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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

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Robert
  • MIAMI, FL, United States
  • 09-29-17

. Awesome

An interesting albeit bizarre read. I enjoyed it thoroughly! very spiritually enlightening. Highly recommend it.

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inspiring

Would you consider the audio edition of Autobiography of a Yogi to be better than the print version?

No. just easier to get through

What other book might you compare Autobiography of a Yogi to and why?

I haven't read any other like it.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the stories about the miracles

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

no

Any additional comments?

A very inspiring story that left me wanting more.

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Wow!

What made the experience of listening to Autobiography of a Yogi the most enjoyable?

I had to listen to this audiobook twice before it really started to hit me. Wow, blessed to come across this book.

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Amazing!

I furst read this book, loved it and listened to the audiobook. Great narration by sir ben kingsley!

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Excellent information

This book was my next logical step. It answered many of my questions and so much more. It felt like 16 hours of pure love awakening me to a higher level of understanding and appreciation. Thank you !

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A Magical Read on Humanity

What did you love best about Autobiography of a Yogi?

The narration by Ben Kingsley is stellar! This story of Paramahansa's life is fascinating, and digs down into the psyche and reality of remarkable human beings right here on earth without censorship. It highlights the enormous capacities we humans possess by which to navigate our earthly lives. A magical read.

What other book might you compare Autobiography of a Yogi to and why?

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Have you listened to any of Ben Kingsley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't Stop Anything. Do More Yoga

Any additional comments?

I've listened and re-listened to this extraordinary work numerous times.

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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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40+ chapters of absolute poetry <br />phenomenal

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

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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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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.