Q: Gurudev, sometimes what we fear the most is the very thing that can set us free. So why has God put this fear in us? There was no need for fear.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Fear is just love turned upside down. So when there is love, a little bit of fear also comes. Knowledge, Vairagya (dispassion), Wisdom – these are the things that can help transform the fear back into love again.
When love turns into attachment that is when fear pops up. So through dispassion and wisdom, keep love in its pure form.
If your individual mind is not
united with the Universal self
that is deep within you, you
will neither have intellectual
sharpness, nor will you have
emotional lightness and clarity.