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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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    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 2017
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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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    Phillip Bruce Rittgers Tolland, CT, US 12-15-16
    Phillip Bruce Rittgers Tolland, CT, US 12-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Ben Kinsley is fantastic, very relaxing"

    Ben Kinsley is fantastic, very relaxing. The story is also very informative and inspired me to learn more about India

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    Ioakeim Niforos 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just couldnt get into this audiobook."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Yogananda story is amazing however I wish this audiobook can be reread by another narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just a great story all around. A great person with a pure heart that lived through great expiriences.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ben Kingsley’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, I was really looking forward to listen to this book. First audiobook I downloaded and my expectations were high. However I could never get past Ben Kingsley boring tone. I felt like the whole book was one sentance. I felt that he was reading a book he was forced to read. Lack of passion for such a great book.

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    Gina 11-28-16
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    "clearly divine"

    A book for the ages. One that shines the true nature of our being. Om.

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    Amazon Customer 11-28-16
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    "Very nice"

    . . .mystical . . .nice. . .must read. . .opens the door into divine self realisation. . .

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    Max United States 11-23-16
    Max United States 11-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "my favorite! great narration!"

    my favorite! great narration!
    very energetic and deep. an audiobook that keeps me going. much gratitude.

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    "Wow!"

    This book is the kind of book that changes your life! It illuminates spiritual knowledge that the western mind is in dire need of. It is a great starting point to an authentic spiritual life. It reveals what is truly possible, not for special people, but for all of us. It shows the limitless wonder of this life and what is truly possible in God. It shows what the fruits are of meditation deeply practiced and hopefully motivates anyone reading it to embark on that path. Blessings to all :)

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