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Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook

Autobiography of a Yogi

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.
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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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    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05
    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless Truth"

    When I read this book 25 years ago, I fell in love with it. Imagine how excited I was when I found it here on Audible.com. THank you for providing such a foundational piece of work, dealing with many, many topics here on Earth, but above all, LOVE.

    The Narrator has a wise edge to his voice without being overbearing. His Cadance allows the listener to experience the story without getting bored.

    One special thing about this book is that you can begin listening anywhere and the story unfolds in a way that still engages you. Each chapter is a complete story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
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    "Well written, well read..."

    I read this book about 35 years ago and it made a big impression on me. My daughter read it about 10 years ago and she says it changed her life. It has the feeling of truth to it and can make one believe in miracles even if you haven't experienced one.
    Ben Kingsly does a great job reading it and Yogananda's words have inspired me all over again. I give it the highest rating!

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    Nicholas 05-23-16
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    "wonderful!"

    I forgot it was an autobiography at times because the spiritual teachings were so deep! Really deew me in. Will listen again xD

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    Michael J. Hinton New York, New York 05-22-16
    Michael J. Hinton New York, New York 05-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A book of unparalleled beauty and value."

    I first read this book in the 60s and it has only grown in power and necessity to unravel the vicissitudes of life in the 21st-century. The reading by Sir Ben Kingsley elevates illuminates and harmonizes this treasure.

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    Michelle Gausman 05-09-16
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    "Absolutely outstanding Autobiography!"

    I'll listen and read this again! Amazing stories,insights, and information. Very inspiring and we'll written.

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    Lues 04-26-16
    Lues 04-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing book"

    I've been on a spiritual journey...I live in a concrete jungle where it's difficult to get any guidance. This book has opened my eyes to something that my spirit has been searching for...it is absolutely AMAZING!

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    mackensie grant 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fulfilling for the heart and soul"

    Gets better every time. Yogananda is a true teacher for the modern day yogi amidst a western culture that may have missed the mark.

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    Nicole C Los Angeles, USA 04-07-16
    Nicole C Los Angeles, USA 04-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "beautiful"

    A transcending story of incredible beauty, of a life purely devoted to the love of God. A classic.

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    Robert Clinkscales 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing and soul stirring"

    I have yet to read a book that caused this much of an emotional reaction as this one!

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    Miriam 04-04-16
    Miriam 04-04-16
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    "excellent book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story as well as the narration. I will listen to it again and again.

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