I want to know the best way to start my spiritual journey? Could someone suggest any type of Dhyana or meditation?

  • First you need to find Guru Diksha from an able Guru. That is the first step in spiritual progress.
    – Rickross
    Nov 11, 2022 at 6:29
  • @Rickross I thought about that too, Some days ago I go on a trip to kolkata where I go to kalighata temple which is one of the shakti peeths I thought that maybe there I would be able to find a guru since there were so many pandits but only thing I found there was bas**rds trying to earn money on the name of God you can't even offer Prasad there without giving money to them, also I've at many places that I can't find a guru only my guru can find me, what am I supposed to do till then Nov 11, 2022 at 7:09
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    @Rickross I go there but for only an hour bcz I don't live in kolkata I only go there for a trip Nov 11, 2022 at 11:23
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    @Rāmachandra I've no problem in following any path Nov 11, 2022 at 11:25
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    Try to contact them through email about Diksha .. try to contact the RK Mission that is nearest to the place where you stay .. might be one center is there in your city only? @AbhinavRaj
    – Rickross
    Nov 12, 2022 at 5:56

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In my opinion, one should go for first reading theory given by maharishi patanjali. It is know by name "ashtanga yoga". He lays down step by step process on how to attain higher states of oneself. Meditation is the last step in his process.

One of the book, which I read and really liked it because of its scientific and practical approach is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Yoga_(book)

For overview on ashtanga yoga, please refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtanga_(eight_limbs_of_yoga)

Note, I am not saying that other types of yoga are not effective but only expressing my views/experience that ashtanga yoga is very effective in today's world because it starts from gross and move to subtle higher planes. To know different kinds of yogas and choose which is best according to your nature, you can read bhagwat geeta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavad_Gita

Also, keep in mind that once you decide on which path you want to follow. You should go and consult a teacher/guru on that path. My best wishes to you on this path.

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