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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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    Jessica 09-03-15
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    "Loved it☺️"

    It was a wonderful tribute to Christ Jesus and all people that live in Gods light. I loved every minute of it and I am INSPIRED by all the teachings.

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    Ruth Bermudez 08-19-15
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    "Timeless Wisdom"

    This is one of the best books I've read and surely ever written. I'm amazed at its timelessness and was captivated by the colorful story. I immediately listened to it a second time to really soak in its profound, yet subtle, gems of wisdom.

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    Cicily Carter 08-14-15
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    "Life Changing"

    This book is powerful on its own I'm sure but with a strong meditation practice, the ideas and concepts come alive. I will definitely listen again in the future. The narration was beautiful

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    Jharper 08-13-15
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    "Beautiful and deep"

    A peak behind the veil. Astounding prose, impossible depth. Get ready for the ultimate perspective shift.

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    Linda 08-09-15
    Linda 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful book but not a pleasant listen"

    I liked this book but I didn't enjoy this audio version because of the narrator. His tone wasn't always expressive, at times his voice sounded weared out and bored, the narration slowing down a lot in contrast with the times he read really fast, like he was in a hurry. It sometimes made me impatient or inattentive.
    I believe an onther audio version for this book is a good idea.

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    bohoo 07-30-15
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    "Excellent book."

    Excellent book would highly recommend it to anyone of any religion or non-religion. It was very good

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    Betsy A. Maldonado 07-06-15

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    "This book changed my life for the better"

    Ben Kingsley is an amazing narrator. I felt transported by his every word. I know now what steps to take in my life.

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    timtam 07-03-15
    timtam 07-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A deeper perspective on Eastern Traditions of Yoga"
    Where does Autobiography of a Yogi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've been meaning to read this book for ages, it was the second audible book I downloaded and I loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've traveled to India and I've studied yoga for over 20 years, and still some of the details of this rich tradition elude me... especially practicing in western studios with boutique clothes racks and the fast bustle of the studio. Listening to this story I was transported to India and I sunk into all the detailed description of life there. I was spellbound by Yogananda's magical life and certainly wondered how these things could be possible. And yet, it was such a delightful story with enough possibility to wonder if it could have happened this way.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Kingsley – was your favorite?

    Wow, Ben Kingsley was amazing. FYI he was the actor who played Gandhi in the Academy Award winning film. With his articulate and clear British/Indian diction he gave a certain authenticity to an autobiography about a man from India. And in the chapter where Yogananda actually met Gandhi, I practically had shivers and was deeply touched as Ben Kingsley somehow has been obviously so impacted by these two "Saints of India".


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

    There were many points that moved me. Because of the nature of this book, bridging the gap of autobiographical and spiritual, there were many moving moments, much like the I mentioned above. Also notable was the chapter that talks about the Self-realization Fellowship in London trying to meditate during world war II with warning alarms sounding throughout the metropolitan area and still writing to Yogananda about the importance of cultivating peace.


    Any additional comments?

    Strangely I could never bring myself to sit down and read this book, but because I spend so much time in the car, I wondered if I could listen to it. I'm so glad I made that choice. It was wonderful.

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    eggpulusu 06-29-15
    eggpulusu 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Divine Gift to mankind!"
    What made the experience of listening to Autobiography of a Yogi the most enjoyable?

    I read this book in 98..with little understanding. Purchased book in 2015 but did not had time. The audio book was gift ....my daily commute is such a pleasure! I thank god for this audible book! What an effort by Ben Kingsley? Another OSCAR from me!


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    rob 06-26-15
    rob 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    An excellently read story that flowed well and was incredibly enlightening, I will listen to this one again

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