Swami Kriyananda’s book, Yogananda for the World, seeks to correct certain serious errors in the way that the life, mission, and legacy of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi) have been presented.
Yogananda gave the world a revolutionary teaching. He showed how people can make their religion practical by experiencing inner communion with God. He taught Self-realization, a timeless ideal that all can embrace for their highest fulfillment.
Since Yogananda’s passing, so many changes have been made to his writings, teachings, and his stated mission, aims, and ideals, that his legacy is threatened. Even his signature has been altered, and a new signature forged in its place. Yogananda for the World explains the changes and suggests a course of action to prevent the great master’s work and its original spirit from being lost forever.