Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

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by Paramahansa Yogananda, Ben Kingsley, Ben Kingsley
     
 

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At once a riveting account of an extraordinary life and a remarkably accessible introduction to a little-known spiritual science, Yogananda's Autobiography is something of a publishing phenomenon.

When it first appeared in print in 1946, Newsweek called it "fascinating". The New York Times hailed it as a "rare account". Continuously in print for over fifty years,

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At once a riveting account of an extraordinary life and a remarkably accessible introduction to a little-known spiritual science, Yogananda's Autobiography is something of a publishing phenomenon.

When it first appeared in print in 1946, Newsweek called it "fascinating". The New York Times hailed it as a "rare account". Continuously in print for over fifty years, the Autobiography, remains a seminal work in the field of Eastern religion, and still appears on best-seller lists in relevant marketing categories.

Editorial Reviews

Columbia University Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.
Noetic Sciences Review
Keeps the reader spellbound. . .A vicarious journey through the mystical path taken by Yogananda.
Newsweek
Fascinating. . . .ingenuously described in the lush style of the Orient.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The original text of Yogananda's classic introduction to Eastern mysticism.
Library Journal
The work is enduringly popular because it introduces millions of readers to Eastern spiritual thought. Yogananda's masterly storytelling epitomizes the Indian oral tradition with its wit, charm, and compassionate wisdom. The yogi begins by showing how his childhood experiences in turn-of-the-century India produced a spiritual youth in search of an enlightened teacher, continues with an account of his years of training in the hermitage of a revered master, and concludes with the highlights of a period, beginning in 1920, during which he lived and taught in America. Yogananda sensitively interprets not only his own spiritual evolution but also his relationship with elements of the West's spiritual tradition, such as the story of Adam and Eve, providing a penetrating look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. Bibliographical footnotes, which would have interrupted Kingsley's magnificent narration, are thoughtfully included in an accompanying booklet. -- James Dudley, Copiague, New York
Columbia Univ. Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876120958
Publisher:
Self-Realization Fellowship
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
Unabridged, 15 CDs, 18 hours
Pages:
15
Sales rank:
277,777
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.16(h) x 2.57(d)

Meet the Author

Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India to a devout family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda's awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India's Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual quest.

Yogananda's seeking after various saints mostly ended when he met his guru, Swami Yukteswar Giri, in 1910, at the age of 17. He describes his first meeting with Yukteswar as a rekindling of a relationship that had lasted for many lifetimes

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Autobiography of a Yogi 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jjdevi More than 1 year ago
Extraordinary spiritual journey. Ben Kingsley's voice matches the message well.
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