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As long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from God, fear remains with us; but when we know ourselves to be the One, fear goes; of what can we be afraid.?

— Swami Vivekananda

There is but one God. True is His Name, creative His personality and immortal His form. He is without fear sans enmity, unborn and self-illumined. By the Guru’s grace He is obtained.

— Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

— Mahatma Gandhi

If there is fear or confusion in your life, it is because you lack commitment. The very thought, “I am here in this world to do seva,” dissolves the “i” and when the “i” dissolves, worries dissolve. Seva is not something you do out of convenience or for pleasure. The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service. An uncommitted mind is miserable. A committed mind may at times experience rough weather but it will reap the fruits of its toil. When you make service your sole purpose in life, it eliminates fear, focuses your mind and gives you meaning.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

— Swami Vivekananda

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. Either in this world or in the world of religion, it is true that fear is the sure cause of degradation and sin. It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature.

— Swami Vivekananda

To work with undaunted energy! What fear! Who is powerful enough to thwart you.

— Swami Vivekananda

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Sensual craving gives rise to grief;
Sensual craving gives rise to fear.
For someone released from sensual craving
There is no grief;
And from where would be fear?

— Gautama Buddha

Be a hero. Always say, ‘I have no fear.’ Tell this to everyone – ‘Have no fear.’

— Swami Vivekananda

Give up, renounce the world. Now we are like dogs strayed into a kitchen and eating a piece of meat, looking round in fear lest at any moment some one may come and drive them out. Instead of that, be a king and know you own the world. This never comes until you give it up and it ceases to bind. Give up mentally, if you do not physically. Give up from the heart of your hearts

— Swami Vivekananda

The earth is enjoyed by heroes—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

— Swami Vivekananda

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Everything is fraught with fear: Renunciation alone is fearless.

— Swami Vivekananda

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

— Swami Vivekananda

What should the yogi have to fear? Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside, is He Himself

— Guru Nanak Dev Ji

From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one freed from craving there’s no grief – so how fear?

— Gautama Buddha

But on the heights of the Himalayas I have a place where I am determined nothing shall enter except pure truth. There I want to work out this idea about which I have spoken to you today. There are an Englishman and an Englishwoman in charge of the place. The purpose is to train seekers of truth and to bring up children without fear and without superstition. They shall not hear about Christs and Buddhas and Shivas and Vishnus – none of these.

— Swami Vivekananda

Live in joy, in love,
even among those who hate.

Live in joy, in health,
even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, in peace,
even among the troubled.

Look within, be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
know the sweet joy of the way.

— Gautama Buddha
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