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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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highly recommend, calming voice, excellent book

I loved the audio, as I found the book hard to read so I was very pleased I could finally understand this historic preservation

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Entertaining story, thought provoking theories

This is a great book! Sir Ben Kingsley does an amazing job of narrating the the life of Yogananda.
The story itself is very very interesting and the lessons convey are interwoven into the story of Yogananda's life but also explicitly told in other parts.

Some areas did become a bit dull at times but this was few and far beyond in this 12hr + book.

Would recommend.

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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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Mixed reaction

A book with deep rooted Indian philosophy and mysticism, as experienced in life. well written by a yogi.

Disappointed by the narration - expected much more from someone of stature like Ben Kingsley. It was difficult to endure scores of mispronunciations!

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Exciting read, many interesting concepts

I enjoyed the read.

I was eager to get into it when I had read that Steve Jobs had left a copy to all of those who attended his funeral.

It is one that requires some level of spiritual understanding, otherwise it might be a bit much.

I enjoyed his experiences and opinions about life and the Dharma.

Love and light to all

Jamie

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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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This is a must read for anyone looking for connect

Great life story told by a yogi with everything that comes from experience of a yogi. amazing perspective, beautiful tool to help yourself reconnect

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Great biography

Great Guru.. Wonderful writings.. May I wish he takes me as his deciple .. Omen..