Resources to help you get started on the spiritual path


I am searching to learn more about God, to be more in relationship with the world around me. I’m not really sure where to start, I have faith that when I am ready I will find my teacher but I would like to learn more about meditation and finding a spiritual path. Is anyone able to recommend any reading or anything that would be helpful to someone starting out please?

—Laura, UK


Dear Laura,

I would suggest several possibilities. There are a number of excellent books that you can read for free online on the Ananda Sangha Worldwide website: These include The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda and The New Path by Swami Kriyananda.

To learn more about meditation here is a link to a meditation webpage with many resources. You might also want to explore Ananda’s free Introduction to Meditation online class.

Another online resource is the Ananda Virtual Community. You’ll find a variety of activities that may be helpful to you.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Pranaba