Autobiography of a Yogi

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Dec 1, 2003 - Spiritual biography - 480 pages
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A reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition.
 

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User Review  - Eddie - Goodreads

I just couldn't get into this...too much of a cultural divide maybe? Also, being agnostic makes all of the religious talk tough to swallow. Still looking for the "humorous anecdotes" as well. I would ... Read full review

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User Review  - Josť-contemplates-Saturn's Aurora - Goodreads

Yogananda confided with Tagore and Gandhi and many other world great names. It's a beautiful auto-biography, recalling childhood,amazing stories of India,troubled school learning (the Humanities),and ... Read full review

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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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