In his superb book, Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda tells his life from childhood to old age.
What surprised me was his open-mindedness and his respect for all religions. Thanks to him, I learned more about a German Catholic woman, named Therese Newman. She had the stigmata and every Friday her body oozed blood. Furthermore, she did not eat or drink. Her only nourishment was a consecrated host every morning.
What attracted Paramahansa Yogananda to Therese Newman, who at the time was little known even in her own country, is a mystery. Perhaps, great mystic souls have the ability to communicate with each other telepathically.
The account Paramahansa Yogananda gives of his meeting with Therese Newman is so vivid and detailed that I cannot doubt it is not true.
In his autobiography, Paramahansa Yogananda tells many miracles. Most of them were performed by people who were initiated into the discipline called Kriya Yoga.
He exported Kriya Yoga to the West and gave rise to an interchange of ideas between East and West.
Deep down, Autobiography of a Yogi reveals that man is nothing but energy!
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily (English edition)
– A Hidden Sicilian History (English edition)
– The Vibrations of Words (English edition)
– Travels of the Mind (English edition)
– Una Storia Siciliana Nascosta (edizione in lingua italiana)
– Viaggi della Mente (edizione in lingua italiana)