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Paramahansa Yogananda
Birth Date (1893-01-05)5 January 1893
Gorakhpur (present day Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died on 7 March 1952(1952-03-07) (aged 59)
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Birth name Mukunda Lal Ghosh
Guru/teacher Swami Yukteswar Giri
Philosophy Hinduism, Kriya Yoga
Quotation

"You are walking on the earth as in a dream. Our world is a dream within a dream; you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here. For Him alone you exist. Him you must find." – from the book The Divine Romance

Template:Hindu philosophy Paramahansa Yogananda (5 January 1893 - 7 March 1952), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of Indians and westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and Self-Realization Fellowship. In 1946, he published his autobiography, titled Autobiography of a Yogi which is on the list of the "100 best spiritual books of the 20th Century" created by HarperSan Francisco, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. The book has been regularly reprinted ever since and is known as "the book that changed the lives of millions."

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