By Paramhansa Yogananda
One of many best a hundred non secular Books of the 20th CenturyNew Bonus fabrics additional to this variation comprise The final bankruptcy that Yogananda wrote overlaying the years 1946-1951 that wasnot on hand within the unique variation. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. a brand new afterword by means of Swami Kriyananda, certainly one of Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a brand new variation, that includes formerly unavailable fabric, of precise spiritualclassic, Autobiography of a Yogi one of many best-selling jap philosophytitles of all-time, with thousands of copies bought, named the best and mostinfluential books of the twentieth century.This hugely prized verbatim reprinting of the unique 1946 version is theONLY one on hand unfastened from textual adjustments made after Yoganandas death.This up-to-date version comprises bonus fabrics, together with a final bankruptcy thatYogananda himself wrote in 1951, 5 years after the book of the firstedition. it's the in simple terms model of this bankruptcy to be had with no posthumouschanges.Yogananda was once the 1st yoga grasp of India whose undertaking it used to be to liveand educate within the West. His first-hand account of his lifestyles reviews contains childhoodrevelations, tales of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secretteachings of Self-realization that he made on hand to the Western reader.
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The famous Sohong1 Swami was seated on his bed. The sight of his tremendous body affected us strangely. With bulging eyes, we stood speechless. We had never before seen such a chest or such football-like biceps. On an immense neck, the swami's fierce yet calm face was adorned with flowing locks, beard and moustache. A hint of dovelike and tigerlike qualities shone in his dark eyes. He was unclothed, save for a tiger skin about his muscular waist. Finding our voices, my friend and I greeted the monk, expressing our admiration for his prowess in the extraordinary feline arena.
His procedure differs widely, to accord with diversity in temperaments. He is marvelous! " I inwardly resolved not to add myself to their number. A guru too literally "marvelous" was not to my liking. With polite thanks to Gandha Baba, I departed. Sauntering home, I reflected on the three varied encounters the day had brought forth. My sister Uma met me as I entered our Gurpar Road door. " Without a word, I motioned her to smell my hand. "What an attractive rose fragrance! " Thinking it was "strongly unusual," I silently placed the astrally scented blossom under her nostrils.
Release is given him from the deafening demands of his ego. The love of God flowers on such soil. " The sage and I were present in Calcutta's Kalighat Temple, whither I had gone to view its famed magnificence. With a sweeping gesture, my chance companion dismissed the ornate dignity. " We strolled to the inviting sunshine at the entrance, where throngs of devotees were passing to and fro. " The sage surveyed me thoughtfully. "India too is young. The ancient rishis 3 laid down ineradicable patterns of spiritual living.
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