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)
The narration by Ben Kingsley made the book just that much more enjoyable. A lovely story with some discussion of parallels between yoga and Christianity.
This great work, by an even greater soul, is a monumental testament to God and all of humanity can reap great rewards by reading, or in this case, listening to it. If you do listen to it, it will touch you on a very deep and meaningful level.
Long time listener - very eclectic mixture of reads. Never bored. Glad I started this way to read books over a decade ago.
An excellent book that blends the life and times of a Yogi with his spirituality. This book is filled with information about the cross over between the various religions of the Earth's people and how these religions all have a deep seated link. A wonderful look that explains the concept of one with the Universe in straight forward terms that are easy to follow. Included in his dialog is why this is so. Finally, a great deal of historical information spanning 70 years of a truly unique and great teacher is included to help the reader follow the life and times of Paramahansa Yogananda..
It's the unwritten words between the lines that make this book so extremely
inspirational. Yogananda had an incredible love for life and everyone in it.
He speaks of a way of life that is honest, simple and true. A fabulous book.
Read it and he'll accompany you if you decide take him seriously.
Kryia Yoga is for everyone, not just for a few. It is just like the sun light, meant to inlight whoever receives it. The east has the within, the west has the without.
A must read. A book of spiritual proportions and a unique interpretation on religion and spirituality.
First, I do yoga and have studied the Sutras and masters for years. Ananda is nothing more then a con-man. He speaks as he is an Avatar or Godlike yet he partakes in behaviors that show differently.
He teaches a "modified" version of Hinduism to give himself more power. The oppisite of what a real Guru would do. He teaches his brand as if Americans don't know the truth. Maybe 20 years ago, now he looks like a Television Evangilist.
That said, some of his words are verbatim from the Sutras and others works. So he can cut and paste thats deep wisdom.
His cult followers are some of the nicest people I have met. Just beware of those who tell you they are spiritually better then you. That is a good sign that they lack the one thing that makes them spiritual, humility.
Don't follow him follow yourself.
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