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)
Interesting, thought provoking & enlightening. Some information was ver foreign & difficult to digest, notably the chapters describing the astral & causal "worlds" or spheres. Overall very uplifting, hopeful & inspiring.
This book gave me what I had been looking for. I can not explain it in words but the sudden and satisfying transformation that I am observing in myself shows how effective and inspiring this book is. There will always be questions, but this book has given me another perspective and that according to me is a good start on the path where I am seeking the truth.
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.
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.
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.
The tiger tamer.
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.
Thank you for this beautiful book! I also want to thank Ben Kingsley's skillfull oratory beingness that made the book come alive.
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.
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.
I read this book because of "The Surrender Experiment" by Michael Singer because he mentioned it.
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.
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.
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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