Be Afraid of Birth-the cause of Death. Pains of failures, loses, illness, betrayals and aging are part of life, as a result of birth. We are not afraid of any of these pains because we know they will pass because of their temporary nature. The other side of duality, again borne out of birth, is the pleasures of success, gains, good health, trust and youth. We know these pleasures are also temporary but want to make of it as best as we can. It is because of this duality that we love life and are not afraid of it. On the contrary we create more of it by the process of procreation. We are afraid of death knowing fully well that it is inevitable, more certain than the pains and pleasures of living. We are inching towards death from the day we were born but are not prepared to accept the truth. Immortality was not granted to us by the creator. Birth is not in our control. We cannot be the reason of our own birth and that is for sure. Death is not in our control and this too is for sure. Death is a liberator. We do not know what happens after death but we do know that there will be no life after death and hence no pains, no pleasures. Still we are afraid of it and do not want it, not yet. Birth on the contrary is the cause of all pains. Jyan Yoga (Knowledge) Niskam Karma Yoga (action without attachment to fruits), and Bhakti Yoga (surrendering to the Almighty) were advocated to obtain freedom from the cycles of birth and death. In kali Yuga, Bhakti Yoga is the only way to Nirvana (freedom from rebirth). Ironically it was also indicated that only one in trillions will be in a position to achieve this. This proved to be the disclaimer, written in bold letters and thus became a de-motivator. Therefore , be afraid of birth because it is cause of all pains and ultimate death.