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Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda


Published: 1st December 1978
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Throughout the decades, one title that continues to appear on best-seller lists is Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. This timeless book remains a seminal work in the field of Eastern religion -- the definitive introduction to the science and philosophy of yoga meditation that draws more readers with each passing year. All our editions of the Autobiography include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life. Also included are numerous high-quality photographs and a complete subject index.


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Best book I've ever read!!!


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Timeless
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Autobiography of a Yogi:

    A fascinating journey into "paranormal" realms with an affable yogi as a tour guide, this is the story of a disallusioned Calcutta schoolboy who, after his mother's sudden death, embarks on a life-long quest to find meaning in life. The "detective of divinity" travels as far as Germany to meet Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and candidly investigates swamis of various spiritual stature within India. Dispatched to America during the Roaring Twenties by his line of swamis to introduce the "science of religion" to sceptical westerners, Yogananda spoke to capacity crowds at Carnegie Hall (Celebrity fans have included Elvis, Ravi Shanka, and George Harrison. Humour nad Humanity without humbug. Loved it!

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    "I keep stacks of Autobiography of a Yogi around the house, and I give it out constantly to people. When people need 'regrooving, ' I say read this, because it cuts to the heart of every religion." -- George Harrison "Interviewed in "'Glimpses of a Life Divine" by Self-Realization Fellowship"


    ISBN: 9780876120798
    ISBN-10: 0876120796
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 604
    Published: 1st December 1978
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.2  x 3.0
    Weight (kg): 0.41
    Edition Number: 13
    Edition Type: New edition