We are pleased to announce the release, by the Governor of Punjab and Haryana, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, of the Punjabi translation of Autobiography of a Yogi, at a special function at Chandigarh on September 21, 2015. The Hon’ble Governor, who was the Chief Guest at the function, highlighted the importance of Yoga and stressed the practical aspects of Yoga in day-to-day life. He appreciated the role of Paramahansa Yogananda in propagating Yoga worldwide. Further, he prophesied that this century belongs to Yoga.
With several hundred in attendance, the event featured a talk about the book and Paramahansaji’s teachings by a member of YSS Board of Directors, Swami Shraddhananda. Swamiji said: “All of us are seeking a happiness that is eternal. Yoga is a means to attain that joy. In his Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yoganandaji discusses the subtle spiritual laws that enable us to interiorise our attention and experience the love, peace, and joy within. The Kriya Yoga teaching Paramahansaji brought to the world enable truth-seekers to create for themselves spiritually harmonious lives, and to contribute to a more compassionate and peaceful world.”
Dignitaries Mrs. Neelam P. Kasani, the Commissioner of Ambala; Sri Vivek Atray, Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula; and others from various parts of Punjab and Haryana graced the occasion. Comments regarding the release of this new translation are being received: “Thank you for the book ‘Ek Yogi Di Atamkatha.’ Surely this Punjabi transition will help many Punjabi speaking truth seekers. This is not merely a book, rather it is a treasure for anyone who is seeking the path to know his own ‘self.’”
Translations of Autobiography of a Yogi are now available from Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 13 Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.