An Explanation of Fear
Fear is a perversion of the will. It is an active vibration
opposing the will and actively destroys the creation and existence of any idea, thought or
activity at the level it exists.
Fear cannot exist when one has united with his soul, as fear
disappears when there is no other.
Fear is more of a nervous sensation than an emotion. The
vibration of fear and terror are ingrained in the nerves. The fear in the nerves stirs up
the stomach and spreads down below.
Fear in the mind is a fear of the understanding which makes
the person faint. It spreads to the nerves and often gives shocks to the system.
Physical fear is inherited from the animal life.
To be human, mental or nervous fears should not be there. When
physical (subconscious) fear is eliminated, Yoga is possible.
A mild fear generates confusion; a great fear destroys
creativity; a greater fear results in hatred or repulsion when suppressed.
Fear is the one emotion that cannot be a medium to approach
the Divine Consciousness.
Absence of fear instantaneously generates constant useful
activities. A fearless person cannot be dull or lazy.
Whatever the mental or other capacities of a man, the presence
of fear in him will definitely cancel the final success of his projects.
Any perfection at any level requires the abolition of fear at
The available enjoyment at any moment is brought down by fear.
Fear can hide itself behind over-eating, artificial emotional
relationships, over-indulgence in sex, or espousing non-existent emotions or ideals.
Fear attracts accidents and violence. In very strong
characters, it will generate these things.
Fear in the nerves and dryness of the heart go together. Fear
causes one to grow thin and wiry.
Love finds it impossible to enter where fear lives.
Fear makes one cling to things and persons and prevents
happiness or joy from being felt.
Freedom is more the opposite of fear than courage.
Insistence in behaviour is a sign of fear. Fear seeks
possession and destroys free appreciation or enjoyment. The presence of fear is an
insurance against growth.
When one part of the personality grows beyond the others, the
gap created generates fear, i.e. when the mind makes progress but the emotions do not make
the same growth, fear is created.
Fear goes with poverty and ignorance. Freedom goes with
One man with fear in an organisation can prevent the
organisation from prospering since fear is a vibration that would dissolve creation.
Between two fear-ridden people, the relationship will be
destructive and happiness will be nil. The way of relating will either be through clinging
to each other or great distrust and tension.
The primitive mans courage before animals and weather is
physical courage. The politician has vital courage.
To conceive that the earth goes round the sun requires mental
courage. Unless the mind is full of courage, it will give way when ideas that are not
prevalent in the present society enter it.
The Spirit itself is full of courage and freedom. Oneness felt
as a result of union with our inner Self abolishes all fear.
Knowledge removes the basis of fear.
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