What is fear? It is only a thought. ~ Sri Ramana



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“What is fear? It is only a thought. If (only) there is anything besides the Self, there is reason to fear”.  Sri Ramana in Talk 146 (Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi). Highlighting the role of ego as an impediment on the spiritual path, Sri Ramana concludes, “All bad qualities center round the ego. When the ego is gone Realisation results by itself”. 

Sri Ramana’s teaching is that all fear and suffering is ego based. Because the ego views itself as separate from God (the Universal Intelligence), all its energy goes towards maintaining its existence, its identity. The ego based attachments essentially constitute our individual personality. The more intense our attachments to people and things, the more intense our suffering will be.

The natural peace and happiness inherent in the Self dominates when ego identification with actions and thoughts disappears. 

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita that although the…

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2 Responses to “What is fear? It is only a thought. ~ Sri Ramana”

  1. Karl Eberth Says:

    Thanks Richard…this was a timely post for me and the events in my life…hope you’re enjoying the good life in Mexico.



    • Richard Clarke Says:

      I am glad that this was worthwhile for you. I am cross-posting some of these Harsha posts as they seem worthwhile for the readers of this blog.

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