Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda Free Story eBook

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BIOGRAPHY / RELIGION / PHILOSOPHY /

This life story of Yogananda was instrumental in introducing meditation and yoga to the West. It includes Yogananda’s and Sri Yukteswar’s attempts to explain certain verses and events of the Bible such as the Garden of Eden story, and descriptions of Yogananda’s encounters with Therese Neumann, Mohandas Gandhi, and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Free Story eBook: Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda Free Story eBook

PUBLISHED: 1946 / 579 Pages

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ount. He thought so little about it that he overlooked any mention to the family. Much later he was questioned by my youngest brother Bishnu, who noticed the large deposit on a bank statement.

“Why be elated by material profit?” Father replied. “The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee.”

[Illustration: MY FATHER, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, A Disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya–see father1.jpg]

Early in their married life, my parents became disciples of a great master, Lahiri Mahasaya of Benares. This contact strengthened Father’s naturally ascetical temperament. Mother made a remarkable admission to my eldest sister Roma: “Your father and myself live together as man and wife only once a year, for the purpose of having children.”

Father first met Lahiri Mahasaya through Abinash Babu, {FN1-8} an employee in the Gorakhpur office of the Bengal-Nagpur Rail

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