|46. The belief in
the 'I am' as a body, as an individual is the cause of all fear, in
the absence of the 'I am', who is to fear what?
This belief that 'I am so-and-so' with a mind and body, an
individual living in this world and society is the cause of all
fear. Fears are many and diverse, there is fear of death, loss of
wealth, loss of near and dear ones; then there is fear of illhealth,
falling into disrepute and the many, many small ones that occur and
change from moment to moment. But, for the one who has realized that
the 'I am' itself is false - and since all fears are based on the 'I
am'- there is no fear anymore. Quite obviously, if there is no
individual, who is to fear what?