Those who don’t believe in God or who don’t believe or believe that God is there but He is impersonal, that type of fearlessness that I don’t care what happens, I will do anything, that is not a productive fearlessness. We are talking about having fearlessness due to knowledge, fearlessness due to a higher spiritual realization. Someone says I am fearless, then he must be a devotee. Even he has fearlessness that also. yes that has been given to you by Krishna because that’s here in the verse that Krishna is the giver of fearlessness, He is the controller. So if someone has any fearlessness he is blessed by Krishna. I had a girl told me that… I was in San Franscisco and the girl said that, “I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in any of these things, I don’t need these things, I am self-sufficient, so and so….she had a small child. All of a sudden there was there was a earthquake and sometimes in San Franscisco there are earthquakes, and the houses are shaking and things moving, and suddenly she starts screaming out, “I don’t want to die, God save me, God save me!” Within 10 minutes I was astonished, she is running out of the house saying, God save me. A minute before she was saying I don’t believe in God, I don’t care for others you know, and all of a sudden the house started shaking, then suddenly she got totally afraid, god save me! god save me! running out of the house, because people think God is an interruption in their enjoyment, so they say I don’t know God but when the fear come When the fear of death is there then they think this is a greater problem, then who is going to save me, then they say God.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 22nd July, SB class @ Bangalore, India