- Hardcover: 406 pages
- Publisher: General Press; First edition (3 February 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 938766919X
- ISBN-13: 978-9387669192
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 21.6 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Autobiography of a Yogi (Hardcover Library Edition) Hardcover – 3 Feb 2018
About the Author
Paramahansa Yogananda was born in as Mukunda Lal Ghosh. He was an Indian yogi and guru.
Some of the books written by him are Karma and Reincarnation, How To Have Courage, Calmness and Confidence, the Wisdom of Yogananda 1st Edition, the Bhagavad Gita 1st Edition and Whispers from Eternity 1st Edition.
At the age of 17, in the year 1910, he found his guru Swami Yukteswar Giri. Yogananda graduated with a B.A. from the Serampore College and in 1915 took vows to join the Swami Order. Here, he was given the name Swami Yogananda Giri. The Yogi established the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in Ranchi. In 1920, he was sent to Boston to attend the International Congress of Religious Liberals. He lived in America for the next thirty years (1920-1952) and taught the soul-awakening techniques of Kriya Yoga to many people. Yogananda visited India in 1935, where he was given the monastic title of Paramahansa, which represents the highest spiritual attainment. The Yogi passed away in 1952 and his funeral service was attended by with hundreds of people in Los Angeles. On his twenty-fifth death anniversary, the Indian government issued a special commemorative stamp in his honour.
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establishes his ashram USA.
Yogananda says if you pray to god with full devotion, god will help you. He recounts many of his own experiences, when he met with a desperate situation and how praying to god helped him. He also talks about the Hindu philosophy of soul being deathless and reincarnation.
Many of the chapters are fascinating reads. But, some of the chapters need lots of effort to read and comprehend.
Overall, If you are a spiritual person and believe in god, then this book reinforces your belief. But, if you are a non believer, then you may find it difficult to believe many of the events described in this book.
It turns you into a believer even if you dont believe in anything.
It's a really thick book, but every page is filled with layers and layers of deep knowledge interspersed with interesting incidents from author's life. The style of writing is very engaging and witty, with hardly a dull moment. A word of caution though...you'll always need a dictionary while reading this book. I have read hundreds of books, but never needed to reference dictionary that often, but for this book, I did. However, it was a great experience.
Go get this book right now.
Top international reviews
I actually enjoyed this newer edition with the extra chapter, although many people have said they prefer the original edition.
A worthwhile book that resonates in the 21st Century.
Thought provoking and fascinating. I am really really pleased I have read it.