Autobiography of A Yogi

Autobiography of A Yogi

eBook - 2014
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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


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Mar 13, 2018

I enjoyed this book tremendously, and highly recommend it to others. Yogananda's search for God is inspiring and rings true for Christians, yogis and members of all religions. It is also uplifting for those that are not affiliated with a religion but are searching on their own spiritual path.

Feb 25, 2018

Excellent read for an inquisitive mind and open heart. Loved it.

Feb 23, 2018

Throw your logical mind away to enjoy the book

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.

Feb 14, 2016

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

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!

Jan 23, 2014

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

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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