As a college student, Swami Kriyananda dedicated himself to the search for Truth and made several important discoveries. One was that, if he firmly believed in something, he could often make it come true, as long as it wasn't too far beyond present reality.
For his Greek final exam, which he was in serious danger of failing, he told himself firmly, "You are Greek," and suddenly he was able to absorb the language with ease!
In 1948, Kriyananda came across the book Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda in a bookstore. He quickly read it through, describing it as "the best book I have ever read."
Soon after reading the book, Kriyananda hopped on a train and traveled all the way to California to meet this great master from India.