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Very interesting! Gives an insight into many spiritual philosophies
Reviewed in India on 24 June 2019
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Autobiography of a Yogi describes the life of Paramahansa Yogananda begining with his childhood, finding his guru Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, becoming a monk and practicing Kriya Yoga meditation and his travels across America to spread his teachings.
It also describes his encounters with spiritual and notable figures of both the Eastern and the Western world such as Therese Neumann in Bavaria, the Hindu saint Ananda Moyi Ma, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman, J. C. Bose, Giri Bala (the woman yogi who never eats), Tiger swami (fought tigers with hands), Sleepless saint, etc.
The book describes many accounts of supernatural episodes like visions, reincarnations, levitation, teleportation, etc. It also mentions magic healings, perfume magic, electrons and protons manipulated by prana lifetrons, etc.
It also talks about Yoga as science of meditation and mind control, the science of Kriya yoga to rejuvenate body, Om sound to concentrate, life force controlled by breath action, etc.
He respected all religions and has shared the teachings of Jesus Christ and various other religious figures also.
Overall, it is a very interesting book. You need to read it with an open mind :)
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