Episode 33: How to Begin on the Spiritual Path

Swami Kriyananda

Spirituality begins when you start thinking: “What is true? How can I discover what life is all about?”
The goal of spirituality, Swami Kriyananda explains further, is to become free of the ego — and he talks about the ways to do so.
  • Many people are interested in spirituality, but don’t know where to start. Do you have any advice for these people?
  • Can you recommend any books?
  • I’ve heard it said that “It is a blessing to be born into a religion but a misfortune to die in one.” What does that mean?
  • If a seeker comes across a teacher, how can they know if he is a true teacher?
  • What is the role of the guru?
  • What qualities of the Higher Self are there? — So we can know when we are reaching it?
  • What is the best way to pray?
  • How can you overcome the ego?

Ask Me About Truth

Swami Kriyananda answers questions about truth and many spiritual subjects, as he learned about them directly from Paramhansa Yogananda. (These talks were recorded in 2012, before Swami Kriyananda's passing.)