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  1. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan Finest Post Winner

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    :hello: FEAR PSYCHOSIS OR PHOBIA :hello:

    WOW, just stumbled upon an old text by Osho, unbelievable how exactly he described the situation and somehow comforting.

    How do I avoid pandemic?

    This question was asked to OSHO about 40 years ago during the AIDS period!

    ′′ You're asking the wrong question" Osho retorted, ′′ the right question should be -
    How to avoid the fear of dying caused by the epidemic (pandemic)?

    Because it is very easy to avoid the virus, it is very difficult to avoid the fear in you and in the world.
    People will die more from this fear than from the epidemic (pandemic).
    There is NO virus in this world more dangerous than FEAR.
    Understand this fear, otherwise you will become a dead body before your body dies.
    It has nothing to do with the virus.
    The scary atmosphere you feel in these moments is collective madness...
    It has happened a thousand times and will continue to happen.
    And it will continue if you don't understand the psychology of crowds and fear.
    You usually keep your fear at bay, but in the moment of collective madness, your consciousness can be completely lost.
    You won't even know when you lost control of your fear.
    Then fear can make you do anything.
    In such a situation you can also take your own life or the lives of others".

    So be mindful to be out of Fear.
    Don't watch news that trigger fear. Stop talking about the covid pandemic, repeating the same thing over and over again is like self-hypnosis.

    Fear is a kind of self-hypnosis.

    This idea will cause chemical changes in the body.

    If one repeats the same idea over and over again, a chemical change is triggered that can sometimes be so toxic that it can kill him or her.

    During an epidemic, energy around the world becomes irrational.

    This way you can fall into a black hole anytime. Meditation then becomes a protective aura into which no negative energy can penetrate.
    Thanks to Osho mahathmiam.
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  2. jayasala42

    jayasala42 IL Hall of Fame

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    Yes, it is the fear that kills many and not the virus, as such.Every one knows about it but every one fears.
    This fear about epidemics is different.I totally endorse what Osho says.

    But generally speaking fear is an important human trait.

    Can we throw away fear?

    Tamil poet Bharathi has written a lot about 'Fear'.His famous lines
    " uchchi meethu vaanidinthu veezhnthu ninra pothilum
    achcahmillai achchamillai achchamenbathillaiye"
    ( Don't fear even if the entire sky falls on you")

    Pages and pages have been written about the evils of fear ,different phobia ,particularly about'phobophobia'-'fear of fear'.

    It is always good to know the impact of what we do but sometimes not knowing the impact helps in keeping away the sheer fear of approaching the task we intend to do. When we start realizing the impacts more and more, we start fearing the negative impacts it might bring!

    If we listen to our fears we may die never knowing how great we might have been.
    'Darr se mat daro, darr ke aage jeet hai!' (Don't fear the Fear, beyond the Fear lies victory!).

    Many expansions are given to the word 'F E A R'
    False Evidence Appearing Real,False experience appearing real and so on.

    Either we may 'Forget Everything And Run' or
    'Face Everything And Rise '-depends on what we choose.

    It is very nice to listen to such quotes and imagine ourselves as 'embodiment' of courage and boldness without an iota of fear.

    But practically speaking there’s nothing wrong with being a little afraid now and then. In fact, it has some real advantages.
    When we think about 'fear' we usually assume it’s something we’d be better off without.

    Honouring and adapting our sense of fear based on our real-life experiences is essential to our long-term survival.
    Fear has been in existence for millions of years.
    Consider the example of prey animals and predators. Prey animals, like horses and rabbits, operate almost entirely out of “fear intelligence.” They’ve learned over the course of their evolution what they need to be afraid of (primarily predators, like lions, tigers and other creatures that might want to eat them), and how to avoid those threats as assiduously as possible. As a result, even in the face of considerable danger, their kind have survived quite well.
    Predators, on the other hand, have an evolutionary history that had enabled them to be fearless.They have been the hunters, not the hunted — the feared, not the fearful. They’re always on the lookout for opportunities, not threats. And thus, despite pronounced advantages in the context of their natural environments, over time they have fared far less well than prey animals in the face of one unprecedented threat ie human encroachment. As a result, unfortunately, many of them are now considered endangered species.
    It is not that we have to always to keep away from danger and perceived threat.We humans occupy a middle place in the evolutionary history, and we tend to do our best when we balance courageous and calculated risks with practical self-preservation strategies.

