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Steve Jobs’ favourite book


It is reported (Huffington Post) that Steve Jobs only downloaded ONE book to his iPad and that he read this book once a year since he first read it as a teenager. That book was: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.

Amazon states: This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounter with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles.

This also reminds me of Gandhi’s love of the Bhagavad Gita as a source of inspiration.

Tell others on this blog about a book that you have returned to time and time again.

Here are copies of both books for those looking for inspiration and insight into the richness of life. A richness that at first might seem crazy and impossible, but on continued inspection turns out to be even crazier yet also possible.

To listen to it: Autobiography of a Yogi

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