2015 Reprint of the 1926 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, t reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This short book is an elaboration by Paramahansa Yogananda of his first speech introducing his philosophy to America - the historic talk that introduced his teachings to the Western World. He points out the universality of the world's religions and explains why the answers to the ultimate questions of life lie in the direct personal experience of a Higher Reality. Includes a detailed discussion of the scientific basis of yoga meditation.