Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

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Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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1946

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579

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978-0876120835

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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(26 Reviews)
This life story of Yogananda was instrumental in introducing meditation and yoga to the West. It includes Yogananda's and Sri Yukteswar's attempts to explain certain verses and events of the Bible such as the Garden of Eden story, and descriptions of Yogananda's encounters with Therese Neumann, Mohandas Gandhi, and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

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ount. He thought so little about it that he overlooked any mention to the family. Much later he was questioned by my youngest brother Bishnu, who noticed the large deposit on a bank statement.

"Why be elated by material profit?" Father replied. "The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee."

[Illustration: MY FATHER, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, A Disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya--see father1.jpg]

Early in their married life, my parents became disciples of a great master, Lahiri Mahasaya of Benares. This contact strengthened Father's naturally ascetical temperament. Mother made a remarkable admission to my eldest sister Roma: "Your father and myself live together as man and wife only once a year, for the purpose of having children."

Father first met Lahiri Mahasaya through Abinash Babu, {FN1-8} an employee in the Gorakhpur office of the Bengal-Nagpur Rail

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An extremely powerful and inspiring book that assures & convinces the reader about God's existence and presence and accessibility.God is not a distant being to be feared but a loving entity,we can reach,if we try. Paramahansa Yogananda's sense of humor makes the book immensely readable and the entire period of my reading the book has been a superb experience,I felt I was in touch with Divinity.
Swamiji\'s biography is life changing book. I first read it at the age of fourteen and till date distributed so many copies to the seekers of God. It\'s a bright shining light house for the boats travelling in the darkest night. Millions of Pram
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Although the author's life took place within a "Hindu" milieu, this work is not about "Hinduism." Neither is it a technical manual of darsana or yoga. There is none of the hairsplitting semantics of the pedants, as such becomes irrelevant when the seeker climbs to the level of mysticism. It is about spirituality as encountered by the author in his life. This is one of the great spiritual masterpieces in human history. The life and inspiration of Paramhansa Swami Yogānanda Giri are best read in the first edition, 1946, because later editions have been altered by people of lesser understanding (who think they are better than the author).
This is a very nice book everyone should read and can understand. People like Steve Peters has no rights to talk anything about this book without reading and without knowing about this book. Read it once completely and then tell. Don't be like frog inside a well.
Autobiography of a Yogi was the first book on my way and Yogananda was my first teacher whose name I knew. I have been a devote follower of Jesus Christ through the teachings of His Holy Roman Catholic Church since my adult conversion nearly forty years ago. Tonight, when I saw Yoananda's picture here on his book, I felt an old and dear friend had just said hello. Peace be with you Dear Teacher and friend.
A peerless introduction to yoga-spirituality that also unlimitedly reveals new layers of wisdom with each reading over the years, when combined with the daily practice of meditation that Yogananda stressed.

Yogananda's masterful use of language conveys, in turns, his humour and sublime insights with delightful immediacy.