Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Overcoming Fear

Posted on: August 13, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

“To walk through life armoured against all fear, peril and disaster, only two things are needed, two that go always together–the Grace of the Divine Mother and on your side an inner state made up of faith, sincerity and surrender.”

In the previous chapter we reviewed the 3 aspects of personal effort in yoga. This chapter takes up the inner attitude or poise required to make progress in the yogic path. The Taittiriya Upanishad provides us a clue to the source of fear: “But when the Spirit that is within us maketh for himself even a little difference in the Eternal, then he hath fear, yea, the Eternal himself becometh a terror to such a knower who thinketh not.”

So long as we remain trapped in the ego consciousness, we identify ourselves as separate from the Divine Truth, the Oneness of the Eternal. This separation occasions fear. Through the action…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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