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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.

©1981, 1998, 2007 Self-Realization Fellowship (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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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!

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Excellent!

Timeless classic very,very beautifully narrated by one of my favourite actors. I really loved the book and how Sir Ben brought it all alive in his own much lauded style. I am certain that I will listen to it all again sooner rather than later. Highly recommended!

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Required Reading

A must for the spiritual seeker. Download was a bit choppy in spots. But that may have been my part.

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experience of sublime awesomeness

I heard about this book 20 years back and it was only recently that I thought of reading it finally... after reading this I just think I probably wasted my 20 years of life without these thoughts of spiritual consciousness and some extraordinary lives.. worth reading it !!!

narration was superb !! Mr Kingsley's voice goes deep into mind and is impactful.

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Ben Kingsley is a treat to listen.

Loved the narration and life history of yogi. The book is a long listen but definitely worth the time.