Read by Ben Kingsley
After half a century in print, this widely acclaimed autobiography is now available
in a superb audio translation narrated by Academy AwardR-winning actor Ben Kingsley.
The work is enduringly popular because it introduces millions of readers to Eastern
spiritual thought. Yogananda's masterly storytelling epitomizes the Indian oral
tradition with its wit, charm, and compassionate wisdom. The yogi begins by showing
how his childhood experiences in turn-of-the-century India produced a spiritual
youth in search of an enlightened teacher, continues with an account of his years
of training in the hermitage of a revered master, and concludes with the highlights
of a period, beginning in 1920, during which he lived and taught in America.
Yogananda sensitively interprets not only his own spiritual evolution but also his
relationship with elements of the West's spiritual tradition, such as the story of
Adam and Eve, providing a penetrating look at the ultimate mysteries of human
existence. Bibliographical footnotes, which would have interrupted Kingsley's
magnificent narration, are thoughtfully included in an accompanying booklet. This
extraordinary work will greatly enrich any library.
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