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I highly recommend this book; and for the first and only time on Amazon, I would ypgi this item more than 5 stars if I could.
His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. There is so much more out there - so many more experiences of God than the very limited and narrow interpreation of God in this culture. View all 9 comments.
Get to Know Us. I understand that in the Orient there is traditionally nothing wrong with the idea.
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Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? The book also gives us accounts of some christian yogis. The best overview of this book may be on the back cover: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: If so, shouldn't I be seeking wisdom from someone less delusional? This has become my favorite book and since reading it, I have been reading and fully immersed in other books by Yogananda.
And, through his sharing, my faith in God grew boundlessly stronger and my belief in healing my physical challenge became unquestionable! The claims keep getting more and more astonishing, beginning with minor miracles like controlling his kite as a child, to fantastical claims like Yogis who never eat, become invisible, fly through the air and do just about anything that Superman does, and much more!
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
In that way, this was a fun read. Without poking too much fun, I will accede that my cup is most likely not large enough to contain all the mind-stuff.
Never have my eyes feasted on such beautiful prose about difficult to understand, rare experiences. I enjoyed this book.
Am I After painfully wading through fifty odd pages of what I consider to be lies or, at best, delusions of a typical Bengali: In the preface he wrote, "His unusual life-document is certainly one of the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu mind and heart, and of the spiritual wealth of India, ever to be published in the West.
View all 6 comments. I can understand people being inspired by Yogananda's profound love of God which is so transparent in this book, and which did not fail to move me, but I would like to make my own stand for reason in following the path of Yoga. Preview — Autobiography of a Yogi by Off Yogananda. I absolutely fail to understand how learned, intelligent people can like this book so much.
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This was probably the first book Michael Miley ever gave me, possibly the autoobiography book I ever read upon his recommendation. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
Many reviewers write about how they have learned autobioggaphy a 'different culture' and a 'different way of thinking' from this book, as if in India we are quite used to seeing our Yogis flying through the air and so on. Published 26 days ago. The yogic message will encircle the globe, and aid in establishing that brotherhood of man which results from direct perception of the One Father.
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Even if we leave the miracles out of the discussion for a moment, which is pretty difficult considering that they appear in the book at the rate of at least one per page, what IS the message that is hidden in this treasure of a book? All this will be difficult to digest for the man of science, but Paramahansa Yogananda is self-assuredly convincing and consistent.
But this is not Yoga at all.
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This book as supposedly changed lives Am I supposed to take these things on face value? In all this I saw my life change subtly. British editions have been published by Rider since