Books by Yogananda

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Autobiography of a Yogi

First published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world.

The book is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and to the spiritual wisdom of the East, which had only been available to a few in 1946. The author claims that the writing of the book was prophesied long ago by the nineteenth-century master Lahiri Mahasaya (Paramguru of Yogananda) also known as the Yogiraj and Kashi baba. Before becoming a yogi, Lahiri Mahasaya’s actual name was Shyama Charan Lahiri.

It has been in print for 70 years and translated into over 50 languages.  It has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic including being designated by Philip Zaleski, while he was under the auspices of HarperCollins Publishers, as one of the “100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century.”


Man’s Eternal Quest

Paramahansa Yogananda’s Collected Talks and Essays present in-depth discussions of the vast range of inspiring and universal truths that have captivated millions in his Autobiography of a Yogi.  Volume I explores little-known and seldom-understood aspects of meditation, life after death, the nature of creation, health and healing, the unlimited powers of the mind, and the eternal quest that finds fulfillment only in God.


The Divine Romance

Volume II of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Collected Talks and Essays. Among the wide-ranging selections: How to Cultivate Divine Love; Harmonising Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Methods of Healing; A World Without Boundaries; Controlling Your Destiny; The Yoga Art of Overcoming Mortal Consciousness and Death; The Cosmic Lover; Finding the Joy in Life.


Journey to Self-realization

Volume III of the Collected Talks and Essays presents Sri Yogananda’s unique combination of wisdom, compassion, down-to-earth guidance, and encouragement on dozens of fascinating subjects, including Quickening Human Evolution, How to Express Everlasting Youthfulness, and Realizing God in Your Daily Life.


God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita — A New Translation and Commentary

In this monumental two-volume work, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the innermost essence of India’s most renowned scripture. Exploring its psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical depths, he presents a sweeping chronicle of the soul’s journey to enlightenment through the royal science of God-realisation.


The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You — A revelatory commentary on the original teachings of Jesus

In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, almost 1700 pages in length, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: “how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one’s self.”


Wine of the Mystic: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam — A Spiritual Interpretation

An inspired commentary that brings to light the mystical science of God-communion hidden behind the Rubaiyat’s enigmatic imagery. Includes 50 original colour illustrations.

Songs of the Soul

Mystical poetry— an outpouring of Yogananda’s direct perceptions of God in the beauties of nature, in man, in everyday experiences, and in the spiritually awakened state of samadhi meditation.


Whispers from Eternity

A collection of Yogananda’s prayers and divine experiences in the elevated states of meditation. Expressed in a majestic rhythm and poetic beauty, his words reveal the inexhaustible variety of God’s nature and the infinite sweetness with which He responds to those who seek Him.


Scientific Healing Affirmations

Yogananda presents here a profound explanation of the science of affirmation. He makes clear why affirmations work, and how to use the power of the word and thought not only to bring about healing but to effect desired change in every area of life. Includes a wide variety of affirmations.


In the Sanctuary of the Soul: A Guide to Effective Prayer

Compiled from the works of Paramahansa Yogananda, this inspiring devotional companion reveals ways of making prayer a daily source of love, strength, and guidance.


The Science of Religion

Within every human being, Paramahansa Yogananda writes, there is one inescapable desire: to overcome suffering and attain happiness that does not end.  Explaining how it is possible to fulfill these longings, he examines the relative effectiveness of the different approaches to this goal.




Metaphysical Meditations

More than 300 spiritually uplifting meditations, prayers, and affirmations that can be used to develop greater health and vitality, creativity, self-confidence, and calmness; and to live more fully in conscious awareness of the blissful presence of God.


The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita: An Introduction to India’s Universal Science of God-Realization

A compilation of selections from Paramahansa Yogananda’s in-depth, critically acclaimed translation of and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, God Talks With Arjuna, this book presents truth-seekers with an ideal introduction to Gita’s timeless and universal teachings. It contains Yogananda’s complete translation of the Bhagavad Gita, presented in uninterrupted sequential form.


The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels

A selection of material from Paramahansa Yogananda’s highly praised two-volume work, The Second Coming of Christ, this concise book confirms that Jesus, like the ancient sages and masters of the East, not only knew the principles of yoga but taught this universal science of God-realization to his disciples. Sri Yogananda shows that Jesus’ message is not about sectarian divisiveness, but a unifying path by which seekers of all faith traditions can enter the kingdom of God.


Where There Is Light: Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life’s Challenges

Gems of thought arranged by subject, compiled from the writings of Yogananda. A unique handbook to which readers can quickly turn for a reassuring sense of direction in times of uncertainty or crisis, or for a renewed awareness of the everpresent power of God one can draw upon in daily life.


Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda

A collection of sayings and wise counsel that conveys Paramahansa Yogananda’s candid and loving responses to those who came to him for guidance. Recorded by a number of his close disciples, the anecdotes in this book give the reader an opportunity to share in their personal encounters with the Master.


Inner Peace: How to Be Calmly Active and Actively Calm

A practical and inspiring guide, compiled from the talks and writings of Paramahansa Yogananda, that demonstrates how we can be “actively calm” by creating peace through meditation, and “calmly active” — centered in the stillness and joy of our own essential nature while living a dynamic, fulfilling, and balanced life.


The Law of Success

Explains dynamic principles for achieving one’s goals in life and outlines the universal laws that bring success and fulfillment — personal, professional, and spiritual.


How You Can Talk With God

Defining God as both the transcendent, universal Spirit and the intimately personal Father, Mother, Friend, and Lover of all, Paramahansa Yogananda shows how close the Lord is to each one of us, and how He can be persuaded to “break His silence” and respond in a tangible way.

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Cosmic Chants: Spiritualized Songs for Divine Communion

Words and music to sixty songs of devotion, with an introduction explaining how spiritual chanting can lead to God-communion.