When there is nothing to lose,
there is nothing to Fear.
"The Demon Bali Drove the Gods out of the Heavens"
by Pieter Weltevrede
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Fear is often caused by ignorance. When something is unknown, the mind can only imagine what it can do and if the ego is not confident enough, the mind will only imagine fearful things.
Fear and worries are primarily a game of the ever-exaggerating mind, while the ego suffers from it if it identifies with it. The most powerful Fear is the Fear of death.
As many desires exist, so many Fears may arise. And of course, Fear is our natural protection that keeps us away from harm.
Fear can be overcome by inner strength, Love, and truth. When we see only unity in diversity, there is no Fear because there is no ignorance. In truth, there is nothing to be afraid of.
By improving our inner strength, we gain more control over our body, mind, ego, and intellect.
When we look at our past and all the plans we made for it, we come to realize that our planning has really had little impact on what happened. Much more important in the determination of the course of past events have been unforeseeable, unplanned problems as well as opportunities, our karmic destiny. The future will take care of itself, so let us not worry and sacrifice today's happiness because of it.
Fear only really goes when the ego goes, because it is the ego that identifies with the body and its projects and possessions.
Love and friendship can also overcome Fear. In company, we may feel more protected.
Fear Sadhana : see Rasa Sadhana .
Bhayanaka Rasa Chart
Basic Rasa : Fear
Sub-Rasas : Worry, Nervousness, Anxiety, Jealousy
Dominant Element : Air
Dominant Dosha : Vata
Dominant Guna : Tamas
Dominant Kosha : Mind (Manomayi Kosha)
Friendly Rasas : Wonder, Anger
Enemy Rasas : Courage, Peace, Joy, Love
Neutral Rasas : Disgust, Sadness
Rasa Produced : Anger
Key for Mastering : Seek company and truth while doing your duty
Siddhi : Ichcha (omnipotence)
Deity : Yama
The above texts were extracted from the book "The Yoga of the Nine Emotions", which fully explains these subjects.