Autobiography of a Yogi is instantly a superbly written account of a great lifestyles and a profound creation to the traditional technological know-how of Yoga and its normal culture of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it really is even as greatly exciting, warmly funny and full of outstanding personages.

Self-Realization Fellowship's variations, and none others, contain large fabric extra through the writer after the 1st version used to be released, together with a last bankruptcy at the ultimate years of his life.

Selected as "One of the a hundred most sensible non secular Books of the 20 th Century", Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into greater than 30 languages, and is seemed around the world as a vintage of non secular literature. a number of million copies were offered, and it maintains to seem on best-seller lists after greater than sixty consecutive years in print.

With attractive candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his existence: the stories of his outstanding formative years, encounters with many saints and sages in the course of his younger seek all through India for an illumined instructor, ten years of teaching within the hermitage of a respected yoga grasp, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in the USA. additionally recorded listed below are his conferences with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and different celebrated non secular personalities of East and West. the writer in actual fact explains the sophisticated yet yes legislation at the back of either the normal occasions of lifestyle and the intense occasions as a rule termed miracles. His soaking up lifestyles tale turns into the historical past for a penetrating and unforgettable examine the last word mysteries of human existence.

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Sri Yukteswar rose from his seat and walked to the balcony of my room which missed the Ganges. I him, wanting to pay attention extra of the baflling Mohammedan Raffles. “This Panthi condo previously belonged to a pal of mine. He grew to become conversant in Afzal and requested him the following. My pal additionally invited approximately twenty acquaintances, together with myself. i used to be just a adolescence then, and felt a full of life interest in regards to the infamous fakir. ” grasp laughed. “I took the precaution of no longer donning whatever worthy! Afzal seemed me over inquisitively, then remarked: “‘You have strong palms. cross downstairs to the backyard; get a gentle stone and write your identify on it with chalk; then throw the stone so far as attainable into the Ganges. ’ “I obeyed. once the stone had vanished less than far-off waves, the Mohammedan addressed me back: “‘Fill a pot with Ganges water close to front of this apartment. ’ “After I had lower back with a vessel of water, the fakir cried, ‘Hazrat, placed the stone within the pot! ’ “The stone seemed right away. I pulled it from the vessel and located my signature as legible as while I had written it. “Babu,127 certainly one of my buddies within the room, was once donning a heavy vintage gold watch and chain. The fakir tested them with ominous admiration. quickly they have been lacking! “‘Afzal, please go back my prized heirloom! ’ Babu was once approximately in tears. “The Mohammedan used to be stoically silent for awhile, then acknowledged, ‘You have rupees in an iron secure. deliver them to me, and that i will inform you the place to find your timepiece. ’ “The distraught Babu left instantly for his domestic. He got here again presently and passed Afzal the mandatory sum. “‘Go to the little bridge close to your house,’ the fakir steered Babu. ‘Call on Hazrat to provide you the watch and chain. ’ “Babu rushed away. On his go back, he was once donning a grin of aid and no jewellery no matter what. “‘When I commanded Hazrat as directed,’ he introduced, ‘my watch got here tumbling down from the air into my correct hand! you can be definite I locked the heirloom in my secure ahead of rejoining the gang the following! ’ “Babu’s pals, witnesses of the comicotragedy of the ransom for an eye fixed, have been staring with resentment at Afzal. He now spoke placatingly. “‘Please identify any drink you will want; Hazrat will produce it. ’ “A quantity requested for milk, others for fruit juices. i used to be now not an excessive amount of stunned whilst the unnerved Babu asked whisky! The Mohammedan gave an order; the obliging Hazrat despatched sealed packing containers crusing down the air and thudding to the ground. every one guy chanced on his wanted beverage. “The promise of the fourth extraordinary feat of the day used to be no doubt pleasant to our host: Afzal provided to provide an immediate lunch! “‘Let us order the most costly dishes,’ Babu instructed gloomily. ‘I wish an problematic meal for my rupees! every thing can be served on gold plates! ’ “As quickly as every one guy had expressed his personal tastes, the fakir addressed himself to the inexhaustible Hazrat. a superb rattle ensued; gold platters jam-packed with intricately-prepared curries, sizzling luchis, and plenty of out-of-season culmination, landed from nowhere at our ft.

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