Too Many Books

Stack of Books

By reading too many books the mind becomes filled with other people’s thoughts and loses the capacity of thinking for itself. If book learning stimulates one’s thinking it is good, but if it destroys one’s capability to think then it is to be avoided.

– Ramakrishnananda. Ramakrishna As We Saw Him, by Chetanananda (Ed), Vedanta Society of St. Louis, (1990, p. 142).


I wonder if this line of reasoning would fly with my professors.

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