Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Paramhansa Yogananda

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120725249

Category: Spiritual biography

Page: 480

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A reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition.

The Autobiography of a Yogi

The classic story of one of India’s greatest spiritual thinkers

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1784285153

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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As a young man Paramahansa Yogananda embarked on a quest to find his spiritual master, which he did in the form of Swami Sri Yukteswar - together they achieved 'a oneness of silence, words seemed the rankest superfluities'. A mixture of biography and scholarly reflections on the deepest mysteries of life, this is the classic text which introduced millions in the West to the teachings of meditation and kriya yoga.

Moments of Truth

Excerpts from Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Yogananda (Paramahansa)

Publisher: Crystal Clarity Pubs

ISBN: 9781565897250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 125

View: 9086

"...a small, beautifully produced book, that is a perfect gift to oneself or to another. Each excerpt, which is coupled with a lovely and delicate scene from nature, is indeed a treasure consisting of maybe only a sentence or two, yet they are words enough to take one to a very deep place..". -- New Age Retailer, National Review Network A beautiful gift book filled with inspirational sayings taken from Yogananda's original 1946 version of Autobiography of a Yogi. With black and white photographic art, and a beautiful 4-color cover complementing the original blue cover of Autobiography of a Yogi. A volume to cherish for all truthseekers!

Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788190256209

Category: Yoga

Page: 520

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Autobiography of a Yogi

Unabridged 1946 Edition

Author: Paramahansa Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519296603


Page: 502

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This is the 70th-anniversary edition of Autobiography of a Yogi. Designated one of the 100 most important spiritual books of the 20th century, this book is the reprint of the 1946 first edition, with all its intact inherent power. Autobiography of a Yogi is the autobiography of the realized master Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and the West. The autobiography begins with Yogananda's 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. Autobiography of a Yogi is both an engaging narrative of Yoganandya's life, as well as a monumental work of spiritual teaching. It has been in print for seventy years and has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic. A timeless masterpiece. One Volume, 502 pages.

Biography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga

Author: Anya P. Foxen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190668075

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9871

With over four million copies in print, Paramahansa Yogananda's autobiography has served as a gateway into yoga and alternative spirituality for North American practitioners since 1946. Balancing traditional yoga, metaphysical spirituality, and a flair for the stage, Yogananda inspired countless people to practice Yogoda, his own brand of yoga. His method combined the spiritual and superhuman aspirations of Indian traditions with the health-oriented sensibilities of Western practice. Because the Yogoda program does not rely on recognizable postures and poses, it has remained under the radar of yoga scholarship. Biography of a Yogi examines Yogananda's career and Yogoda in the wider context of the development of yoga in the twentieth century. Focusing on Yogis during this early period of transnational popularization, Foxen highlights the continuities in the concept of the Yogi as superhuman and traces the transformation of yoga from a holistic and spiritual practice to its present-day postural practice.

The Life of Yogananda

The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru

Author: Philip Goldberg

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401952194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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He was called “the 20th century’s first superstar guru” (Los Angeles Times), and today, nearly a century after he arrived in the United States, he’s still the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who have come to the West. Now, finally, Paramahansa Yogananda has the authoritative biography he deserves. Yogananda, considered by many to be the father of modern yoga, has had an unsurpassed global impact thanks to the durability of his teachings, the institutions he created or inspired, and especially his iconic memoir, Autobiography of a Yogi. Since its publication in 1946, that book has sold millions of copies and changed millions of lives. But it doesn’t tell the whole story. Much of Yogananda’s seminal text is devoted to tales about other people, and it largely overlooks the three vital decades he spent living, working, and teaching in America. Huge chunks of his life —challenges, controversies, and crises; triumphs, relationships, and formative experiences —remain unknown to even his most ardent devotees. In this captivating biography, scholar and teacher Philip Goldberg fills the gaps, charting a journey that spanned six decades, two hemispheres, two world wars, and unprecedented social changes. The result is an objective, thoroughly researched account of Yogananda’s remarkable life in all its detail, nuance, and complex humanity. But this is more than a compelling life story. “Yogananda would, I believe, want any book about him to not only inform but transform,” Goldberg writes. “It is my hope that readers will be enriched, expanded, and deepened by this humble offering.” That is sure to be the case for both Yogananda enthusiasts and those who discover him for the first time in these illuminating pages.

American Veda

From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West

Author: Philip Goldberg

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307719614

Category: History

Page: 288

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A fascinating look at India’s remarkable impact on Western culture, this eye-opening popular history shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly affected the worldview of millions of Americans and radically altered the religious landscape. What exploded in the 1960s, following the Beatles trip to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, actually began more than two hundred years earlier, when the United States started importing knowledge--as well as tangy spices and colorful fabrics--from Asia. The first translations of Hindu texts found their way into the libraries of John Adams and Ralph Waldo Emerson. From there the ideas spread to Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and succeeding generations of receptive Americans, who absorbed India’s “science of consciousness” and wove it into the fabric of their lives. Charismatic teachers like Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda came west in waves, prompting leading intellectuals, artists, and scientists such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, John Coltrane, Dean Ornish, and Richard Alpert, aka Ram Dass, to adapt and disseminate what they learned from them. The impact has been enormous, enlarging our current understanding of the mind and body and dramatically changing how we view ourselves and our place in the cosmos. Goldberg paints a compelling picture of this remarkable East-to-West transmission, showing how it accelerated through the decades and eventually moved from the counterculture into our laboratories, libraries, and living rooms. Now physicians and therapists routinely recommend meditation, words like karma and mantra are part of our everyday vocabulary, and Yoga studios are as ubiquitous as Starbuckses. The insights of India’s sages permeate so much of what we think, believe, and do that they have redefined the meaning of life for millions of Americans—and continue to do so every day. Rich in detail and expansive in scope, American Veda shows how we have come to accept and live by the central teaching of Vedic wisdom: “Truth is one, the wise call it by many names.”

Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554224664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

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WITH A PREFACE BY W. Y. Evans-Wentz M.A. D.Litt. D.Sc.

God Talks With Arjuna

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788189535018


Page: 1320

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"The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita," writes Paramahansa Yogananda, "are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with God, and a textbook for everyday living." The Bhagavad Gita has been revered by truth seekers of both the Eas...

The Path

One Man's Quest on the Only Path There is

Author: Swami Kriyananda,J. Donald Walters

Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers

ISBN: 9781565897335

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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The true saga of one man's search for truth, and the four years he lived and worked with one of the spiritual giants of our times, Paramhansa Yoganandad. With over 400 rare stories and sayings from the great Master.

Autobiography of a Naked Yogi

Author: Yogi Aaron

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504338421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 6356

See how a life spent largely outdoors—in the wilds of northern Canada, the underwater wonderland of the Caribbean, and throughout the untamed Himalayas—presented the challenges that shaped a timid mother’s boy into a confident yogi and ambassador for self-transformation. Through humorous and poignant life stories--attending an all-male boarding school, coming out as a gay man, building a successful yoga career--here Yogi Aaron shares lessons in living with empowerment and authenticity. From the creator of Hot Nude Yoga, a global phenomenon during the early 2000’s, a story of struggle and healing found through the practices of Tantric yoga. Today owner and yoga director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa in Costa Rica and leader of world-wide retreats through Blue Osa Journeys, Yogi Aaron is known for his humorous yet vastly knowledgeable approach to teaching this centuries-old wisdom. A must-read for aspiring yogis, yoga teachers, world travelers, nudists, gay men, people wanting to manifest positive change in their lives.

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, Or, Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path, According to the Late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering ;

Author: Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195133141

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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Focusing on the principal mediations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers, this companion volume to "Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, each accompanied by introductory notes and commentary. Includes photos and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts. 9 halftones.

Autobiography of a Yogi - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781297048968


Page: 534

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Science of Religion

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This book is intended to give, in bare outline, what we should understand by religion, in order to make it universally and pragmatically necessary. It also seeks to present that aspect of the idea of the God-head which has a direct bearing on the motives and actions of every minute of our lives. It is true that God is Infinite in His nature and aspect, and it is also true that to prepare a chart detailing, so far as is consistent with reason, what God is like is only an evidence of the limitations of the human mind in its attempt to fathom God. Still it is equally true that the human mind, in spite of all its drawbacks, can not rest perfectly satisfied with what is finite. It has a natural urge to interpret what is human and finite in the light of what is super-human and infinite,— what it feels but can not express, what within it lies implicit but under circumstances refuses to be explicit. This book includes the following chapters: I. The Universality, Necessity, and Oneness of Religion: The Distinction between Pleasure, Pain, and Bliss: God II. Four Fundamental Religious Methods III. Instruments of Knowledge: Religious Point of View

A Place Called Ananda

The Trial by Fire That Forged One of the Most Successful Cooperative Communities in the World Today

Author: J. Donald Walters

Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers

ISBN: 9781565891586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1894

True story of the trial by fire that forged one of the most successful cooperative communities today. With photographs.

Tibet's Great Yogī, Milarepa

A Biography from the Tibetan ; Being the Jetsün-Kahbum Or Biographical History of Jetsün-Milarepa, According to the Late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering ; Edited with Introduction and Annotations by W. Y. Evans-Wentz ; with a New Foreword by Donald S. Lopez, Jr

Author: Gtsaṅ-smyon He-ru-ka,Zla-ba-bsam-'grub (Kazi),Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195133137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Despite the many differences between the numerous sects of Tibetan Buddhism, they all unite in holding the Great Yogi Milarepa, a Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago, in the highest reverence and esteem. Evans-Wentz points to similiarities between the life and teachings of Milarepa and the greatest of modern India's spiritual leaders, Mahatma Gandhi. In translating from the original Tibetan, the late Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup, Evans-Wentz's Tibetan guru for many years, wishes to show Western readers one of our great teachers as he actually lived in a biography of him, much of which is couched in the words of his own mouth, and the remainder in the words of his disciple Rechung, who knew him in the flesh. In this new reissue, Lopez contributes a critical foreword to update and contextualize the historical significance of this volume in Evans-Wentz's Tibetan series.

Scientific Healing Affirmations

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781987817669


Page: 34

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Scientific Healing Affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda. Based on the original 1925 edition. Scientific Healing Affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda. Based on the original 1925 edition.

Journey To Self-Realization

Author: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,Yogananda Paramahamsa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788189535070


Page: 448

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Joogi Autobiograafia (Autobiography of a Yogi - Estonian)

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876122488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 524

View: 7037

Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 28 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic.