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Fabulous stories from Yogananda's life keep the reader inspired, informed, and thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. --Yoga Journal
This book is a must-read for the budding yogi, the spiritual veteran looking for a deeper understanding, and everyone in between...Yogi Times --Yoga Journal
Fabulous stories from his life keep the reader inspired, informed, and thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. --Yoga Journal --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- File size : 27910 KB
- Print length : 606 pages
- Publication date : April 22, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Self-Realization Fellowship (April 22, 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00JW44IAI
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0876120796
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,977 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Spiritual classics like this book are written at several levels. A person reading this book for the first time, if his consciousness is not advanced , will understand some parts of the book very differently from a person who has been on the spiritual path for awhile and has a greatly expanded consciousness . After my first reading of this book, I did not read it anymore, as I was busy with the lessons and meditation. Just last week, I took out my old battered copy of the Autobiography and flipped through its pages, stopping every now and then to read some passage. I found that I could understand each of these passages at their deepest level. As predicted by many, this book will bring about a spiritual revolution to our world, when people will finally concentrate on the spiritual essence of a religion rather than the insignificant details of the various religions that tend to separate man from man.
With a claimed miracle, or two, or three on a preponderance of pages I felt like the author must have intentionally written his autobiography based on a great deal of fiction. Either that, or an imagination gone wild.
The chapter about the "tiger swami" was brutally depressing, regarding the abuse of these magnificent "beasts", that the swami was proud to beat into submissive "pussycats"....if you are willing to believe these beatings actually took place, which I'm not. All I can do is hope that was fictional also.
The tale of the spiritual progression of Yogananda, finding his teacher, graduating from college, and following his calling of coming to the West is one that unfolds all in due course, as the events fall into alignment with the perfect timing.
Along the way, Yogananda provides entertaining tales of other spiritual masters, leaving us to wonder, "could this really be true?" We ask, is it even possible these events could occur, this way, with these results, from these humans? There is a building energy dynamic, as he finds his real mastery and commits himself to transforming the lives of others, forever. This book is his real and true life's work, toward that end of spiritual transformation.
This book, unlike so much of what's going on in our world today, unifies and creates community amongst all humans, all faiths. I firmly believe that if we could all be a bit more like Yogananda in our views and open-heartedness, we would dramatically shift the world for the better.