By Paramhansa Yogananda
One of many most sensible a hundred non secular Books of the 20th CenturyNew Bonus fabrics additional to this variation contain The final bankruptcy that Yogananda wrote protecting the years 1946-1951 that wasnot on hand within the unique variation. The eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi. a brand new afterword by means of Swami Kriyananda, one among Yogananda's closest disciples.This is a brand new version, that includes formerly unavailable fabric, of real spiritualclassic, Autobiography of a Yogi one of many best-selling japanese philosophytitles of all-time, with thousands of copies offered, named the best and mostinfluential books of the 20 th century.This hugely prized verbatim reprinting of the unique 1946 version is theONLY one on hand loose from textual adjustments made after Yoganandas death.This up-to-date variation comprises bonus fabrics, together with a final bankruptcy thatYogananda himself wrote in 1951, 5 years after the book of the firstedition. it's the simply model of this bankruptcy to be had with no posthumouschanges.Yogananda used to be the 1st yoga grasp of India whose project it used to be to liveand educate within the West. His first-hand account of his existence reviews comprises childhoodrevelations, tales of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secretteachings of Self-realization that he made to be had to the Western reader.
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In stoic silence Father listened to my explanation. He followed it with a disclosure which he uttered gravely. "'Son, you compel me to relate an ominous prediction from the lips of a saint. He approached me yesterday as I sat on the veranda in my daily meditation. "'"Dear friend, I come with a message for your belligerent son. Let him cease his savage activities. Otherwise, his next tiger-encounter shall result in his severe wounds, followed by six months of deathly sickness. "' 37 "This tale did not impress me.
The skeptic Time has validated Vedic worth. " I quitted the temple precincts and wandered along aimlessly. Turning a corner, I ran into an old acquaintance—one of those long-winded fellows whose conversational powers ignore time and embrace eternity. " "What a paradox! " 31 But he held me by the hand, forcing out tidbits of information. He was like a ravenous wolf, I thought in amusement; the longer I spoke, the more hungrily he sniffed for news. Inwardly I petitioned the Goddess Kali to devise a graceful means of escape.
When he passed a razor partially through the stem, the shadow was violently agitated, then stilled itself with the final punctuation of death. "By first chloroforming a huge tree, I achieved a successful transplantation. " Jagadis smiled happily as he recounted the life-saving maneuver. "Graphs of my delicate apparatus have proved that trees possess a circulatory system; their sap movements correspond to the blood pressure of animal bodies. The ascent of sap is not explicable on the mechanical grounds ordinarily advanced, such as capillary attraction.