"Nothing is more potent to mould human life than thought. The use or abuse of this force determines the destiny of man. When the thought is properly controlled and directed, it lifts him ever higher and higher; when it is ill-directed and uncontrolled, it drags him down and bars his growth, for verily man is what he thinks." Thus says Swami Paramananda, the author, who was the youngest disciple of Swami Vivekananda.
This booklet contains illuminating insights into the power of thought and the importance of harnessing it.
Swami Paramananda, on his seventeenth birthday, visited Belur Math founded by Sri Ramakrishna's disciples. There he met his teacher, Swami Vivekananda, who was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna.
Paramananda was initiated a month before his eighteenth birthday, becoming a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and the youngest disciple of Swami Vivekananda. He was trained under the mentorship of Swami Ramakrishnananda, also a direct disciple of Ramakrishna, and founder of the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.
Paramananda was sent to America in 1906 at the age of twenty-two to assist at the previously established New York Vedanta Society. He lived and taught there until 1909, when he established the Vedanta Centre of Boston. He lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia for thirty-four years, until his death in 1940.
Swami Paramananda, the author of this booklet, has given illuminating insights into the power of thought and the importance of harnessing it. This booklet has reached and benefited several thousands of readers, especially the youth. In order to make the text more reader friendly, we have in this edition changed the font style and size and the layout, with minor modifications in the text. We have also changed the wrapper to make it more appealing to the youth.
We hope this booklet will reach more and more readers and help them change their destinies.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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