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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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    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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    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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    Irene Margaret reilly 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting and Uplifting!"

    this book was spellbinding and such a generous nod to the human spirit of all religions.

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    STEPHANINE 03-23-16
    STEPHANINE 03-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read for another layer of spiritual depth!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    Roy Vongtama 03-17-16
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    "A spiritual classic about a Master read by an acting master"

    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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