Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN NEWSLETTER, ISSUE - December 2015 
 
   
 
   

Fearlessness

by Swami Rama

This is an excerpt from The Essence of Spiritual Life  by Swami Rama. Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust. 2002. Page 26.

Fears, if not examined, will develop strong roots, though they are often rootless. Fear invites danger.

Self-preservation is the instinct that remains always vigilant to protect the body. This instinct is useful up to a certain extent, but it should not become an obsession in life. When fear becomes an obsession, all spiritual potentials become dormant. Fears are never examined—that is why they are able to control human life. They should be examined boldly.

Fear has two faces: I might lose what I have, and I might not gain what I want. These two thoughts should not be entertained, and cannot be when you remember your mantra or the presence of the Lord within.

Fearlessness is very important. One should constantly remain in spiritual delight, so that no fear is entertained. Fearlessness comes from knowing that God is with us, and that we are with God.

Editor’s Note:

To watch the short video Swami Rama Discusses Self Preservation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7fjih4Kyo

 

   
       

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