This audiobook, the version of which was first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution in the West. Only rarely does a sage of Paramhansa Yogananda's stature write a firsthand account of his life experiences. Followers of many religious traditions have come to recognize Autobiography of a Yogi as a masterpiece of spiritual literature. Yet, for all its depth, it is full of gentle humor, lively stories, and practical common sense. Now, with this audiobook, the 1946 edition is again available, with all its inherent power, just as the great master of yoga first presented it.
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"Another must have"
I learned a lot from this book .A very detailed life story of a great spiritual master .Gives understanding of spiritual evolution of a yogi.I dont like the narators voice.I learned to deal with it because i like the story .Can be slow at times but if you are intrested its a must have
"Autobiography of a Yogi - audiobook"
This book is one of the best I have ever read and listen. Every word is understandable and I hear it with pleasure.
None because is only one biography written by the author himself.
"Wonderfully awe-some &inspiring. Spiritually rich."
The spiritual tales, the richly detailed and inspiring autobiograhic info of many contemporary (or almost contemporary) yogis and saints
Because not only he have been reading this book since his teenage years to his last days, but because it is a very detailed and inspiring autobiographic account.
The meeting of Yogananda and his master with the "deathless saint"
High Tech Spirituality: Autobiography of a Yogi
Great book, containing spiritual tales not usually exposed in public, including highly advanced spiritual and inspiring information, if compared with other spiritual books.
:Lots of heart, love, reason and practicality.
"Wisdom; Knowledge; Humbling."
It didn't take long to accustom the the dialect of the narrator, then I really found his voice soothing and heart opening to listen to.
As for the book, its starts off slow, but it is worth hanging in. The second half of the book is a treasure of experiences and learning. Overall it is an amazing story. Really gives us "mere mortals" a perspective of where we are on the journey to enlightenment, and the potential that lays within all of us. Inspiring! It would appeal to a person serious about their spiritual development. It expanded my mind well beyond what it was before listening this truly amazing autobiography.
"The narrator sounds like he has emphysema"
I have no doubt this is a wonderful book but after battling through 3 chapters I cannot imagine another 18 hours listening to this narrator, the audio quality is poor and you can hear him breathing deeply in to the microphone after each syllable.
I wish I could get my money back - I have downloaded the version narrated by Ben Kingsley instead.
the whole story of Yogananda from boyhood to fruitful success, absolutely inspiring, and in the 1920's on, times were a bit different.
One of the best books ive read.Full of wisdom,great for those wanting to grow spiritually
As I am new to this philosophy spiritually speaking, I can only say that this is an interesting account of one man's journey. I hope to gain more insight as a explore further.
"love is all consuming"
I love this book. I have listened to it over 8 times. I listen while I cook, clean, paint, etc.
My Favorite chapter is 48 but I enjoy them all.
alohas and mahalos
"an initiative to kriya yoga"
very gripping initial chapters explaining how swamy attained his liberation .excellent reading for a disturbed mind longing for spiritual geowth
insight into a wonderful life. full of great lessons, wisdom and love. one of my most enjoyed books. it has had a profound effect on my life.
there are many chapters which are crap but here are the good ones: 12, 15, 24, 26, 30, 41 and 43.
"Autobiography of a Yogi"
This is a louzy book to listen, felt like wasting my time.I would not have bought this if Steve Jobs did not mention this book in his autobiography
"Not for a rational mind"
I decided to listen to this audio-book after I read in Steve Jobs biography that was his favourite read. Sadly I cannot digest Autobiography of Yogi. Perhaps I should not read in those stories literally and take it with a pinch of salt.
According to Steve Jobs biography he decided to undertake the anti-cancer therapy when it was already too late. What SJ did instead? He believed that eating apples will cure him. And honestly, all I can think of now is that if you believe in this book you can easily believe that eating apples will heal all your maladies.
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