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Autobiography of a Yogi [Nepali] [Paperback]

Yogananda Paramahamsa
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30 April 2009
In 1996, Yoga International hailed Paramahansa Yogananda as the father of the yoga in the west. In 1999, his acclaimed autobiography was selected one of the 100 best spiritual books of the 20th century.

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  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (30 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8189535218
  • ISBN-13: 978-8189535216
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life changing experience 4 Feb 2002
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In the study of comparative religion there has been few classics such as this Autobiography of a Yogi. It is unique in that the Master Paramahansa Yogananda clearly displayed by his life in our modern world during the 20th century, much that he tells us about in this fascinating and informative work.
It not only ties together the many threads of the world's spiritual contributors throughout history, but comes with very new and innovative ideas to challenge any seeker of truth. Helping to show more sense and purpose to the whole picture of a divine plan ongoing. A plan that was never intended to be the monopoly of any one race or religion.
It had the effect of taking my own spiritual search from the level of shallow intellectuality to a meaningful renewal of spiritual experience and life living. Expanding my horizons and awareness to all the joy, peace, love and beauty of life within and without.
The latest editions of this work are essentially the most complete and accurate. As they include the 49th chapter and many other changes made by the author and his appointed editors-in-chief.
I would also recommend reading Yogananda's 3 volumes of collected talks and essays, which will verify the above.
Paramahansa Yogananda is known as the father of Spiritual Yoga in the west, and was a major force for the introduction of Kriya Yoga meditation. And possibly the world's first correspondence course in spirituality & meditation. Because of the master's fluent English, we have a pure work that needed no translation for the world's most popular language. His love and integrity and wisdom pour through each word.
This book will help in addressing many of the misconceptions held by westerners about both Hinduism and Christianity.
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This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in developing their spiritual understanding. However, it is not always an easy book to read, and perseverance is part of the journey. Probably, the most important thing to say about this book, is 'read the footnotes'. These contain more value than the main dialogue for those who truly want to understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Direct Personal Experience of God 11 Sep 1998
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Christianity generally does not provide the tools and techniques for deep meditation (beyond mind and body) even though Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you. Christianity emphasizes devotional practices such as prayer and service to others. Deep meditation is necessary for "union with God" (yoga). This profound and life-changing book provides an introduction to yoga meditation and leads one to the methods and techniques for the serious seeker. At the same time, Paramahansa Yogananda broadens one's understanding of the life of Jesus Christ and His mission on earth and in every way acknowledges the Messiah. This book is for all spiritual seekers who still find something missing in their life, or those who already know that only God can satisfy their deep longing. One need not even blindly "believe" what is written in this book, but merely practice the methods provided and discover for oneself the truth of these teachings. This book will lead many souls to God. The monks and nuns of Self Realization Fellowship who practice these teachings are proof positive of the truth to be found herein.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This is not a book for the casual wanderer but one for the walker of the spiritual path who is seeking definitive and Divine direction.
The fact that a person would read a review for this book, is probably evidence enough that they are meant to read it. ;)
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I am the author of the international best seller AM I A HINDU? [ISBN 1-879904-06-3 Amazon distributors lists as the 4th popular book on Hinduism] and I wanted to state that AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, is the most amazing book I have ever read on Hinduism. With his simple and beautiful style of English language, Parama Pujya Swami Paramahamsa Yogananda has given a beautiful picture of Yoga and life in India. I salute him and I adore him. It is him, who inspired me to go deep into spirituality. In India, I first came across this beautiful book when I was 9 years old. I read this book cover to cover many many times. Later with my extremely limited resources I bought at least 50 copies of this book and gave as gifts to my realtives and friends. I gave a copy of my elder brothers who was contemplating on a divorce with his wife. Thanks to this wonderful book, he and his wife are together now and they have made teachings of Parama Pujya Swami Paramahamsa Yogananda, part and pacel of their lives. Yogananda has gone to extreme lengths discussing thought provoking aspects of Hinduism and Christianity in this book and I BEG EVERYONE TO PLEASE READ THIS BOOK....Please buy copies of this book and give to your friends and relatives. .If at all anyone would like to know more about my book AM I A HINDU? [90 chapters] or would like to have FREE educational flow charts on Hinduism please write to me with your postal address...Once again PLEASE READ this wonderful, thought provoking book AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI. Thanks Ed Viswanathan arvind-4@msn.com
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Namaste, fellow seekers. When one is ready, this book opens the door to discovery of, not only self but, of Christ Consciousness. I have read the book 3 times already, cover to cover. I continuously discover new truths and lessons to guide me on the path to God. It is, truly a book for the lay seeker and the experienced traveler alike. Any devotee, no matter how new, will benefit from this wonderfully enlightening book. Autobiography also shows that true Guru's have a terrific sense of humor as well as true devotion to God and to helping others find their way on the path.
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Difficult to get into at first; persevere! By the end you feel as if you have travelled with Yogananda on a journey where the sacred and the real meet and become one.
Published on 29 Dec 2009 by Christopher Burford
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About a year ago my friend lent me this book, from start till end it took you on a magical journey through this mans life, I found many things really fascinating, he really gives... Read more
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Published on 28 Feb 2004 by Paul Prideaux
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, in a peaceful sort of way.....
As an insight into the personal development of the author, it is a good read, if you like to take things slowly! Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2003 by Nic Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars A book everyone should own
This is one of the best books I have read .... simple language yet thought provoking. I am happy I bought this book. Thanks to Amazon!!!
Published on 15 Aug 2003 by Miss Suvarna S Patki
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Masterpiece
This could be the greatest book ever written in the English language. It continues to inspire millions of readers today on the true science of yoga-meditation. (10 stars)
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