Wednesday December 25, 2013
The topic for the morning discourse session on 25th December 2013 in Adalaj (Gujarat), India was ‘fear’ (bhaya). During the session, Pujya Deepakbhai explained that fear is in fact a result of dislike (abhaav). Dislike for a person or object leads to contempt (tiraskar), which turns into abhorrence (dwesh), whose outcome is fear. To bring this point home, Pujya Deepakbhai used the example of a policeman and a monk (sadhu). One feels fear for a policeman when he suddenly comes to our home because in the root there is the feeling of abhorrence against policemen, whereas when a monk comes to our home one has a different reaction. One actually welcomes him with open arms because there is no feeling of dislike against monks and therefore one does not fear them.
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