Wisdom of a Yogi:
Lessons for Modern Seekers from Autobiography of a Yogi
"Riz brings his scientific mind to the heart-centric subject of the spiritual search, revisiting classic tales from Autobiography of a Yogi for the modern world. Wisdom of a Yogi is a book with heart, mind and spirit!"
—Dannion Brinkley, international New York Times bestselling author of Saved by the Light
"Riz Virk's inspiring book of Insights into Yogananda's great classic has moved me deeply and brought me the excitement of new discoveries. he lessons he has crafted and the wisdom he has brought are a joy to experience and savor"
—Whitley Strieber, Author of Communion and A New World
“Wisdom of a Yogi is highly recommended both for those who have cherished Yogananda from childhood and those who are discovering him only now.
—Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming and The Secret History of Dreaming
"I absolutely loved Rizwan Virk’s "Wisdom of a Yogi"! Swami Yogananda’s autobiography was transformational to my life as a young person and a graduate student, and Virk has done a remarkable service to all seekers of truth. This book is an update and an elaboration on the most important aspects of Swami Yogananda’s life and teachings. Virk tackles the hard questions of his life events and teachings and frames them in a way that is relevant and helpful to twenty-first century readers. This book has my highest recommendation. "
—Diana Walsh Pasulka, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington, author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
“Distills the very essence of Yogananda's Autobiography, thus making the great monk's work, life and teachings accessible to a wider universe.”
'The impact of the Autobiography wasn't limited to musicians or spiritual seekers. Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc., which became the world's most valuable company, was a big fan and went so far as to say it was one of his favourite books. Jobs first read it as a teenager and claimed to have re-read it every year since then.'
Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi was one of the most impactful spiritual books of the twentieth century and has travelled around the world, inspiring millions to walk the spiritual path. But what are twenty-first-century spiritual aspirants, steeped in technology and science, to think of these classic tales of gurus, swamis and miracles in the Himalayas? Do these tales have relevance today?
In Wisdom of a Yogi, bestselling author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Rizwan Virk brings out the lessons from Yogananda's classic and reinterprets them for the modern age. In fourteen unforgettable lessons, interweaving stories from the Autobiography with tales of college professors, students, entrepreneurs and modern seekers, Virk brings the ancient lessons of karma, yoga, meditation and siddhas into the modern age of YouTube, video games, mobile phones and social media.
Whether you have never read the Autobiography or have read it multiple times, Wisdom of a Yogi will help enhance your spiritual practice in today's increasingly complex, cluttered and connected world.
Read Excerpts and Interviews for Wisdom of a Yogi
Excerpt #1 from Wisdom of a Yogi: Go out of your way for little and big pilgrimages.
Excerpt #2 from Wisdom of a Yogi: The World is like a Dream, a Movie, a Video Game
Escape the Matrix: Interview with Whitley Strieber's Dreamland on Escaping the Matrix, Wisdom of a Yogi, and Jinn
An Unexpected Quest: Interview with White Shores podcast on Video Games, Tolkien and Wisdom of a Yogi