Don't fear not to fear

solo's picture

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Don't fear not to fear.

I know you think fear protects you against dangers.

That without it you wouldn't survive.

That's not true.

I tell you.

I've spontaneously experienced a fleeting glimpse of no fear.

There was a sane protecting layer underneath.

Quiet and certain.

You can call it carefulness.

Contemplate on this word and you'll understand.

It was realized then that the crust of fear had very little to do with protection.

We only got used to think so.

But only hearing this will not make you abandon fear.

You don't trust me.

Why would you trust someone you don't even know?

So instead, make a wish to experience by yourself the same fleeting glimpse of no fear that I experienced.

And your wish will be fulfilled.

Trust me at least on this.

suzi's picture


What a divine careful selection of words. Truly inspiring.

I know exactly what you mean, I had this many years ago the minute I woke up one day. It was so blissful and so safe. But it vanished a few seconds after, the moment I tried to cling to it.

It gives a perspective.

suzi | Thu, 09/10/2009 - 20:50
barbara's picture


I second.

Carefulness - what a beautiful word. Isness full of caring. Not necessarily caring of oneself. Caring.

barbara | Fri, 09/11/2009 - 08:17
dan77's picture

Inspiring indeed

What a brilliant piece and a brave mission. Thank you.

dan77 | Fri, 09/18/2009 - 15:58
dattaswami2's picture

Cause of fear

Cause of fear

Swami told that the cause of fear is only the ignorance about God. The complete knowledge about God removes the fear completely. You can neither protect your self nor others. Any item of the creation cannot protect any other item of the creation. The reason is every item has production and destruction. Even the Lord in the human form has birth and death but has no fear. Jesus knows about His future crucification. He never feared about it before or during the crucification. He never feared for the soldiers who came to arrest Him. He never argued about His case in the court, because He knows that the crucification has to take place by the will of God. Therefore when you have the knowledge of God and the knowledge of His will, you will not fear even about the death.

The death proves that everything and everybody other than God gets destroyed. There fore Jesus asked the people to fear about themselves and about their children and not about His death. Lord Rama jumped into the river with smiling face, Lord Krishna was smiling while leaving His body. Sri Padavallabha and Sri Narasimha Saraswati merged in the Krishna river with smiles. Therefore one will not fear even for death if the divine knowledge is attained. Gita says that death is only changing the old shirt. Where the divine knowledge exists like sunlight, the fear vanishes like darkness. Even in the last statement of Jesus no trace of fear appears as He said that He is surrendering His soul to the hands of God. Veda says that the limited knowledge is cause of the fear (Atha Tasya Bhayam….).

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Fri, 09/11/2009 - 11:56
kalgo's picture

It has nothing to do with the subject in the post

Have you understood the unique message in the original post? I doubt it.

Have you tried to make any dialogue about this message? I doubt it.

Have you bothered to read the original post at all? I doubt it.

You just noticed the word "fear" in the title and decided to exploit the opportunity to put again something of yours related, this time, to fear which is irrelevant to the specific issue in the post.

I wouldn't write this if you were not doing this on a regular basis.

I wouldn't write this if you were not hiding behind a phony figure of a disciple of yours.

I wouldn't write this if there was not a fragrance of yet another tiring naive trial to construct yet another religion.

I wouldn't write it if you were putting into it some creativity and true original insight.

If you want to post something general about fear which is irrelevant to the specific subject of a blog post then by all means put it in your blog, why to try to hijack others' blogs?

kalgo | Fri, 09/11/2009 - 12:25
dattaswami2's picture

why the reply should not be

why the reply should not be irrelevant?

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Fri, 09/11/2009 - 16:16
happy's picture


I also had something similar, it had to do with worries more than with fears (although worries and fears link to the same type of mental energy). The mountain of worries that I naturally (or rather unnaturally) carry with me has suddenly collapsed. It was at a time of great genuine faith. The feeling was awesome. And there was a conviction that all this system of worries was for vain. Very quickly it vanished leaving a taste for more.

happy | Sat, 09/12/2009 - 06:00
dattaswami2's picture

How to overcome worry

Try to enjoy the worry
When worry is inevitable, enjoy it and be wise
Even continued happiness leads to mental worry
Thus happiness and worry must be alternative
If you are worried by the continued happiness
You are worried at the cost of the result of your good effort

Instead of this it is better to get worry at the cost of your sin
Let the sin give some trouble and then you worry out of it
In this way the result of the sin is spent and the not the result of good effort
The loss in your present worry may be compensated in the future
But the time lost in your past worry cannot be compensated
Because the life span of any human being is fixed

Your loss may be compensated by million times in the future
But even one second of your lost time can never be compensated
Therefore, understand this and think about the value of the time
This knowledge of the value of time is called as ‘Kala Janana’
Which means the knowledge of the future that you should know,

Which provides the possibility of the compensation of all the loss
Except the loss of time, therefore, time is the most precious.
You may waste anything that can be again procured in the future,
But never waste the time, which you can never compensate.

There are two ways to escape the mental worry in this world
The first way is by obtaining the peace, which is zero
The second way is by achieving the bliss, which is plus
Worry is minus, peace is zero and bliss is plus
To escape minus, either you should be in zero or in plus

Bliss can be obtained only from the Lord in this world
Since Veda says that the Lord alone is bliss “Anando Brahma”
Veda also says that the Lord alone can give you the bliss
“Esha Hyeva Anandayati” this is quite logical in fact
The water is alone cool and so it alone can give coolness
Whatever is said in the Vedas, it is always logical

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Sat, 09/12/2009 - 07:03
happy's picture

why complicate the simple?

It appears that no worry is inevitable. It is inevitable only when you believe it is inevitable.

Worry and fear are just response patterns. They give you a good feeling and even hidden pleasure because you feel that way that you are playing responsible, you are taking care of yourself, you are trustworthy in the eyes of yourself.

Continued happiness does not lead in my experience to worry. And sin? I have no problem with sins because I don't feel I have sinned, I don't have guilt even when I should according to society's moral codes.

I prefer the simple direct approach in the original post than this unnecessary complicated analysis.

happy | Sat, 09/12/2009 - 07:27
divine intervention's picture

Don't worry, be happy

To those who don't know: the slogan "Don't worry, be happy" was original said by Meher Baba. He meant that you shouldn't worry, he will take care of everything, you just pass your time being happy. "Don't worry, be happy" is pretty much the state of mind in Meherabad and it is contaminating. One day at the samadhi there, I felt something similar to what is described in the post - complete no worries, complete no fears - for an instant. It felt liberating, blissful and... natural. And it also felt very addictive - the moment the mind wanted to prolong it, it vanished into thin air to never return in that intensity again yet.

divine intervention | Mon, 09/14/2009 - 06:18
dattaswami2's picture

How to enjoy misery, please give an example.

How to enjoy misery?

Just as you enjoy a hot chilly item of food, you can enjoy the misery also. Just as you enjoy the tragic scene in the cinema, you can enjoy the misery in a similar way.

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
Universal Spirituality for World Peace

dattaswami2 | Mon, 09/14/2009 - 08:48