Best way to learn lua?

I’m new to lua and i just want to know how i should go about learning it

Skim through the reference manual just to get an idea of the commands and what they do. After that, look thru the forum for small examples and see what they do. Try changing things in the examples to see what happens and try to understand what happened. Write small programs yourself and try to understand that. Look at the Wiki link at the top of the forum and skim thru that.