Autobiography of a yogi chapter 1 summary

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autobiography of a yogi chapter 1 summary

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The Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda Chap 2

He was one of the great masters who are India's sole remaining wealth. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows.
Paul McCartney

Autobiography of a Yogi Summary & Study Guide

As an eyewitness recountal of the extraordinary lives and powers of modern Hindu saints, the book has importance both timely and timeless. To its illustrious author, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing both in India and America, may every reader render due appreciation and gratitude. His unusual life-document is certainly one of the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu mind and heart, and of the spiritual wealth of India, ever to be published in the West. It has been my privilege to have met one of the sages whose life-history is herein narrated—Sri Yukteswar Giri. A likeness of the venerable saint appeared as part of the frontispiece of my Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines. He expressed keen interest in the welfare of the people of the United States and of all the Americas, and of England, too, and questioned me concerning the distant activities, particularly those in California, of his chief disciple, Paramhansa Yogananda, whom he dearly loved, and whom he had sent, in , as his emissary to the West.

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Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda., His parents, although affluent, were "saintly" and quite spiritual.

A very good book which I read, more than 40 years back. I introduced it to my sister who helped to translate it to a vernacular language. The second step in the 8 steps of Patanjali is Niyama ,misspelled as Viyama. The supernatural experiences narrated in it, I just rejected and even scoffed at those days, as a teenaged engineering student. Now after nearly 50 years I am not that arrogant and hence I can only say that I am just unsure of it.

Autobiography of a Yogi is an autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda January 5, —March 7, first published in Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 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. In , he returns to India for a yearlong visit.

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