ACCLAIMED THE WORLD OVER AS A SPIRITUAL TREASURE, this best-selling classic has inspired millions to embark on their own transforming journey to a new and profoundly fulfilling way of life. All the wisdom, humor, and inspiration of Paramahansa Yogananda's extraordinary life story is unraveled in the immediacy of the spoken word.
Newcomers to the book, as well as those for whom it is a long-treasured companion, will welcome this sensitive and compelling reading by celebrated British actor Sir Ben Kingsley. His subtle dramatization captures the charm of Sri Yogananda's many colorful anecdotes, bringing to vivid life the author's rich tapestry of people, experiences, and events and his illuminating explorations of life's ultimate mysteries.
Unabridged, one MP3 CD with footnotes included in an accompanying booklet.
Playing time: 18 hours (approx)
About Sir Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley came to international prominence with his Academy Award-winning performance in the title role of Gandhi. He has received high praise as well for his work in other films--among them the critically acclaimed Schindler's List. Mr. Kingsley is also known for his inspired readings of books on tape, including a series on the great religions of the world.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than thirty years he taught India’s ancient philosophy and science of yoga meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. The first great master of Yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period of time, he traveled and lectured extensively throughout North America and abroad, speaking to capacity audiences in major cities and revealing the underlying unity of the world’s great religions. He has inspired millions through his acclaimed life story, Autobiography of a Yogi, his groundbreaking commentaries on the scriptures of East and West, and his numerous other books. Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work continues to be carried on today by Self-Realization Fellowship, the international society he founded in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide.
"Enduringly popular...a penetrating look at the ultimate mysteries of human experience."
"Kingsley is the perfect choice for this material...When he speaks, Yogananda speaks. Particularly moving are the chapters where Yogananda describes miracles performed by his Guru and other saints plus his own visions. They exemplify the universality underlying all religion and spiritual practice."
—Santa Fe Sun
"Superbly narrated...Kingsley's distinctive voice brings Yogananda's extraordinary and colorful story to life with wit, grace, and elegance."