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Autobiography of a Yogi is an immensely gratifying spiritual read that has altered and enriched the lives of millions across the world, since it was first published in 1946. An originative text that tells the story of Paramhansa Yogananda, this book has been revered for its memorable, incisive and instructive teachings. This spiritual autobiography will take you on an incredible journey of Indian mysticism and spirituality and deliver humbling, comforting truths about life and existence.
This is the 70th-anniversary edition of Autobiography of a Yogi. Designated one of the 100 most important spiritual books of the 20th century, this book is the reprint of the 1946 first edition, with all its intact inherent power. Autobiography of a Yogi is the autobiography of the realized master Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and the West. The autobiography begins with Yogananda's 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. Autobiography of a Yogi is both an engaging narrative of Yoganandya's life, as well as a monumental work of spiritual teaching. It has been in print for seventy years and has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic. A timeless masterpiece. One Volume, 502 pages.
WITH A PREFACE BY W. Y. Evans-Wentz M.A. D.Litt. D.Sc.
As a young man Paramahansa Yogananda embarked on a quest to find his spiritual master, which he did in the form of Swami Sri Yukteswar - together they achieved 'a oneness of silence, words seemed the rankest superfluities'. A mixture of biography and scholarly reflections on the deepest mysteries of life, this is the classic text which introduced millions in the West to the teachings of meditation and kriya yoga.
If a swami clad in ochre robes told you to forsake your family and study yoga to achieve eternal enlightenment, would you do it? In Autobiography of a Yogi (1946), Indian monk and guru Paramahansa Yogananda describes the spiritual path that led him to leave India for the United States to spread the practice of kriya yoga in the early twentieth century… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
What the man of illumination sees when he looks at this world through the eyes of God is what French philosopher and author Jean Paul Satre Implied in his famous play No Exit. The man of illumination sees Hell; a Hell created by man's Inhuman greed for power and money. He sees a world society that can only survive by devouring human beings, a society that tolerates financial and political cannibalism.
Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 33 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living.
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