Autobiography of a Yogi: Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition

Autobiography of a Yogi: Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition

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by Paramhansa Yogananda
     
 

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One of the Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth CenturyNew Bonus Materials added to this edition include The last chapter that Yogananda wrote covering the years 1946-1951 that wasnot available in the original edition. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. A new afterword by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a new edition,

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One of the Top 100 Spiritual Books of the Twentieth CenturyNew Bonus Materials added to this edition include The last chapter that Yogananda wrote covering the years 1946-1951 that wasnot available in the original edition. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. A new afterword by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of true spiritualclassic, Autobiography of a Yogi one of the best-selling eastern philosophytitles of all-time, with millions of copies sold, named one of the best and mostinfluential books of the 20th century.This highly prized verbatim reprinting of the original 1946 edition is theONLY one available free from textual changes made after Yoganandas death.This updated edition contains bonus materials, including a last chapter thatYogananda himself wrote in 1951, five years after the publication of the firstedition. It is the only version of this chapter available without posthumouschanges.Yogananda was the first yoga master of India whose mission it was to liveand teach in the West. His first-hand account of his life experiences includes childhoodrevelations, stories of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secretteachings of Self-realization that he made available to the Western reader.

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
Columbia Univ. Press
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565896154
Publisher:
Crystal Clarity Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2005
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
30,183
File size:
3 MB

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Autobiography of a Yogi: The Original 1946 Edition Plus Bonus Material 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
timetravelercline More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book changed my life. It gave such a simple way to look at spirituality. I would definitely recommend this to any reader interested in spirituality
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very modern philosophy for such an ancient religion. Very fast read for first half. Alittle slower in the middle, but stick with it, extremely interesting man to read about. I enjoyed this book very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book many years ago and keep going back to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book also reveals, for the first time to Westerners the lost science of Kriya Yoga (which means, "Divine Union"), which is a scientific technique to develop direct experience of God. Yogananda explains this technique, its history, and why it is so effective.I was so mesmerized by it that I had a hard time to put down the book until I had finished reading it. Since then I have reread it a few times. The book, you may say, touched my very soul. After reading the book, I signed up with Self-Realization Fellowship, Yogananda's Los Angeles based spiritual organization, to receive the weekly Lessons that the great saint had left for us before he left his body. What those lessons have done for me, there are no words to express. Whether you are religious or not, you will find this masterfully well-written work touch you in ways that you've not dreamed of. Yogananda orchestrates chapters about the astral realms, great scientists, poets, saints (in India as well as in the West), masters, Gandhi, and others which are both moving and inspirational. highly recommended read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book I've read in years. Life changing. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for seaching minds.
ggyogagirl More than 1 year ago
Spiritually thought provoking. There is something here for everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written. This book is the original without all the changes made in other editions years after the author's passing. It's thrilling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complete fabrication. Nothing enlightening here, just a bunch of fairy tales.
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HealthSpringWellness More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating supposedly true story of the man who brought yoga to the U.S. Although recently I watched the film "Kumare" on Netflix and so now I wonder . . . and also I am a Christian and believe we are to look only to God for everything, but this is a good read.
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Rruly life changing.....
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Read this book: It will only help you.