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Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook

Autobiography of a Yogi

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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.

This audio edition, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley's masterful narration, contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story, an absorbing account of a singular search for Truth. Yogananda describes his experiences with modern-day saints and illuminated masters of India, and presents a definitive introduction to the whole science and philosophy of Yoga.

© and (P) 1996, 2000 Self-Realization Fellowship

What the Critics Say

"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)
"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)

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    E. Martinez Body of Christ Tx 06-29-07
    E. Martinez Body of Christ Tx 06-29-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Poetry"

    This audiobook is a wonderful addition to any spiritual library. Every sentence is poetry and is beautifully read by Ben Kingsley. Paramahansa Yogananda was truely a gift to humanity. Do not hesitate. You will not regret it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sense Door Stoughton, WI United States 12-09-04
    Sense Door Stoughton, WI United States 12-09-04 Listener Since 2002
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    "A well read classic"

    It is unfortunate that the previous reviewer would choose to lower the average rating with a joke. It is hard to read this book and not feel anything. Yogananda was a generous soul who dedicated his life to helping bring a valuable and universal teaching to all of us. Ben Kingsley gives the book a beautiful and sensitive reading. Many times I forget that it is not Yogananda himself speaking. This audiobook is highly recommended to any open minded person of any spiritual belief.

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Brian USA 08-24-05
    Brian USA 08-24-05
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    "WORDS ARE INADEQUATE TO EXPRESS HOW TERRIFIC"

    Little did I know when I was given this book over 30 years ago, that it would have such a positive impact on my life. Yogananda has written one of the most extraordinary books on the subject of spirituality ever written that could only come from one who is truly an illumined being. The book has remained a spiritual classic for decades not only for its universal truths expounded upon through Yogananda's insights and training, but also for its entertaining and spellbinding reading. This book is responsible for changing many people's lives and views on the universality of religion. It is a MUST READ or LISTEN TO for anyone interested in metaphysics. I couldn't recommend it more highly. Ben Kingsley is excellent in his award winning reading of this superb book.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Dillon mansfield, OH, USA 06-14-08
    Dillon mansfield, OH, USA 06-14-08
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    "Autobiograpgy of a Yogi; follow to change"

    Well its my favorite book and was life changing for me. So when I took this audiobook with me on a six month spiritual journey to survive in the mountains of jamaica it was irreplaceable. I seemed like everytime i turned it on i heard what i needed or beyond.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel ashburnham, MA, USA 05-05-06
    Rachel ashburnham, MA, USA 05-05-06
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    "Beautifully written literature"

    This book was written over 50 years ago. The writer has wonderful command of the english language, He is prolific,highly descriptive and inspiring. I have listened to over 50 books. I have never heard a book so wonderfully written. The writer is lyrical and had a unique way of phrasing his story. He does not preach his philosophy, he mearly states the facts as he sees them. You may not believe his teachings but you will have a greater understanding not only of his but of other religons. Do not listen to this to buy or not buy his religion. Read it for the shear enjoyment of the writing and the wonderful, delightful story of an extraodinary life. Sir Ben kingsley's voice is soothing and does justice to this highly entertaining piece of literature.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Carmen san diego, CA, USA 07-07-09
    Carmen san diego, CA, USA 07-07-09
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    "Autobiography of a yogi"

    Beautiful! I wish all his books is read by this Narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle SingaporeSingapore 02-04-05
    Michelle SingaporeSingapore 02-04-05
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    "Powerful, life-transforming"

    This is a must-read for serious spirtual seekers. The truth echos throughout the centuries.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    D. Uhrman Bradenton, FL 01-15-05
    D. Uhrman Bradenton, FL 01-15-05 Member Since 2016
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    "What can I say"

    I agree with all previous. Many times it is as if the reader is talking to you. So many references to Kriya Yoga, that I now am curious about the technique.

    Om!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J.P. West Jordan, UT, USA 10-15-09
    J.P. West Jordan, UT, USA 10-15-09
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    "Self-Realization"

    This is an absolutely fascinating book! You get an honest look into the life of an amazing being. You also (if you don't know) get to learn what it means to be a yogi and what a yogi is. This book could be a stepping stone for a great many people who are ready for something nearly everyone really wants... Self-Realization! No question, this book is for YOU.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ray NSW Australia, Australia 05-21-07
    Ray NSW Australia, Australia 05-21-07
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    "If you only read one book about spirituality"

    This book has been my constant driving companion for 3 weeks. I have enjoyed peak hour traffic jams. I have learnt alot about Christianity (all positive) and Hindu understandings. Some parts of the bible are explained so beautifully. This book is a love story, a love of the creator for the created. God continues to love us unconditionally. He sure is a sucker for punishment.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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