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Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook

Autobiography of a Yogi

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Artist Susan , CA USA 07-30-06
    Artist Susan , CA USA 07-30-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Inspiring!"

    Reading this book has opened my eyes and inspired me beyond words. Hearing first hand the life of a Guru gives me a perspective on the world that is very moving. I would highly recommend this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JRob Ohio, USA 01-19-17
    JRob Ohio, USA 01-19-17 Member Since 2015

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    "inspired and inspiring"

    everyone all over the world need read this book hear the loving words of a great master

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    "Power of self belief"

    Learnt a lot about power of self belief.

    I still could not believe miracles happen. But after hearing of so many miracles as well as beliefs come true as explained in the book, I am now convinced that "believe in yourself" is what makes you who you are today and going to be in future.

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    James 12-31-16
    James 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eternal truth after eternal truth!"
    Where does Autobiography of a Yogi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the most profound inspirational book I have encountered. So beautifully the human condition is "ejaculated" into ones being. A message of hope, mastery, and mystery, delicately urging and gracefully leading one toward the path of Ascension. An adventure that captures the biblical metaphor of the "narrow gate" and "cramped road" in Matthew 7: vs13,14.


    What other book might you compare Autobiography of a Yogi to and why?

    The wisdom of ancient India permits the accessibility for any seeker to understand the bible from a higher perspective. I have read before that when YHWH removed Enoch from the earth he ascended through the land of the Himalaya. Leading a trail for us to follow toward adventure and simple truths that do not require "a trip to the Himalaya". An inward path of wisdom and sheer bliss toward ultimate truths of our connection with the Supreme one.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Kingsley – was your favorite?

    The tiger tamer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It reawakened my childhood earnestness to connect with God. My eyes had been covered by a glaze and fogged up through desires of the flesh and attachment to the tangible. I was lost and now I am found.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for this beautiful book! I also want to thank Ben Kingsley's skillfull oratory beingness that made the book come alive.

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    Michelle 12-29-16
    Michelle 12-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply beautiful"

    My hope is that all that is looking for the path of spirtuality listens to this amazingly beautiful autobiography. It brought tears to my eyes and often smiles to my face. Thank you for sharing your life with the world Paramahansa Yogananda.

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    Keeper 12-27-16
    Keeper 12-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but not for everyone. Because you would have to really care about this kind of topic/subject of meditation and be open minded regarding a spiritual existence.


    What other book might you compare Autobiography of a Yogi to and why?

    I read this book because of "The Surrender Experiment" by Michael Singer because he mentioned it.


    What about Ben Kingsley’s performance did you like?

    I really loved Ben Kingsley's performance. But I wondered if the voice should have had more of an Indian accent, still it was easy to listen to, I was not put off by it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me laugh or cry, but it did make me emotional and I feel like it expanded my mind and helped me become even more expectant that all things are possible.


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    Dharmic 12-23-16
    Dharmic 12-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional!"

    Much more than just the story of an extraordinary individual, Autobiography of a Yogi explains the souls evolution, the cosmos and the Autobiography works we live in. This is a must read/ listen.

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    Stephanie Block 12-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!"

    Life changing! Wonderful! Thank you Paramahansa Yogananda for bringing me to know God! My wonderful Guru. :)

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