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How to Begin on the Spiritual Path

Ask Me About Truth, Episode 33
Swami Kriyananda
March 13, 2013
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?

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