Autobiography of a Yogi [NOOK Book]

Autobiography of a Yogi

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Overview

This edition features
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• a linked Table of Contents, linked Footnotes, and linked Index

CONTENTS
Preface, By W. Y. EVANS-WENTZ
My Parents and Early Life
Mother's Death and the Amulet
The Saint with Two Bodies (Swami Pranabananda)
My Interrupted Flight Toward the Himalaya
A "Perfume Saint" Performs his Wonders
The Tiger Swami
The Levitating Saint (Nagendra Nath Bhaduri)
India's Great Scientist and Inventor, Jagadis Chandra Bose
The Blissful Devotee and his Cosmic Romance (Master Mahasaya)
I Meet my Master, Sri Yukteswar
Two Penniless Boys in Brindaban
Years in my Master's Hermitage
The Sleepless Saint (Ram Gopal Muzumdar)
An Experience in Cosmic Consciousness
The Cauliflower Robbery
Outwitting the Stars
Sasi and the Three Sapphires
A Mohammedan Wonder-Worker (Afzal Khan)
My Guru Appears Simultaneously in Calcutta and Serampore
We Do Not Visit Kashmir
We Visit Kashmir
The Heart of a Stone Image
My University Degree
I Become a Monk of the Swami Order
Brother Ananta and Sister Nalini
The Science of Kriya Yoga
Founding of a Yoga School at Ranchi
Kashi, Reborn and Rediscovered
Rabindranath Tagore and I Compare Schools
The Law of Miracles
An Interview with the Sacred Mother (Kashi Moni Lahiri)
Rama is Raised from the Dead
Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India
Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas
The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya
Babaji's Interest in the West
I Go to America
Luther Burbank — An American Saint
Therese Neumann, the Catholic Stigmatist of Bavaria
I Return to India
An Idyl in South India
Last Days with my Guru
The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar
With Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha
The Bengali "Joy-Permeated Mother" (Ananda Moyi Ma)
The Woman Yogi who Never Eats (Giri Bala)
I Return to the West
At Encinitas in California
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013483033
  • Publisher: VolumesOfValue
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 451,553
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

"Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced many westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.[" -- Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2006

    Are you ready to change your life?

    We all finally get to a point in our life, usually after much pain, where we answer this question with a resounding 'yes.' When that time comes, according to Hindu tradition, the Guru appears. Funny, I thought I was Catholic. This book not only opened my mind to new possibilities, but changed my life forever. I soon found myself waking up every morning happy- something I had not experienced before. And all because I learned a technique called meditation which helped me to realize that God is in all, but most especially, in the form of this beautiful man from India who I now respectfully refer to as my Guru. What can I say- if you are going to get hooked on something or someone-I highly recommend getting drunk on God. Yogananda will show you how. A mind & soul altering book.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Awesome!!!!

    This book is amazing! Its a great read and very inspirational and enlightening. Even though spirituality is the underlying theme in this book, it is great for everyone! I give it out as gifts all the time. This book is really good for the mind and soul and promotes positivity and happiness.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2009

    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

    I liked the book because I've started meditating and I now realize there are different types of yoga/yogis. There's the physical type and the meditating type.

    I enjoyed hearing all of the stories. There was a lot of faith and patience that everything would turn out just fine and it did.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I loved it a real magic carpet ride. Whether Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, whatever your religion you will enjoy this book. It is a journey toward enlightenment, and an adventure by car and boat. This is an adventure that takes you on a quest through several countries and beliefs. I found a miracle on almost on every page. I loved every minute.So long as you keep an open mind you will love it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    You won't regret it!

    An amazing book. Very inspirational.
    I'm a procrastinator. Regarding yoga/meditation, my approach for the last 6 or 7 years has been: I'll start next month.
    If 'Autobiography' doesn't light that fire under me, nothing will. I've actually reached out to the organization and requested some home lessons to start.
    If you're not totally into yoga, that's fine. Neither was/am I, but the book even reads like a novel quite often. The story, in itself, is fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    If you only read one of Paramhansaji's books, this is the one!

    I am a student of Yogananda and Kriyananda's form of Kriya Yoga, I am discipled in Ananda, the organisation Kriyananda founded after his guru's death to carry on Yogananda's untainted teachings. I must say that this is, of all the writings of these two great men of God, the most important of their books to read, followed closely by 'God is for Everyone' which was written by Kriyananda as a modernisation of Yogananda's 'Science of Religion', and 'Awaken to Superconsciousness' also by Kriyananda.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2004

    Lyrical, Spiritual, Grounded

    I greatly enjoyed this book. It blends the life story of a great man who lived during a very interesting era, with valuable insight into the spiritual realm generally and yoga specifically. Yogananda does not try to convince the skeptic. He simply and humbly presents his story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2002

