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Amanda

Boca Raton, FL, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
    Overall
    (897)
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    (411)
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    (411)

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    D says: "Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!"
    "Are you kidding me?"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I finally listened to this book after attempting to read it multiple times and it has got to be one of the most disappointing books I have ever read. I don't understand how this book has such high ratings or why it is so popular. I suspect the high ratings come from people who did not actually read the book, they just wanted to be part of this Paramahansa Yohananda cult. Maybe something got lost in translation and the original Hindi script tells a different story. This book did not have much to do with yoga as you might be led to believe. Stick with books by Eckhart Tolle or Paulo Ceolho for profound insight on living an inspired, enlightened life.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paramahansa Yogananda again?

    Absolutely not, even if every other book on Earth burned to ashes, I would never subject myself to his wordy nonsense.


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