Fear is the most common characteristic of the present human kind. Wherever you turn your head, there you can find a thousand-hooded serpent called ‘ fear ’. Each and every human face that you encounter on roads, in the houses, everywhere, is gripped in fear. Every face is wrinkled with shadows of fear.
Fear is the reigning deity in the present-day world. Everybody is afraid of everybody else. Nobody really wants to come in close touch with another. Everybody maintains a safe distance from others.
Everybody is afraid to ‘ believe ’. And, everybody is also afraid to ‘ disbelieve ’. When You ask people to believe in something, they immediately react with “ How can I believe? Why should I believe? ”, and so on and on. And, when you ask them to disbelieve, again they start in a doubtful manner. “ How can we disbelieve? It is not easy for us ”
When people are speaking about their beliefs or disbeliefs, it is actually mere surface-talk. They are just accustomed to some pep-talk like that in the society. To take even a single independent step, has become a Himalayan task for anybody. Nobody wants to think originally for himself/herself. Nobody wants to commit his/her signature down, and claim independent responsibility.
“ Because the society expects, I have to do ”, “ Because my family expects, I have to do ”, “ Because my God had declared in my religion, I have to do ” … so on and so on … such are the premises of the ordinary . Everybody is afraid of being independent. All are ‘ happy ’ in being dependent. Group Mentality affords a sort of insurance cover, should at all a failure strike them. So, everybody wants to maintain their Group Mentality. They spend whole life-times in ‘ neutral gear ’. In each and every case, their personal knowledge, personal experience, personal wisdom etc., are innately rebelling against such mortgage to group consciousness.
Fear immobilises a person’s mind in its totality. You sell yourselves to others in fear. When you sell yourselves, where are you? You are gone. You don’t exist. You are dead wood. …Then, the whole life becomes dull. Then the whole life becomes insipid. You become depleted of vital energy and the consequence is that the physical body becomes weakened, diseased, wrinkled and finally becomes un-inhabitable. Then the body has to be deserted absolutely.
All the parents in the society are so fearful. All the leaders of the society are so fearful. And the parents create fearful children and the leaders create fearful people.
Why does fear exist? Fear exists solely and primarily because of lack of basic common-sense, lack of knowledge of self, lack of basic knowledge… about life and death.
Members of animal kingdom… although lacking in definitive knowledge of the self,… nevertheless… they are rich in common sense, rich in basic intuitions in matters of life and death. Although they may eat each other or kill each other, you can never find a really ‘ fearful ’ animal. Every animal being is basically fearless.
Animals are always happy and serene. You can never see a ‘ sad ’ animal. Every member of the animal kingdom knows that death is an inevitable factor for any being and one can’t automatically expect anything from others; everything happens according to nature’s law. The only thing an animal has to do is to go ahead with whatever is happening in the moment.
It is a wonderful free-for-all situation. You like something, you do it. You don’t like something else, you don’t think of it. Birth is normal, and death is normal. Nothing per se is abnormal.
All this adds up to, what is called as “ an uncommon degree of common sense ”. Every member of the animal kingdom is aware of this. However, only a very few members of mankind are so. Every member of the animal kingdom is one with its own fundamental nature. Only a very few members of humankind are so.
Members of the human-kingdom need to give up their paralysing fear. They should try to understand that there is no calamity to fear. They need to understand that ‘ fearlessness ’ is the very fabric of nature. We can joyously talk whatever we want to talk. We can joyously live whatever way we want to live. We can joyously die in whatever fashion we want to die.
Why so ? – because there is no death, whatsoever. Because, there is no shortage of resources whatsoever. Because there is no shortage of energy within us, whatsoever. Because there is no shortage of time whatsoever. Every person, every member of mankind has eternity in his hand, and infinite power to fulfil all his intents to his heart’s content.
It is the sense of ‘ I ’ and ‘ mine ’ that is the hall-mark of an immature humanity. However, it has also been ordained for every member of humankind, sooner or later, to overcome this ‘ I ’ ness and ‘ mine-ness ’ with the help of practical experience of self. This is imperative so that the immature humankind gets transformed into a mature humankind.
Human evolution is so designed that, in the first phase, we develop a strong separate-hood, a strong ego. And then, in the second phase, we have to make equal efforts to lose the personality. These are the two imperative phases of human evolution. In these phases, the humans differ vastly from animals.
As a natural by-product of the first cycle in human evolution, ‘ fear ’ naturally exists. That is how fear has been built into the genes, in the chromosomes, by the creators that be. It’s all a pattern, a game plan,… an yet another way of doing things.
Those people, who want to promote themselves in the order of evolution, who want to get quickly into the second phase of evolution… they must immediately set themselves to acquire a certain right kind of knowledge,… called experience of self.
The only way, the present humanity can vanquish the rampant epidemic of fear is through the education of humanity… on all aspects of knowledge and experience of the self.
Humanity has to realize that it is inhabiting temporarily in the human bodies. Truth is not matter. It’s all really made of soul-stuff. The next step is human evolution has to be that the soul- stuff has to be experienced. This is the syllabus… in the second phase of human evolution.
How is soul-stuff experienced?
It is experienced through temporarily making the mind empty …by making a conscious effort to empty the mind of all its thought-waves and mental imprints.
This is done in Meditation.
The only way to empty one’s mind is to be with the normal, natural, breath flow.
Time has come for humanity to get rid of fear.
Time has come for the whole of the humanity to experience the soul-stuff.
Time has come for all the members of humankind to learn about meditation.
Time has come for all the members of humankind to become spiritually mature.
Time has come for all the members of humankind to practice regularly ANAPANASATI MEDITATION.
Time has come for all the members of humankind to become… “FEARLESS GODS”.