    Classic on Comparative Religion & Raja Yoga

    I was deeply effected in a positive way upon my first reading of Yogananda's life in the Autobiography of a Yogi. It took me to a deeper level of understanding and motivated me to a more serious and better informed spiritual search. There is a lot of thought provoking data here for most students of comparative religion. Yogananda opens up a revelation of fresh and valid spritiual concepts that answered many of my long lived querys. The most recent editions are the most accurate, as the author later added the 49th chapter and made important changes with each new printing. He appointed and personally trained 2 editors-in-chiefs to continue this process after his passing. Their work is very much in tune with the process which he himself began. And very much appreciated. From my research into his other writings, the editions with the orange covers are clearly representing the real Paramanhansa Yogananda. This book will change your life! I know it changed mine.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    Thank You , Paramahansa Yogananda

    'Autobiography of a Yogi ' is , for me , the most important contribution in answering life's questions that pertain to ' Why are we here ( ? ) ' . Paramahansa Yogananda is one of God's saints. He is a prophet of love. I wish I had the words to express how good I feel about what he has written. He explains what Jesus meant about The Christ Consciousness. He explains many verses from the old testament of the Bible. He stressed over and again how important it is to meditate on Almighty God and the importance of yoga. He wrote two chapters that relate to ' Man does not live by bread alone '. He shared with us his encounter with his resurrected ( ! ) Guru, Sri Yukteswar, who had explained to him the allegory of the Garden of Eden. He explained many similarities of Hinduism and Christianity , including the 'Sat, Tat ,and Aum ' of Hinduism and its direct correlation to the 'Father , Son , and Holy Spirit' of Christianity. He candidly offered the realization that until humankind does away with its desires for money, sex , and wine, we will still reincarnate on the plane of earth. He tells us that few have known the final truths , and when asked as to what they are, remain silent - - we must leave some questions to the infiite.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    The best book I ever read!

    The best book I ever read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

    I loved this autobiography. The stories of his youth were amazin

    I loved this autobiography. The stories of his youth were amazing but more amazing were his travels to the United States. He is an inspiration. I will look for more of his work.




    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Personality of a Politician

    Yogananda has the personality of a politician: capable of projecting great warmth to sway others to his point of view. Nevertheless, it is odd for the autobiography of a parmamahansa to contain so many stories of authority figures acceding to the author's "superior" person.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    one of the greatest

    life enhancing

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Listening to the soul.

    The book looks deeper into the soul that connects with the invisible, undestroyable power that drives the cycle of life and death.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    If Steve Jobs loves this book, then it is something that I should read!

    I was reading where Steve Jobs indicated should he be on a deserted island, and was able to bring something along with, this book would be in his back pack. So I got to thinking that since I am on the quest of my life, and reading a book penned that long ago would bring new insights into my life. I must say that is is a book that I have on my Nook, along with several others that are guiding me on my quest in learing more about myself. For that I appreciate my little Nook, because it has allowed me more information that I would never would have had the space to store as many volumes as I have found on-line. The following list will indicate a little bit of what type of quest I have found myself following. 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn, tells me how to deal with friends and family but especilly children and my grandson. Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneene Roth, she indicates to me that I can do something about the "fat girl" within, by honering her and treating her much better than I have before. Eating bin the Light of the Moon, by Anita Johnston, Ph.D was a book that both my husband and I read together and got a lot out of it, allowing us to design a new life for us. The author of this book allows the reader to grow from the stories that she tells about what has happened to her and to others in her practice, making me a better person. Also allowing me to treat myself much better than I had before. So I am growing as I read, and that is why I love reading so much. This next book is a book that I have had for a while, but am still trying to get into it. It is on my list of books to read in the near future: Left Brained, Write Brained by Smokey Trudeau. I have read a book about drawing that shared almost the same title, and I love to write, and though it may help. But it won't help if I don't read it. So its next, I promise! I have a lot more books on my Nook, but I am stopping here with Mothers and Daughters by Mary Higgins Clark. I have had a problem with my mother, and Mary Higgins Clark talks about working and writing with her mother, Mary Higgns Clark. Wow, how interesting will that be, again I don't know as I haven't read it. But I am intrigued. So when I read it, I will let you know, OK?

    If you want to know more about yourself, I believe that reading the Autobio of a Yogi is required reading, for sure. Paramahansa had quite a life. He talkes about his Mother, Father and his Brother. And how their life has imoacted on his and how becoming a Yogi has significantly changed his life going forwards. Of course, I will never have to worry of beconing a Yogi, I will have to just sit here and use my imagination. I believe reading anything even a small poem by using your imagination is most important in this life.

    My quest is something that takes up a lot of my life now that I am retired, I find I have much more time and energy to be on this quest that I ever had before when I was working. So I am grateful that I have the opportunity to do this now.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Amazing!

    An excellent read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Finally, it all makes sense.

    I was searching for truth when i found this book. After going to church all of my life and coming out empty wiith more questions unanswered and even more questions after each service, I feel that this book started me on a better path to search for more answers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    John 3:16

    For God so loved the world that God gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. †††

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Boring...

    Boring...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    An amazing read.

    A must read for anyone with an interest in spirituality.

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