An amplification by Paramahansa Yogananda of his maiden speech in America — the historic talk that introduced his teachings to the Western world. He points out the universality of the world’s religions and explains why the answers to the ultimate questions of life lie in the direct personal experience of a Higher Reality. Includes a detailed discussion of the scientific basis of yoga meditation. Updated in 2020 on the 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda’s arrival in America and the founding of Self-Realization Fellowship. Includes a new Foreword with additional historical detail about Yogananda’s arrival in America and the 1920 Congress of Religions in Boston.