An American Saint
#OTD Luther Burbank died today on April 11, 1926 (Books By This Author).
His friend, Yogi Yogananda wrote Autobiography of a Yogi - a book many people find inspiring including Andrew Weil, George Harrison, and Steve Jobs - who read it annually.
Yogananda later dedicated the entire book to “Luther Burbank, an American Saint”, and he wrote about Luther’s death, saying:
"In tears, I thought,
'Oh, I would gladly walk all the way from here to Santa Rosa for one more glimpse of him! Locking myself away from secretaries and visitors, I spent the next twenty-four hours in seclusion.'"