This book takes a few listens to have it truly sink in. The performer's accent and older style of word choice made it more challenging to get into the "flow" of this story and to comprehend some of the concepts. After a while of it, however, you become as fluid of a listener as the narrator himself. And the story seems to start to take hold, offering an enriching perspective into the life of a spiritually guided leader, who was met with his own life challenges along the way. This book offers a unique perspective of how dedicated the life of a yogi can be and education as to the origin of this faith.
I found the audiobook version to be quite wonderful, adding a lot of emotional content, mostly due to the talented and eloquence Ben Kingsley. I have read the book 3 or four times prior to listening to the audiobook version, and got New insights. Of course this is due to the deep content that is within the book, as well as the entertaining and always funny stories Yogananda tells. I will listen again!
I really enjoyed this book. It forced me to reconsider a lot of how I viewed spirituality by making me look through a perspective so different from my own.
I had started Reading the Kindle format several times but found it difficult to get beyond a few chapters. Ben Kingsley's narration brings the book alive keeping the reader engaged through to the end of this important work.
anyone on a spiritual path can only profit from this book, read or listen to it often. Anyone not on a spiritual path should not see reading or listening to this book as an accident encouter. The truths expressed in this book are more valuable than gold or diamonds