As a young man Paramhansa Yogananda embarked on a quest to find his spiritual master, which he did in the form of Swami Sri Yukteswar together they achieved 'a oneness of silence, words seemed the rankest superfluities'. A mixture of biography and scholarly reflections on the deepest mysteries of life, this is the classic text which introduced millions in the West to the teachings of meditation and kriya yoga.
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952) is one of the great spiritual teachers of modern times. He went to America in 1920 from his native India, and was the first great master of yoga to live and teach in the West. He founded the Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide.