Fear is an impurity, one of the greatest impurities, one of those which come most directly from the anti-divine forces which want to destroy the divine action on earth; and the first duty of those who really want to do yoga is to eliminate from their consciousness, with all the might, all the sincerity, all the endurance they are capable of, even the shadow of fear.

Without fear or hesitation, it will obey the Divine's command.

Solanum torvum
Small white star-shaped flower with a central column of elongated yellow anthers; borne in compact few-flowered cymes along the stems. A tall straggly wayside shrub with large irregular acutely lobed leaves and clusters of shiny round green and yellow berries.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Fearlessness in Action

Manifold, unfettered and fearless.

Amaranthus caudatus
Love-lies-bleeding, Velvet flower, Tassel flower
Long tapering pendulous catkins densely covered with minute stiff dull magenta flowers, the heavy catkins weighing down the stems. A coarse annual herb with magenta stems and green leaves tinged magenta.

Fearlessness in the Vital
Goes straight to its goal and fears no inclemency.

Solanum melongena
Egg-plant, Aubergine, Brinjal, Jew's apple
Small solitary light lavender and white star-shaped flower with a five-lobed corolla and prominent yellow stamens. A well-known garden vegetable.

Photo Courtesy: Miya.m

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