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Autobiography of a Yogi | [Paramahansa Yogananda]

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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    miles rose lake, fl, United States 04-19-13
    miles rose lake, fl, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2010

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    "my wife dowloaded this one"

    so i just said 3 for everything not to piss off buddha, vishnu and khrishna. even though the men are shameless pigs who gawked at my sweet wife and jerked off under there pants while she took a dip in the cold ganga river. she was fully clothed in a wet suit no less. Its always nice to be pleasant to an 8 armed blue guy with swords. Its only 90% of the men who have no respect for women and think all american girls are whores. I know the other 10% and they are wonderful people.

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    patsy miami, FL, United States 08-07-12
    patsy miami, FL, United States 08-07-12
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    "inspiring and moving story"
    Would you listen to Autobiography of a Yogi again? Why?

    I listen to the book all the time. It helps me contemplate on life and all that it brings and how to deal with it. the simple yet wise and pure anecdotes of Paramahansa Yogananda resonate truth in me. there is so much knowledge and history in the book, you'd want to research further.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes. when the author talks about Jesus and how misunderstood his teachings have been throughout the ages. Paramahansa Yogananda explains a different Jesus experience that I can relate to.


    Any additional comments?

    you'll need to listen to the book in quiet, reflective mind.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mitch APO, AP, United States 05-29-12
    Mitch APO, AP, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I re-read it every 5 years....I love this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Autobiography of a Yogi to be better than the print version?

    No, I have had many print versions over the years and they are both fantastic. Now that I own an audio version it just gives me more options to enjoy this timeless work. Ben Kingsley does a fantastic job.


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    Anna Wellfleet, MA, United States 04-11-12
    Anna Wellfleet, MA, United States 04-11-12

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    "Sweet, wonderful story about loving God."
    What did you love best about Autobiography of a Yogi?

    This is a life changing book about deep love and spirtuality. Its not just about Hinduism but also Buddhism and Christianity. His Guru loves Jesus Christ and is able to explain his crucifixion and resurrection better than most.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Autobiography of a Yogi?

    The most memorable moments are the stories about the love and miracles of the Holy Spirit.


    What does Ben Kingsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ben Kinglsey does a great job on this.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,


    Any additional comments?

    I wish we had lectures from Paramahansa Yogananda to listen to as well.

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    Raj Torrance, CA, USA 03-02-05
    Raj Torrance, CA, USA 03-02-05
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    "Great Content."

    This author presents some old school thinking. I am not in agreement with some of what the author has to say, for example spiritual realms and the like. There may be a better scientific explanation for the same phenomenon's described in this book. Additionally, I did not like the satire on the accent though others may enjoy it.

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    Andrew Goodyear, AZ, USA 08-13-08
    Andrew Goodyear, AZ, USA 08-13-08
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    "Not for me"

    I can't believe I actually wasted a credit on this. bleh

    5 of 31 people found this review helpful
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