We are having big bowing jets, we are having nice cities, but what is happening, we are all afraid, why?, because of lack of spiritual development and increase of animalistic tendency. Inspite of so much technology everyone is afraid… afraid of terrorist, afraid of crashes, afraid of so many things, and they are rightfully so. And they are all real dangers, because so long we think we are the body we know the body can be destroyed any moment, we should be afraid, that is the nature of animal life. You know you are the body and the body can be killed any moment, so any intelligent animal is afraid because the fear is justified fear for an animal because the body will be destroyed sooner or later, and preservation means how to make it later. We can never make it never. So why a person becomes fearless when they are devotees or when they get spiritual knowledge, because they know that they are not the body. So that type of fear, of course care is there, precaution may be there, but that fearlessness meaning that the freedom from the desperation or from that type of ignorant type of fear when one is feeling hopelessness and so on, that is not there.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 22nd July, SB class @ Bangalore, India