Autobiography of A Yogi

Autobiography of A Yogi

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"Autobiography of a Yogi" is an autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (January 5, 1893-March 7, 1952) first published in 1946. Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India into a Bengali family. "Autobiography of a Yogi" introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He then travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California. In 1935 he returns to India for a yearlong visit. When he returns to America, he continues to establish his teachings, including writing this book. The book is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and to the spiritual thought of the East, which had only been available to a few in 1946. The author claims that the writing of the book was prophesied long ago by the nineteenth-century master Lahiri Mahasava. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Publisher: [United States] : Otbebookpublishing : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9783956761508
3956761502

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oliviapham
Aug 30, 2016

Apparently, this was Steve Jobs' favorite book. Ever since its publication it has had an immense impact on people throughout the world. While long, it is an inspiring look at the world as seen through Yogananda's eyes, whose devotion is so sincere and pure.

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Al6Hameed
Feb 14, 2016

Impressive book! Extraordinary man! A must read for those seeking a better life. Yoga is definitely the key to INFINITE MIND.

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BoneyardPreacher
Jan 01, 2016

I'd like to add that I am yet another person whose life has been changed by reading this book.
The spirituality is living, vibrant and speaks to everyone, regardless of cultural or religious upbringing.
In addition, it is simply one of the best autobiographies ever written!

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Giddyfeet
Jan 23, 2014

This book will change your life. Are you ready to be blown away? It will change you from the inside out...

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felix_s
Jan 16, 2014

My impression of this book is that it is an extremely important book for our society. My feeling is that it explains the truth of our existence from a fully knowing perspective. The author speaks with a power of truth that indicates direct intuitive knowing, direct oneness with Spirit born of complete Self-realization. If someone is seeking a spiritual education, I believe that this is a book that will provide correct information.

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