Autobiography of a Yogi

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Self-Realization Fellowship, 1971 - Health & Fitness - 516 pages
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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

First, Iīll admit that I didnīt manage to read this 2-volume book to the end. And life is too short to complete long books that one finds boring. While I have full respect for Yogananda, I just didnīt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Awdhesh - LibraryThing

I liked the book because it is well written and quite absorbing. It, however, shows many miracles and supernatural events which I find it difficult to believe. Yet This is a unique book because it displays a truth which is beyond commonsense. You never know if that dimension may really exist. Read full review

Contents

My Parents and Early Life
3
Mothers Death and the Amulet
15
The Saint with Two Bodies Swami Pranabananda
22
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About the author (1971)

Swami Yogananda, a young Hindu monk, delivered his first address, "The Science of Religion," to the International Congress of Religious Liberals meeting in Boston on October 6, 1920. He remained in America and began to attract thousands to his public lectures. In 1925, Yogananda established the headquarters of his organization, the Self-Realization Fellowship, on Mount Washington in Los Angeles. (One of his most distinguished disciples was the horticulturist Luther Burbank.) His Autobiography of a Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi was published in 1946 and has been translated into 18 languages. Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship have been the means by which many Americans have been introduced to and have adopted Hindu modes of thought and religious practice. Yogananda taught that Hindu mysticism was compatible with and similar to Western and Christian mysticism. In 1935 his guru gave Yogananda the title Paramahansa, which means "supreme swan" and is a title indicating the highest spiritual attainment. His disciples regard the manner of Yogananda's death---he expired immediately after addressing a banquet in honor of the ambassador from India---as a demonstration of his supreme yogic bodily control. The Self-Realization Fellowship continues to be an important alternative religion in America, and it has a strong institutional presence in and around the Los Angeles area.

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