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Paramahansa Yogananda
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1 May 2006
When AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI first appeared in 1946 it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. With engaging candour eloquence and wit Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring chronicle of his life - the experiences of his remarkable childhood encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. He records as well his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi Rabindranath Tagore Luther Burbank the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. Also included is extensive material that he added after the first edition came out in 1946 with a final chapter on the closing years of his life. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI is at once a delightful account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its tradition of meditation. Clearly explaining the subtle but definite laws behind the natural events of everyday life as well as the extraordinary events considered miraculous the author reveals the scientific foundation underlying the great religious paths of both East and West. His absorbing life story thus becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. Considered a modern spiritual classic this book has been translated into eighteen languages and is used as a text and reference work in numerous colleges and universities. A perennial best-seller since it was first published sixty years ago AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

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  • Paperback: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship,U.S.; New Ed edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876120796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876120798
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 11.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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This is the story of one man's training in one of the esoteric Traditions of India. It was Yogananda's task to bring that particular Tradition (spiritual path) to America so that, in the fullness of time, the Wisdom of the East can transform the Activity of the West.

We are used to thinking of Traditions as eternal but in fact they come and go. More accurately, they are obscured from human gaze until humanity has matured enough to utilise them. Although ancient, the Tradition to which Yogananda belonged was withheld from the human sphere until the mid-nineteenth century when it was revived by Yogananda's Guru's Guru's Guru.

The book describes in detail not only the remarkable Being in who's ashram Yogananda was trained but also the others in the lineage. Although the outward appearance of such Beings is unexceptional, they are transformed at the level of consciousness and are capable of feats far beyond that of ordinary mortals. When he died, for example, Yogananda's Guru materialised before him a physical body indistinguishable from the one Yogananda had known - one which he could actually embrace.

At the head of this lineage is Mahavata Babaji - the Deathless Guru. He remains in obscurity in India accessible only to those who are ready. He will remain upon the physical plane until "the end of the Age" which, I guess, in the language of Theosophy, is the end of the current 5th Root Race.

The Tradition which Yogananda brought to America is that of Kriya Yoga. It is billed as a scientific method - with the precision of mathematics - of bringing rapid Enlightenment to the individual who practises it. A correspondence course is available from the Self-Realisation Fellowship in America with application forms on the website at: yogananda-srf.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Miraculous Read 2 Oct 2008
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I was recommended this book by several friends, which is why I bought it. Curious as to what they were raving on about: "It will change your life!" I was told. 'Yeah, right!" I cynically replied. However, once I finally got around to purchasing it I devoured every word. It is a feast for the soul.
You really do come away feeling you have been given a gift by the Saint.
If every body read this book, what a difference it would make in the world.
Yes, I've heard that Autobiography of a Yogi has transformed many people's lives. I could feel his presence often while I read it. I found myself bursting into tears on several chapters, (and that isn't like me at all!)
In this age of materialism, I believe many Westener's are turning towards spiritual matters. You can't go far wrong with this book to find Truth and guidance.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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This is one of my favourite books. Everybody i gave this book to equally worships it. It is a treasure. I wish i could repeat the personal transformation gained after reading it for the first time. I can not recommend it enough to anyone, any age, any religion, any place, any time! I wish i could find something else equally uplifting, mind-bogging and divine!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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This is a wondeful book. Having just started down the route of self-relisation with my own Guru he recommended this book to me. This book has helped bring God closer to my life. It is something I will read again and again. I am certainly not of an age where God has become important to me because of "that time of life". This book has opened my eyes and given me the strength to go forward with what my heart (and I now realise God) want me to do with my life. Yogananda stands beside you whilst you read it. I cannot recommend it enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 4 Jun 2013
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I loved reading this book so much I'm reading it again and again ,I don't think I could get fed up of reading it so I'm not trading it in you'll have to buy your own .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Opens the door to another way of being 8 May 2013
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For me this book was the perfect antidote to the western way of viewing the world. With science claiming it has the answers yet offering nothing but a mechanical logical reality, it was a revelation to see the world from a non-dualistic perspective. I recommend this book if you have a inkling that what is being taught in the west is not the whole story by a very long way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Fantastic read for those in search of self realisation and a spiritual path. Definitely recommended. Could not put it down.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Autobiography of a Yogi 29 July 2013
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This book makes compelling reading for those at the start of a spiritual journey. Its central argument is that the love of God and not materialism is the key to successful living
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very interesting. enjoyed reading it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, which clears up the intensity of training ...
Brilliant book, which clears up the intensity of training that Yogananda received from his Indian Masters before he
came to the West. Wonderful stories in it.
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My favourite book in the world and this is a beautiful format, with photos. Best present you could give anyone!
Published 24 days ago by Maryann McCabe
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This book is simply life changing. Don't be put off by the bad comments as there is a guru out there that was one of Yogananda's students and has betrayed him by selling Yoganandas... Read more
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I read this book in the sixties and have re read it I again truly memorable and inspirational Thoroughly recomme
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5.0 out of 5 stars not just meaning but joy and love for life itself
Mind blowing ! For anyone who is looking for the big picture which gives meaning to life in all its forms .....not just meaning but joy and love for life itself . Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars but this philosophy reads like it's something you always knew
Maybe I could only read a few pages at a time..but this philosophy reads like it's something you always knew.. But didn't know you knew. It's the spirituality of the heart. Read more
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