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BIC Subject: Biography: religious & spiritual
Published By: Hay House
 
Published: 30-Apr-2018
Format: Paperback, pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781401952204
Stock Code: 1952204
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This important biography of othe 20th century's first superstar guruo (Los Angeles Times) is long-overdue. Ninety-seven years after his arrival in the United States, and sixty-five years after his death, Paramahansa Yogananda remains the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who came to the West. His influence is unsurpassed, because of the durability of his teachings and the institutions he created or inspired (more than 600 centers worldwide; 200 in the US), and mainly because of his landmark memoir, Autobiography of a Yogi. That text has sold millions of copies since its publication in 1946, but there are huge gaps in the story it tells. Yogananda spent more than 30 of his 59 years in America, yet that period takes up less than 10 percent of his book. Huge chunks of his life-challenges, controversies, relationships, formative experiences-are unknown to even his most ardent devotees. This book fills those gaps.

It is hard to image today's $27 billion yoga industry without Yogananda. Yet, surprisingly, there has never been a bona fide biography of him-only tributes penned by disciples. Those are useful sources, but not genuine biographies. With this book, readers will finally have a complete and compelling account of Yogananda's remarkable life, in all its detail, nuance, and complex humanity.This important biography of othe 20th century's first superstar guruo (Los Angeles Times) is long-overdue. Ninety-seven years after his arrival in the United States, and sixty-five years after his death, Paramahansa Yogananda remains the best known and most beloved of all the Indian spiritual teachers who came to the West. His influence is unsurpassed, because of the durability of his teachings and the institutions he created or inspired (more than 600 centers worldwide; 200 in the US), and mainly because of his landmark memoir, Autobiography of a Yogi. That text has sold millions of copies since its publication in 1946, but there are huge gaps in the story it tells. Yogananda spent more than 30 of his 59 years in America, yet that period takes up less than 10 percent of his book. Huge chunks of his life-challenges, controversies, relationships, formative experiences-are unknown to even his most ardent devotees. This book fills those gaps.

It is hard to image today's $27 billion yoga industry without Yogananda. Yet, surprisingly, there has never been a bona fide biography of him-only tributes penned by disciples. Those are useful sources, but not genuine biographies. With this book, readers will finally have a complete and compelling account of Yogananda's remarkable life, in all its detail, nuance, and complex humanity.
Philip Goldberg grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in Los Angeles. A professional writer for more than 40 years, he is author or co-author of some 25 books published in more than a dozen languages. He is also a skilled public speaker, a workshop leader, a spiritual counselor, and the co-host of the popular podcast Spirit Matters. He blogs at Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, and contributes to other publications. His most recent book prior to this one-American Veda-chronicles the impact of India's spiritual teachings on the West; it was named by Huffington Post and Library Journal as one of the top 10 Religion books of 2010. Website- www.philipgoldberg.com
 
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