Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers by Swami Paramananda
Condition: good. Bound in sturdy blue buckram with embossed titles on the front board and spine; this original hardcover binding is clean, tight, and square. The interior and text are clean and unmarked with no signs of previous ownership; pages lightly toned. NOT ex-library. A clean, tight copy.
Author: Swami Paramananda
Publisher: Vedanta Publications and Ananda-Ashrama
Release Date: 1926, Third Edition
Page Count: 408
Dimensions: 4 x7"
"There are moments when the spirit is mute and powerless to give utterance to its interior yearning. It feels the need of a vibrant word to rouse it from its numbness and voice its voiceless aspiration. Hence attempts to provide, in one form or another, daily thoughts for the day's round are coincident with the rising of the religious consciousness. The ancient Forest-Books or Upanishads of the Vedlc period were but the accumulated effort of great sages to help those who surrounded them in their woodland hermitage, to meet the daily problem with triumphant heart. The mediaeval breviaries and manuals of devotion were written or compiled to the same end. The present volume is another contribution to this daily sacrament of prayer and holy thought. The idea of preparing it is not of recent conception."