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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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    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05
    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless Truth"

    When I read this book 25 years ago, I fell in love with it. Imagine how excited I was when I found it here on Audible.com. THank you for providing such a foundational piece of work, dealing with many, many topics here on Earth, but above all, LOVE.

    The Narrator has a wise edge to his voice without being overbearing. His Cadance allows the listener to experience the story without getting bored.

    One special thing about this book is that you can begin listening anywhere and the story unfolds in a way that still engages you. Each chapter is a complete story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
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    "Well written, well read..."

    I read this book about 35 years ago and it made a big impression on me. My daughter read it about 10 years ago and she says it changed her life. It has the feeling of truth to it and can make one believe in miracles even if you haven't experienced one.
    Ben Kingsly does a great job reading it and Yogananda's words have inspired me all over again. I give it the highest rating!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DanH 08-20-17
    DanH 08-20-17 Member Since 2017

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    "This yogi is a charlatan!"

    This book was popular before people realized that pseudoscience ruled the day over conventional science. Charlatans like this yogi could make all of these ridiculous stories up without providing any evidence, and fill people's heads with utter non-sense. It's also a complete bore, I could only make it halfway through before deleting it.

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    Jaime 08-16-17
    Jaime 08-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "40+ chapters of absolute poetry
    phenomenal"

    40+ chapters of absolute poetry
    phenomenal. Great story. Beautiful narration.
    For the seekers it's a must read 😊

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    Chaitanya 08-14-17
    Chaitanya 08-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Book"
    Where does Autobiography of a Yogi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is an Amazing book; It will make you think and wonder.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration and yogi's life experiencing are really nice.


    What about Ben Kingsley’s performance did you like?

    Amazing, Ben Kingsley read it with passion.


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    aRRa 08-13-17
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    "Definitely enhances one's perception."

    From watching videos of Sadhguru to Alan Watts to J Krishnamurti endlessly I finally zeroed in on this book. My first book after long time and couldn't have chosen any better than this.

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    Austin Haas 08-07-17
    Austin Haas 08-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great resource for spiritual understanding"

    The Yogi's story was moving, enlightening, and full of joy. I feel as if I'm closer to a greater spiritual understanding

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    Amazon Customer 08-02-17
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    "Enlightening, but opinionated."

    Carries several interesting theories but often seems to be too religious. Would love to know more about the practice of Kriya yoga and less about the “proving of gods existence”

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    07-20-17
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    "strongly recommend"

    amazing, eye opener for the ages, very descriptive background message for the masses. Would love to hear more!

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    Evvah B. 07-16-17
    Evvah B. 07-16-17
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    "Fabulous and Inspireing"

    The best book I have ever read. It inspired me to become a follower of Paramahansa Yogananda!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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