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Autobiography of a Yogi

By: Paramahansa Yogananda
Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
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When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

This audio edition, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley's masterful narration, contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story, an absorbing account of a singular search for Truth. Yogananda describes his experiences with modern-day saints and illuminated masters of India, and presents a definitive introduction to the whole science and philosophy of Yoga.

©1981, 1998, 2007 Self-Realization Fellowship (P)1996, 2000 Self-Realization Fellowship

Critic Reviews

"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)

"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)

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Superb Insight Into Indian Life and Spirituality

This is a magical classic, the only autobiography of a prominent real yogi ,I know of in existence, who was acknowledged by both East and West in the 1930s.
It is often placed on university reading lists for Asian Studies,
it is well worth the read for the fascinating story alone.
Narration is superb. Enjoy!

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Life changing book

This book is paradigm shifting.
Yogananda's life is inspiring.
Thanks to this book, I have started learning kriya yoga.

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Life changing experience.. Must read. Excellent.

Life changing experience.. Must read. Excellent narration. Gives immense peace and direction. Worth it and effective in calming mind.

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life changing

my second time through. brought me to tears many times. if all humans were to listen to this book atleast once, the would change overnight.
bless

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The Autobiography of a Yogi. Paramahansa Yogananda

Still the greatest book after all this time. Very good narrator. Thank you Paramahansa Yogananda

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An awesome interesting biography.

I found this biography to be fascinating. I highly recommend it. Beautifully read and easy to listen too.

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I have listened to this book 3 x

I have also read the book 4 x so I am a fan. When I recommend the book for people who are not used to reading I advise to listen and read at the same time as son name pronunciation can be difficult to absorb with just the ear. But n saying that I now prefer the audio version. Masterfully narrated and produced. For a life changing experience I highly recommend. Yogananda and the power of this book has acted as a gateway for many enlightened beings. Michael Singer and the Untethered Soul being one of note. Namaste

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Found my spiritual path

I have been looking for a proper method to meditate and I have found the path I was looking for and my Guru too through this book. Thanks to Paramahansa Ji for guiding me to read this book.

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Love

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book it was fascinating given when it was written and how new these concepts were in the west and possibly 100 years later still are to some people. Also really enjoyed the way it was read I felt the narration gave it authenticity

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A beautiful rendition

Inspiring work and an uplifting collection of tails from a true saints life here on Earth. Beautifully read. A blessing to all who look for greater meaning to their life here and beyond.

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