    It is an undeniable fact that fear includes not only a hesitation to get involved in crimes and evils but also a hesitation to pin point the crimes of others, and keeping silent when others are in crisis.

    Ultimately, each of us has to choose our battles. We have to know when to stand our ground, when to pause, when to pounce, when to turn and walk (or run) away. It is by consciously noticing and taking stock of our fears, by learning to accurately discern real threats from paper tigers, that we stand the best chance not only of surviving but also of succeeding to the fullest extent of our personal potential.

    It is not wise to have superhuman immunity to fear. Rather, it is a willingness to acknowledge our fears, and then make conscious, high-integrity choices about how we respond to them.
    Whether we are three or eighty three,it is a skill that is never late for any of us to learn.

    While talking of fear very often we acknowledge'God fearing' as an appreciable quality in any individual.'The'God fearing nature is stated to give strength to turn away from evil,
    offer knowledge and wisdom,provide the basis for contentment and so on.

    More than the fear of God, the awareness that 'we have to reap what we sow'may help better.
    More than 'God fearing','Karma fearing people may better suit the society or at least may not endanger the society.Those who don't believe in Karma theory,let them fear their conscience.
    For those who are proud to say that it is their conscience that induces them in wrong doings,let ' 'Time'teach them a lesson.

    Do you still want to be totally 'fearless'?Choice is yours.
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  3. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:If I may use newer expression MADAM’s take on FEAR- it is feartastic! Almost a treatise encompassing the whole gamut of fear from quadruped two footed man.

    One chasing the other has been from the ages and fear seemed to be inalienable inseparable inbuilt part of species evolution given to production of cortisol preparing the mind to fight upfront or take a flight. The law of fear is in bio diversity.

    Man is gripped with fear everywhere barring a few who manage or control the fear as seen from examples of adventurers like bungi jumping, paratrooping, mountaineering, deep-sea mining of ship wreckage, space visits etc.

    Majority of students school or college, fear failure in the exams. Some prepare even for committing suicide. A novice thief fear being apprehended. A cook or chief might fear about the final result of the food being readied for feasting the distinguished members of a party or wedding celebrations or foreign dignitaries.

    Yes I agree. Superhuman immunity from being in fear may not be good. Only skill to overcome it is to be mastered as in trapeze or in any other adventure including the firefighting. There are men wearing asbestos suit enter the inferno and save lives in a jiffy.

    Thanks and Regards.
  4. vidhyalakshmid

    vidhyalakshmid Platinum IL'ite

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    அஞ்சுவ தஞ்சாமை பேதைமை அஞ்சுவது
    அஞ்சல் அறிவார் தொழில்.
    பயப்பட வேண்டியதற்குப் பயப்படாமல் இருப்பது மூடத்தனம்; பயப்படுவது அறிவாளிகளின் செயல்.
    Not to fear what ought to be feared, is folly; it is the work of the wise to fear what should be feared.
    Thiruvalluvar said it very short and sweet!
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  5. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan Finest Post Winner

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    :hello:Courage is considered absence of fear.
    Adventurists are considered as fearless.
    A man wal across Grand Canyon on a wire holding a long log for balance. Guinea’s has people who do not fear fear.
    Men in trapeze too are fearless.
    Exams are written with fears. Interviews for jobs candidates fear.
    Infront of mighty minnows fear.
    Jet a jackal with nimble brain fearless infront of roaring lion.

    @sindmani thanks for LIKE which had given a chance for me to re read this thread.

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