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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