Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda

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Overview

Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950330072
Publisher: Murine Publications LLC
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Edition description: Reprint of the 1946, First ed.
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 869,144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Paramahansa Yogananda was born in as Mukunda Lal Ghosh. He was an Indian yogi and guru. Some of the books written by him are Karma and Reincarnation, How To Have Courage, Calmness, And Confidence: The Wisdom Of Yogananda 1st Edition, The Bhagavad Gita 1st Edition, and Whispers From Eternity 1st Edition. At the age of 17, in the year 1910, he found his guru Swami Yukteswar Giri. Yogananda graduated with a B.A. from the Serampore College, and in 1915 took vows to join the Swami Order. Here, he was given the name Swami Yogananda Giri. The Yogi established the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in Ranchi. In 1920, he was sent to Boston to attend the International Congress of Religious Liberals. He lived in America for the next thirty years (1920-1952), and taught the soul-awakening techniques of Kriya Yoga to many people. Yogananda visited India in 1935, where he was given the monastic title of Paramahansa, which represents the highest spiritual attainment. The Yogi passed away in 1952, and his funeral service was attended by with hundreds of people in Los Angeles. On his twenty-fifth death anniversary, the Indian government issued a special commemorative stamp in his honour.

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Autobiography of a Yogi 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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.   
Guest More than 1 year ago
'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.
jjdevi More than 1 year ago
Extraordinary spiritual journey. Ben Kingsley's voice matches the message well.
DL3 More than 1 year ago
The best book I ever read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An opportunity to to build a relationship with a teacher through riding along with them on their own jouney through life.
latefordinner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What tripe. I put this down a couple of years ago, I couldn't finish it. Who is this written for? An eight year old? Written in a tedious, simplistic, and pendantic style like childrens Bible stories or perhaps fables for the feeble minded. What am I missing here? I've read the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, I've read spiritual biographies. This has lots of good reviews, maybe I should try again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my second time reading, and like his lessons, I learn something new with each read. Very inspiring and gives me a feeling as thought I am there. Love and peace to all!
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life enhancing