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Autobiography of a Yogi (Best Motivational Books for Personal Development (Design Your Life)) Kindle Edition
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The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to a devout Hindu family.
Paramahansa Yogananda (born Mukunda Lal Ghosh; January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952) was an Indian monk, yogi and guru who introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) / Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India, and who lived his last 32 years in America. A chief disciple of the Bengali yoga guru Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, he was sent by his lineage to spread the teachings of yoga to the West, to prove the unity between Eastern and Western religions and to preach a balance between Western material growth and Indian spirituality.His long-standing influence in the American yoga movement, and especially the yoga culture of Los Angeles, led him to be considered by yoga experts as the "Father of Yoga in the West."
Yogananda was the first major Indian teacher to settle in America, and the first prominent Indian to be hosted in the White House (by President Calvin Coolidge in 1927); his early acclaim led to him being dubbed "the 20th century's first superstar guru," by the Los Angeles Times. Arriving in Boston in 1920, he embarked on a successful transcontinental speaking tour before settling in Los Angeles in 1925. For the next two and a half decades, he gained local fame as well as expanded his influence worldwide: he created a monastic order and trained disciples, went on teaching-tours, bought properties for his organization in various California locales, and initiated thousands into Kriya Yoga By 1952, SRF had over 100 centers in both India and the US; today, they have groups in nearly every major American city. His "plain living and high thinking" principles attracted people from all backgrounds among his followers.
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- Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan (13 January 2017)
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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.
Recommended the book more often in his podcast and videos than I thought that give it a shot and if you are also buying this because of the same reason as i buy it than JUST PICK IT UP. You don't regret your decision.. So firstly i am not a good reader it took me around a month to finish a 400 pages book. But in this i know that this will gonna take more than my average time because on every page you need a dictionary with you.. And every page teaching you some lessons really I just love this book.. Give it a shot. Jada se jada kya hogaa kuch naya seek jaaye ge... Agr yaha tak padd lea h na to aap ke dil m kahi na kahi h ke aap ko ese lena cahye ya nahi to mera jabab hoga bilul lena cahye❤️
It turns you into a believer even if you dont believe in anything.