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