Autobiography of a Yogi: (With Pictures)

Overview

Autobiography of a Yogi is an eloquently written story of an extraordinary life and an inspiring meditation on the art of yoga. Written decades ago, this poignant autobiography still has ample vigor and relevance in today s world.

Considered a classic in its field since it was first published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi continues to attract countless readers seeking authoritative insight into metaphysical truths.

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Overview

Autobiography of a Yogi is an eloquently written story of an extraordinary life and an inspiring meditation on the art of yoga. Written decades ago, this poignant autobiography still has ample vigor and relevance in today s world.

Considered a classic in its field since it was first published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi continues to attract countless readers seeking authoritative insight into metaphysical truths.

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Editorial Reviews

Columbia University Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.
Newsweek
Fascinating. . . .ingenuously described in the lush style of the Orient.
Noetic Sciences Review
Keeps the reader spellbound. . .A vicarious journey through the mystical path taken by Yogananda.
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
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
Newsweek
Fascinating. . . .ingenuously described in the lush style of the Orient.
Noetic Sciences Review
Keeps the reader spellbound. . .A vicarious journey through the mystical path taken by Yogananda.
Columbia Univ. Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.
Columbia University Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627931663
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 446
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Everyone should read in their lifetime!

    Everyone should read in their lifetime!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    This book is one of the most important book I've ever read.  See

    This book is one of the most important book I've ever read.  See all the descriptions and reviews for details.  However the Kindle edition leaves out all the photographs.  I properly references the appropriate "jogs" but never produces them!

    2 out of 2 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

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    Great read. Very well laid out for understanding and enjoyment.

    Great read. Very well laid out for understanding and enjoyment. Peace and tranquility is abound here in these pages of this great book.

    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.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Reading this book has changed my life for the better. However, I am disappointed that other Self-Realization books do not seem to be available for the Nook. I have most in hard copies, but would like to have them on my Nook. Here is a list of some of them: The Second Coming of Christ, God Talks with Arjuna, Wine of the Mystic, The Science of Religion, Man's Eternal Quest, Journey to Self-Realization, The Divine Romance, Where There Is Light, Inner Peace, Scientific Healing Affirmations, all by Yogananda; Finding the Joy Within You, Intuition: Soul Guidance for Life's Decisions, Only Love, by Daya Mata; The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar; and God Alone: Life and Letters of a Saint by Gyanamata. Please make these available for the Nook. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Great book on India, yoga and spiritual life. A must for all see

    Great book on India, yoga and spiritual life. A must for all seekers.

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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.

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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. †††

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