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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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strongly recommend

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

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Fabulous and Inspireing

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

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Best book ever

Seriously... I listen to this at least a few times a month. Ben Kingsley mixed with the vibrations of Paramhansaji is truly inspiring and soul shaking. Everyone should have this book.

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A fictionalized autobiography.

An entertaining story, albeit a largely fictionalized one. One could take meaning from it anyway
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Boring

No take away from this book. Very long and boring. good for those with insomnia!

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Amazing

Incredibly written. Beautifully read. Answers a lot of questions I've been asking my entire life. With no direction or answers from priests or common people! Must read for those seeking knowledge!!!!

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inspiring book.

interesting description of connect between science and spirituality. need to have a foundation of faith to enjoy.

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Wonderfully alive.

Sublime narration, and moving/interesting autobiography. I'm ruined now for any other narrator. I felt like I knew Yogananda!

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Excellent!

Loved this book. Ben Kingsley was wonderful. His accent added to the flavor of the teachings yet his English was perfect. It was clear and very easy to understand. I loved this audiobook. It opened me up to a whole new world of spirituality. The teachings were beautiful and I loved how revered Jesus was to Yogananda. Such a beautiful soul he was.

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So much more than an Autobiography

This was so much more than an Autobiography! To be sure, it was a fascinating life account of Paramahansa Yogananda. But it also shone much light and wisdom on humanity's spiritual path as well as a broad range of other subjects, such as yoga, science, religion, astrology, etc. And it was covered in a way that showed the interconnectedness of everything. Also, Ben Kingsley's narrative reading was phenomenal! He did an outstanding job and kept me glued to the book and material. Just wow! There was so much truth and wisdom expounded and to be absorbed. I'll definitely be listening to this audiobook over and over again!