights. The once-affordable endeavour of bringing words to life on tangible pages has become a challenge. 

So, we seek support to ensure that the spiritual treasure ‘Autobiography of a Yogi,’ can continue to be shared with the world at a subsidised price that is easily accessible to all.

We intend to raise a sum of Rs 5,60,000 to subsidize 5000 copies of the book at an appealing, competitive price of ₹ 145 per book.

The Importance of the Original Unaltered Edition of Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda, is not an ordinary book. It is a spiritual treasure. To read its message of hope to all truth-seekers is to begin a great adventure. First published in 1946, this book helped launch a spiritual revolution throughout the world.

The original edition preserves the authentic voice and words of Paramhansa Yogananda. For those who have connected with the original edition, it becomes a personal and transformative experience. The unaltered version maintains the integrity of that connection, allowing readers to engage with Yogananda’s teachings in the way he intended.

“I found his book almost alive in its power to convey not merely ideas, but a new state of awareness.”  – Swami Kriyananda

This is a verbatim reproduction of the original 1946 edition, with only the original unedited words of its author. Later editions introduced hundreds of changes to the Master’s words.

Where Would We Be Without the Autobiography of a Yogi?

Countless seekers have shared their own personal stories of how the AY has transformed, guided, or inspired them. Ask yourself:

  • Am I one of them?
  • Where would I be without it?
  • What impact has it had on my spiritual life

This book changed Swami Kriyananda’s life, took the next bus across the country to become Yogananda’s disciple. This inspired decision ultimately led to the creation of Ananda Sangha Worldwide.

“Every page seemed radiant with light. As I read Autobiography of a Yogi, I alternated between tears and laughter: tears of pure joy; laughter of even greater joy! For three days, I scarcely ate or slept. When I walked it was almost a tiptoe, as if in an ecstatic dream…. AY remains the greatest book I have ever read. One perusal of it was enough to change my whole life. From that time on, my break with the past was complete. I resolved in the smallest detail to follow Paramhansa Yogananda’s teaching” – Swami Kriyananda.

The nature of joy is to share itself. And it is through willing channels of joy that the consciousness of the world can be uplifted. 

If your life has been touched by this book, we encourage you to give your brothers and sisters on this planet, the gift of Autobiography of a Yogi and the liberating touch of Yogananda’s vibrations.

Your Donation Is Tax-Deductible. Donations to Ananda Sangha are eligible for 50% Tax Exemption under section 80G of the IT Act, 1961