Man’s emotions include indomitable strength. enthusiasm, patience, power and so, on the one hand. and cowardice, fear, fright, terror and so, on the other He performs best possible duties, brings out latest inventions and devotes all his nights and days for the betterment of humanity, flora, fauna and the environment.
But every moment he is frightened from himself, society. environment. friends, relatives. contact, intimacies, business, industry and so on. That means, he fears every thing he comes close to. He resembles the cat which, once burnt by hot milk, waits for the buttermilk to cool down.
For a unknown reason he always remains frightened. Even at night his dreams bring for him the same frightening scenes, and he sees and experiences those scenes as if coming true. In dream, also he exudes sweat.
Many types of fear are baseless. They are only fictitious. The world of fiction is very wide. Man remains frightened by an imaginary harm, for a longer period. For the same fear an emotion of cowardice grows in him. He feels himself inferior. He thinks he will not be able to do anything, he has no capacity needed for any piece of work. He under-estimates himself to the extent that every other one seems more capable to him, stronger. wiser and more intelligent, than himself. This type of inferiority comlex makes him weaker and weaker.
Behind the man’s emotion of fear there is a layer of ignorance in his brain. With or without consciousness
he develops such a complex which makes him helpless and which regulates all his activities.
There is a Chinese fable. A patient came to know that every doctor in that city places an inverted cup outside his clinic to memorize each patient who died there during his treatment.
Counting the cups placed he passed by each clinic to find one with the least number of cups. He stepped into the room of the doctor and made a reference to the least number of cups. The doctor told that he had started his practice that very morning. It terrified the patient to death. Fear kills man even alive, to the extent that his revival is difficult. It is very difficult to resume enthusiasm in a frightened man.
In a pathological clinic, a T.B. or cancer patient’s report of blood test was handed over, just by misapprehension. to a generally healthy patient who was so frightened that a new disease attacked him.
Man’s instinct of thinking is such a powerful source by which he can develop inany heavenly virtues in himself. He can create a special environment around him. Not only he himself, but others who are close to him, also will be benefitted by those virtues. On the other hand. a frightened one will make his near and dear ones also frightened. A frightened man has rare chances for his. revival, because he has no self-confidence.
Who has no confidence in himself he cannot have confidence in others too. Perceive, therefore, the Brahma within yourself and you will really be turned Into a Brahina. Just think of God and God will be there to help you. God helps those who help themselves.
You should not get perplexed for fear. Think good, you will achieve good. Ifyou suspect the quality of the duties performed by yourself, others will try to seek more flaws in that performance. Those who laugh at others for no reason, how could it be that they accept a man who has no self-confidence. Laughing at others is universal tending. There is an old story to exemplify this fact.
A man and his son with their ass were on the way to a town. Some people who were watching them. told. “They have an ass to ride, yet they are walking on foot !’
At this, after a discussion between the two, the father rode the ass. At a short distance in another village, the comments of some of the villagers were. ‘Shame on you, who rides the ass. Look the delicate boy is walking on foot.’
The father got down and let the son ride. At a further distance some passers by saw them to tell. ‘What an injustice! An old father has to walk on foot while the young son rides the ass.’
Both decided to ride together, when at further distance. the comments came, ‘What a cruelty! The poor ass and these two riders !’
At this the both lifted the ass to carry on their shoulders when they had to face the taunts, among laughters. Just behold, two asses carrying an ass.’
The time help in him who tries to go ahead of the time. You move forward and the time will follow you. If you lag it behind, the time will not look back. The pages of history are full of the achievement of men. There is one book, more than six crore copies of which have been sold. That book is just a compilation of the world records of achievements of men. Hair-raising, terrorizing. wonderful achievements, unbelievable truths, are registered in that book. You are strong. You should not be frightened as you have an indomitable courage:
Performing your duties you should wish to live for a hundred of years. No better then this is a duty for you. An active man remais unsmeared.90
‘Let us be blessed with an unending well-being. Let us achieve befitting friends, crops, force, wealth, progeny and strength. Let us make charities. Let us bevictorious and our enemies be controlled.91
‘I am strong. ly Brahma is sharp. I have full confidence in the soul and the supreme soul. I don’t fear the death. Without fear can I get into the battle field. My Brahma. called knowledge, also is sharp. I am well-versed with the policy of war. Having a penetrating watch on the strength of ours and of the enemy. I can evaluate the two. My enthusiasm is high. I have to be victorious.’92 ‘I am valorous. Let the soldiers under me also be valorous. Let they be indomitable. My power may never be blunted. ’93
Learn to evaluate your miraculous qualities and the fear in you will be faded. Don’t fear the fear.