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Author Yogananda, Paramahansa, 1893-1952, author.

Title Autobiography of a yogi : the classic story of one of India's greatest spiritual thinkers / by Paramhansa Yogananda ; with a preface by W.Y. Evans-Wentz.

Publication Info. London : Arcturus, 2018.
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Description 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents My parents and early life -- My mother's death and the mystic amulet -- The saint with two bodies -- My interrupted flight toward the Himalayas -- A "perfume saint" displays his wonders -- The tiger swami -- The levitating saint -- India's great scientist and inventor J. C. Bose -- The blissful devotee and his cosmic romance -- I meet my master, Sri Yukteswar -- Two penniless boys in Brindaban -- Years in my master's hermitage -- The sleepless saint -- An experience in cosmic consciousness -- The cauliflower robbery -- Outwitting the stars -- Sasi and the three sapphires -- A Mohammedan wonder-worker -- My master, in Calcutta, appears in Serampore -- We do not visit Kashmir -- We visit Kashmir -- The heart of a stone image -- I receive my university degree -- I become a monk of the Swami order -- Brather Ananta and Sister Nalini -- The science of Kriya Yoga -- Founding a yoga school at Ranchi -- Kashi, reborn and rediscovered -- Rabindranath Tagore and I compare schools -- The law of miracles -- An interview with the sacred mother -- Rama is raised from the dead -- Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of modern India -- Materializing a palace in the Himalayas -- The Christlike life of Lahiri Mahasaya -- Babaji's interest in the west -- I go to America -- Luther Burbank, a saint amidst the roses -- Therese Neumann, the Catholic stigmatist -- I return to India -- An idyll in south India -- Last days with my guru -- The resurrection of Sri Yukteswar -- With Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha -- The Bengali "joy-permeated mother" -- The woman yogi who never eats -- I return to the west -- At Encinitas in California.
Summary As a young man Paramhansa 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.
Subject Yogananda, Paramahansa, 1893-1952.
Yogananda, Paramahansa, 1893-1952.
Yogis -- India -- Biography.
Yogis -- Inde -- Biographies.
Yogis.
India.
Genre Biographies.
Biography.
Added Author Evans-Wentz, W. Y. (Walter Yeeling), 1878-1965, author of introduction, etc.
ISBN 9781785995026 (hardback)
1785995022 (hardback)
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