Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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...emerges as a legitimate if shallow and adorned, study of an interesting and valid branch of eastern thought. Very limited appeal.
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'Autobiography of a Yogi' introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He then travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California. In 1935 he returns to India for a yearlong visit. When he returns to America, he continues to establish his teachings, including writing this book.
 

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1893 1952 Hailed as the "father of Yoga in the West," Paramahansa Yogananda is regarded as one of the great spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where he founded Self-Realization Fellowship, to disseminate his writings and teachings worldwide. Through his best-selling classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and his numerous other books, he has introduced millions throughout the world to the spiritual principles of yoga meditation and the universal truths underlying all world religions.
 
Published December 19, 2014 by Rediscovered Books. 309 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Law & Philosophy, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction
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...emerges as a legitimate if shallow and adorned, study of an interesting and valid branch of eastern thought. Very limited appeal.

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