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.
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"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)
"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)
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.
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!
He covered so many metaphysical subjects that I couldn't always keep up. So this is an audio book that I regularly listen to. Each time I pick up more knowledge. I find some merit in almost every story.
Of course the book centers around the author's life. He is the protagonist, so to speak.
Well, just about everything Ben does is 100 percent professional. This is no exception.
This book is so good that it approaches the wisdom conveyed in the Bible. Books like this help me to understand the Bible better.
Thank you Paramahansa Yogananda.
Few books have the power to change lives! This is one of them... I stand here in awe as this book has concluded but my journey of self realization has just begun.
Ben Kingsley does a beautiful job narrating this book. His voice adds life to what is already a vibrant text. This book will continue to play a role in my life and the lives of millions around the world.
It is, in a word, Magic.
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