By Paramhansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi is among the twentieth century's best-loved non secular classics. This booklet is the unique version first released in 1946. It information the lifetime of Paramahansa Yogananda - one in every of India's religious guru's, who's frequently spoke of fairly within the West as, the daddy of Yoga. Yogananda chronicles his life's trip and his many encounters with non secular luminaries corresponding to Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Therese Neumann, and plenty of extra. the result's wondrous, and profoundly inspiring." On assembly Gandhi Yogananda observed.... "The tiny 100-pound saint radiated actual, psychological, and non secular overall healthiness. His delicate brown eyes shone with intelligence, sincerity, and discrimination; this statesman has matched wits and emerged the victor in one thousand felony, social, and political battles. No different chief on this planet has attained the safe area of interest within the hearts of his people who Gandhi occupies for India's thousands. In 1935 Yogananda travelled to Bavaria to satisfy Therese Neumann, the well-known Catholic Mystic who was once additionally a stigmatic. it's stated that Neumann survived with out foodstuff or water and her merely consumption used to be one consecrated sacred Host an afternoon. At his assembly with Neumann, Yogananda asked.... "Don't you consume anything?" i needed to listen to the reply from her personal lips. "No, other than a consecrated rice-flour wafer, as soon as each morning at six o'clock." "How huge is the wafer?" "It is paper-thin, the scale of a small coin." She further, "I take it for sacramental purposes; whether it is unconsecrated, i can not swallow it." "Certainly you couldn't have lived on that, for twelve entire years?" "I dwell by means of God's light." How uncomplicated her answer, how Einsteinian! "I see you recognize that strength flows on your physique from the ether, solar, and air." A speedy smile broke over her face. "I am so chuffed to grasp you know the way I live." "Your sacred existence is an everyday demonstration of the reality uttered via Christ: 'Man shall no longer stay by means of bread, yet by way of each note that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'" In his foreword, Walter Evans-Wentz, the co-editor and translator of The Tibetan booklet of the lifeless realize; "The price of Yogananda's autobiography is significantly better through the truth that it truly is one of many few books in English concerning the clever males of India which has been written, no longer via a journalist or foreigner, yet through one in every of their very own race and coaching - in brief, a publication approximately yogis by way of a yogi. As an eyewitness account of the intense lives and powers of contemporary Hindu saints, the ebook has significance either well timed and undying. To its illustrious writer, whom i've got had the excitement of realizing either in India and the USA, may well each reader render due appreciation and gratitude. His strange life-document is unquestionably the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu brain and middle, and of the religious wealth of India, ever to be released within the West.
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