Paramhansa Yogananda’s classic Autobiography of a Yogi was more about the saints Yogananda met than about himself - in spite of the fact that Yogananda was much greater than many he described. Now, one of Yogananda’s few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda, author of award winning book The New Path, tells the untold story of this great spiritual master and world teacher: his teenage miracles, his challenges in coming to America, his national lecture campaigns, his struggles to fulfill his world-changing mission amid incomprehension and painful betrayals, and his ultimate triumphant achievement.
Kriyananda’s subtle grasp of his great guru’s inner nature reveals Yogananda’s many-sided and extraordinary greatness. Includes many never-before-published anecdotes.
If you could sum up Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography in three words, what would they be?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography?
Yogananda's early years before he was a teaching master show him to be extraordinary in a way that the Autobiography does not. He could be humorous as well as humble. And yes, there were 'miracles' I had not heard about.
How could the performance have been better?
Kriyananda's voice is scratchy (God bless him) and not pleasant to listen to. He should dictate it to someone else to read
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely not. The information is good coming from a man who knew him personally, and is well worth hearing, so i did soldier through it, and would recommend doing so. A little at a time
Any additional comments?
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there are so many interesting things surrounding Yogananda life. this telling just adds more to the story.