By Paramhansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi is without doubt one of the twentieth century's best-loved religious classics. This publication is the unique version first released in 1946. It info the lifetime of Paramahansa Yogananda - one in all India's non secular guru's, who's frequently stated relatively within the West as, the daddy of Yoga. Yogananda chronicles his life's trip and his many encounters with non secular luminaries comparable to Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Therese Neumann, and lots of extra. the result's wondrous, and profoundly inspiring." On assembly Gandhi Yogananda observed.... "The tiny 100-pound saint radiated actual, psychological, and non secular overall healthiness. His gentle brown eyes shone with intelligence, sincerity, and discrimination; this statesman has matched wits and emerged the victor in one thousand criminal, social, and political battles. No different chief on the earth has attained the safe area of interest within the hearts of his people who Gandhi occupies for India's hundreds of thousands. In 1935 Yogananda travelled to Bavaria to satisfy Therese Neumann, the well-known Catholic Mystic who was once additionally a stigmatic. it's acknowledged that Neumann survived with out nutrients or water and her merely consumption was once one consecrated sacred Host an afternoon. At his assembly with Neumann, Yogananda asked.... "Don't you consume anything?" i wished to listen to the reply from her personal lips. "No, other than a consecrated rice-flour wafer, as soon as each morning at six o'clock." "How huge is the wafer?" "It is paper-thin, the scale of a small coin." She additional, "I take it for sacramental purposes; whether it is unconsecrated, i can't swallow it." "Certainly you couldn't have lived on that, for twelve complete years?" "I reside through God's light." How easy her answer, how Einsteinian! "I see you already know that power flows on your physique from the ether, sunlight, and air." A speedy smile broke over her face. "I am so satisfied to grasp you know how I live." "Your sacred lifestyles is a regular demonstration of the reality uttered by way of Christ: 'Man shall no longer stay by way of bread, yet via each observe that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'" In his foreword, Walter Evans-Wentz, the co-editor and translator of The Tibetan ebook of the lifeless notice; "The price of Yogananda's autobiography is enormously better via the truth that it truly is one of many few books in English in regards to the clever males of India which has been written, no longer by way of a journalist or foreigner, yet by means of one in all their very own race and coaching - in brief, a booklet approximately yogis through a yogi. As an eyewitness account of the intense lives and powers of recent Hindu saints, the e-book has value either well timed and undying. To its illustrious writer, whom i've got had the excitement of understanding either in India and the United States, may possibly each reader render due appreciation and gratitude. His strange life-document is definitely probably the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu brain and center, and of the non secular wealth of India, ever to be released within the West.
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He exercised daily in all weathers and ate and drank very sparingly. He never weighed much over one hundred and ten pounds. He could be seen striding vigorously about the streets swinging a large boulder in each hand. If he passed a tree with a stout branch within reach he would stop, lay down the boulders, and chin himself a number of times on the branch. On a cold December day in the year 1904, in his eighty-third year, he left his home for his usual walk. He apparently became confused and lost his way.
And his wife, Katarina Blank; Henry Schnull and his wife, Matilde Schramm; Peter Lieber and his wife, Sophia St. André; Karl Barus and his wife, Alice Möllman. They were preceded only by four of his sixteen great-great-grandparents, who were Jacob Schramm and his wife, Julia Junghans; and Johann Blank and his wife, Anna Maria Oger. The remaining twelve and their forebears are mostly unknown. They never left Germany. Their bones still repose there in anonymity. “But all of the eight ancestors who did settle here were better educated and of higher social rank than the mine-run of immigrants.
He was found several miles from his home lying by the side of a road—quite dead. ” • • • Almost all of my ancestors delivered themselves directly from Europe to Indianapolis, except for Peter Lieber and Sophia de St. André, who had the general store in New Ulm, Minnesota. When Peter returned from the Civil War with a crippled leg, he was full of stories about how Indianapolis was booming. New Ulm was dead by comparison. So Peter, according to Uncle John, wangled an appointment as one of the secretaries to Oliver P.