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Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Dec 07, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: biography, own, non-fiction, south-asia, spirituality, 2009
Read in March, 2009

I first attempted to read this book about 10 years ago, when a friend gave me his copy, knowing my interest in yoga. I just could not get into it then.

Not much changed this time around except that instead of trying to absorb the book, I instead treated it as my bedtime fluff book to help me fall asleep. Took me probably at least a month to do so, a few pages at a time...

Interesting stories about Yogananda's childhood and teenage years as a disciple of Sri Yukteswar, and I did enjoy reading about his meeting with Gandhi. I particularly liked the chapter in which he described his guru Yukteswar's "resurection" to him in order to describe life after death. It jived fairly well with many of my beliefs.

Just glad I can finally say, "Been there, done that."

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